Mostly Made-From-Scratch Chicken Pot Pie
It’s been a cold last few weeks and through all the wind and nippy nights, the idea of a warm comfort meal is exactly what we need. Chicken pot pie is the definition of comfort! It’s warm and bubbly. There’s a perfect balance between veggies and creamy filling. Now of course you can make your dough from scratch. In fact, I recommend it! However, life is busy so this isn’t always realistic. So this recipe will show you how to make the filling with pre-made dough. Let’s dive in!
- 6 tablespoons of butter
- 1 medium onion , diced
- 2 ribs of celery , sliced
- 3 sprigs of fresh thyme
- 1 large cloves of garlic , minced
- 2 medium carrots , sliced
- ⅓ cup of all-purpose flour
- 1 cup half and half
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 4- 5 cups cooked chicken , cut in chunks
- 1 cup of frozen peas
- 1 tsp of creole seasoning
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley , minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
Heat butter in a large pot over medium heat. Then add onions, celery, thyme, garlic, and carrots. Cook and stir for 7 minutes. Ingredients should be soft. By this point, your home will smell amazingly homey!
During those 6 minutes, brush 1 mixed egg yolk around your bottom and top crust.
Stir in flour until it has been fully incorporated, stirring until combined. This may look chunky, but do not worry!
Gradually stir in half and half and broth. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for about 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.
Gradually add in cooked chicken, peas, Creole seasoning, and parsley. Remove from heat. Adjust salt, pepper, and seasonings to taste. Mix until combined.
Place filling into your pie crust. This will make 2 small pies or one large pie. These are perfect for making ahead of time and freezing for later.
Now, you can cut your crust up and come up with designs like this, or simply place the top over the filling. If you place the crust on top, make sure you pierce the top with a fork to let out the steam. Either way spread the remainder of the egg wash on top before placing it in a 400° oven for 30-35 minutes.
You did it! You made an amazing meal that you and your family are sure to love it! Please let us know if you make it, happy dining!