Sep 30, 2009

Chicken Pot Pie

Now that  the days are getting cooler, here's a wonderful recipe that's guaranteed to warm your insides!

2 pie crusts - unbaked (ready to bake or homemade)
1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced (1/4 inch thick)
2 stalks celery, sliced 1/4 inch thick
4 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 teaspoon ground dried thyme
3 Tablespoons dry sherry
1/4 cup frozen peas, thawed
3 Tablespoons minced parsley (fresh)

* Heat oven to 400 degrees, place oven rack in middle position.
* Place chicken and broth in a stock pot over medium heat. Cover, bring to a simmer and simmer until the chicken is done (about 10 min.)
* Transfer the chicken to a large bowl; reserve the broth in a separate cup or small bowl.
* Place oil in the stock pot, turn heat to medium high.
* Add the carrots, onion and celery. Sauté until just tender (about 5 min.). Season to taste with salt and pepper.
* Shred the chicken meat into bit-sized pieces, then place the vegetables into the bowl with the chicken and set aside.
* Heat the butter in the now empty stock pot over medium heat. Once melted, add the flour and cook 1 minute.
* Whisk in the chicken broth, milk and thyme. Bring to a simmer, continuing to simmer until sauce thickens (about 1 min.). Season with salt and pepper, stir in the sherry.
* Pour the sauce over the chicken-vegetables mixture, stir well. Stir in the peas and parsley.
* Line a 9x13 inch pan with one of the pie crusts. If using ready to bake pie crusts, roll the dough to fit the pan.
* Pour the chicken mixture into the pan and top with second crust.
* Bake in preheated oven until pie crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly, about 30 minutes.


Lisa said...

Sounds yummmmmy and warm!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Is there anything in this world better than chicken pot pie? I don't think so. De-lish!

D.Suplicki said...

I love chicken pot pie! Once it gets a wee it chillier outside the husband will be nagging me to make one. I'll definitely give your recipe a whirl!

VintageSage said...

Now this sounds perfect for this kinda weather! Thank you for the recipe!

Jessica said...

Looks Mmm Mmm good. Michigan definitely feels like autumn.

Bridgett said...

That looks DELICIOUS!!!

Unfortunately, my husband wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole because he's picky and has the palette of a 4 year old...but that's a story for another time.


I might just have to make this for myself. I love pot pie!