My friend Currié makes the tastiest chicken pot pie and my entire family is always happy when she serves it to us. My husband and daughter had dental work done and they both had sore and sensitive mouths. I needed to make something for dinner that was easy to eat, soft in texture, and comforting. What’s more comforting than chicken pot pie? I was disappointed that I didn’t roll out my crust long enough to make a pretty edge but my family didn’t care – it tasted fantastic. It was easy to eat for my husband and daughter and it made a tough day at the dentist just a little bit better. Thanks, Currié!
Currié’s Chicken Pot Pie:
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 2/3 cup of shortening
- 5-7 tbsp ice-cold water
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.
- 2 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp of flour
- 1/4 cup of milk
- 4 cups of chicken broth
- 1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced
- 4-5 small red potatoes, diced
- 1 cup of carrots, diced
- 1 cup of frozen corn, thawed
- 1 cup of broccoli florets, cut into small florets
- Meat from one small roasted chicken, shredded
- Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the butter to the skillet and once it has melted add the flour, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Slowly add the milk while mixing with a whisk. Next, slowly add the chicken stock, while mixing with a whisk. Once the roux and the broth have been incorporated add the onion, potatoes, carrots, corn, broccoli florets, and chicken. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
Pour the pot pie mixture into a large 9×13 glass baking dish.
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 on top of crust to allow steam to escape.
Place in the oven and bake for 45-55 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy.