Satay Chicken Pie

August 16, 2013

Baking Australian most favourite easy meal, a pie with Asian flavours: 
Satay Chicken Pie

Australian Chicken Pie

About the Pie

Have you tried chicken pie?

I am sure you must have!

There are many kind of pies; beef pie, fish pie, chicken pie and of course my favourite apple pie!

But have you tried Australian chicken pie?

Satay Chicken pie image

Australian Pies

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

But Australian pies are made with short pastry bottom and top with puff pastry.

The Australian pies are filled with meat, like steak, sometimes cheese were added.

Being Australia, it has a melting pot culture, hence the pies are varying out of the traditional.

There's a pie shop here that sells from traditional meat  pie to sensational flavours pie.

This is my family favourite pie ~ Satay Chicken Pie!

Baking Australian most favourite easy meal, a pie with Asian flavours

How to Make Australian Chicken Pie

Prepare the meat for the fillings. 
1) Chicken is the easiest meat to prepare. 

Diced chicken thighs

2) You need to spice it up!

Other raw ingredients needed to make Satay Chicken pie

3) and not to forget Peanut Butter. 
Satay flavoured chicken pie
4) Cook as per instruction below.

Puff and short crust pastries
5) You need at least 2 sheets of each puff pastry and short crust pastry
Let it thaw for a bit. It's easier to cut that way.
But do not leave it for too long, then both pastry, especially puff pastry, will be handful to handle.

Pastry and pie cutter

6) last but not least, I have Pie maker that makes my life easier!!
I used to make pies in that oval shape pie tins.

4 holes pie maker

How to store Satay Chicken pie?

Keep it in an air-tight container and in the fridge.
But do note that the puff pastry will be limp and lost its crispiness!

Can I freeze Satay Chicken pie?

To be honest, these pies are best eaten when its piping hot!

I have not tried, freezing them as if there are any leftovers, the kids will pack them up for their lunch the next day.

Australian pies

Satay Chicken Pie

Satay Chicken Pie
Yield: 8
Author: Lisa Ho
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 45 Min
Baking Australian most favourite easy meal, chicken pie with Asian flavours


  • 640g chicken thigh - diced
  • 1 brown onion - diced
  • 2 teaspoon lemongrass - finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon fresh coriander - finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoon coriander seeds- ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds - ground
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds - ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 60 g peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour (if required)
  • salt to taste
  • 2 sheets storebought Puff Pastry
  • 2 sheets storebought Shortcrust pastry.


  1. Saute onion for 5 minutes.
  2. Add grounded spices and lemongrass and stir until fragrant.
  3. Add diced chicken and cook for 10-15 minutes or until chicken is cook through.
  4. Add peanut butter.
  5. Stir through.
  6. Add plain flour to thicken (if necessary as peanut butter will do the trick to thicken the mix).
  7. Add sugar and salt to taste.
  8. Remove the pot from heat and mix in freshly chopped coriander.
  9. Leave the chicken filling, to cool down.
  10. I am using pie maker.
  11. Using the cutter provided, cut out puff pastry (smaller cutter) and shortcrust pastry (bigger cutter).
  12. Heat up pie maker as per instruction.
  13. Line the bottom of pie maker with shortcrust pastry. top up with Chicken satay filling.
  14. Cover with puff pastry.
  15. And cook as per instruction in the manufacturer's manual.

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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 D 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 D 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 :)