Chicken Pie Recipe - American Classic Dish!

Chicken Pie

Chicken Pie Recipe - American Classic Dish!
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 30 minutes | Cooking time: 1 hour | Servings: 6


Chicken Pie
Chicken Pie

Chicken pie is a classic comfort food dish that is loved by many for its savory filling and flaky crust. This recipe combines tender chicken, hearty vegetables, and a rich gravy all encased in a buttery pastry crust.


The origins of chicken pie can be traced back to medieval Europe, where pies were a common way to preserve and cook meat. Over time, the recipe evolved to include a variety of fillings, with chicken becoming a popular choice due to its versatility and mild flavor.


FILLING: Chicken Mushroom

How to prepare

  1. Beat 1 egg with 3 tbsp of milk.
  2. Cook white onion in oil, then add chicken legs.
  3. Stir for 2 minutes, then add mushrooms, carrots, and peas.
  4. Stir for 3 minutes, then add chicken broth and salt.
  5. Slowly cook the mixture for 25 minutes.
  6. Mix corn starch with 0.5 cup of cold water and add it to the mixture. Cook until it starts bubbling.
  7. Pour the chicken mushroom mixture into the unbaked crust and cover with another crust on top.
  8. Make holes with a fork on top of the cover to allow air to escape while cooking.
  9. Brush the top with a mixture of egg and milk to give it a golden color when cooked.
  10. Bake at 375°F (191°C) until it turns light brown.


  • Substitute the chicken with turkey or beef for a different flavor.
  • Add herbs like thyme or rosemary to the filling for extra flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to properly season the filling with salt and pepper to enhance the flavors.

- Use cold water and vinegar in the pastry crust to ensure a flaky texture.

- Allow the pie to cool slightly before serving to allow the filling to set.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the chicken pie with a side salad or steamed vegetables for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

Use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour for a flaky crust.

- Blind bake the bottom crust before adding the filling to prevent a soggy bottom.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use vegetable shortening instead of butter for a dairy-free version.

- Substitute the peas and carrots with your favorite vegetables.

Make Ahead Tips

Prepare the filling and pastry crust ahead of time and assemble the pie just before baking for a quick and easy meal.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the chicken pie in individual ramekins for a stylish presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair the chicken pie with a glass of white wine or a light beer for a delicious meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven at 350°F (177°C) until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 400 per serving


Carbohydrates: 45g per serving


Total Fat: 25g per serving

Saturated Fat: 10g per serving


Protein: 15g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

Iron: 2mg per serving

Vitamin A: 50% of daily value per serving

Vitamin C: 10% of daily value per serving


Contains: Wheat, Egg


This chicken pie recipe is a balanced meal that provides a good source of protein, carbohydrates, and fats. It also contains essential vitamins and minerals, making it a nutritious and satisfying dish.


Chicken pie is a classic dish that is perfect for a cozy dinner at home. This recipe combines tender chicken, vegetables, and a flaky crust for a delicious and satisfying meal. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was immediately hooked. It was a warm summer day and I was visiting my dear friend Margaret. She had invited me over for lunch and as soon as I walked into her kitchen, I was hit with the most amazing smell. Margaret was busy at the stove, stirring a pot of bubbling chicken and vegetables.

"What's that you're making?" I asked, my mouth watering at the delicious aroma.

"Oh, just a simple chicken pie recipe I learned from my mother," Margaret replied with a smile. "Would you like to learn how to make it?"

I eagerly nodded and Margaret began to walk me through the steps of making her famous chicken pie. As she explained each ingredient and technique, I could see the passion and love she had for cooking shining through. I was mesmerized by her skill and knowledge, and I knew that I had to learn how to make this dish for myself.

After that day, I made it a point to visit Margaret regularly and learn as much as I could from her. She taught me not only how to make the perfect chicken pie, but also shared with me her tips and tricks for making the flakiest pastry and the most flavorful filling.

As I continued to hone my skills in the kitchen, I also started to collect recipes from other friends and family members. Each recipe was like a treasure to me, a piece of someone's history and culture that I could recreate in my own home. I learned how to make Italian lasagna from my neighbor Maria, how to make Chinese dumplings from my coworker Li, and how to make French onion soup from my cousin Claire.

But the recipe for chicken pie that Margaret had taught me remained my favorite. It was a comfort food that reminded me of lazy afternoons spent in her cozy kitchen, chatting and laughing as we cooked together.

Years passed and I continued to experiment with different ingredients and techniques, adding my own twist to Margaret's original recipe. I started to make the chicken pie for my own family, who would eagerly gather around the table whenever they knew it was on the menu.

One day, my daughter-in-law asked me for the recipe, saying that she wanted to make it for her own family. I was thrilled to pass on the recipe to her, knowing that it would be cherished and enjoyed for generations to come.

As I look back on my life and all the recipes I have collected over the years, I realize that each dish tells a story. They are not just about the food itself, but about the people and memories that are intertwined with them. Cooking has brought me so much joy and fulfillment, and I am grateful for all the knowledge and love that I have received from those who have shared their recipes with me.

And so, every time I make Margaret's chicken pie, I am reminded of the friendship and bond that we share, and the legacy of cooking that she has passed down to me. It is a recipe that will always hold a special place in my heart, a reminder of the joy and love that can be found in a simple dish made with care and passion.


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