Chicken & Mushroom Puff Pie

Chicken and Mushroom Puff Pie
Chicken and Mushroom Puff Pie

A pie full of flavours and textures that is a perfect weekend meal for the family. This recipe serves 6, or 3 if you find others are going back for seconds!


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 frozen chicken thighs (or cheat with vegetable chicken pieces already prepared)
  • 6 rashers of bacon, cut into large pieces
  • 6 medium sized potatoes
  • 1 onion, halved and sliced
  • 250g frozen mushrooms
  • handful of thyme
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 400ml chicken stock
  • 200ml milk
  • 500g pack fresh puff pastry, or frozen and defrosted
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Place the Chicken Thighs in the Air Fryer for 20 minutes at 200 degrees, turn over, and cook for another 5 minutes. If there are any pink areas cook for another 5 minutes. Skip this step if you are using vegetable Chicken pieces.
  2. Boil some water and pour over the mushrooms to bring them back to life. Leave them to one side.
  3. Heat the oil in a large, non-stick frying pan. Season the chicken thighs and fry for 5-8 mins until golden brown, turning occasionally.
  4. Lift the chicken onto a plate and cut into small pieces carefully (they will be hot). Tip the bacon pieces into the pan. Fry for 5 mins until crisp. Add the onion, mushrooms, and thyme, then fry on a high heat for another 3 mins until the onions start to colour. Tip the flour into the pan and cook, stirring, for 1 min.
  5. With the pan off the heat, gradually stir or whisk in the chicken stock, followed by the milk, then add the chicken back to the pan.
  6. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 30 mins. Spoon the filling into a large baking dish.
  7. Clean out the Air Fryer to remove any chicken remains and bacteria.
  8. Cut the potatoes into wedges or chips and place in the Air Fryer. Add a tablespoon of Olive Oil and rub it into the skins of the potatoes.
  9. Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7.
  10. Lift the puff pastry over the pie, gently pressing the edges to the side of the oven dish with your fingers and trim with a sharp knife.
  11. Brush lightly with egg to glaze, then bake in the oven for 30 mins or until the pastry is risen and dark golden brown.
  12. Switch the Air Fryer on just after the Pie is in the Oven and set it to 200 degrees for 20 minutes to cook the potatoes.
  13. With 10 minutes of cooking time remaining cook a side of vegetables and prepare some gravy following the instructions on the packet or tin.