The Ultimate Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

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This chicken pot pie is seriously unforgettable
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An unforgettable chicken pot pie recipe should be on every home-chef's bucket list. Now you can cross this challenge off your list. 

The ultimate chicken pot pie features a buttery aromatic crust and a creamy roasted chicken filling. 

4
Servings
1864
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the filling

  • 4 Cups cubed oven-roasted chicken
  • 3 Cups chicken broth
  • 2 Teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 Teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 Cup half and half
  • 1 Cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 Cup all purpose flour
  • 1 Cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 Cup celery, chopped fine
  • 2 Cups Yukon gold potatoes, diced and peeled
  • 1 1/2 Cup carrots, sliced
  • 1 Cup fresh peas

For the crust

  • 3 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon fresh crushed rosemary
  • 1/2 Cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/4 Pound cold butter, diced
  • 1 Teaspoon fresh crushed thyme
  • 1/2 Cup ice water
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon salt

Directions

For the filling

Melt butter in large saucepan on medium heat. Saute onions until translucent. Add flour and salt and reduce heat to low, stirring constantly, until sauce is thick and creamy. Add potatoes, carrots, celery, peas, corn, and cubed chicken to sauce, and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in half and half and continue to simmer for 2-3 more minutes. Add cracked pepper and set aside.
 
Mix together flour,salt, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl. Add fresh thyme and rosemary. Cut cold butter into mixture piece by piece until the mixture separates into smaller crumbs. Slowly mix cold water and vegetable shortening in, until the mixture becomes one cohesive ball. Wrap in plastic and keep chilled. 

For the crust

Mix together flour, salt, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl. Add fresh thyme and rosemary. Cut cold butter into mixture piece by piece until the mixture separates into smaller crumbs. Slowly mix cold water and vegetable shortening in, until the mixture becomes one cohesive ball. Wrap in plastic and keep chilled. 

When filling is ready, roll out the dough and line four ramekins with the pastry dough, reserving some dough for the top of the pie. Fill each ramekin with the filling, and cover with pastry dough.

Chicken Pot Pie Shopping Tip

Southern food is a mixture of Native American, Creole, and European influences. Staples of this comfort food include corn (in all its forms), honey, chicken, pork, and seafood, all easily found at any neighborhood grocery store.

Chicken Pot Pie Cooking Tip

Southern and comfort food is often rich and heavy, be sure to include lots of greens and vegetables with these dishes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
127g
100%
Sugar
13g
N/A
Saturated Fat
61g
100%
Cholesterol
316mg
100%
Protein
51g
100%
Carbs
132g
44%
Vitamin A
1100µg
100%
Vitamin B12
0.8µg
13%
Vitamin B6
1mg
55%
Vitamin C
39mg
65%
Vitamin D
2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
5mg
25%
Vitamin K
53µg
67%
Calcium
271mg
27%
Fiber
9g
38%
Folate (food)
116µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
444µg
100%
Folic acid
193µg
N/A
Iron
10mg
54%
Magnesium
114mg
29%
Monounsaturated
40g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
22mg
100%
Phosphorus
696mg
99%
Polyunsaturated
16g
N/A
Potassium
1345mg
38%
Riboflavin (B2)
1mg
69%
Sodium
1407mg
59%
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
91%
Trans
6g
N/A
Zinc
4mg
28%

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