Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Roast dinner pot pies

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Check out this clever mash up using roast dinner leftovers all bundled into one flaky pie, a super easy and comforting family meal



  • unsalted butter 25g, plus 1 tsp
  • sage and onion stuffing 200g, rolled into 8 balls
  • thyme 3 sprigs, leaves only
  • plain flour 2 tbsp
  • white wine 100ml 
  • chicken stock 650ml
  • left-over roast veg 200g (such as carrots, parsnips, potatoes)
  • roast chicken 250g, shredded
  • all-butter puff pastry 320g sheet, chilled
  • egg 1, beaten


  • Step 1

    Melt 25g butter in a frying pan and cook the stuffing and thyme until the stuffing is crisp and golden, then scoop out. Melt in another tsp of butter then stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the wine and simmer until reduced by half. Add the stock, bring to a simmer, then stir through the veg and chicken. Crumble in the stuffing balls in chunky pieces, season, remove from the heat and cool completely.

  • Step 2

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Divide the filling between 4 individual pie tine or dishes. Cut the pastry sheet into 4 tops for the pies and lay them on top, tucking the edges. Use any trimmings to cut out letters or shapes for the tops. Bush well with beaten egg and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until nicely browned.

If you haven't got any left-over veg, just blanch a few potatoes until tender, too with 2 chopped carrots, 2 chopped parsnips, some oil and seasoning, then roast for 30-40 minutes at 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 until golden. Most supermarkets sell ready-roasted chicken, too.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 775
  • Fat 40.4g
  • Saturates 17.7g
  • Carbs 62.2g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Fibre 6.7g
  • Protein 33.2g
  • Salt 2g