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Recipe: Chicken Pot Pie

Our take on a comfort food classic: tasty chunks of chicken and vegetables enrobed in a savory cream sauce spiked with sherry, all topped with a crisp, buttery, golden brown crust.

Chicken Pot Pie

Description

Our take on a comfort food classic: tasty chunks of chicken and vegetables enrobed in a savory cream sauce spiked with sherry, all topped with a crisp, buttery, golden brown crust.

Ingredients

Serves
6
For the crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, diced
  • 3-4 tablespoons cold water
For the filling:
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups diced onion
  • 1 cup peeled and diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 ounce Glace de Poulet Gold® dissolved in 2 cups hot water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 1/2 cups diced cooked chicken

Methods/steps

  1. To make the crust: Combine the flour and salt in a food processor fitted with a steel blade, pulsing 3-4 times. Add the butter and pulse about 10 times, until the largest pieces of butter left are the size of small peas. Scatter 3 tablespoons of water on the flour mixture and pulse 5 or 6 times. If the dough does not come together and is still dry and crumbly, add the remaining water and pulse just until the dough holds together. Turn the dough onto a piece of plastic wrap and form it into a 6-inch disk. Wrap the disk and refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour. (The dough can be kept in the refrigerator up to 4 days or frozen, double-wrapped, up to 3 months.)
  2. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and lightly butter a 9- to 10-inch-diameter deep-dish pie pan.  Roll the crust dough out into a circle with a diameter about an inch more than the diameter of the pie pan.  Lay the crust on a baking sheet and chill it in the refrigerator while you prepare the filling.
  3. To make the filling: melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat.  Add the onion, carrots, celery, and thyme, and season with salt and pepper.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.
  4. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.  Stir in the dissolved Glace de Poulet Gold®, scraping up the browned bits, and bring the mixture to a simmer.  Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Stir in the cream and sherry.  Add the peas and chicken, stirring to combine, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer the filling to the prepared pie pan and set it aside to cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Place the crust on top of the filling and crimp the edges.  Cut several vents in the crust to let steam escape.  Place the pot pie on a baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.  Let cool for a few minutes before serving.

Additional Tips

  • Use this recipe to make a great turkey pot pie by substituting cooked turkey for the cooked chicken and our Glace de Volaille Gold® for the Glace de Poulet Gold®.
  • If you need a shortcut, make the pot pie with a store-bought pie crust or with 1 sheet of commercially prepared frozen puff pastry (thawed).


Wine Pairing: Beaujolais or a Californian Chardonnay or sparkling wine.

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Classic French Stocks and Sauces