Chicken and mushroom pie is a classic comfort food dish.
It’s hearty, filling, and so satisfying. But did you know that there are a few herbs that can take this dish to the next level?
I’m sharing 14 of the best herbs to use in chicken and mushroom pie.
Whether you are looking for an herb to add to the filling or one to sprinkle on top, there is sure to be something on this list that you’ll love.
So go ahead and give one (or all!) of these herbs a try next time you make chicken and mushroom pie!
What Herbs Go with Chicken and Mushroom Pie?
The best herbs to use in a chicken and mushroom pie are thyme, rosemary, sage, and parsley. You can also use oregano, basil, or tarragon if you prefer. You can also use a combination of these herbs to create your own unique flavor.
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Here are 14 herbs that go with chicken and mushroom pie:
The taste of basil is a balance between sweet and savory, with a slightly peppery flavor.
It’s often used in Italian and Thai dishes, and it’s the perfect complement to chicken and mushrooms.
I love using basil in this chicken and mushroom pie recipe because it really brightens up the flavors of the dish.
A little goes a long way, so start with just a teaspoon or two and add more to taste.
Cilantro has a fresh, citrusy, and/or soapy taste that brightens up any dish.
I love using it in chicken and mushroom pie because it really complements the flavors of the mushrooms and chicken.
Plus, it’s pretty to look at!
I generally use about 1/4 cup of cilantro when making chicken and mushroom pie.
Dill has a deliciously fresh, citrus-like taste that pairs perfectly with chicken and mushrooms.
I love to use a lot of dill in this dish – at least a tablespoon, if not more.
The dill really brightens up the flavors and makes this pie extra special.
Oregano has a slightly bitter, pungent flavor that works well with chicken and mushrooms.
I like to use a lot of oregano in my chicken and mushroom pie because I think it really enhances the flavor of the dish.
Parsley has a clean and peppery taste that pairs well with chicken and mushrooms.
I like to use a lot of parsley in my chicken and mushroom pie because it really brightens up the flavors.
Other ingredients that pair well with parsley are:
- Lemon: The acidity in lemon juice really brings out the flavor of parsley.
- Garlic: A classic flavor combination that can’t be beat.
- Olive oil: Parsley is often used as a garnish, so adding a drizzle of olive oil really makes it shine.
- Tomatoes: The sweetness of tomatoes balances out the peppery taste of parsley.
The taste of rosemary is lemony-pine-like and pairs well with garlic, onion, and thyme.
I love using rosemary in chicken and mushroom pie because it adds a unique flavor that really elevates the dish.
Other ingredients that pair well with rosemary are: potatoes, carrots, celery, fennel, parsley, sage, tarragon, and white beans.
Bay leaves have an almost minty taste with a hint of bitterness.
They’re often used to flavor stocks, soups, and stews, but I love them in chicken and mushroom pie.
I usually add 2-3 bay leaves to my recipe, but you can adjust the amount to suit your taste.
Other ingredients that pair well with bay leaves are: carrots, celery, onion, thyme, and parsley.
Sage has an earthy, slightly peppery taste with hints of mint and lemon.
It’s a perfect pairing for chicken and mushroom pie, and I love to use it fresh if I can find it.
Other ingredients that pair well with sage include:
- Thyme: another earthy herb with a slightly minty flavor. Try using a 1:1 ratio of sage to thyme in your recipe.
- Rosemary: another strong, earthy herb. A little goes a long way, so start with just a teaspoon or two and adjust to taste.
- Parsley: a bright, fresh herb that can help balance out the other flavors in your dish.
Thyme is earthy and minty, with a slightly lemony flavor.
It’s a classic herb that pairs well with chicken, mushrooms, and potatoes.
Other ingredients that pair well with thyme are: rosemary, sage, oregano, and garlic.
Mint tastes sweet and produces a lingering cool effect in the mouth.
It’s used to flavor a wide variety of dishes, but it’s especially good with lamb, chicken, and fish.
Other ingredients that pair well with mint are:
Fennel has a very mild anise or licorice flavor, and it goes well with chicken, mushrooms, and potatoes.
I like to use about 1 teaspoon of fennel per serving, but you can adjust the amount to your taste.
Other ingredients that pair well with fennel are:
The pungent, bittersweet taste of tarragon is usually compared to licorice, anise, and fennel, but it’s actually a member of the sunflower family.
This herb is commonly used in French cuisine, and it’s the perfect addition to chicken and mushroom pie.
I love the way tarragon pairs with other ingredients, so I usually add a bit more than the recipe calls for.
Here are three other ingredients that pair well with tarragon:
- Lemon: The acidity of lemon juice helps to balance out the sweetness of tarragon.
- Butter: A little bit of butter goes a long way in enhancing the flavor of tarragon.
- Garlic: Tarragon and garlic are a classic combination that can’t be beat.
Chives have an onion-y flavor, but they’re milder than actual onions.
They’re perfect for topping chicken and mushroom pie because they add a nice touch of flavor without being overpowering.
I like to use about 1/4 cup of chopped chives in this recipe, but you can adjust the amount to taste.
Other ingredients that pair well with chives are:
- Parsley: This bright green herb has a slightly peppery flavor that goes well with chives. Try using a 1:1 ratio of chives to parsley.
- Rosemary: A little bit of rosemary goes a long way. It has a strong, slightly minty flavor that pairs well with other herbs like chives. Use about 1 teaspoon of chopped rosemary for every 1/4 cup of chives.
- Thyme: This herb has a lemony flavor that’s perfect for chicken and mushroom pie. Try using equal parts thyme and chives.
Marjoram’s flavor is similar to oregano, but milder and sweeter.
It’s a perfect addition to chicken and mushroom pie, and I love to use it in other recipes like roasted vegetables, soup, and pasta sauce.
Other ingredients that pair well with marjoram are:
What Herbs Go with Chicken and Mushroom Pie? (14 Herbs)
- Bay Leaves
- Pick any of the herbs from this list to use in your pie.
- Prepare the rest of your tasty meal.
- Enjoy in no time!