Good Old Chicken Pie

When we think of old-fashioned comfort food, one of the first dishes that springs to mind is the classic chicken pie. This one is filled with hearty potatoes, onion and mushrooms in a buttery sauce. Definitely one of our favourite recipes!

Serves: 4–5


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small potato, grated
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 600ml chicken stock
  • 250g cooked chicken
  • a 130g can mushrooms in butter sauce
  • a little lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • 2 sheets puff pastry


Preheat oven to 210°C.

Heat oil and cook onion and potato. Add cornflour and cook for a few more minutes. Remove from heat and add chicken stock. Return to heat and stir until mixture thickens.

Add chicken, mushrooms, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Mix egg with cream, then add to chicken mixture.

Line a deep 20-cm pie dish with one sheet of pastry. Fill with mixture. Wet pastry edges and cover with remaining pastry sheet. Trim and seal edges. Glaze top with a little milk. Make a slit in the top of pastry to allow steam to escape.

Bake for about 30 minutes, until pastry is crisp and golden. It’s also very nice cold!


Recipe taken from Country Women’s Association Classics by Country Women’s Association.
The Country Women’s Association (CWA) of Australia has been at the heart of country life for almost 100 years, feeding families, preparing food for friends, preserving fresh produce and baking for loved ones everywhere.

Now this updated collection brings together more of their very best recipes in a handsome companion volume to the bestselling hardback Country Women’s Association Classics. The recipes you will find inside are typical of the home-style cooking that’s synonymous with the CWA: salads and soups; casseroles, pies and hearty bakes; puddings, cakes, biscuits and slices; pickles, chutneys, lemon butter and quince paste. This is simple yet wonderful food, as cooked by the nation’s experts.

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Published by Penguin Books Australia.

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