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Creamy Chicken Pie

Creamy Chicken Pie

with Crispy Potato Topping

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Simple, comforting, and quick to make, Mimi’s Chicken Pie is a go to for chilly evenings. Originally created to celebrate Prince Harry’s birthday, Mimi wanted to make sure that this recipe was a real showstopper. Instead of opting for a traditional pastry crust, she decided to top this pie with a delicious layer of thinly sliced potatoes covered with golden cheesy breadcrumbs. This is pie royalty in all its glory.

Preparation Time45 minutes
Difficulty levelLevel 2
serving amount
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serving amount

1 unit(s)


1 unit(s)


1 unit(s)

Celery Stick


1 punnet(s)

Chestnut Mushrooms

2 unit(s)

Chicken Breast

1 pot(s)

Chicken Stock Pot

1 pot(s)

Double Cream

30 grams

Cheddar Cheese


30 grams

Panko Breadcrumbs


Not included in your delivery

100 milliliter(s)


2 tbsp

Olive Oil

Nutritional information
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Energy (kJ)3962 kJ
Energy (kcal)947 kcal
Fat61.0 g
of which saturates31.0 g
Carbohydrate52 g
of which sugars9.0 g
Protein52 g
Salt2.97 g
Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites.
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Cutting board
Frying Pan
Mixing Bowl
Oven dish
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Boil the Potato
Boil the Potato

Put a saucepan of water with a pinch of salt on to boil for the potato and preheat your oven to 220°C. Peel the potato and slice into 1cm wide rounds. Pop the potato into your pan of boiling water, cook until just soft, 10-15 mins. TIP: The potato is cooked when you can easily slip a knife through, but be careful because you don't want the slices to break up too much. Once cooked, carefully drain in a colander and set aside.

Prep the Veggies
Prep the Veggies

Meanwhile, remove the root and dark green top from the leek, halve lengthways and slice into thin half moons. Chop the celery into ½cm wide pieces. Cut the mushrooms into roughly 1cm wide slices. Chop the chicken into bite-sized pieces. TIP: Remember to wash your hands after handling raw meat!

Brown the chicken
Brown the chicken

Heat a drizzle of oil in a frying pan on medium-high heat. Add the chicken, season with salt and pepper and cook until the chicken is browned, 5-6 mins. TIP: The chicken is cooked when it is no longer pink in the middle. Cook the chicken in two batches if you need to - in a crowded pan it will stew rather than brown!

Cook the veggies
Cook the veggies

Once cooked, remove your chicken from the pan and put on one side. Add a drizzle more oil and the leek and celery. Cook until slightly softened, 4 mins. Add the mushrooms along with a pinch of salt and a good grind of black pepper. Turn the heat up slightly and cook everything together until the mushrooms are slightly browned, about 5 mins.

Make the sauce
Make the sauce

Pour in the water (amount specified in the ingredient list) and add the chicken stock pot. Bring to the boil and stir to dissolve the stock pot. Add the double cream and bring back to the boil, then turn down the heat and simmer gently until reduced by a third, 4 mins. Meanwhile, grate the cheddar cheese into a mixing bowl. Add the panko breadcrumbs and olive oil (amount specified in the ingredient list). Stir together.

Bake the pie
Bake the pie

Once the sauce has reduced, return the chicken to the frying pan. Taste and add more salt and pepper if you think it needs it. Transfer the chicken mixture to an ovenproof dish and top with the potato slices. Sprinkle over your cheesy breadcrumbs. Season with black pepper and bake on the top shelf of your oven until the top is golden brown, 10 mins. Enjoy!