Chicken pot pies

The Hairy Bikers chicken pot pies are made with smoked bacon, mushrooms, leeks and roast chicken breast and topped with filo pastry for a lighter take on a traditional pie
By Hairy Bikers
Chicken pot pies
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  • Serves: 6
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • oil, for spraying
  • 2 rindless lean smoked bacon skin, fat trimmed and cut into 1.5cm strips
  • 150 g button mushrooms
  • 1 leek, trimmed and finely sliced
  • 2 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, cut into small pieces, or lean leftover roast chicken
  • 25 g plain flour
  • 500 ml chicken stock, made with 1 stock cube
  • 150 g broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 75 g frozen peas
  • 2 tbsp half-fat creme fraiche
  • 3 sheets filo pastry, each about 45g

Tips and Suggestions

These pies are just 267 calories per portion. Add a splash of white wine to the sauce if you like a tablespoon will bring an additional 12 calories to the recipe.

Theyre a great way to use up any lean cooked chicken you have left over from a Sunday roast too.


1. Preheat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Mist a large non-stick saucepan with oil and place it over a medium heat. Add the bacon to the pan, then stir in the mushrooms and cook for 4 minutes, stirring regularly until they are beginning to brown.

2. Add the leek and chicken and cook for 1 minute more, stirring. Sprinkle over the flour and cook for a few seconds before gradually adding the stock, just a little at a time.

3. Bring to a simmer and season well with a pinch of salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper. Add the broccoli florets and peas and bring the water back to a simmer. Cook for 4 minutes, while stirring, until the sauce thickens, then remove from the heat and stir in the crème fraiche.

4. Divide the mixture between 4 individual pie dishes each will need to hold about 350ml. Spray each sheet of filo pastry with oil and cut them into 4 wide strips. Working quickly, top each dish with 3 strips of the filo, oiled-side up, crumpling and scrunching them loosely as you go.

5. Place the dishes on a baking tray and bake the pies in the centre of the oven for 1215 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and the filling is hot and bubbling.

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