Mar 2, 2010

COMFORT FOOD: Chicken Pot Pie

So, I decided one day that after watching Food Network for long enough that I was going to make individual chicken pot pies for dinner one night.

So, I had all the ingredients and as I was making the filling, I realized that my ramekins were, well, ramekins and not big enough to make individual pot pies in. I need some larger ramekins or French Onion Soup Bowls. (hint...hint...anyone...someone...)

I adapted my recipe from The Neeley's. I followed the filling part of the recipe pretty much but didn't bake any part of that in the oven. Here's my version:

  • 4 cups chicken broth (I boiled my chicken breasts and used that broth with some other chicken broth I already had)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large carrots cut in 1/2-inch rounds
  • 1 rib celery, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 fully cooked/shredded chicken breasts
  • 1 (9-ounce) box frozen peas
  • 1 package puff pastry dough
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water


Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large saucepan heat chicken broth over medium heat until hot.

In a Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, celery, and garlic, and saute until tender. Season with salt and pepper. Add the flour and stir together until it becomes pasty and lump-free, about 2 minutes. Stir in the hot broth, heavy cream, chicken and frozen peas. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer.

Sprinkle flour on countertop. I bought some Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry dough. It comes with 2 sheets. Unfold dough and cut into 9 squares. Spray baking sheet lightly with cooking spray and place 9 sqares on baking sheet. Brush with the egg wash. Sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool til they can be handled.

Ladle chicken mixture into bowl and place one of the puff squares on top of the bowl of chicken filling and served it hot.

You can still hear the "crunch" of the pastry which makes it feel like you're breaking through the pie crust of the original chicken pot pie. Eat up! YUM!


I'm very happy with the way it turned out. I was so excited, I served it as soon as the Mr. walked in the door from work AFTER I begged him to HURRY UP and get home because I couldn't wait any longer to eat. LOL!

~Mrs. Galvan~

1 comment:

Max02 said...

It. Was. So. Good!

I know the rest of the Social Networking world knows this already, but I cried. I wasn't bawling or anything, but there were some definite small tears of joy, happiness and contentment. I guess that's why they call it comfort food.

I love you, my Mrs.