Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Serves 8
Prep time 50 minutes
Cook time 35 minutes
Total time 1 hours, 25 minutes
Allergy Wheat
Meal type Main Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Hot

Ingredients

  • 2-3 chicken breasts (diced)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4lb bacon (Strips cut in fourths)
  • 1 cup potato (diced)
  • 1 cup carrot (diced)
  • 1/2 cup onion (diced)
  • 3-4 celery tops with leaves (diced)
  • 2 sprigs parsley
  • 1 pastry for pie crust

Directions

1. Brown bacon in bottom of large pan.
2. Add diced vegetables and brown slightly, add chicken pieces and brown.
3. In separate pan, melt butter, stir in flour and stir for a minute. Whisk in chicken broth, cooking and whisking until smooth and starting to thicken.
4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
5. Put chicken and vegetables in 9" round baking dish, and pour sauce over. Set aside to slightly cool while making crust.
6. Roll out pie crust and cut a round the size of the top of the dish. With scraps, make 1 1/2 inch wide curved strips that can edge the rim of the dish. Dampen the edge pastry with water, and lay the circle pastry on top, squeezing together with the edge pastry to seal.
7. Cut steam vents in crust.
8. Bake 35 minutes at 350 to 375 degrees until crust is browned.

Note

This recipe makes one large pot pie, but many times pot pies are made in small individual ramekins.  Just remember that a pot pie only has a top crust.

19th century cooks tended not to use a wide range of seasonings (even in the fancy Rector's Restaurant in New York from which I adapted this recipe.) Feel free to experiment. I like to add a small amount of turmeric to a dish with chicken and sauce for the nice yellow color, for instance.

Preparation time here includes ten minutes of waiting time for the mixture to cool before putting the crust on.

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Vera Marie Badertscher

About Vera Marie Badertscher

I am a grandma and was named for my grandma. I've been an actress, a political strategist and a writer.I grew up in various places, went to high school in Killbuck, Ohio and graduated from Ohio State University. My husband and I moved to Arizona after graduation and have three adult children. I love to travel and read--and have another website for that called A Traveler's Library. I ponder family as I cook.