Amazing Chicken Pot Pie
comfort food, pot pie
Get ready...this Amazing Chicken Pot Pie recipe really is...amazing. If you can, use
homemade pie crust
. You simply will not believe how good this is. This is hands-down one of our all-time favorites. Make it! You'll love it!
whole chicken breasts
good olive oil
Ground black pepper
homemade chicken stock
homemade turkey stock
chicken bouillon cubes
1 & 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
chopped mushrooms (shiitake are nice)
about 1 & 1/2 cups
1/4" slices, - blanched in boiling water for a couple minutes
chopped flat-leaf parsley
Perfect pie crust
beaten with 1 tablespoon of water (for egg wash)
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F
Place chicken breasts on a baking sheet and rub with oil. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
Roast for 65 minutes (internal temp should be 165 F) - set aside until cool enough to handle.
Remove meat from bones and discard the skin - cut the chicken into large bites.
Heat the stock in a medium pan. Dissolve the bouillon cubes in the stock.
In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat and add the onions and mushrooms, cook until translucent - about 15 minutes.
Add the flour and cook over low heat, for about 2 minutes.
Add the hot stock to the sauce, simmer for another minute or somewhat until thickened.
Add 1 teaspoon of Kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, and heavy cream.
Add the cubed chicken, carrots, peas, and parsley. Mix well.
Taste and add more salt, if needed.
Pour filling into 4 oven-proof bowls.
Brush egg wash around the top edges of the bowls.
Cut the dough so it fits over the top of each bowl, with about a half inch lip around the sides. (if desired, cut additional decorative leaf-like shapes to add on top of the pot pies)
Place cut dough on top of each bowl. Press the sides against the edges of the bowl.
Brush the dough with egg wash, and then sprinkle with coarse salt (sea salt, or Kosher) and freshly ground black pepper.
Make 3 or 4 slits in center of each dough topping.
Place on baking sheets and bake for 45 minutes.
Let rest for at least 15 minutes (filling is extremely hot!!)