Chicken and lemon-thyme one-pan pie

It's as easy to make as it is delicious.

  • 1 hr cooking
  • Serves 4
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When you're cold, tired and want something easy, you can't go past this deliciously comforting one-pan pie.
Grab your fork and get under the crust of this fragrant chicken pie.
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  • 750 grams chicken thigh fillets, sliced thinly
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium leek (350g), sliced thinly
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon thyme leaves
  • ½ cup (70g) slivered almonds
  • ¼ cup (35g) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 3 cups (750ml) chicken stock
  • 445 grams (14-ounce) sheet sour cream shortcrust pastry or 2 sheets puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten lightly


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • 2
    Season chicken. Heat oil in a 25cm (top measurement) 19cm (base measurement) large ovenproof frying pan over high heat; cook chicken, in batches, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes or until browned. Remove from pan.
  • 3
    Add leek to same pan; cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes or until softened. Add garlic, thyme and almonds; cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Return chicken to pan with flour; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Gradually stir in stock; bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until thickened slightly. Season to taste; cool for 10 minutes.
  • 4
    Trim pastry to fit top of pan. Cut pastry off-cuts into decorative shapes. Top pie with pastry shapes; brush with egg.
  • 5
    Bake pie for 20 minutes or until pastry is golden.


The filling can be made, covered and refrigerated, up to 2 days ahead. This recipe is suitable to freeze for 3 months if made in an ovenproof dish.

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