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Cheesy Chicken Pie

Cheesy Chicken Pie

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Prep Time

45 min



This chicken 'pie' has leeks, cheese, a creamy sauce and a slightly unusual topping of crushed potatoes, rather than mashed. Served with crisp lettuce and a Dijon dressing. Ultimate comfort food!

Prep Time

45 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
2 leeks
1 Little gem lettuce
1 garlic clove
1 tbsp Dijon mustard †
British diced chicken 2
250g British diced chicken breast
80g Irish mature cheddar †
400g potatoes
1 dried bay leaf
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
You Will Need
Oven-proof dish, butter, flour, milk, olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 leek
  • 1 little gem lettuce
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 250g British diced chicken breast
  • 40g cheddar cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 400g potatoes
  • dried bay leaves
  • 1 white wine vinegar sachet (15ml)
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 395 kJ
93 kcal
2387 kJ
565 kcal
of which saturates
3 g
1.7 g
18.1 g
10.2 g
of which sugars
9.3 g
2.5 g
56.3 g
15.2 g
Fibre 2.3 g 14.1 g
Protein 7.9 g 47.9 g
Salt 0.25 g 1.5 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 leek
1 little gem lettuce
little gem lettuce
1 garlic clove
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
water, mustard seeds, spirit vinegar, salt, potassium metabisulphite (sulphites), citric acid
250g British diced chicken breast
chicken breast fillet (100%)
40g cheddar cheese
pasteurised cows milk, cream, salt, vegetarian rennet, lactic acid culture
400g potatoes
dried bay leaves
dried bay leaves
1 white wine vinegar sachet (15ml)
white wine vinegar
  • Allergens highlighted by † (mustard, sulphites, milk)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Cheesy Chicken Pie

Boil a kettle

Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7

Cut all the potatoes to roughly 4cm chunks, keeping the skins on

Grate the cheddar for step 6

2 Cheesy Chicken Pie

Add the potatoes and salt (optional) to a pot with a lid, cover with boiled water by 5cm and bring to the boil with a lid on a high heat

Once boiling, boil for 5-7 min, or until you can pierce them easily with a knife, then drain and steam dry for 5 min in a colander

Reserve the pot for step 7

3 Cheesy Chicken Pie

Meanwhile, slice the leeks in half lengthways, discarding the root ends

Slice the lengths into 1cm slices, then wash the sliced leek in a colander under the cold tap to remove any grit

Peel and finely chop or grate the garlic

Heat a large pan (preferably non-stick) with 1 tsp (2 tsp) of olive oil on a high heat

4 Cheesy Chicken Pie

When hot, add the chicken, leek and garlic with a pinch of salt

Cook for 4-6 min or until the chicken is lightly golden on the outside (it will continue cooking later) and the leeks have softened

5 Cheesy Chicken Pie

Transfer the chicken and softened leek to a plate

Return the pan to a medium-low heat and melt 30g (60g) of butter

Once melted, stir in 30g (60g) of flour and cook for 2-3 min, whisking constantly - this is your 'roux'

Whisk in 200ml (400ml) of milk gradually 

6 Cheesy Chicken Pie

Add the bay leaf(ves) and stir constantly until a smooth, thickened sauce remains

Once the sauce has thickened, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the chicken and leek mixture, the cheddar and half of the Dijon mustard 

Season generously with salt and pepper

7 Cheesy Chicken Pie

Return the steamed potatoes to their cooking pot and crush them lightly with a masher (and a knob of butter, optional)

Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and top with the crushed potatoes, then oven roast for 10 min or until bubbling

Meanwhile, combine the remaining Dijon with the vinegar and 2 tbsp (3 tbsp) of olive oil to make a dressing


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Taste your dressing and season with salt and pepper

Wash and finely shred the little gem, discarding the root end(s) 

Toss the dressing through the salad and serve alongside the chicken pie


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