Chicken Pot Pie with Ham & Leek

Hand folded puff pastry filled with British chicken, baked ham, leeks in a creamy sauce spiked with wholegrain mustard and topped with a puff pastry hat.

What we suggest...

Cabbage has long been the victim of bad press, often dismissed as soggy and bland. But this recipe bucks the trend. It's fresh and crisp, with a tart, creamy dressing.

Crunchy Creamy Coleslaw

For the dressing:

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp English mustard
  • 1 ½ tbps lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • Half a white cabbage finely shredded
  • 2 carrots, peeled and grated
  • 8 spring onions
  • 1 small bunch of chives
  • 1 granny smith, grated (this is entirely optional)
  1. Whisk all the dressing ingredients together. Set aside. Combine the cabbage and carrots. Finely chop the spring onions and chives and add to the chopped vegetables.
  2. Pour over the dressing and mix well. YOU MUST TASTE IT at this stage as it may well need a little more seasoning or some more lemon juice.
  3. Toss before serving.


  Per 100g Per 280g Pie
Energy 1188kJ/284kcal 2970kJ/711kcal
Protein 13.1g 32.6g
Carbohydrates 19.1g 47.7g
(of which sugars) 1.3.g 3.2g
Fat 13.4g 33.5g
(of which saturates) 7.2g 18.0g
Fibre 1.2g 3.0g
Sodium 0.3g 0.7g
Salt 0.7g 1.7g


Chicken & Ham Filling [61%], All Butter Puff Pastry [37%], Free Range Egg Yolk Glaze.

Chicken and Ham Filling contains: RSPCA Freedom Foods Chicken Breast [34%], Leeks [18%], Ham [17%] (Pork, Salt, Brown Sugar, Stabiliser: Sodium Triphosphate, Antioxidant: Sodium Ascorbate, Preservative: Sodium Nitrite), Onion, Water, Single Cream [11%], Cheddar Cheese, Wheat Flour, Wholegrain Mustard [2%] (Water, White Wine Vinegar, Brown Mustard Seeds, Salt, Cinnamon, Pimento), Salted Butter, Rapeseed Oil, Chicken Stock (Water, Chicken Extract, Flavouring, Glucose Syrup, Salt, Yeast Extract, Vegetable Oil), Rosemary, Thyme.

All Butter Puff Pastry contains: Wheat Flour, Butter [23%], Water, Salt

The chicken and ham in this pie have been produced from animals reared on farms approved by the RSPCA Freedom Food scheme


Egg, Milk, Mustard, Gluten, Wheat. This product may contain traces of nuts or sesame seed.


Sandy D. said:

I just wanted to tell you that I have had your Chicken Pot Pie with Ham and Leek for dinner tonight. It was ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS :-) I shall certainly be going back to the supermarket for more. SCRUMMY :-)

7th of April 2014

Janet P. said:

I recently tried one of your pies, it was the chicken pot pie with ham and leek. It was the nicest thing I have eaten in ages. Thanks :)

5th of April 2014

Mark C. said:

Today I tried one of your pies (Chicken Pot Pie with Ham and Leek) WOW very very impressed filling tasty and melt in the mouth. Please keep up the hard work and look forward to many more pies in the future.

26th of March 2014

Naomi said:

This pie is amazing! Underneath the crusty pastry top, adorned with a little loving heart, is THE best chicken pie I’ve ever tasted. I can’t wait to try out the Beef and Stilton pie tonight!

11th of February 2014

Hilary said:

I think the best way to describe this pie is SCRUMPTILICIOUS. It has got to be the best bought chicken pie I've ever tasted. I had one hot for my dinner this evening with sweetheart cabbage, and a little chopped leek, steamed with garden peas. A bit naughty (the pie not the veg) but oh so nice!!! I find it hard to decide if this is my favourite or the steak and red wine so I alternate which I buy. So long as you keep making them and Sainsburys keep stocking them I will keep buying your pies.

14th of November 2013

Philippa said:

Simply wow! This is the first time a supermarket bought product has prompted me to go on a website and leave a comment! This pie was amazing, lots of flavour from plenty of ham, chicken and leek that filled the mouth watering buttery pastry! I've always been a pie lover but I'm a higgidy girl now! Dinner was done in less than 30mins and it was on offer at Sainsburys so even better! Thanks higgidy!

12th of November 2013

Robert N. said:

Just had one of your chicken and ham pot pie, it was delicious, the filling filled the pie, most are full of air with little content. The pastry was also excellent, easy to bake. I will certainly try some of your other pies, looking forward to the next. 

16th of October 2013

TJ said:

Your chicken pie is by a country mile the tastiest pie I've ever had from a supermarket. It'll be several years since I've had a pie from a supermarket that actually tasted of anything. Can't wait to try the rest of your range.

1st of September 2013

mrs c.m.willey said:

Just eaten one of your chicken pot pies with ham and leek which was lovely. Real meat not over seasoned and lovely light pastry. Cant wait to try other flavours, will certainly be recommending to friends and family. Thank you, keep up the good work.

21st of August 2013

Kirsty Smith said:

Hi, I just want to say thank you for making such amazing pies! My boyfriend and I cant get enough of the chicken pot pie with ham and leek. The pastry is so moreish and the creamy filling is just to die for. Thank you so much for making such great products and please keep up the good work.

13th of August 2013

Gary Salt said:

Can I just say we bought one of your Pies from a local supermarket and they are the most Beautiful, Delicious Pies we have tasted. The Vegetarian range is equally as superb as well!

11th of August 2013

Debbie T. said:

My partner and I bought one of your chicken, ham and leek pies from a deli in Arundel last week. Today we went back to Arundel and called into the deli to buy another. I'm really fussy about what I eat – particularly meat – and where it comes from, and never normally buy ready-prepared meals, but I have no qualms about buying these. The pies are beautiful, filled to the brim with a gorgeous, tasty filling and thick sauce (not too much of it) and the pastry is lovely. Now I know I can get them in supermarkets, ready-prepared pies are back on my menu – at least, Higgidy pies are!

16th of July 2013

Steve H. said:

sounds amazing

29th of June 2013

Pete B. said:

Picked up this pie in the reduced section at Co-op. Heated it and devoured it this evening. Absolutely delicious! Thick tasty creamy sauce and real proper lumps of meat. Full to the hat unlike so many other makes. I’ll happily buy these pies at full price next time.

17th of June 2013

Jeff said:

I have discovered your pies at the Co-op, excellent. The Chicken Pot Pie with Ham & Leek , emhhh!!!!!!!

16th of June 2013

Richard N. said:

Just a quick note to say your pies are absolute perfection. Having tried pies from all supermarkets, yours can’t be beaten. Both your chicken and leek and beef and red wine are tasty. There are no rogue bits of meat. Brilliant product

11th of June 2013

Katy M. said:

Dear higgidy,
I felt compelled to email you and tell you how fantastic your products are. I have just had your chicken and ham pot pie and it was delicious, beautiful pastry and a tasty and well seasoned filling with actual pieces of chicken and ham.

Me and my fiancee love to cook but every now and then its nice to pop something ready made in the oven and have it taste as good as homemade.
Thank you for having putting such importance in creating great tasting food.

10th of June 2013

Ricky L. said:

I have just eaten one of your pies – chicken, leek and ham. It was absolutley fantastic – I am so impressed. Yes, I can tell it was made lovingly! thank you for doing such a good job – warms the heart, and fills the stomach!

10th of June 2013

Sophie D. said:

This was the BEST pie I have ever tasted. I’m very fussy with alot of food so when my mum bought this for me I was sceptical. but as soon as I took that first bite I fell in love. it was amazing and soooo filling. For the past 2 months I have had it for tea every Wednesday. I cant wait to try some of your other products.
keep up the good work, well done!!

24th of May 2013

Shirley O. said:

Oh my God! I,ve just had your chicken, with ham and leek pie…….absolutely amazing. Thank you. X

13th of March 2013

Sarah D.A said:

Hi, I just wanted to let you know how great I think your pies are, I buy them regularly from Booths in Ripon and today your Chicken Pot Pie with ham and leek had a different kind of outing as my son, who happens to have Aspergers, and so likes what he likes!…. Took your pie into school for his Food Tec coursework as they had to discuss ingredients, photograph it before and after cooking, analise ingredients, discuss the taste etc.. needless to say it was really well received, so keep making your lovely pies and thank you. Sarah

28th of January 2013

Paul B. said:


Ive been meaning to write to your company for over 3 months, We shop at Sainsburys and every week been purchasing your pies, particularly Chicken Leek and Ham Hock. Can I just say, it is quite possibly the best pie I have ever tasted. I never write to companys giving feedback, but I feel this pie is well worthy of a well done!

I’m already looking forward to my next one!

Thanks for such a good product.

Paul Bartlett

23rd of January 2013

June T. said:

I bought a higgidy chicken pot tie with ham and leek, it was in the reduced section of a local supermarket.

It was absolutely scrummy, i said to my husband, “oh i so wish i hadn’t eaten it” he replied “was it not nice then”?

I said “It was delicious, but i wished i hadn’t eaten it because now it’s all gone”

I will be on the lookout for some more of your pot pies, congratulations the filling and the pastry are the best i have ever tasted. Thankyou.

4th of December 2012

Anna B. said:

Hello Higgidy, I had my first higgidy experience this week, sampling your Chicken Ham Hock Leek pie…..DEE-LISH!!
Anna x

27th of November 2012

Angela M. said:

We have just tasted one of your chicken ham and leek pies and they are out of this world ;)
We live in Milton Keynes where else can we buy them please?
Many Thanks
Kindest Regards

3rd of September 2012

Sarah L. said:

I have just bought one of your chicken, ham and leek pies and cooked it for myself and my children (age 4 and 7) and oh my, it went down a treat.

13th of June 2012

Liezel S. said:

Hi there,
I just want to compliment you on your product.
I had my first Higgidy pie this weekend (the chicken pot pie) and it was the BEST pie I have ever had!!
I moved to the UK from South Africa a few months ago, and I have been very disappointed with the pies I have tried to date.
I am so happy that I discovered Higgidy pies!

Thank you for this fantastic, high quality product.

Liezel Subel

6th of June 2012

Joanna L. said:

Ooh our family loves your chicken pies

14th of May 2012

Michael B. said:

I have to say that without doubt this was the nicest pie I have ever tasted… And boy I like pies ( I am a northerner after all!)

Really delicious, full of real chunks of chicken and a crisp pastry , then topped with buttery puff pastry. Absolutely amazing! Well done!

29th of March 2012

Pampotpie said:

Just had one of these and it’s delicious. It had everything-lovely texture, pastry and filling bubbling from the top. Fab. Just what you need on a cold winter’s day. I did say that I’d save my husband some but if he’s not back in the next few minutes…

21st of December 2011

John C. said:

My wife and I discovered Higgidy pies in Sainsburys and think they are wonderfull .Our favourite is the Chicken pot pie which is really tasty and full of chicken. The individual pies are good too. Everyone should try them, you wont be disappointed.

15th of December 2011

Fred said:

My first chicken pie,it will not be my last. wonderful, just as i expected. I wish my local Booths would stock the quiches. thankyou, keep baking.

18th of November 2011

Carolyn Johnson said:

Thank you Higgidy for such lovely tastiness! the whole johnson family simply love your pies, on sunny picnicky days, on wet board gamesy days and on cold wintry days fireside days. Yummy!!

22nd of July 2011

Kala H. said:

Hi Camilla,

My mum was telling me about how lovely your pies are and she was explaining about the huge chucks of fresh meat and lovely creamy sauce fillings. She said it was the best pie she had ever tasted.

My mum brought me one of your chicken and white wine pies to try and I had it for dinner the other night. I have to say, It really is the best pie I’ve ever tasted too!

Not only are they fresh and delicious but they really fill you up too, I can’t wait to try the beef one next!

I wanted to let you know how much I loved the pie and to say thank you for creating something so delicious for us all to share.


26th of May 2011

Charlotte Dixon said:

This is the first Higgidy Pie I tried (only last night) but it certainly won’t be the last – I’m hooked already! I loved ever tiny bit of it, from the proper bits of chicken and bacon, the crisp puff pastry, to the beautiful puff pastry heart on top – what a fantastic thing to ‘top it off’ with. I was really quite amazed at the quality of this pie and felt it was certainly worth every penny! The packaging was what appealed to me first and I have to say I wasn’t let down even the tiniest bit when I tasted what was inside. I have to say this is probably the first time I have ever bothered to comment/review a product – normally people only care to mention things when they are either awful or amazing – and seeing as this is the first time I have been this impressed, I just had to write on here to say so. I look forward to trying a variety of your different pies and will be sure to recommend them. Hopefully they’ll become a regular dinner at the Dixon household. I really don’t think I’ll ever look at a non ‘Higgidy’ pie again!

10th of March 2011


This has got to be the best chicken pie ever.Its so tasty with real chicken,I have bought this several times now,I intend on trying the other flavours if i can tear myself away from this one.

15th of February 2011

Hannah C. said:


we have just had a delicious Chicken pot pie to share and we just thought you should know we loved it, it was the best pie we have had!!

Kind Regards

Hannah & Ian

7th of February 2011

Louise W. said:

Dedicated &

19th of January 2011

Steve W said:

Quite possibly the finest pie I have ever tasted! Lovely thick yummy pastry and big chunky chicken. I’ve filled my freezer with them!!

8th of January 2011

Joan E said:

Hi. Thank you for the e-mails. I have just eaten your Chicken Pot Pie, as in your e-mail. It was so good I had
to let you know the flavours infuse so well. I would like to wish you all a happy Christmas and a very successful new year. yours very sincerely, Joan.

23rd of December 2010

Claire H. said:

This is one of the nicest *pies I have ever tasted. *Delicious!

6th of December 2010

Michelle & Mathew said:

Oh my gosh…we have found Higgidy Pies and gone to heaven! So far we’ve only tried the chicken one, but have decided that this is truely the best pies EVER! Excellent pastry, delicious chunky filling – definitely proper meat; unlike other makes we’ve had previously. We don’t think we can eat another make again; we are converts and even have to make an extra journey to a supermarket out of town as our local one doesn’t stock them! Thanks Higgidy :-)

4th of December 2010

Jo T. said:

Pies are delicious! Had the chicken and leek last week – truly scrumptious! Did notice that you’ve got dollop spelled incorrectly on the box with only one ‘l’. Thought you’d like to know.
Jo xx

We hadn't noticed, but we've put it right now – higgidy x

1st of November 2010

Fiona H said:

I have just eaten one of your Chicken Pot Pie with Ham and Leek – absolutely delicious!!! The best shop bought pie I have had.

20th of June 2010

Good Housekeeping said:

We Love It!
The scrumptious Chicken Pot Pie from higgidy is filled with British chicken, ham and leeks in a creamy sauce.  The pastry – so often disappointing in shop-bought pies – is an excellent crisp, buttery puff.  Try it and taste for yourself…

1st of January 2009

Libby said:

“I tried my first Higgidy product (a spinach, feta & roasted red pepper quiche) last week when I had a friend over for lunch. We both agreed it was the loveliest, tastiest quiche we’d ever had! Normally quiche is rather disappointing, but not yours! It’s* packed with flavour* & geat textures. Last night we had your beef stilton & ale pies, yum, yum, yum! Thank you Higgidy for making such scrummy, high quality, wholesome food!”

20th of November 2009

Stephi said:

“Best pies ever!!! Chicken ham and leek, yumm yumm yumm!!!! As a student I dont have much time to cook these days, but who needs to with higgidy pies. Thank you so much!!!”

7th of November 2009

Tina D. said:

“Love your pies. My daughter adores the chicken. I must admit I buy up any variety that are on the ‘reduced’ shelf in Sainsburys and store them in my freezer for a rainy day. Have you considered making family size pies? They’d go down very well in my house.”

- Thanks Tina, Since you wrote this we actually started making a Family Chicken Pot Pie, and Camilla is busily working or more.

31st of August 2008

The Independent said:

“Perfect Pies – with buttery pastry and chunky fillings these pies from higgidy are handmade in West Sussex from British ingredients and Freedom Food certified meat”

13th of April 2007