Monday, October 20, 2014

Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

I love chicken pot pie!  Like, a lot.  Derek on the other hand...he could leave it.  But, it is still a staple in our house because let's face it, I do the cooking. 

We have tried lots of pot pie recipes and I feel like I have perfected it.  However, adding the lattice crust elevates this recipe to a new level!  The original recipe can be found here.

4 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup celery, chopped
1/4 cup carrot, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon "Better Than Bullion" chicken base
2 cups chicken, cooked and chopped
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme plus more for garnish if desired
1-2 sheet frozen puff pastry
More butter for brushing on top

-Allow puff pastry to thaw at room temperature and then gently unfold

  1. -In a large pot, melt butter over medium high heat
  1. -Add onion, celery, carrot, and salt and sauté until onions are translucent and vegetables start to get tender
  1. -Sprinkle flour over vegetables and cook for 1-2 minutes
  1. -Gradually whisk in milk, heavy cream and and Better Than Bullion, and bring to a slow boil
  1. -Simmer gently over medium heat until sauce begins to thicken (5 minutes)
  1. -Turn heat to low, and add chicken, peas and thyme
  1. -Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  1. -Pour chicken mixture into a 9 x 13 baking dish
  1. -Cut puff pastry into strips that will fit horizontal and length equal to the baking dish
  1. -Lay puff pastry strips over chicken mixture, weaving it together to form a lattice pattern (I used this tutorial)
  1. -Using a pastry brush, brush butter onto the top of the puff pastry
  1. -Bake for 40-45 minutes until the puff pastry is a deep golden brown color
  1. -Cool for 5 minutes before serving


Anne said...

Ha, same thing around here - I cook, we eat the stuff I like best! I think Peter could get behind this one though... and I'm so impressed with the fancy crust!

Allison said...

Definitely classier with the lattice work. Good job! I love chicken pot pie too!! Yum.

Faith said...

That looks amazing! I've never made a chicken pot pie but I think Sean would appreciate it if I did.

Kayla MKOY said...

This looks SO good and holy cow it makes a ton!