Nelly Elliott

Newcastle based blogger, mama, creative, coffee-only with my oxygen, vegan, plus-size fashion lover and feminist.


Leftover Roast Chicken Pie.

Part of my 2015 plan of action was to be more frugal and meal plan. This is one of my favourite frugal recipes, and is a really simple way to use leftover roast chicken and veggies. We tend to have a roast chicken dinner on a Sunday evening, so this is the ideal Monday night meal.

I always have butter and flour in my kitchen so whipping up a simple shortcrust takes 10 minutes.

This is the perfect recipe to do in stages throughout the day, inbetween feeding the baby, nappy changes, cuddles etc...

It is really adaptable too, you can throw in any veggies you have to use up, I usually just go with carrots, turnip and peas as those are the veggies we like, but I have also tried leeks, onions, sweetcorn and butternut squash.

I am not going to share my shortcrust recipe again, as I have blogged it many times before, click on the link if you need the pastry recipe, but any shortcrust will do, even shop bought.

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Leftover Roast Chicken Pie
  • 60g Butter
  • 60g Flour
  • 1 pint Chicken Stock
  • Leftover Roast Chicken, shreaded
  • 2 Carrots, diced
  • 1/4 Turnip, diced
  • a handful or two Peas
  • A pinch Salt, pepper, mustard poweder (to taste)
Melt the butter in a large saucepan or skillet.Once melted add the flour, and stir until it comes together into a clump/paste, cook off for 3-5 minutes.Add chicken stock a bit at a time and stir to incorporate. It will look a little lumpy at first but keep stirring and adding until fully incorporated into a nice smooth sauce.Add the diced carrot and turnip to the stock and cook on a gentle simmer for 10 minutes until the veggies are tender.Once the vegetables are tender add the shreaded roast chicken and peas.Take the filling off the heat and cool, ready for assembling the pie.

This pie lasts us one evening meal and lunch the next day, it is one of our favourite meals. It may not be the healthiest but its one of the few meals with vegetables that Paul will eat, so I chalk it up to a win!

I'd love to see any frugal, family friendly recipes you love, feel free to share them below!