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Chicken pie with cheesy mash topping

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Lately I have tried out many recipes from Annabel KarmelN1 Family Cookbook magazines (spring and summer editions) in my cooking. I love its wide selection of kid-friendly recipes which are both simple to follow and wholesome. Also, the required ingredients and seasonings are quite basic and easily found in the supermarkets. Besides that, the recipes include many fun and healthy ideas suitable for all ages from babies to adults. From the photos, they look very appetizing!! So far, her recipes haven’t disappointed me. The dishes turned out to be very tasty. More importantly, my family loves them. This led me to bookmark more and more recipes from these two magazines.

If you are interested in Annabel Karmel’s homemade recipes, you can find a number of them in my previous posts such as teriyaki salmon in a parcel, caramel popcorn and power-packed oat bars. Or, you can visit her official website.

N1 Annabel Karmel is an author of books on nutrition and cooking for babies, children and families.

chicken pie, cheesy, mash topping

This chicken pie with cheesy mash topping is one recipe from Annabel Karmel Family Cookbook magazine that I tried and found to be Awfully Delicious! My husband thinks that it will be even better if it is served with some gravy to compliment the mashed potatoes which can get a bit dry without it.

I had modified some ingredients and steps in this recipe for the convenience of parents or caregivers who seldom cook Western food. For ingredients, I had substituted leek with celery and opted for dried parsley instead of fresh parsley. Of course, you are free to follow the original recipe if you can find leek and fresh parsley. I find that these substitutions have not affected much the taste of the final dish. As for cooking the chicken breast, I used the boiling method instead of the oven to poach it. This method will suit those who are lazy to use oven (just like me, hehehe!). I included both the original and modified recipes for your reference.

chicken pie, cheesy, mash topping

There is only one reservation I have on this recipe. It’s not really a wholesome dish for your toddlers as it uses lots of high calories ingredients such as cheese, butter and milk. But if it is just eaten moderately on an occasional basis, then it will certainly be a great one-dish meal for your family. I’m sure it will put smiles on your toddlers especially your fussy eaters when they see this comforting dish on the dinner table. For those who are bored with Asian food, try this one out for a change!

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  1. noobcook says:

    I love baked cheese! I recently made some chicken pot pie which is similar but instead of cheese, I use puff pastry to bake the top. Yours look really yum 🙂

  2. mycookinghut says:

    I love the composition of the first photo.. looks so homey…
    This chicken pie looks really yum, especially the topping of cheese.. 😉

  3. Joanne says:

    This looks like a delicious version of a shepherd’s pie. There’s no harm in indulging every once in a while!

  4. MaryMoh says:

    Looks delicious. Love the golden topping.

  5. Anh says:

    Love this set of photos! And I will be making this recipe! yum!

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  7. Alice says:

    Can I give this dish 2 “thumbs up”? 😀 Chicken pie is my family all time favourite too! I would give this recipe a try and surprise them! 😀 Gorgeous pie!

  8. tigerfish says:

    Milk and cheese are good sources of calcium 🙂 …does it make sound more wholesome? What I like about this chicken pie is that because of the mash topping you used (instead of puff pastry), makes it so much convenient to eat.

    • food-4tots says:

      Tigerfish: I agree with you provided we don’t overeat. Besides its conveniency, the cheesy mash topping makes this dish more wholesome too. 😉

  9. LK, WOW is all I can say. Where did you get that baking tin? It makes the dish look even more authentic. 🙂

  10. lingzie says:

    yummy!! i also want to know where you got that baking tin! its gorgeous!
    i made chicken pie some weeks ago, and used mustard in the seasoning, and also puff pastry for the top. it was nice but i wasnt too satisfied with the sauce which wasn’t thick enough in my opinion (maybe cos i didnt use cheese! lol)
    will try out your recipe soon!

  11. evelyn says:

    I had a nice chicken pie on the SQ flight back home from Adelaide. My husband thought it was cheese inside the fillings that made it so creamy. But I’m not too sure. Must try yours!

    • food-4tots says:

      Evelyn: I think your husband’s guess may be correct. Cheese can be used to thicken the sauce. Hope your family will love it as much as us. 😉

  12. Looks like a great home cooked meal. Nothing like good ol’ comfort food.

  13. This is a very comfort food, especially kids will like this.

  14. Cherine says:

    This looks soooo good!

  15. Little Inbox says:

    Although it is a high calories dish, but it is simply irresistible! Once a while, ok la.

  16. Ladyhomechef says:

    Nice chicken pie! Yumyum… Can’t really find time to cook nowadays… Sob sob… Wait for my assgmt over I will!

  17. The chicken pot is very tempting. It’s a kid-friendly dish. Oh, adults like it too. I’m drooling over the cheesy topping right now.

  18. Jason Wong says:

    I tried making chicken pie the Hainanese way. Not really successful. I like most was the buttery puff pastry. I added some mash potato into the stew to thicken into gravy.

    Next time can try using mash cauliflower to substitute the mash potato topping.

  19. Looks gorgeous! The picture is like a magazine.

  20. LCOM says:

    Oh delicious. I made something similar long time ago but now I find it too much work. 😛

  21. felicia says:

    reminds me of shepherd’s pie!
    all pies like these are awesome for cold days.
    can never go wrong with this!

  22. This is a dish, which in France, we call “hachis parmentier”. You generally use whatever leftover meat you have, you grind it and season it and hide it under mashed-potatoes. Children love it because it’s easy to eat. It’s a great way to use leftovers (beef, veal, duck, chicken, lamb, etc.)

  23. The chicken filling looks fantastic, and who could resist the cheesy topping! Looks like a great one dish meal.

  24. sweetlife says:

    great shots..just found your blog- it is ever so lovely, your dish looks yummy-my kids would devour this


  25. Dora says:

    I love chicken pies very much! Did u reserve a piece or 2 for me? ;p

  26. Looks amazing! I just love chicken pie. And I love love that I’ll get to use my white wine vinegar! I am trying this for SURE! After my crazy travelling schedule the next few weeks… Thanks for this!

  27. The topping is to die for!

  28. Alivia says:

    Hi, your recipes look appetizing. I would like to enquire, whether you have any recipes for secondary students to carry out?


  29. Alivia says:

    You are welcome 🙂 , I’ve recently found out that secondary students nowadays seem to have ‘no time'(especially those with working parents) to cook their own lunch, thus always bingeing in fast food, etc. It would be of great help if you could reccomend some easy but appealing food recipes for them to carry out, thus leading to a much better and healthier diet instead of their normal ‘carl junior’s on monday and mc’d on tuesday’ and so on. I’m very sorry if I’m making such a big fuss, resulting in making your life frustrating. Thank you for your offer though , (to send you an email). 🙂

    • food-4tots says:

      Alivia: Sorry for the late reply as I can’t access to internet due to the toilet upgrading program which started on this Tue. You can find some simple recipes under the categories of rice, pasta and noodles. They can also try simple fried rice, simple fried noodles and homemade burger (meat/ salmon). But for these 3 recipes, I don’t have the recipes in my blog. If you want, you can write to me. Hope it helps.

  30. Alivia says:

    It is alright, the MUP ( main upgrading program )? Thank you for your email, I will try broadening my horizons on searching for recipes for teens. I really do thank you for your sincere help. 🙂

    • food-4tots says:

      Alivia: You are most welcome!! Yeah, some home improvement programmes by the Housing Development Board. My daily routine is haywired now during this period. Hahaha!

      Btw, I have come across some “Kids can cook” cookbooks in the bookstore. Maybe you can check them out at your local bookstores. Alternatively, try to search in Youtube. Feel free to contact me if you still have queries. 😉

  31. Alivia says:

    It will pass , don’t worry. You can make it through, most definitely. 🙂

    Aahh, cook books, i will do. Youtube would be easier and more ‘attention grabbing’ due to ‘video format’. That would be an excellent idea. Why, thank you very much . You are truly one of the most helpful bloggers around. 🙂

  32. Alivia says:

    You are welcome. 🙂 That site looks refreshing and nice. Thank you for taking the pain to search for it. I’m sure it would . Thanks again. 🙂

  33. Alivia says:

    *Laugh* You are definitely one fun person. Sad to say, I think I must erm… ‘go’ now. I might comment again on your site. For now please do help other people like me 😀 . Thank you. Till then,

    Regards: Alivia 😀

  34. Eden says:

    Trying this tonight! Thanks so much 🙂

  35. Kate says:

    Cheesy mash is one of my all-time favourite comfort foods and it works wonders to diguise a few vegetables in for my 2 year old. Yay for another recipe to add to my “kid-friendly collection”.

  36. Sana says:

    Hey I just tried it the other day. It was hit – as we couldnt find some ingredients in my part of the world i substituted and it still turned out great 😀 Next time Ill try topping it with a biscuit crust – Thanks for a great recipe 🙂

    • food-4tots says:

      Sana: Thanks for your kind feedback!! I’m so glad it suits your family’s palate. It’s such a great idea to top with biscuit crust to add some crunch to this pie. Thanks for sharing! 😉

  37. Mei Ling says:

    Hi, I am going to try this. May I know what type of milk to use?

  38. kathy dever says:

    going to try this. i make my chicken pot pie the same way, but use croissants for my top. just open tube and roll on top, makes the flakiest crust.

  39. Irene says:

    hi love this recipe! am making this for my 18 mth toddler. can I omit the white wine vinegar? btw since the recipe has lemon juice, wont it be too sour with the vinegar?
    sorry this is the first time am making pies so please pardon my ignorance. what is the use of the vinegar ah?

  40. May says:


    Looks so tempting. I am going to give it a try for sure! May i know can this dish be served as dinner on its own? Or there is other dish that can go with this? I have 3 adults and one toddler in my family. I am wondering is this enough to be served as a dish itself only.

  41. Jasmine says:

    Thanks for all your yummy, wonderful n easy to follow recipes!!! What can u use to replace white wine vinegar? Thanks

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