South African Chicken Pie Recipe

South African Chicken Pie
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Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time1 Hr 15 Min
Ready In1 Hr 25 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexHealthyServings4
Main Ingredient


 Chicken3 Pound (1 Whole)
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 White peppercorns1 Teaspoon
 Bay leaves2
 Carrots3 , peeled and sliced
 Onions2 , peeled and quartered
 Celery sticks3 , diced
 Parsley sprigs4
 Cooked ham slices3
 Hard boiled eggs2 , sliced
 Butter/Margarine2 Tablespoon
 Flour2 Tablespoon
 Sherry3 Tablespoon
 Lemon juice1 Tablespoon
 Sugar1 Teaspoon
 Ground mace1 Pinch
 Egg yolk1
 Pastry1 (For 9 Inch 1 Crust 1 Pie)
 Egg/Milk1 Tablespoon (For Glaze)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 926 Calories from Fat 471

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 52 g80.7%

Saturated Fat 16.6 g83.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 427 mg

Sodium 896.4 mg37.4%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.2%

Dietary Fiber 4.2 g16.7%

Sugars 9.9 g

Protein 81 g161%

Vitamin A 173.5% Vitamin C 20.9%

Calcium 11.4% Iron 24.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Cut the chicken neatly into quarters.

2) In a large skillet, put the chicken pieces, seasoning, vegetables and enough water to cover the contents. Cover and cook over low flame for about 30 minutes. Strain the stock and set it aside.
3) Cut the meat from the chicken into large chunks and cut the cooked vegetables.
4) In a fireproof baking dish, arrange alternate layers of chicken, vegetables, ham and eggs.
5) With butter, flour and 1 cup of the reserved chicken stock, make a sauce. Add the lemon juice, sherry, sugar and mace and cook till the mixture has thickened. Stir in the egg yolk and heat once again without brining to a boil, check the seasoning.
6) Pour the sauce all over the chicken and cover with pastry.
7) From the center of the pie, cut a line towards each of the four corners and fold each triangle back, leaving an open square.
8) With milk or a beaten egg, glaze the pie and bake for about 30 minutes.

9) Serve hot.