I shared this over on our Instastories this week and quite a few people have asked for the recipe. So here it is our Simple and Easy¬†Family Chicken Pie. It’s one of my goals this year as a family that we try new food and spend meal times connecting and chatting over it. This was a perfect meal for a quick dinner on a weeknight after a busy day as from start to eating it was a little over 30 minutes but that was more due to the fact of getting everyone to the table on time!

Quick and easy Chicken Pie for family meals

Easy Chicken Pie

Like the chicken pot pies, this recipe calls for ready-rolled puff pastry (flaky pastry) and it’s made in a pot, not a complete pie so it takes a lot less time to cook and is much easier to prepare as I hate to say it but puff pastry is HARD WORK!

With the leftover puff pastry and some mincemeat from Christmas, I made some of our Bite-Sized Mince Pie Stacks for dessert and served them with ice-cream perfect for the kids and us to enjoy on a weeknight.

Back to the chicken pie. I find it easier to chop the ingredients quickly together and get everything prepared so that I can quickly cook it.

Chicken pie filling cooking before topping and finishing off in the oven

If I have time I’ll do it on a morning but if not it’s only 5 minutes to chop up the fresh ingredients and get the pie ready for dinner.

I used frozen peas in it because for some unknown reason I have 3 packets in the freezer. So it was use what I have available type meal. However, you can use any frozen vegetables you want.

When using Cauliflower or Brocolli then put them in and mix it together right before you pour into the pie dish rather than earlier as you would with carrots, peas and beans.

Family Chicken Pie just out of the oven

Quick and easy Chicken Pie for family meals

Easy Family Sized Chicken Pie

Simple recipe for chicken pie that is perfect for mid-week family dinners. Quick to put together and tastes delicious served with vegetables and potatoes.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: English
Keyword: Chicken, Family Meal, mid-week meal idea, pie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Cerys Parker

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 knob unsalted butter
  • 3 chicken breasts chopped into cubes
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 5 button mushrooms chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 300 ml chicken stock
  • 1 tsp italian mixed herbs
  • salt and pepper
  • 100 g frozen peas
  • 1 packet ready-rolled puff pastry

Instructions

  • Pre-heat your oven to 200C.
  • In a pan heat the butter and oil together until melted.
  • Add in your chicken breasts, mushrooms, onions, garlic and stir until they start to colour.
  • Add in the flour and mix together well.
  • Pour in the chicken stock and stir.
  • Season with the herbs and salt and pepper to your taste.
  • Add the frozen peas and heat thoroughly for around 5 minutes.
  • Pour the chicken into a pie dish.
  • Cover and bend over with the puff pastry to seal.
  • Put a few holes in the centre of the pie to allow the steam to escape.
  • Place in the centre of the oven for around 20 minutes until the pastry is golden and puffed up.
  • Serve with potatoes and vegetables which can be cooked whilst the pie is cooking.
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quick family dinner of chicken pie

Truth be told this will never be an “Instaperfect” recipe but with 4 clean plates from the family, it went down really well and worth keeping on hand to make again when we fancy a chicken pie as it was so quick to make.

Try more Easy Chicken Meal Ideas for Families

Chicken Fajitas one of our favourite family meals see how we’ve cooked it in a sheet pan or in our new family Instant Pot both taste delicious and make meal prep for the family easy. Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas and Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas.

Cooking everything in a tray is simple and this Cuban Inspired Bacon Wrapped Chicken is a favourite. It’s great hot or sliced and served cold as a salad the day after.

Another great flavour is our Bahamian Grilled Chicken Breasts and Thighs these are great with a salad and for summer meals.

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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