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How to make Nigerian Chicken pie

Here's how to make the Nigerian Chicken pie:

Nigerian Chicken Pie Recipe

Recipe by Fitnigerian

This recipe is the gold standard way of making chicken pie using basically flour, baking powder, cold margarine, 1 egg, cold water and a pinch of salt.

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Nigerian chicken pie recipe


Method: Baked


15 people

Prep Time
30 Min

Total Time
50 Min

Ingredients for chicken pie dough:
  • 512g of all purpose flour
  • 205g of Margarine
  • 2 eggs, 1 egg for egg wash
  • Cold water, about 80ml or ⅓ cup
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon of salt.
Ingredients for chicken pie filling:
  • 300g of ground minced chicken
  • 1 medium-sized onion, sliced
  • 2 medium-sized Irish potatoes, diced
  • 1 medium-sized carrot, diced
  • 1½ tablespoons of cooking oil
  • Seasoning cube(s), as desired
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of plain flour in ½ cup of water to make a binder
  • Chicken stock, as needed.
  1. 1
    In a large pan, heat up your cooking oil on medium heat and sauté onions till it’s translucent. Add your ground minced chicken, stir well and fry till it loses its pink colour.
  2. 2
    Add your diced carrots and potatoes and about a cup of chicken stock or enough to cook the diced potatoes and carrot till it’s soft. Check for seasoning and season with salt, black pepper and seasoning cube(s) as desired.
  3. 3
    If cooked to desired taste, add the mixture of plain flour to ½ cup of water to the pan. This acts to keep the filling moist. Stir well then allow to cook for a minute or more. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  4. 4
    In a large bowl, measure your flour, baking powder, salt and mix together. Add your cold margarine and mix together till you get a crumbly texture then add your egg and mix well.
  5. 5
    In little increments, gradually add your cold water into the dough and mix well till all the water has been exhausted. A non-sticky dough should be formed by now. Knead in the bowl for about 5 minutes, cover with a kitchen napkin or nylon and then place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to rest.
  6. 6
    While your dough is resting, Line your baking tray with parchment paper or foil and grease with margarine, preheat the oven to 170C and then whisk the other egg ready for egg wash.
  7. 7
    Get your dough out after the 30minutes has elapsed. Divide into parts and with the aid of a rolling pin, roll out the dough to your desired thickness. Cut out a rectangular shape with a knife.
  8. 8
    Add the chicken filling with a spoon to the center of the rectangular shaped dough. With a pastry brush, brush all edges with your egg wash to help with sealing and cover both sides. Press all edges properly with a fork and then place on your baking tray. Repeat the process till your dough and/or chicken filling is exhausted.
  9. 9
    Rub all chicken pies on the baking tray with egg wash.
  10. 10
    Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes or till it’s golden brown. Ready to serve. 
  • Please ensure you use cold water and cold margarine in this recipe
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How can I bake chicken pie without an oven?

You can bake chicken pie without an oven using an Iron stand and a pot containing sand or salt. Video below would be of great assistance:


Nigerian Chicken Pie Recipe (#1 Best way) - FitNigerian
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Type: Snack

Cuisine: Nigerian

Recipe Yield: 15 servings

Preparation Time: PT30M

Cooking Time: PT50M

Total Time: PT1H20M

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Flour
  • Margarine
  • Egg
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Chicken
  • Onion
  • Irish Potatoes
  • Carrot
  • Oil
  • Seasoning cube
  • Black Pepper
  • Salt

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