Chicken and Mushroom Pie

This slimming friendly Chicken and Mushroom Pie is a comforting dinner, perfect for anyone calorie counting or following one plans like Weight Watchers!

Since starting our slimming journey one thing we miss is pie. We’ve not had any pastry since the end of January, so we thought we’d try making an alternative. This Chicken and Mushroom Pie is what we came up with!

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

Now, we know there’s probably a lot of slimming friendly pies made with filo out there, but this is our version (so it’s obviously our favourite!)

As we know, shortcrust and puff pastry are quite high in calories and Points, so filo is a pretty good alternative to what you would use for a more traditional pie. In fact you’d probably save around half the amount of calories by switching to filo.

If you’re missing pies, why not try some of these similar recipes?

How many Calories are in this Chicken and Mushroom Pie?

Each serving of this Chicken and Mushroom Pie is only 195 calories! 

This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. You can find all of our other Everyday Light recipes here.

This Chicken and Mushroom Pie is a winning dish for anyone following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

What diets is this Chicken and Mushroom Pie suitable for?

This Chicken and Mushroom Pie recipe could be made vegetarian if you swapped the chicken for a meat substitute such as Quorn, and used a vegetarian Worcestershire Sauce!

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Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with dietary requirements or allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chicken and Mushroom Pie recipe?

There are only 2 Points in each portion of this Chicken and Mushroom Pie. A Pieminister Henny Penny Chicken and Mushroom Pie is 17 Smart Points on Weight Watchers, so this is an incredible saving!

How to Make Chicken and Mushroom Pie

This recipe is really easy, here’s a summary;

  • In a pan sauté the onion and chicken until they start to colour.
  • Add in the mushrooms and continue to cook until the chicken is almost cooked through (it should take about 10 minutes).
  • Add the white wine vinegar, Worcestershire Sauce and stock. Stir and allow to reduce slightly. Mix the cornflour with a little water, then stir this into the mix until it’s thickened.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool for a minute or two.
  • Stir the Quark and then pour the pie filling into an oven proof dish.
  • Take one sheet of filo, lay it out flat and spray generously with low calorie cooking spray.
  • Cut the sheet into 8 even pieces. Scrunch each piece up lightly then place them on top of the pie filling. 
  • Spray with a little more low calorie cooking spray before placing in a preheated oven. Cook for 15 – 20 minutes or until the filo is golden brown and crisp all over.
  • Remove from the oven and serve with an accompaniment from below.

What should you should serve with Chicken and Mushroom Pie?

This Chicken and Mushroom Pie goes really well with some tasty vegetables, how about one of these options?

Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values. 

Do you need any special ingredients to make Chicken and Mushroom Pie?

The key ingredient to make this Chicken and Mushroom Pie is the filo pastry. You can get it in most supermarkets, usually in the chiller near the butter or in the freezer section.

You could substitute the filo pastry for a layer of mashed potato, or even a small piece of puff pastry. Just remember that this will effect the calories and Points, so check how it fits into any diet plan you are following.

We’ve also used Quark in the creamy sauce. If you prefer you could substitute it for some low fat cream cheese instead. 

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Again, remember that this will effect the calories and Points, so check how it fits into any diet plan you are following!

How do you know when Chicken and Mushroom Pie is cooked?

When the filo is golden brown and crisp all over the pie will be ready.

This takes 15 – 20 minutes in the oven (180°C) after the pie has been assembled.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you keep Chicken and Mushroom Pie in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

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If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Chicken and Mushroom Pie in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so. 

Can I freeze Chicken and Mushroom Pie?

If you are planning on making this Chicken and Mushroom Pie to freeze, we would advise just freezing the filling and adding the filo when you are ready to eat it.

Please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer! 

How do I reheat Chicken and Mushroom Pie?

From chilled: Place in an oven proof dish, loosely cover the top with foil and place into a pre-heated (180°C) for 10 minutes, or until piping hot throughout.

Pie filling from frozen: Allow to defrost and add to an oven proof dish. Preheat the oven to 180°C, then follow the method on the recipe card from Step 8.

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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Spray a pan with some Butter Frylight, sauté the onion and chicken until they start to colour
  2. Add in the mushrooms and continue to cook until the chicken is almost cooked through (it should take about 10 minutes)
  3. Add the white wine vinegar, Worcestershire Sauce and stock. Stir and allow to reduce slightly. Mix the cornflour with a little water, then stir this into the mix until it's thickened
  4. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for a minute or two
  5. Pre heat the oven to 180°C
  6. Stir the Quark into the pie mix. Check the seasoning and add some sea salt and freshly ground black pepper if necessary
  7. Pour the pie filling into an oven proof dish (we used a 19 cm shallow dish but you can use a smaller deeper one if you want)
  8. Take one sheet of filo, lay it out flat and spray generously with Butter Frylight
  9. Cut the sheet into 8 even pieces. Scrunch each piece up lightly then place them on top of the pie filling. Try to leave as fewer gaps as possible
  10. Spray with a little more Frylight
  11. Place the dish on a baking tray (just in case it drips) and cook for 15 - 20 minutes or until the filo is golden brown and crisp all over
  12. Remove from the oven and serve

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32 Comments
    1. Hi Amy
      The filling can certainly be frozen. If you were to add the filo on top you would probably have to put it on then freeze it before cooking

  1. I love making this but always seem to waste a pack of filo as they don’t come in individual wrapped sheets.
    Any tips for this?

    1. Hi Jemma,
      You could try buying the chilled filo then divide the remainder up into portions and freeze it so you can defrost what you need next time

  2. Made this for dinner tonight. I used left over ham instead of chicken and added carrots, roasted baby potatoes, and some sage and thyme. Wowee, it was amazing! The family were licking their plates clean! There was fights for seconds!

  3. This was unbelievably delicious, everyone loved it. We’re already thinking of trying variations with chicken, ham and leek or using beef casserole as a base and topping with filo.

  4. Hello. I want to make this recipe in my Instant Pot. Is this possible as the recipe appears in the Instant Pot index/group of recipes, but the instructions are for conventional oven/oven top cooking.
    Thanks.

  5. hiya this comes under slow cooker recipes but cant see anything about cooking it in the slow cooker? can anyone help please?

  6. I have made this a few times, absolutely love it and so does my fussy boyfriend!!!! absolutely love your website I visit it daily!!!!! 🙂 xxx

  7. Was hoping to make this for dinner tomorrow but hubby couldn’t find any quark. He bought Philadelphia light instead bless him – any chance this would work or am I going to need an additional trip to the shop?

  8. I made this for dinner this evening. I used shiitake mushrooms and added peas and sweetcorn and it was YUM. Also I didn’t have white wine vinegar, so I substituted it with rice vinegar that I found in the cupboard. . Yum, Yum, Yum. (Thank you)

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