December 6, 2009

Chicken Pot Pie


For any day of the following week, if you come across with a problem about not knowing what to make for dinner, I highly recommend you this chicken pot pie.

My very first improvised chicken pot pie is not about the pie itself. Weird, huh?! Yes, cause it's all about the filling which was completely-beyond-my-expectation easy to make, delicious and versatile. I made extra to go with pasta and white rice.

If the crust sounds too intimating for you, use store brought puff pastry instead or just forget it. Again, it's the filling which you can have it plain.

Yet, don't make it if you don't have white wine and cream. Extremely important!

The portion I had was way bigger that the one in the photo. That was Ethan's bowl. He loved it too!

(serves 4 - 6)
Ingredients:
6 tbsp unsalted butter
1 large onion, chopped
3 carrots, thinly sliced
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken stock
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup cream
1/4 cup white wine
6 cups shredded chicken thigh meat
3/4 cup green peas, frozen or fresh
3/4 cup corn kernels, frozen or fresh
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 egg, lightly beaten
short crust pastry (double portion)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400°F.

In a large skillet, melt butter on medium heat. Add the onions and carrots, and cook until the onions are translucent, about 5 mins.

Add the flour and cook, stirring for another minute. Slowly whisk in chicken stock to blend completely with the flour. 

Add milk and cream. Decrease the heat to low and simmer for 10 mins, stirring often. Add the chicken meat, wine, peas, corns, salt and pepper and stir well. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Divide the filling among  4 to 6 ramekins.

Roll out the crust dough on a lightly flour surface to around 1/4" thick. Cut into rounds with around 1/2" larger than the circumference of the ramekins. Lay a dough round on each pot pie filling. Fold the excess dough under itself and use a fork to press the dough against the edge of the ramekins. Cut a 1-inch vent into each individual pie. 

Lightly brush the beaten egg on each pie. Line a baking sheet with foil, place the pies on the baking sheet. Bake for 25 mins, until the pastry is golden and the filling is bubbling. Let cool for 5 mins and serve.

41 comments:

Simply Life said...

OH this looks DELICIOUS!!!

Lyndsey said...

Oh YUM!!! This looks so good! I want some now!

pegasuslegend said...

this is beautiful so pretty to eat!

Kristen said...

Pot pies are one of my favorite ways to use up leftovers. I love to put a little cheddar cheese or herbs in the crust to add a little bit of special.

EcoMeg said...

Absolutely delicious! I will make this tonight!

Mother Rimmy said...

This is a great time of year for chicken pot pie. This looks terrific!

alison said...

ooo,absolutely yummy!

Reiko said...

Looks super delicious!!I wish I had someone to make this for me now :)

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Looks & sounds delicious! True comfort food! :)

Jamie said...

Yummmmmmmy!

Tasty Eats At Home said...

Yum, this sounds so comforting and delicious.

EcoMeg said...

Update: I made this recipe tonight (with a few modifications) and it was AWESOME. I swapped the corn for cubed Yukon Gold potatoes and did 1 cup milk and 1/2 cup half & half. I also used store-bought puff pastry for the crust since I was pressed for time. Incredible.

EcoMeg said...

Oh, and I also bought a fresh-cooked chicken and used both breasts and both legs.

angela@spinachtiger said...

I love chicken pot pie. And, I like your instructions. Don't make it if you don't have wine and cream. :)
I got your email and thanks. I'm very slow catching on to foodbuzz forum. Seems like a lot of work.

Shirley said...

My kids would love this!

Liz Marr, MS, RD said...

Delicious comfort food.

Olive said...

Ate this from the chef herself, was delicious!!! I couldn't get enough!

KennyT said...

FL, this is scrumptious!

Divina Pe said...

Looks really good. Yes to chicken pot pie. One of my comfort foods.

SouffleBombay said...

MMMM I just want to stick my fork in it!

Drick said...

very similar to my favorite recipe - like the wine addition

Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten Free said...

We love a good chicken pot pie. I actually cook mine with biscuits on top for a neat change. It's fabulous that way.

Fresh Local and Best said...

The chicken filling looks so wonderfully rich and creamy! Impressive!

Anonymous said...

This looks delish but I don't see cream in the ingredient list. How much cream do you add?

cjcoppola2@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

This looks great. I am making a turkey potpie tomorrow. I will use this recipe. Well done.

Memória said...

I've seen so many fillings that are too watered down, but your filling looks thick and rich. I must bookmark this recipe. YUM!

Claudia said...

I adored chicken pot pie growing up - and have yet to find a recipe to encourage my children's adoration (okay they're in college now). So will try this because it looks oh so scrumptious.

CheapAppetite said...

I love chicken pot pie:) It's so comforting especially for this weather. Yours look so yummy. I'm going to get one at a restaurant tomorrow!

penny aka jeroxie said...

Ohhh! I love the photo and it looks so luxuriously fab! I am in!

MaryMoh said...

I love that creamy look...can feel the smoothness. My children would love it.

Elin said...

Mmmm..looks yummy...love the creamy smoothness of the fillings. great one lululu :)

ghkoay76 said...

That looks utterly delicious!

Laura said...

The best comfort food for those winter days:)

Rags said...

I made this last night and it was fantastic. I omitted the corn and added a small red potato which I boiled while the filling was coming together and added in the end. I also added celery to the carrots and onions. Store bought puff pastry on top was superb. Wonderful recipe and like you said very versatile. Thanks!

Jenn said...

ooh yum! looks so comforting ... I just roasted some chicken breasts on the bone cuz it was super cheap on sale ... maybe I can use the leftovers to make this ... that crust looks so flakey and yummy!

Rochelle said...

That right there looks ridiculously good! I keep meaning to make my own chicken pot pie but I keep putting it off... I think I need to get in the kitchen and make some!

Joy said...

get in my belly NOW!!!!

wasabi prime said...

Creamy and delicious -- agreed, the filling is definitely the thing to savor, but a puffy light crust is such a joy to have with it!

pigpigscorner said...

I love pot pies! So creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside, yum!

Cari said...

Beautiful pot pie! I want to jump in and eat it!

Angie said...

looks so pretty, I have never made pot pie, but this looks so good!