Nicolette's "Rainy day chicken & mushroom pie"

By Mecca Ibrahim •

As a preview to British Pie Week which begins on 5th March 2012, we wanted to share Nicolette's recipe for a lovely Chicken & Mushroom Pie. The recipe was passed onto Nicolette by friends and is just something she cooks by memory, she's very kindly produced the recipe below for you all to enjoy.

Chicken and Mushroom Pie

Ingredients: (serves 4)

1 Ready Roll Puff Pastry

4 Skinless Chicken Breasts cut into large pieces

200g Chopped Smoked Bacon 

2 medium onions chopped

1 chopped garlic clove

250g small button mushrooms (or quartered cup mushrooms)

1 pack of instant soup (mushroom flavour works well)

250ml cream

200ml water

1 egg, beaten


Saute the garlic and onion in little olive oil

Add chopped bacon until cooked, then add mushrooms

Add chicken pieces and fry until they are just cooked on the outside

Now add water and the instant soup (I used Ainsley Harriott's Chicken and Leek yesterday) and turn the heat down

Cover with lid and let simmer for about 45mins, then remove lid and add cream

Boil until liquid is reduced (increase heat at this point)

Add salt and pepper to taste

Heat oven to 180°C

Spoon pie mix into baking dish, then cover with pastry

Cover pastry with egg using a basting brush, then put into heated oven for 20 mins, or until pastry is an even brown

Thanks Nicolette. There's more pies in our Great British Chefs Bakers Dozen Collection

What's your favourite food to eat when the weather's a bit grim? Do you have your own version of "Rainy Day" food? We'll be discussing this over on Great British Chefs Facebook page.


Mecca Ibrahim

Mecca is Head of Marketing and Social Media at Great British Chefs and has spent the last 10 years at some of the biggest and most innovative internet businesses out there (Yahoo, Just Giving, E-How, Moo.com and Joost). She was winning awards for her blog when most people didn't know what a blog was. Mecca hosts an annual food blogging competition called NomNomNom and runs the multi-award winning London Underground Tube Diary.

Follow us on Twitter

Great British Chefs


2 days

The sun doesn't need to be shining to enjoy @paul_a_young's @PimmsGB cocktail truffles http://t.co/tENTPMRfDd http://t.co/2p81LVSANV

Great British Chefs


2 days

.@PaulAinsw6rth's @GBMofficial 'Taste of the Fairground' has lots of delicious treats to try http://t.co/cB83TZhocV http://t.co/VkBnLE8oRA

Great British Chefs


2 days

Herb & mustard crumb gives a sublime flavour to lamb in this vibrant dish from @MTomkinsonChef http://t.co/hqdaclOQK6 http://t.co/idXNYay8Rk

Great British Chefs


2 days

.@Rosana_McPhee's salt cod and chorizo casserole makes a great dinner party dish http://t.co/H8xKSbn38X http://t.co/FKUfkk5BMI