Oh my word! This chicken and potato pie is heaven on a plate. It’s one of our favourite winter comfort food dishes. The chicken is oh so tender and the sauce deliciously creamy. It’s also packed full of vegetables and fussy kid approved!


Ingredients

  • 2kg Chicken £7.98
  • 1kg Onions 50p
  • 1 Bulb Garlic 20p
  • 1kg Frozen Peas 59p
  • Leeks 95p
  • Chicken Stock 12p
  • Lemon Juice 23p
  • Crème Fresh 95p
  • Dijon Mustard 18p
  • Plain Flour 10p
  • 1 pint Milk 27p
  • 2.5kg Potatoes 89p
  • 500g Cheese £2.00
  • Butter 17p

Total Cost = £15.13

Makes 24 servings = 63p per serving

Chicken and Potato Pie Recipe Ingredients
Chicken and Potato Pie Recipe – Ingredients

How To Make Chicken and Potato Pie

Finely chop the garlic.

Chicken and Potato Pie Recipe - Step 1
Chicken and Potato Pie Recipe – Step 1

Dice the onions.

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Chicken and Potato Pie Recipe – Step 2

Finely slice the leeks. Add the leeks, garlic and onion to a large pan and fry them in butter.

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Chicken and Potato Pie Recipe – Step 3

Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and add them to the pan.

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Chicken and Potato Pie Recipe – Step 4

Pour over enough flour to coat all of the chicken and stir it in.

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Chicken and Potato Pie Recipe – Step 5

Add the chicken stock. I’m using home made chicken stock because I have some to hand. Usually I make this recipe with four chicken stock cubes.

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Chicken and Potato Pie Recipe – Step 6

Add the crème fresh.

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Chicken and Potato Pie Recipe – Step 7

Then add half a small jar of Dijon mustard. Don’t worry, it’s not spicy, the crème fresh makes the mustard deliciously creamy with none of the heat but all of the flavour.

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Chicken and Potato Pie Recipe – Step 8

Next add about half a bottle of lemon juice.

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Chicken and Potato Pie Recipe – Step 9

Pour over enough milk to cover the chicken mixture. I used about a pint of milk.

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Chicken and Potato Pie Recipe – Step 10

Finally pour in the frozen peas. Leave the pan to simmer while you cook the potatoes. Stir it every now and then so that it doesn’t burn to the bottom of the pan.

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Chicken and Potato Pie Recipe – Step 11

Peel and chop your potatoes. Put them in a large pan with plenty of water and bring to the boil.

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Chicken and Potato Pie Recipe – Step 12

Once the chicken is just barely cooked, just at that point at which you’d normally cook it a bit longer “just to be on the safe side”. Portion the chicken mixture into freezer and oven proof dishes. Fill each dish about 3/4 full of chicken.

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Chicken and Potato Pie Recipe – Step 13

Once the potatoes are well cooked and soft drain off the water. Then add a good amount of butter and about 500g of grated cheese. Give them a really good mashing until they’re nice and smooth.

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Chicken and Potato Pie Recipe – Step 14

Spoon the mashed potatoes over the chicken. Run your fork over the top of the mashed potatoes to make little ridges. These will crisp up beautifully in the oven and are deliciously tasty.

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Chicken and Potato Pie Recipe – Step 15

Lets your pies cool down completely before freezing them. I cover mine with cling film before freezing. I’m hopping to find a more environmentally friendly option that’s affordable for batch cooking.

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Chicken and Potato Pie Recipe – Step 16

When you’re ready to cook your chicken pie defrost it in the fridge. Then simply pop your chicken and potato pie in the oven at about gas mark 4 for about 40 minutes. Check it’s piping hot and the mash should have crisped up nicely.


Tasting Notes

We like our chicken and potato pies served with broccoli and sweetcorn – because these are the only vegetables that Little Miss will voluntarily eat. We have it with baked beans sometimes but I find the flavour of the tomato sauce distracts from the delicious creaminess of the chicken sauce.

The leeks and the onions disappear into the delicious creamy sauce. Little Miss doesn’t like the peas but my Little Dude loves them. He developed a taste for fresh homegrown peas, so he’s always happy to try frozen one’s in the hope that they’ll taste as good. I know how he feels, there’s nothing like the taste of fresh homegrown peas.


I do hope this chicken and potato pie recipe inspires you to have a go at batch cooking.

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Chicken and Potato Pie Recipe
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