Family Chicken Pie

Family Chicken Pie



Cook this entire recipe WITH me HERE


  • 3 Tbsp olive oil (or butter)
  • 700g chicken thighs (fat trimmed)
  • 1 cup brown onion (finely diced)
  • 2 large garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 cup carrot (finely diced)
  • ½ cup celery (finely diced)
  • 2 Tbsp gluten-free flour
  • 1 cup dry white wine (or extra chicken stock)
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • ½ Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 Tbsp arrowroot starch (tapioca or corn starch also work)
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 2-4 sheets gluten-free puff pastry
  • 1 egg (whisked)
  • salt & pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 215 °C fan forced
  2.  Heat 1 Tbsp of olive oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Once hot, place the chicken in a saucepan and brown on both sides. Set aside for later
  3. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil to the saucepan and sauté onion, garlic, carrot and celery for 5 minutes
  4. Sift in the gluten free flour and stir for a minute. Add the chicken back in to the pan and pour over the wine or water, deglazing the saucepan
  5. Add the stock, mustard and thyme to the saucepan. Season and bring to boil, then reduce heat to low and cover. Cook for 35-40 minutes
  6. Remove the chicken and shred (with 2 forks or an electric mixer)
  7. Combine arrowroot starch and a dash of water to a small bowl and whisk together (this should be a small amount of liquid). Add to the saucepan, stir well
  8. Add frozen peas to the saucepan and simmer until the liquid thickens (stirring regularly)
  9. Add the chicken back to the saucepan and stir through. Season to taste and leave cool for 30 minutes
  10. In a pie dish, grease with olive oil and lay over thawed puff pastry. Make sure you cut to fit the dish with about 2cm overhanging
  11. Spoon cooled filling into the dish and lay a second pastry sheet over the top of the chicken pie, and press the edges to seal. Make 3 small cuts in the tio to let stem escape when cooking
  12. Brush with egg wash and bake for 20-25 minutes
  13. To serve, season with salt flakes and fresh thyme!


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