Chicken Satay Pie

September 04, 2023
Easy meal, Australian pies with Malaysian flavours: Chicken Satay Pie
chicken pie

Australian Pies vs British Pies

The only pies I know back then, was the British pies!
British pies are made with short crust pastry.

However, Australian pies are made with short pastry as the base and top with puff pastry.
The Australian pies are filled with meat, like steak, sometimes cheese were added.

 Australia is a melting pot for food, hence the pies are varying out of the traditional beef steak or kidney pies.
And this chicken satay pies are our favourite pie!

easy chicken pie

How to Make Australian Chicken Pie

Recipe and detail methodology can be found in the recipe card below.

Step 1: Prepare the spices

spiced for satay
I used 3 types of spices that is used to marinade satay; cumin, coriander and fennel.
Use grinder or mortar and pestle to grind to powder.

turmeric powder
Then add turmeric powder and chilli powder to the grinded spices.
Set aside.

Step 2: Prepare the satay chicken filling

diced onion
For this recipe I used 1/2 of a big onion, you can opt for 1 medium size onion.
Diced the onion.

chopped lemongrass
Use the white part of the lemongrass.
Chopped into small small pieces. You can use pestle and mortar to crush lemongrass.

chopped coriander
Fresh coriander.
For this recipe I used 1/4 cup, but if you are not a fan of coriander, you can use sparingly or opt out.

Step 3: Cooking the chicken satay filling

cooking oil
Heat up frying pan and add 2 tablespoons of oil.

saute onion
Add diced onion and saute until the onion turned translucent.

add spices
Add the grounded spices and

add lemongrass
add chopped lemongrass.
Stir until fragrant for about 5 minutes

add flour
Add flour to the pan.
Do note that this optional. If you prefer for slightly runny pie (with gravy) omit this step!

Add diced chicken thigh fillet.
Add diced chicken thigh fillet.
I used 2 chicken thigh fillet that weighed about 350g.

Add water.
Add water.

Add sugar
Add sugar and salt.
Do note to adjust your sugar and salt level.
My salt taking is low and using 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt is just nice for my liking.

add peanut butter
Star ingredient to make satay chicken filling.
Add peanut butter!!!
You can use smooth or chunky peanut butter.

Step 4: Adding finishing touch to chicken satay filling

add coriander
Turn off the heat and add chopped coriander.

cover pan
Cover to prevent the chicken satay filling from drying out.
Leave the filling aside to cool down.

Step 5: Pastries for the pie.

As mentioned above, Australian pies uses 2 types of pastry.
Short crust pastry for the base.
Short crust pastry for the base.

And puff pastry for the top of the pie.
And puff pastry for the top of the pie.

You need at least 1 1/2 sheets of each puff pastry and short crust pastry
Let the pastries thaw for about 5 minutes.
It will be much easier to cut when thaw prior

But do not leave it for too long, then both pastry, especially puff pastry, will be difficult to handle (for me that is).

Step 6: Let's make Chicken Satay PIE!!

pie maker
Heat up the pie maker.

Place short crust pastry.
Place short crust pastry.

Add chicken satay filling.
Add chicken satay filling.

Finish off with puff pastry.
Finish off with puff pastry.

Satay chicken pie
Cover and wait for at least 5-8 minutes (when the green light lighted up) for the pie to be ready.

Pie with chicken satay filling

FAQ on Chicken Satay pie

Can I prepare chicken satay filling ahead of time?

Yes you can prepare chicken satay filling a day before.
Always keep the cooked filling in an air-tight container and keep them refrigerated.

How to store the leftover Satay Chicken pie?

Keep it in an air-tight container and in the fridge. Note: Puff pastry will no longer be crisp, once refrigerated.
Pies are best eaten immediately while it is hot.

Where can I get the pie maker?

Any shops that sells small electrical appliances may have them.

How can I make the pies if I do not have pie maker?

Pie tins are the next best option to use instead of pie maker but you have to bake your pies in the oven.

easy Satay chicken pie

You might want to try the real chicken satay and beef satay to for your next Malaysian food adventure!

Video on How to make Australian Chicken Satay Pie

Easy Chicken Satay Pie recipe. Baking Australian most favourite easy meal, a pie with Asian flavours Made from readily available ingredients like puff pastry and short crust pastry with chicken satay flavours.

The writings below was the original post I did back in 2013. I do not wish to delete the writings as this will serve as a memoir to what happened back then. Google and readers are moving away from "Food that brings out good memories" kind of post. But I like to keep them here. ___________________________________________________________________________ Thank you everyone for the Eid-ul-Fitr wishes. You have made our Eid celebration a joyous one. This is our 9th year celebrating Eid, far from homeland. It has been awhile since. I am hopeful that one day, we'll be able to celebrate Eid with family and friends in Malaysia.
however this year. we didn't put much thinking and planning like previous years. I was still baking cookies (when everyone else has stop!!) on first day of Eid. Under "normal circumstances", we'd be busying over the stove to cook something special to feast on the first day, but this year was a bit different. I was running behind schedule because.

...we had a guest, an exchange student from Japan, staying with us for 10 days. He was here on D's invite (Uni / Japanese High School arrangement), for to improve his Japanese speaking skills and for his Japanese guest to learn English. Most of their time were spent between Uni and home... that little window of free time they had, a group of them (there were 5 students/ 5 hosts) made a trip to the zoo, AQWA and King's Park.

I love Perth, I think its the best place for people like me to take things slow in life, but for the younger ones, Perth is a nothing happening city. Furthermore, one can wonder around and discover Perth in 1 1/2 day. Its not a big city and definitely not big if you are into shopping .
On the day that was busy with his laboratory work, his guest was unable to tag along, we decided to take him out to Swan Valley ... and of course, our first stop was my favourite place ~ Bell Rapids

Most of our visits to Bell Rapids, was either in late Spring early summer or Autumn, never in winter. Water would be trickling down, no sign of rapids anywhere
But this time... Bell Rapids was at its fullest.
Great place to have a picnic when its not raining or a place to escape and find some peace of mind, except when you happened to bump into a bunch of school kids practising white water rafting like the photo above.

Imagine ... ... sitting by the riverbanks... the sounds of water rushing down at a velocity crashing onto rocks, birds chirping happily, and there you are soaking it all in, with a good book or having a quiet conversation; reflection of the past, plan for the future etc... and not forgetting a little something to bite ... I could spend whole day here.

Sadly... all those mentioned above, did not take place, no picnic! as both H and I were on our last 2 days of fasting... and our guest had limited time as he was due to fly out the next day!
But we managed to make these Aussie~Malaysian fusion pies, for our guest to taste and remember his visit to Australia, his time with Malaysian family and hopefully, he could imagine himself by the Bell Rapids riverbank, with a good book and a pie in his hand too.


  1. Those pies are so pretty and look perfect! They must taste incredibly good. Satay is a dish I ADORE!

    Lovely nature clicks.



  2. Love your this post as I love all your beautiful scenery photos. Your satay pies looks very delicious.'re using two types of pastry here. It must be easy using the pie maker.

    1. Thank you Mel :D, trying to showcase WA hehehe
      You must try and get one...its is so easy ;P

  3. These satay hand pies look so beautiful, Lisa. So are those nature clicks.

  4. Lovely and amazing photography. The pie looks delicious and cute. perfectly baked ones...

  5. Omg I love this recipe! Just bookmarked it so I can make it one day. Flavours sound amazing and look so simple to do too. My mum has been tossing and turning about whether or not to get a pie maker for the longest time. Maybe it's time I surprise her this Christmas hehe. Happy belated Hari Raya again! Hope you had a meaningful one with friends and family =)

    1. Winston,
      I am sure she will love this little wonder :D

  6. Looks really good! I like the idea of satay pie. :)

  7. Yum! These look so good, I'm always missing Malaysian satay, but thankfully my mum makes it every now and then. Around the house, I'm famous for my chicken pie, and I have the exact same pie maker and use shortcrust for the bottom and puff for the top (will definitely post sometime!).

    1. Thats nice to indulge in Malaysian food every now and then :D

      Looking forward to your chicken satay :D

  8. Never been to Perth, but from your photos, it looks so peaceful and so pretty, I wouldn't mind living there (for a while....:p). Satay pies sound yummy, maybe I should get the kids to try these :)