Saturday, January 7, 2017

Savory Chicken Pot Pie With a Flaky Crust

We had a lot of leftover chicken.  I had cooked up a whole chicken on New Year's Day that we never got around to eating since no one was hungry by dinnertime.

I picked all the chicken off the bone and figured I'd put it to good use.  I knew I wanted to make a chicken pot pie with some of it.  I hadn't made chicken pot pie in years but I knew I wanted to make something like Our Roast Beef Pot Pie since it was such a huge hit with the family.  I set to work making substitutions where I felt they were needed.

We were delighted with our delicious chicken pot pie and we particularly enjoyed the nice flaky crust.

1 package frozen mixed vegetables
1-2 cups cubed chicken, cooked
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
2 cups milk
1 tsp rosemary
1/4 cup onion
Puff pastry sheet

Using a large casserole dish I dumped out the bag of frozen mixed vegetables.

 Next I added a cup or two of diced chicken on top of the vegetables. 

In a medium sauce pan I melted the 3 Tablespoons of butter and mixed in the 3 Tablespoons of flour to make a roux.  Then I slowly added in the chicken broth and milk making sure there were no lumps of the flour mixture left.  I added in the rosemary and diced onions and cooked the mixture over medium heat stirring frequently until much of the water had cooked down and the mixture thickened to a gravy- like consistency. 

I poured the mixture over the chicken and vegetables. 

I gave it all a gentle swirl and made sure that the sauce was covering everything. 

I topped the casserole dish with a sheet of Puff pastry; folding the corner to fit my pot. I then used a knife to make a few small steam holes.  I popped the whole thing in the oven (on a cookie sheet to case any drips) and baked it at 475 degrees for 15 minutes.  Then I lowered the heat to 375 and baked for 15 more minutes until the crust was a deep golden brown and the filling was bubbling. 

Like this:

Then we just scooped out a spoonful and served it nice and hot with some fresh bread.  

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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you! It's perfect for those cold snowy days.

  2. Replies
    1. It's one of my husband's favorite foods and I feel so bad that I rarely think to make it.

  3. This looks amazing!! And so easy to make!

    I have a chicken pot pie recipe that takes longer to prepare and I make home made crust, but this recipe, to me, looks like it mimics my labor intensive one. I am going to try it out!

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Your pot pie looks delicious and is very similar to my recipe. It is definitely comfort food for a winter day. Thanks for sharing!

  5. This looks delicious! Perfect for a cold night.

  6. This spells comfort food to me! I am featuring on #ThursdayFavoriteThings!

  7. This looks SO delicious! I was just thinking about pot pies the other day as it has turned pretty chilly here. It is pot pie season, so I'm going to try your recipe.