Chicken Pie, Traditional South African Style
120 mins (prep 60, cooking 60)
22 ingredients
1 servings
Chicken pie is one of our favourite dinner or festive dishes. Of course, as with all traditional dishes the world over, there are many slight variations, although the spices should be the same as given here. This recipe is about as close to the genuine old-fashioned one as possible, and although seasonings can be varied, subtle nutmeg and clove are non-negotiable! As modern supermarket chickens cannot compare to the flavour of my grannies' and Mom's free-range birds, do shop for a plump, golden bird and avoid pale, thin-looking specimens. Is sago easily obtainable in the US? It looks like tapioca, only much smaller. Sago is also necessary, really, to thicken the sauce. This recipe is juicy but never watery. Don't mind my lengthy instructions: I hope it makes the easy recipe easier for you. This is great food to take to a potluck dinner, but it should not be served cold. Time to prepare is a guess -- many factors can affect it. For the pastry lid I recommend using My Gran's Sour Cream Pastry, otherwise use flaky/puff pastry. I give the metric amounts in brackets). NOTE: As a traditional recipe, nothing in the way of veggies are added. It is meant to be purely a chicken pie, apart from the ham slices used.

Categories:  african , poultry , main-dish , south-african , meat , <-4-hours , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (31.5 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 0.0 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 2325.48mg 96.89%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0.0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 1.44mg% Iron 0.02mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
frozen puff pastry, whole chicken, garlic and herb seasoning, fresh garlic cloves, ground nutmeg, fresh lemon juice, any seasoning, fresh thyme, chopped fresh rosemary