Prize-Winning Chicken and Mushroom Pie


That’s right everybody, I said PRIZE-WINNING Pie. Every summer San Diego has a big county-wide fair full of crazy and delicious food, animals and livestock, fun rides, and contests. I’ve gone to the San Diego County Fair every year, going back a good 25 years. In fact, I can remember when it was still called the Del Mar Fair, and I actually sometimes slip and still call it that. However, in all my years of going to the fair I’ve never actually entered one of the contests.

This year, on a whim, I decided to enter the Pillsbury Pie Baking Championship. The rules were simple, you just had to use Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crusts. There were two categories: Dessert and Savory. I’m not very good at creating sweet pies, so I decided to enter the savory category. But what to make?

On a trip to Europe last month we spent three days in London. We had so much fun! But unfortunately, the food wasn’t all that great. One of the things I ate while we were there was a chicken and mushroom pie.


So cute, right? But it just didn’t taste very good. However, it gave me a good idea. I felt like I could take the premise of chicken and mushrooms and run with it.  And guess what, my chicken and mushroom pie recipe won! And now I’m going to share this easy chicken and mushroom pie with you.


Savory Chicken and Mushroom Pie


  • 1 package Pillsbury Pie Crusts


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 pound mushrooms, sliced
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 3 cups chicken, cooked and chopped (for time’s sake I used a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store)
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can cream of chicken soup, condensed
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 9-inch pie pan with 1 Pillsbury pie crust.

Combine butter, onion and garlic in a large skillet pan and cook until ingredients are soft.


Add in mushrooms and cook an additional 5 minutes, until mushrooms are thoroughly cooked.


Add in bacon, chicken, parsley, cream of chicken soup and chicken broth. Stir until thoroughly combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.


Fill lined pie pan with chicken and mushroom mixture. Top with remaining pie crust and brush top with egg and water mixture. Seal crust with a fork and add decoration if you wish (I added a cute little chicken and mushroom made from leftover dough on top). Bake pie at 350 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.


This is a super-hearty pie that will generously feed 6-8 people.

11 Comments on Prize-Winning Chicken and Mushroom Pie

  1. Hanna
    at (5 years ago)

    Hi Sarah,

    This looks really yum, anything with mushroom is divine in my book. Just wanted to ask you have you tried this recipe with Cream of mushroom soup instead of chicken? I gather it “could be” better for some people.

    • Sarah SaturDIY
      at (5 years ago)

      Hi Hanna,

      I actually did think about using cream of mushroom soup. I think either soup would work well with the pie. It’s pretty versatile, so you could also add in additional ingredients like veggies, or if you’re vegetarian you could take out the chicken and just add in extra mushrooms. Thanks for commenting!

  2. Ellya Brill
    at (5 years ago)

    This looks delicious. Must try this out some day…!! Pinning.

    Thank you so much for sharing.


    • Sarah SaturDIY
      at (5 years ago)

      Thanks for pinning, Ellya! Glad you liked it!

  3. amalia alexander
    at (5 years ago)

    I watched you make this on San Diego living. It looks great and the ingredients are so simple that’s what I liked the best.



    • Sarah SaturDIY
      at (5 years ago)

      Thanks for watching, Amalia! And thanks for visiting the site! Let me know if you end up making the pie!

  4. janice
    at (5 years ago)

    I will have to try this it looks so good and whats better than chicken and mushroom. yum.
    Will be back. following

    • Sarah SaturDIY
      at (5 years ago)

      Thanks for following, Janice!

  5. Paula
    at (5 years ago)

    I can totally see what this won a prize. This is such an awesome post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party. Hope you can join us!


  6. Jocie@OPC The Better Half
    at (5 years ago)

    wow, looks amazing Sarah!!!! Thanks for much for linking up to support Habitat! Good luck and hope to see you back Thursday night. 🙂


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