Chicken, Leek and Caerphilly Cheese Pie

Welsh inspired recipe
Welsh inspired recipe
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1 tbsp Olive oil
1 tbsp Butter
1 Onion chopped
3 cloves Garlic sliced
4 Chicken thighs boned, cubed
7 oz Leek sliced, white parts only
2 tbsp All-purpose flour
150ml Dry white wine
450ml Chicken stock
200ml Double cream
2 tsp English Mustard
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
3 ½ oz Dried prunes halved
5 ½ oz Caerphilly Cheese crumbled
2 oz mixed Tarragon and flat leaf parsley chopped
1 lb Frozen puff pastry ready, rolled
1 Egg yolks
1 tbsp Double cream

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Chicken, Leek and Caerphilly Cheese Pie


Not many people know this but when I was in high school, I spent three months studying abroad in Wales. This Chicken, Leek, Caerphilly Cheese and Prune Pie is a dish that I ate while I was there and never forgot. It uses Caerphilly cheese which is a hard, crumbly white cheese. If you can’t find Caerphilly, you can substitute it with a strong crumbly cheddar. 

Start by sautéing onions and garlic in a skillet. Add chicken and sear for 5 minutes until cooked on the outside. Make the sauce by stirring in flour and leeks. Pour in white wine and chicken stock, then add double cream and mustard. Stir well as you add prunes, cheese, and herbs. Place the pie filling in a pie dish and top with a pastry lid. Bake for 25 minutes. 

To make Chicken, Leek, Caerphilly Cheese and Prune Pie, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Chicken, Leek and Caerphilly Cheese Pie


Heat oven


Preheat the oven to 350 °F.


Sauté onions and garlic


Melt 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium-sized saucepan. Sauté a chopped onion and 3 chopped cloves of garlic for about 10 minutes until they start to soften.


Cook chicken


Add the cubed chicken thighs and cook for 5 minutes until the chicken is sealed.


Make sauce


Add the 7 ounces of chopped leeks and 2 tablespoons of flour. Stir until fully combined. Pour in 150ml of white wine and 450ml of chicken stock. Stir slowly until the sauce has thickened.


Add cream and mustard


Add 200ml of double cream and 2 teaspoons of English mustard. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat and stir in 3 ½ ounces of prunes, 5 ½ ounces of Caerphilly cheese and herbs.


Add sauce to a pie dish


Transfer the chicken and prune pie filling to a medium sized pie dish.


Add pastry lid


Mix an egg yolk with 1 tablespoon of cream. Brush around the edges of the pie dish. Cover with a sheet of ready rolled puff pastry. Cut around the sides of the pastry with a knife and brush the lid of the pie with the remaining egg mixture. Using a fork, make some small holes in the pastry lid to ensure the steam can escape.




Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.



Serve this delicious pie with mashed potato or steamed vegetables.

Try my Chicken, Leek, Caerphilly Cheese and Prune Pie soon and don’t forget to come back soon to leave a comment with your thoughts!

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Total Reviews: 19
Abbie Stinchfield

Love this chicken prune pie more than meat pie! Going to be making this a lot more often now.

Abbigail Gooler

Ditched the mustard cause I hate the flavor but other than that I followed the recipe step by step and it was purrrfection.

Aiyanna Nau

Can't wait to bring this to my friends birthday party tonight, I already snuck in a small bite and I just know she will love it.

Brisa Maceyko

My husband really likes this chicken leek prune pie with cheese, I doubled the cheese the second time around though because we're huge cheese lovers.

Laylah Etuk

Shared this recipe idea with my mom and we thought maybe we should make some sort of sauce and therefore we got some tomato paste with seasoning already in it and put it on the top of this, absolutely magnificent!!

Yazmin Masinter

Added a lot of cheese to the inside of this and I enjoyed it so much, really happy with this recipe.

Coraline Allrich

Yummy, best prune chicken pie out there, make it if you're second guessing,don't.

Macey Babani

I hold this recipe close to my heart, officially one of my favorite none-sweet pies that isnt' just filled with some sort of meat.

Maisy Coar

If you want to start a party in your mouth, I'd eat this. It does the trick trust me, loved it so much.

Ryann Cowen

Gotta hand it to you, you really come up with some gooood stuff, this was very delicious.

Amiya Kubicek

Took me longer than 50 minutes for sure but had a wonderful dinner once it was done.

Selina Kollath

Had this for dinner today with some yummy cheesecake mini's for dessery, everything was perfect.

Lilyana Klitzing

The whole top of my caerphilly prune pie was sunken in..we still ate it and it was good but have to make the time shorter or something I guess.

Shay Nein

Made this for my grandma on our family Friday and she was so proud of me, the whole family including myself really loved this.

Aiyana Yurasek

Great chicken pie, gonna cook again some day, thanks for sharing.

Kaycee Visco

This website is sooo awesome, there's legit recipes for every Holiday and tasty stuff like this, bookmarked and shared!!

Mckayla Reed

Love how it came out looking just like the picture, the steps are honestly so simple that now I can make resturant food at home :)


I like any pies and chicken. This is a perfect mix for me. It was very easy to cook it. My family loves it. Thanks


Delicious! Thanks for sharing recipe!

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