Chicken Pot Pie

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Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep
50 mins
Cook
50 mins

No pot pie tastes better than a homemade pot pie made with freshly cooked chicken and vegetables, and a savory homemade crust topping it all off. If you've got the time, it's worth the effort. Time for making the rich stock is included.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Rich Stock: Combine all ingredients in a pot; add water to cover if needed, and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour.
  2. Savory Dough: In a food processor, combine flour, salt and thyme; add butter and pulse until mixture resembles corn meal; with machine running, add ice water and egg yolk; process just until dough holds together.
  3. Place dough on plastic wrap; flatten into a disk and wrap well; refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  4. Filling: Remove chicken from stock; cool, discard skin and bones, and shred or cut chicken into bite-sized pieces; strain stock, discarding solids and set aside 2 cups; refrigerate or freeze remaining stock for another use.
  5. Preheat oven to 375°; fry bacon in a large skillet until crisp; remove and drain on paper towels, leaving 2 T drippings in skillet; set bacon aside.
  6. In the same skillet, over medium-high heat, saute onions and potatoes until potatoes begin to turn golden, 4-5 minutes; add leeks, carrots, and mushrooms and saute another 4-5 minutes.
  7. Knead butter and flour together; add to skillet and cook, stirring, until melted and smooth; stir in wine, stock and milk and simmer, stirring constantly, until thick and bubbly, 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add hot pepper sauce, Worcestershire, thyme, parsley, salt, pepper and lemon zest; taste and adjust seasoning; stir in chicken, bacon and hard-boiled eggs; pour into a 9" x 9" baking dish or other casserole; set aside.
  9. Roll out dough to 1/4" thickness and transfer to a baking sheet; chill 15 minutes; whisk egg yolk and cream together; working quickly, place dough over top of filling and cut 1" larger than rim of dish; tuck extra 1" of dough inside around the edges.
  10. Vent, brush with egg wash and bake on baking sheet 35-40 minutes, or until crust is golden.
Most Helpful

4 5

A bit of work but well worth it. It came out quite nice in the end. Although I may just dice the potatos next time.

2 5