Nigerian Chicken Pie Recipe

Nigerian Chicken pie! I’m sure you’re wondering why I’ve got a Chicken Pie recipe up barely two weeks after putting up a Nigerian meat pie recipe. Well, I had a massive craving for Chicken Pies this weekend and thought to make a blog post out of the process, so, here I am.

Nigerian chicken pie is basically the chicken version of the meat pie though unlike the Nigerian meat pie, shredded chicken are a better option compared with minced chicken. Nigerian chicken pies are moister and softer on the inside compared to the meat pie version so you’ll have to use very succulent chicken. The best chicken part I prefer to use is the drumstick only cos its very soft and meaty. It’s better to use chicken with bones rather than fillets as fillets, especially breast fillets, are not as soft as required. I’ll be adding milk to both the dough and filling just so the filling is really moist, soft and yummy and also the dough softer and a tad bit crumbly. However, if you prefer a very firm dough consistency and drier filling, SKIP the milk and use water instead.

I’ll be using both minced chicken and shredded chicken for this recipe so you don’t have to use both, this is only in order to show you the cooking process of both options.

The ingredients measurements stated are basic measurements, I made 3 dozens of chicken pies, hence the large quantity of filling. The stated measurements will produce 8-9 medium size chicken pies.

If you’re interested in my Nigerian Meat Pie recipe, please click HERE to view it….

Let’s start….


Dough Ingredients:

500 Grams Plain Flour

1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

250 Grams Butter or Margarine

1/4 Cup Milk or Water

2 Medium Eggs

A Pinch of Salt


Filling ingredients:

300 Grams Minced Chicken OR

500 Grams Chicken With Bones (thigh, wings)

2 Medium Carrots Diced

2 Medium Irish Potatoes Diced

1 Medium Onion Diced

2 Cups Chicken Stock

100ml  Whole Milk or diluted evaporated milk

2 Heaped Tablespoons Plain Flour

1 Teaspoon Thyme

1 Tablespoon Curry Powder

1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder

I Tablespoon Chicken Seasoning of your choice

2 Knorr Chicken Cubes

Salt to Taste


Filling method:

Firstly, using a knife, make deep insertions on each chicken, this will allow the marinade to penetrate deep into the chicken. Marinate the chicken with 1/2 tablespoon curry, garlic powder, 1 knorr chicken and 1 teaspoon chicken seasoning. Place in a fridge and leave to marinate for at least 2 hours. Mine was left overnight. The longer, the better.Nigerian chicken pie

After it’s marinated to your satisfaction, transfer the chicken into a cooking pot, place on a hob on low heat add some chopped onions and salt to taste, leave to simmer for 15 minutes. Do not add water. This process allows the chicken to release its own juices.,stir occasionally….Nigerian chicken pie
After 15 minutes, add 1-2 cups of water, taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary, let this slowly cook till tender…Nigerian chicken pieThe chicken shouldn’t be too soft, just tender so it’s easy to shred as it will be cooked further with the carrots and potatoes…Nigerian chicken pie
When it’s tender, take out the chicken and shred into small pieces…Nigerian chicken pie
Throw the chicken bones back into the pot containing the stock and continue to slow cook for 10-15 minutes. This is to enhance the flavour of the stock, we’ll be using some of this later.

Place a wok on a hob on medium heat, add the vegetable oil, when it’s hot, add the onions….Nigerian chicken pie
When the onions are fragrant, add the minced chicken if you’re using any, fry till the mince loses its pinkness….

Skip this step if you’re using just shredded chicken.

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Now add the shredded chicken, stir for a minute…..Nigerian chicken pie
Now, add the carrots and potatoes. ..imageAlso add 1 knorr cube, remaining garlic powder and curry powder, chicken seasoning, also add the thyme and salt to taste….Nigerian chicken pie
Mix thoroughly, when the potatoes and carrots start to cook, add the chicken stock and continue to cook till the potatoes and carrots are soft…
While this is cooking, mix the flour in 1 cup of water, mix till you get a smooth, milky consistency, set aside.
When the carrots and potatoes are soft, add the flour mixture, stir and combine, then add the milk…Nigerian chicken pie
Stir and combine really well…
Turn off the heat and leave to simmer with the residual heat for 3-5 minutes. Set aside.Nigerian chicken pie

Dough method:

Mix the flour, baking powder and salt together, sift to get rid of clumps…Nigerian chicken pie
Now add the butter, mix thoroughly till you get a crumbly/grainy texture…Nigerian chicken pie
Now add the milk or water gradually, you may not need to use the entire quantity so, add gradually…Nigerian chicken pie
Mix till you get a firm, non sticky dough, do not over work your dough…Nigerian chicken pie
When it’s done, wrap in cling film and leave to rest in a fridge for half an hour…
Crack the eggs into a bowl, mix and set aside…
Now take out the dough after half an hour, knead your dough…(you’ll notice the texture of the dough has changed, it should feel more manageable now)

Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius….Nigerian chicken pie
Then get a rolling pin and roll the dough on a smooth surface, roll the dough into your desired shape, I’m using rectangles. Cut into desired size, scoop 2 tablespoons of the filling unto the rolled out dough…
Use a brush to gently rub the egg mixture on the edges of your dough…Nigerian chicken pie
Fold the dough over, use the back of a fork to firmly seal the dough…Nigerian chicken pie
Use the baking brush to gently glaze the top of the pie with the egg mixture…Nigerian chicken pie
Repeat the same process with the remaining dough and filling till they’re exhausted.
Place on a parchment paper lined or oiled/greased baking tray…nigerian chicken pie 4
Place in the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes thereabouts or until the top begins to brown…nigerian chicken pie 2Nigerian chicken pie

See how moist the filling looks? Yummy!nigerian chicken pie 5


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58 thoughts on “Nigerian Chicken Pie Recipe

  1. I absolutely love your recipies, I’ve been trying to get better at cooking because I’m going off to uni and this blog has been a great help. I’m making the chicken meat pie today and I just had a quick question ; for the dough can I make it hours in advance and store or would that make the dough unworkable ?

  2. Wow! Your chicken pie recipe is the best I have tried so far. We went on a picnic with friends and I made some. It was so good that I regretted making small cos I was trying it for the first time. My husband really enjoyed it and he kept asking what was in the filling cos it was so delicious. Chicken pie is my favourite snack and since I relocated to Finland I have been craving Nigerian chicken pie, glad I can make chicken pie myself. Thanks Sisi Jemimah for all you do, God bless you so much

  3. I was so blown by the outcome, that I went on to make the Veggie Chicken Gravy at Night and Viola!! It’s a WRAP y’all. With my busy schedule, I try to create new meal ideas and sometimes that takes too much time. Now I don’t have to struggle to think up awesome meal ideas. Or be subject to the some recipes on some other food blogs, that don’t turn out soo great. Your cooking style is just my thing. I’m sold out.

    All things being equal and if schedule permits, I will make the highly coveted Obe Ata Din Din tomorrow. I have made my version a lot of times in the past, but it always feels like something is missing. I just went through your recipe and can see where mine needs tweaking. I believe the result will be spot on!

    Just wana say… You ROCK!!!

    • Thanks so much for the lovely comment, glad you find my recipes useful. Do let me know how you get on with the recipes. Thank you!!!

  4. OMGeee Jemimah! I just came across your blog while trying to get the recipes for Nigerian Fish and Chicken Pies. I was blown away!!!! Your are right now my ONE stop shop for Awesome Food recipes. Just yesterday alone, I went all out and Made Chicken Pie for the first time using your recipe and it turned out FAN-TASSS-TIIIICCCC!!!! My Picky 4year old kid loves it! My 1yr old toddler was the first to sample it and fed herself one half of the pie unassisted!!!

    My Husband is a huge fan of Chicken Pie and did not eat it unless it was from TFC back in Nigeria. He tasted and was screaming about how it was the best Chicken Pie EVER!!!

    Huge Thumbs Uuup to you.

    • I’m so sorry for the late response, been really busy lately. Glad the recipe worked out great for you and thanks for taking the time to leave a feedback, its well appreciated. Thank you!!

  5. Thank you so much for dis recipe😘😘 u r d best😘😘! I v 250ml cup, how do I measure 500g of flour using 250ml cup??? Pls

  6. Hello SISI, great job as always. What I want to know is can one use this dough recipe for meatpie as I always like my dough soft.?

  7. Thanks sisi Jemimah for all ur efforts, God bless you immensely, pls I mean to ask, will d meat-pie n chicken pie crust turn out soft like TFC own, cos am usually turns out hard, thank you.

    • Sorry for the late response. Crusts will be soft and a tad flaky, Ive never tried pies from TFC so I can’t compare, I’m sorry…

  8. Sisi J, my comment is coming late and early. I have tried this recipe and trust me it makes sense die. That was my first time trying to do anything flour and baking and I nailed it. I’m doing it again today and so sure it will be better than the first. Thanks and we’ll done. God continue to increase your knowledge base.

    • Great feedback, Aderonke! I’m glad the recipe worked great for you and you enjoyed it. Amen to your prayer and you’re very welcome. God bless you loads….xx

  9. Hello Sisi,
    I would have to commend you for your efforts. You have really improved my cooking techniques and I never have to worry about ideas of things to cook as you always come to my rescue and deliver me you always do. I am a novice though when it comes to baking and my main confusion is the measurements. I never never seem to get them right. For example, phrases like 1/4 or1/2 cup just don’t do it for me. The puff puff measurement for instance sent me into an overdrive. I have two different measuring jugs and I still can’t work it out as the quantity always appears to be more than it is actually needed. Just one plea from me, I don’t know if you would be baking something soon but could you include your measuring jug pictures, maybe it would help me. And thank you so much for the good work, only the good Lord can bless your efforts.

    • Hi Zee, thanks for the kind words. I’m glad my recipes work well for you. Thanks once again. Regarding the measurements, I only measure liquid in cups. A standard liquid measuring cup is 250ml, half is 125 ml….. Measuring cups have their capacities indicated on them. I will surely upload a photo in my next baking recipe. Hope this helps….

  10. This recipe is da bom! I used chicken breast and it turned out really nice. Best recipe i’ve ever used for chicken pie. Thanks Sisi for this recipe?

    • I’m so sorry for the late response, I’m glad the recipe worked well for you. Thanks so so much for taking the time to leave a feedback…..?

    • Yay! Awesome feedback! I’m glad it came out well and you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a feedback….???

  11. Thanks for this beautiful recipe, I plan to make some for my girls this weekend and I am sure it will turn out very well. I think your recipes are the BEST….your pictures makes it so easy to follow and it helps to ensure that I am on the right track. I successfully made asaro and peppered chicken using your recipe…my family had a yummy meal and looking forward to more…please keep posting. Please can you help with puff puff recipe as well.

    • I’m so sorry I’ve only just seen this comment. My notifications don’t get delivered at all and I have to search posts from time to time. I’m glad you loved the Asaro and peppered chicken recipe. Thanks god the feedback. I’ve got a puff puff recipe on now, not sure if you’ve seen it yet…..

    • Thanks so much Dr. I wanted to cut corners and use pre-chopped chicken like I normally do but decided against it cos I really needed some stock for fried rice, killed two birds with one stone…LOL!

    • Thanks Nma. I’d always used just mince as well until recently. Mixing both isn’t a bad idea as well so you can have a creamy and firm texture at the same time….:)

  12. Good morning Jemimah, I tried your meat-pie recipe yesterday. It was great! Everyone around me enjoyed it. Thank you. Will give this chicken recipe a trial this weekend. God bless you dear.

    • Yay! Thanks for the lovely feedback and I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe. You’ll love the chicken pie even more, I tell you…:) Will be waiting on your feedback then. Amen to your prayer, God bless you too, thanks so much once again.

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