Classic Chicken Pot Pie

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pot pie
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 621kcal
Simple, hearty comfort food - the classic chicken pot pie is easier than you may think!
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Ingredients

  • 1 pounds chicken breast boneless, skinless
  • 1 ½ cups low sodium chicken broth
  • ½ cup half & half
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium red skinned potato diced
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 2 ribs celery sliced
  • 4 ounces mushrooms diced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup frozen peas thawed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 puff pastry sheet cut into 5" squares

Instructions

  • Place a large sauce pan over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and heat until rippling.
  • Add the chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until cooked through and golden.
  • Add the broth to the chicken, and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove chicken to cutting board to cool. Strain broth and reserve.
  • Return the pan to medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon butter, and melt.
  • Sprinkle onion, celery, carrots, potatoes, and mushrooms with salt and pepper and saute in butter for 10-15 minutes until tender.
  • Add flour to sauté mixture and cook stirring constantly for 1 minute.
  • Combine reserved broth and half and half and gradually pour into vegetable mixture. Cook over medium heat until thickened and bubbly, stirring constantly.
  • Add peas, chicken, and thyme and cook additional 3 minutes.
  • Divide into 4 individual ramekins or oven-safe bowls. Cover each ramekin with puff pastry, crimping edges.
  • Gently score the top of each pastry using a sharp paring knife, making a cross-hatch pattern. Brush shells with beaten egg and then cut slits to allow steam to escape.
  • Bake 40-50 minutes until crust is golden brown. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 621kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 489mg | Potassium: 1291mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 6062IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 194mg | Iron: 5mg