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Elizabeth Heiskell's Classic Chicken Potpie

COOK TIME
1 hr
PREP TIME
20 mins
SERVINGS
8
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COOK TIME
1 hr
PREP TIME
20 mins
SERVINGS
8
RATE THIS RECIPE
(192)

Ingredients

  • 2 carrots, diagonally cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 medium-size russet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium-sized yellow or white onion, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen English peas
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter
  • cups chicken broth
  • cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground sage
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken or turkey
  • 1 (14.1-ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts, use one pie crust

Chef notes

For me, it's all about those little green peas in a chicken pot pie. To this day, I still double the peas in this recipe! 

Swap option: If making a homemade piecrust is your thing, go for it, but a store-bought one is perfectly suitable in a pinch. 

Preparation

1.

Preheat the oven to 425 F.

2.

Bring water, carrots, potato, onion and peas to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat.

3.

Reduce the heat, cover and cook until veggies are crisp-tender, about 10 minutes.

4.

Drain well and set the mix aside.

5.

Lightly grease a 3-quart baking dish or casserole dish. 

6.

  Melt the butter in the same saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly,until mixture turns golden-brown, about 5 minutes. Slowly add the chicken broth, cream, salt,pepper, thyme and sage. Cook, stirring often, until thickened and smooth, about 5 minutes.

7.

Place the chicken into a prepared dish. Top with the cooked vegetables and cream sauce and gently stir to combine.

8.

Place the pastry over the top of the filling; flute the edges, and cut slits in the top of the pastry for any steam to escape while it bakes. 

10.

Bake the in a preheated oven until the crust turns golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes.

11.

Let is sit for a few minutes before serving then dig in!