Chicken Pot Pie Makes an Easy and Cozy Weeknight Meal
Updated: Mar 3, 2020
Bring on the comfort food this winter.
Notes from the LHTC Team:
I love chicken pot pie. Amidst the sea of diets telling us to avoid all the good things - dairy, meat, gluten, etc. - the chicken pot pie remains a worthwhile splurge, especially when the temps drop. Make a batch and snuggle up with a creamy filling of rotisserie chicken (easy!), veggies and a puff pastry crust (also easy!).
Chicken Pot Pie
Servings: 4-6 | Time: 20 Minutes to Prep and 1 Hour to Bake
1 Rotisserie Chicken
1 cup Frozen Peas
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
2 stalks Celery, finely chopped
3 Carrots, chopped
1/2 large yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves Garlic, minced
2 sprigs Thyme, chopped
4 tablespoons Butter
1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
3 cups Chicken Stock
1 cup Milk
Salt & Pepper
1 sheet Puff Pastry, thawed
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Set aside a 9x9 casserole dish. Break down rotisserie chicken, removing all skin, fat, bones and excess bits from the meat. Chop meat into 1/2-inch pieces. Place in a large bowl with the frozen peas. Set aside.
2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat olive oil until shimmering. Add celery, carrots, onion, garlic and thyme and cook, stirring frequently, until carrots are tender, 5-7 minutes. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Remove from pan and pour into the large bowl with chicken and frozen peas.
3. In the same, now empty, saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in the flour (mixture will be thick and dough-like) and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Gradually pour in the chicken stock while whisking constantly. Add the milk and cook until mixture has thickened slightly and coats the back of a spoon, about 7 minutes.
4. Pour into bowl with chicken, celery mixture and peas. Stir together and season with salt and pepper to taste.
5. Preheat oven to 350F. Pour entire mixture into casserole dish. Top the surface with the sheet of puff pastry - cutting into shapes and decorating the top if desired. If not, be sure to slice a few slits in the pastry to release steam. Bake for 45-60 minutes, until puff pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbling around the sides.