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Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

We’ve had friends in town for the week and we’ve been very busy doing a bunch of fun things around Portland, like going to the zoo, checking out Mt. Hood, and heading to the coast twice. After a long day wandering around the zoo, I picked up a roasted chicken at the store to use in a pot pie – it was much too hot to roast my own. I adapted the recipe for the filling from a Cooking Light magazine and got the recipe for the crust from my dear friend Currié. It was really easy to make and tasted fantastic! My friends have only had frozen pot pies and were excited to try a homemade one. They both really loved it as did the rest of us. We all had seconds and finished the entire pie.

How to Make a Chicken Pot Pie:

Crust:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup of shortening
  • 5-7 tbsp ice-cold water

Chicken Pot Pie

Place one cup of flour in a bowl; next, add the teaspoon of salt followed by the second cup of flour then add 5-7 tablespoons of ice water. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Gently press mixture into a circle and cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.

Filling:

  • 4 cups of Chicken Broth, divided
  • 4-5 red potatoes, diced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced
  • 8 oz of button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • Meat from one small roasted chicken, shredded
  • 1/2 cup of frozen peas, thawed
  • 4-5 tbsp corn starch
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • Thyme, to taste
Chicken Pot Pie
Add the potatoes and carrots to 3 cups of broth and boil for 10 minutes.  Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat, add onions and sauté for 3 minutes then add sliced mushrooms. Cook for an additional 4-5 minutes or until softened then add the minced garlic, stirring constantly for 60 seconds. Remove from heat and set aside.  Add the chicken to the skillet along with the carrots, potatoes, broth, and peas; bring to a boil.  Mix the cornstarch with the remaining cup of broth and mix thoroughly. Once the filling is boiling, add the cornstarch mixture along with sea salt, pepper, and thyme. Stir well. Taste and re-season if needed. Remove from heat. Pour filling into a large baking dish that has been coated with cooking spray.

Chicken Pot PiePreheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll out. Place dough on top of the filling, pressing to the edge of the dish. Cut 4-5 slits in top of crust to allow steam to escape.

Chicken Pot Pie

Cover the edges of the crust with tin foil to prevent burning. Bake for 45 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy.

Chicken Pot Pie

 

Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking
Filling recipe adapted from Cooking Light; Crust recipe from Currié

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4 Comments

  1. I am making this recipe for about the zillionth time tonight. I’m surprised I don’t have it memorized yet. I probably do, but it’s just easier to pull up your site than to think too hard. I use coconut oil instead of shortening, I don’t use the mushrooms (one of my kids won’t eat mushrooms), and I’ve never used garlic (though I think I will tonight). I add green beans and sometimes garbanzo beans, if I have them on hand. I wanted to stop by and thank you for this recipe that has made my family so happy for years. Also, do you mind if I post about my version on my blog while linking back to you and giving you the credit? Thanks, again, for the recipe!

    1. Heather,

      Of course you can use the recipe on your site. All I ask is that I am given credit for the original recipe and a link is provided to my recipe.

      I’ll have to give coconut oil a try instead of shortening. YUM.

      Thanks,
      Pam

  2. Absolutely, Pam. I am still experimenting with the coconut oil. I was using Palm Shortening and that worked great, but I have since run out. I think that I need to use less of the coconut oil. I am going to cut it in half next time.

  3. Will be trying the pot pie tonight but i will be using left over pork instead, sounds like a great dish for any cooked meat. Happy Thanksgiving Diane