creamy chicken, ham and leek pie

creamy chicken, ham and leek pie

Unleash this crowning glory upon your guests – a delicious chicken and ham pie, bubbling with homemade goodness.

Equipment and preparation: You’ll need a 23cm/9in round pie dish. Each serving provides 1353 kcal, 57g protein, 84g carbohydrates (of which 6g sugars), 86g fat (of which 52g saturates), 7g fibre and 2.8g salt.


For the chicken and ham filling

  • 450ml/16fl oz chicken stock
  • 3 chicken breasts, skin removed
  • 75g/2¾oz butter
  • 2 leeks, trimmed and cut into 1cm/½in slices
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 55g/2oz plain flour
  • 200ml/7fl oz milk
  • 2–3 tbsp white wine (optional)
  • 150ml/5fl oz double cream
  • 150g/5½oz piece thickly carved ham, cut into 2cm/¾in chunks
  • sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper

For the pastry

  • 350g/12oz plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 200g/7oz butter
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten with 1 tbsp cold water, plus 1 free-range egg, beaten, to glaze