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Nigerian Chicken pie

Nigerian Chicken Pie Recipe

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Course: Snack
Cuisine: Nigerian
Keyword: Nigerian Chicken Pie
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 475kcal
Author: Tinuola



  • 350 g chicken drum sticks
  • 1 cooking spoon oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon mixed herbs
  • 2 chicken seasoning cubes
  • 1 teaspoon curry
  • ½ teaspoon smoke paprika (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 medium-size Irish potatoes
  • 1 medium-size carrots
  • Chicken Broth
  • 3 strings spring onions
  • salt to taste


  • 500 gram flour
  • 1 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 250 grams Butter/margarine or 50/50
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk or water


  • On a low heat in a deep pan, add the chopped onions, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, mixed herbs, and curry powder. Allow sauteing for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the diced carrots and potatoes, fry in the mixture until a bit tender.
  • Add the shredded chicken and the chicken broth. Allow to boil up for about 2 minutes.
  • Then add 1 tablespoon of flour to thicken the sauce.
  • Add the chopped green onions and mix everything together. Cover and allow to simmer for about 2 minutes before removing it from the heat.


  • In a mixing bowl or a stand mixer, pour the flour, add the sugar, nutmeg, salt, and the baking powder. Give them a good stir.
  • Add the butter or margarine and mix in the flour until it looks like a crumbly texture.
  • Make a well in the middle to add the egg and mix thoroughly in the mixture.
  • Add the milk or water and knead the dough until soft and smooth or until the right dough consistency is achieved. Do not overwork dough to avoid dense pie.
  • Cover and place the dough in the refrigerator to rest for about 30 minutes.

Cut, Fill, And Fold

  • After taking the dough out from the freezer, drop it on a floured surface and knead it a little bit more.
  • Cut into small pieces and grab your rolling pin. Roll each cut-out flat on the rolling mat, use your meat pie cutter or any round cutter to cut it out.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of the filling, brush the tip with some whisked egg, and fold.
  • If you are not using a meat pie cutter, use a fork to seal the tip, and remove the excess dough.

Baking The Pie

  • Set your oven to 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F.your choice.
  • Bush your pan with butter to avoid sticking or line your baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Arrange your pie in the tray and brush the top with egg.
  • Place the tray in the oven and allow to bake between 20-25 minutes.
  • When it's well cooked, remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  • Serve and enjoy with any chilled drink of your choice.


Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 53.7g | Protein: 20.1g | Fat: 19.1g | Saturated Fat: 6.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.8g | Cholesterol: 76.6mg | Sodium: 721.3mg | Potassium: 351.3mg | Fiber: 6.2g | Sugar: 1g