You can't go past this old favourite - the classic chicken pie! And Donna Hay's recipe is the only one you'll ever need, trust us ...


  • 2 cups (320g) coarsely chopped cooked chicken

  • ¾ cup (180g) sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil leaves

  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • Sea salt and cracked black pepper

  • 4 x 200g sheets store-bought butter puff pastry, thawed

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).

  • 2.

    Combine the chicken, sour cream, basil, lemon rind, mustard, salt and pepper.

  • 3.

    Cut 2 x 15cm x 10cm rectangles from the pastry and place on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper.

  • 4.

    Spoon the filling into the centre of the pastry.

  • 5.

    Brush just inside the edge of the pastry with the egg.

  • 6.

    Cut 2 x 18cm x 12cm rectangles from the remaining pastry and place over the filling.

  • 7.

    Gently press the edges together to seal. Brush the tops of the pies with the beaten egg.

  • 8.

    Bake the pies for 25–30 minutes or until pastry is puffed and golden.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (2 servings)

  • Energy 2733kj
  • Fat Total 188g
  • Saturated Fat 55g
  • Protein 75g
  • Carbohydrate 185g
  • Sugar 6g
  • Sodium 1644mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Fantastic, quick, easy, yummy …. the works. Everyone loved it.
Posted by Report
Excellent I will do baking these this week that is for sure!
Posted by Pam156Report
These went down a great success as a warm lunch - so easy and very little washing up - I will definitely be making these again
Posted by Report
If I replace the blueberry with diced fresh bananas, would the muffin texture be ok?
Posted by Report
hey donna!im from india n big fan of urs. i just love the way u make things so simple and easy n yet gorgeous. would like to know how to make butter puff sheets at home as these r unavailable in stores here.
Posted by Report
hi donna im big fan of urs.i love the way u make things simlpe yet gorgeous.would u please tell me how to make butter puff sheets at home for chicken pie recepie.
Posted by KATLESReport
Yum! We made this during the week and it was a hit. We used seeded mustard instead as that was all we had and added mushroom and some bacon as well!
Posted by Bella15Report
i absolutely love this recipe. my husband is extremely fussy and he was raving about these! i dont really use lemon rind when i cook and can't believe it adds so much to the dish. thanks!!
Posted by Hot ChilliReport
I made these with BBQ Chicken also. Really quick & easy to do. However didn't really like the basil & lemon together. I will play around with the flavourings next time. Might try chives & rosemary instead.
Posted by ZeegsReport
good idea