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Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

A chicken pot pie is one of the best meals ever. 
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Savory Pie
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 generous servings
Author: Kate McDermott-Art of the Pie®

Ingredients

  • 1/2 recipe Art of the Pie® Dough
  • About 1-1/2 pounds chicken thighs
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion peeled and chopped small
  • 3 stalks celery sliced into ¼ inch moons
  • 3 red potatoes cut into ½ inch size pieces
  • ½ teaspoon dry thyme or leaves from 6-8 springs of fresh
  • 2 large carrots peeled and sliced into ¼ inch moons
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas unthawed
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 egg mixed with 2 tablespoons water for egg wash

Instructions

Prepare and chill dough.

  • I've made this with both gluten free and gluten full doughs. There are a number of doughs to choose from at www.artofthepie.com/recipes

Poach Chicken (Can be prepared in advance)

  • In large pot, cover chicken thighs with water and bring to boil. Lower heat to simmer and cover. Simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and let sit covered for one hour. Remove from water (stock).
  • Allow to cool. Pull part meat into small pieces. Cover and place in fridge until ready to use.

Saute Vegetables

  • In a large frying pan or saucepan, heat the olive oil. Add the onion, celery, potatoes, and thyme. Cook for over medium low heat until soft---about 20 minutes.

Stock

  • In a saucepan, put 4 cups of the stock and boil for about 5 minutes or so.
  • Add carrots and and cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Remove the carrots which will be added to the vegetable and chicken filling.
  • Keep the stock as it will go into the filling.

Finishing the Filling

  • Stir flour, sugar, salt and pepper, into the onions, celery, and potatoes.
  • Cook over low heat for 2 minutes. Stir in the stock a a little at a time.
  • Turn up heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stir occasionally. It should look like a thick soup.
  • Remove from heat.

Putting The Filling All Together

  • Stir in the peas, dry sherry, chicken, and carrots.
  • Add salt and pepper until it tastes just right to you!
  • Pour into a deep dish pie pan, and top with rolled out dough.
  • Cut some vents on top.
  • Brush with an egg wash.

Bake

  • Pop it in an oven preheated to 425F and bake for about 30 minutes.

Notes

Potpies may also be prepared in small single serving pie pans. I've frozen the individual serving pies and then baked them off adding a bit of extra time at the end. Leftover turkey is excellent in this pie, too.