Thursday, March 18, 2010

Chicken Pot Pie

Nothing says comfort like a warm serving of this delicious chicken pot pie. You take the basic ingredients of chicken noodle soup, add cream and flakey puff pastry and you have a mini masterpiece. I was so excited to work with puff pastry because I never had before. Just remember to take the frozen dough out 45 minutes before you need it so it is easy to work with. We made our pot pies in individual ramekins (you just feel so special when you have a personal serving made just for you) but you could also make this family style in a large casserole pan.
Chicken Pot Pie
2 chicken breasts
3 carrots, peeled and chopped (about 1/2 c.)
2 potatoes, peeled and chopped (about 1/2 c.)
2 stalks of celery, chopped (about 1/4 c.)
1 onion, chopped
1/2 c. heavy cream
1/2 c. flour
3-4 Tbs. butter
2-14 oz cans chicken broth
1/2 tsp. parsley
1/4 tsp. rosemary
egg wash (one egg beaten with 1 tbs. water)
17 oz box frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed

Peel and chop all vegetables so they are all approximately the same size and set aside. Cube chicken breasts and cook in saute pan over medium heat with a little olive oil and salt and pepper. Spoon cooked chicken into a bowl and add chopped vegetables into the pan. Add chicken broth to the vegetables and simmer for 15 minutes. In a small saute pan melt butter over medium heat. Add flour to the butter and cook for a minute or two stirring constantly. Add cream to the flour mixture and stir until smooth. Add flour/cream mixture to chicken broth and vegetables to thicken. Add cooked chicken, parsley and rosemary. Spoon finished mixture into baking dish so that it fills the dish leaving about a 1/4" of space from the top. Brush egg wash mixture of the top edge of the baking dish and then place the pastry sheet over
the top, pinching the sides closed. Make a small slit on the top of the pastry dough with a knife and bake at 375 F for 45 minutes.

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