Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr
East and yummy chicken pot pie filling.
- 2 large chicken breasts
- 1 1⁄2 cups chicken stock
- 3 sprigs parsley
- 2 sprigs celery leaves
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 carrots, sliced
- 8 small white pearl onions
- 1 cup ham, cubed
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 tablespoons butter (or margarine)
- salt and pepper
- 1 pie crust, premade
- In deep skillet, bring chicken, stock, parsley, celery and bay leaf to simmer. Cover and cook for 20 minutes on medium-low heat.
- Add carrots and onions, cook for about 10 minutes (cooked but still firm).
- Remove chicken and let cool.
- Transfer carrots and onions to 1.5 ltr casserole dish. Discard parsley, celery and bay leafs.
- Cut chicken into 1-1/2 inch chunks and add to casserole along with the ham and peas.
- In small dish blend flour with butter until smooth. Stir in a few tbs of stock to make paste. Blend back into remaining stock in skillet, bring to simmer and cook until thickened (3 - 4 minutes) stirring constantly.
- Pour into casserole and cool.
- Fit pastry over casserole and seal edges. Cut slits for steam.
- Bake at 425°F for 10 minutes.
- Reduce heat to 350°F and cook for another 50 - 60 minutes, until filling is bubbly.
- If pastry begins to get too brown, cover with foil while cooking.
- ****For freezing for later use either freeze filling and make the crust and bake when ready to eat OR make pie but freeze before baking and bake it when ready to eat it.
If this is dairy free you don't use butter. Butter is made with cream which is dairy
such an easy recipe and so tasty! made it 100% dairyfree too! would suggest letting this sit for about 5minutes after you pull out of the oven.
My family LOVED this meal. I had to alter it slightly because I didn't have all the ingredients. I used chopped onions instead of pearl onions. We added about a cup of hashbrown potatoes and chopped celery intead of the leaves. It was quick and easy to put together. It frezes well, also. Delicious!!