Easy Chicken Pastel Recipe

Make this easy creamy chicken recipe for any celebration.

This creamy chicken recipe is as classic a chicken pastel recipe as you will get! The secret to this dish are the select ingredients: slices of flavorful chorizo de bilbao, cream of mushroom soup, chunks of potatoes and carrots, whole mushrooms, and big cubes of chicken cooked until just tender. 

Want to make this dish even tastier? Fry the chicken skin you removed from the chicken breast fillets in the oil before starting the recipe. You’ll deliver a delicious fried chicken taste to the pastel

What is chicken pastel? 

This classic chicken dish that we call chicken pastel is an adaptation of Spain’s pastel de pollo. It’s basically a chicken and mushroom pie, so sometimes, the chicken pastel is served with a buttery crust on top.

That’s why the chicken pastel was once a popular festive dish.  

Unless you’re going to make this for a party or just plain want to impress, you can skip placing a buttery crust like an empanada dough recipe on top of this creamy chicken mixture. You can instead concentrate on making the delicious and creamy filling.

Easy Chicken Pastel Recipe

Roselle Miranda
Make this easy creamy chicken recipe for any celebration.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Filipino, Spanish
Servings 6


Easy Chicken Pastel Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 3 pieces Chorizo de Bilbao sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 medium red onion peeled, chopped
  • 4 pieces chicken breast fillets cubed medium
  • 1 large potato peeled, cubed medium
  • 1 large carrot peeled, cubed medium
  • 1 400-gram can whole mushrooms drained
  • 1 68-gram packet cream of mushroom soup
  • 500 ml water
  • 1 154-ml can evaporated milk
  • Salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste


  • In a large sauté pan over medium heat, heat oil then add butter. Once hot and melted, sauté chorizo until pieces start to brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Sauté onion until softened.
  • Add and cook chicken cubes in batches, letting the chicken sear until just browned before stirring. Lightly season chicken with salt and ground pepper. Remove chicken from the pan, transfer to the chorizo, and set aside.
  • Add potatoes, carrots, and mushrooms. Cook until seared, stirring occasionally.
  • Dissolve cream of mushroom soup powder in water. Pour it into the pot with vegetables. Bring to a boil to thicken and then simmer until the vegetables are cooked through. Pour in evaporated milk, stirring until combined. Add chicken and chorizo back to the pot, and then simmer until chicken chunks are cooked through. Taste and season with salt and pepper to taste before serving. READ THESE: MORE CHICKEN PASTEL RECIPES WATCH: This Creamy Chicken Pastel Tastes Like Home Chicken Pastel Recipe
Keyword classic, creamy mushroom, cream of mushroom, pastel, Chicken Pastel recipe
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