Cheating chicken and leek pie

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Serves: 6

By yeahinaminute

(6 Votes) 9


  • 1 potato

  • 1 large onion

  • 1 handful cheese grated

  • 250ml stock (if necessary)

  • 1 tin leek and potato soup

  • 1 pinch herbs (of your choice)

  • 2 leeks

  • 4 chicken thigh (or 3 chicken breasts) diced

  • 120ml Worcestershire sauce (optional)


  1. Soften the leeks and the onion in a little olive oil.
  2. Add the chicken and brown through.
  3. Add the CHEAT …. a can of leek and potato soup, and a hint of white wine (reserving the rest for later)
  4. Adjust the seasoning by adding herbs, salt and pepper.
  5. Let this cook together for a while, adding veg or chicken stock as necessary.
  6. Meanwhile peel and thickly slice enough potatoes and parboil (about 8 minutes).
  7. Transfer the chicken/leek concoction to a deep baking dish and top with a generous layer of the potatoes, finishing with a good dollop of the grated cheese.
  8. Pop in the middle shelf of a moderate oven (as opposed to a rampaging one !) gas mark 5/160C for about 15-20 mins.

Handy Hint

To serve, throw children in front of unsuitable TV programme.
Finish contents of wine bottle.
You can make extra of the chicken / leek concoction than needed and freeze it for another day.

Additional Information

  • Can Freeze

  • Make Ahead

  • Chicken

  • Main Course

  • Low fat

  • Nut Free

  • Egg Free

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  • FritataPatate 16/02/18 18:30

    Ooh also I make dumplings instead of the potato topping sometimes.

  • FritataPatate 16/02/18 18:29

    Looks much nicer than that picture!

  • TiraMissYou 23/10/10 09:02

    I made this with campbells condensed soup and sheet of ready roll puff pastry instead of the potatoes for the topping. Quick to make, and lovely. Served 4 adults & 2 kids.

  • MadameMop 24/01/10 22:48

    help - tried this tonight and was very disappointed with the results - maybe it was the soup... what brand should I have used???

  • USAmommy 23/01/10 17:23

    I love pies, but I hate leeks. I made a similar recipe for my 21-month old last night and she loved it: It was easy, and I felt pretty impressed with myself!

  • JaynieB 22/01/10 22:21

    Soup is a great cheat! I find condensed soup works really well as a pie filling.

  • frankie3 21/01/10 18:26

    Which is the best tinned soup to use?

  • stringerbell 05/06/09 22:56

    substitute the chicken for quorn pieces or fillets makes this a yummy veggie recipe. I found the 'finish contents of wine bottle' the most useful tip on this recipe!

  • yeahinaminute 16/10/08 13:53

    The older children can help with cheese grating and prep. My 5 year old likes to arrange the potatoes on the top and put the grated cheese on - only half as much as I grate however as she eats most of it ! Serve with steamed veg of choice - or roasted veg in the winter.