Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

Thank you to all of my wonderful readers for so many great pie ideas.  I have decided to make a pie every 6 weeks or so, using my pie bird and your ideas.  So, stay tuned for a fruit pie in March.  I decided to go savory first and use my pie bird for a chicken pot pie, which was suggested by one of my blogger friends.  Most of the fruits I wanted to use aren’t in season yet, so I am going to wait until it gets closer to spring.  I have always enjoyed pot pies, but rarely make them.  They are delicious and comforting, but oh so fattening.  They are wonderful as a treat though.  My family was super excited when I decided to make this as my first pie.  Thank you again for the idea!

When it comes to a pot pie, I want it to be double crusted and fairly simple in composition.  I love the crust on top, but I also love the wet crust on the bottom.  Yum!  I enjoy a nice gravy, with meat, peas, carrots, and onions.  Sorry, I am just not a celery girl!  A special thank you to my mother-in-law for showing me how to make the perfect gravy!  I have put together a delicious, yet simple pot pie.  I hope you give it a try when you are looking for a comforting dish or just a treat 🙂

Chicken Pot Pie

1 nine inch pie

Chicken Pot Pie

Ingredients

  • 2 9 in. deep dish pie dough circles
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 cup peas (I use frozen)
  • olive oil for pans
    Gravy
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 3 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • pan oil and drippings
    Chicken
  • 1 whole chicken breast (2 split)
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • olive oil
    Egg Wash
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp water
  • Chop the carrots and onions into small bite-sized pieces, and set aside.
  • Chicken
  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • Mix garlic powder and salt together and rub all over the chicken breasts, followed by a little olive oil. Place in the oven in a warmed oiled pan. Flip once through the cooking process. Once cooked, remove from the oven to rest for about 15 minutes before cutting for the pie. Remove the chicken from the pan and splash a little chicken stock and deglaze the pan. Save this for the gravy. Reduce the heat of the oven to 425 degrees for the pot pie.
  • Pot Pie
  • Note: If you are making your own pie dough, make it ahead of time and let it firm up in the fridge. If you are using frozen, take it out of the freezer, once the chicken is cooked and resting. That should give it 15 minutes to thaw.
  • Once the chicken is cooked and resting, start the other components of the pie. I use 3 different pans for this, sorry for the mess!
  • Place olive oil in 2 different skillets, over medium heat. Once heated, add the onions to one and the carrots to another. Cook the onions about 8 to 10 minutes until soft. Cook the carrots about 5 minutes and then mix in the frozen peas, and cook another 5 minutes. Stir the veggies and onions as needed. Remove from the heat when ready.
  • Meanwhile, place the butter and flour in a pot over medium heat, and whisk well until the butter has melted and the flour begins to cook. Add about 1/3 of your chicken stock and whisk well. Then add the rest in 2 parts, whisking well after each addition. Whisk in the juice from the deglazing process, followed by the salt and pepper. Whisk on and off until it comes to a boil and thickens.
  • Add in the peas, carrots, and onions, and stir well. Place over low heat. Cut up the chicken in bite-sized pieces and stir into the mixture. Leave on low and get your pie crust ready. Roll out one of your pie crusts and place in an oiled deep pie pan, forming the dough to the pan. Place the pie bird in the middle of the pan if using one. Stir your mixture and then evenly pour it into the pie pan. Roll out and add the other pie dough, over the top. Trim if needed (make a little hole for your pie bird's head), and press the pie crust and seal the pie. Make 4 small even slits around the bird. If you are not using a pie bird, make several long slits in the pie. Beat the egg and water, and paint evenly over the crust.
  • Place in a 425 degree oven for about 30 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the inside is trying to bubble through. If you can, wait 10 minutes before cutting. Enjoy!
  • Notes

    # 1 Make the chicken a day or 2 ahead, and cut up the day of.

    # 2 Make the pie dough ahead of time and freeze for longer storage.

    46 Responses to“Chicken Pot Pie”

    1. 01/28/2016 at 9:45 am #

      Most definitely comfort food-nice!

    2. 01/28/2016 at 10:04 am #

      Love Chicken Pot Pie’s!! This one look delicious!!! 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        01/28/2016 at 10:12 am #

        Me too 🙂 Thanks so much Amy!

    3. 01/28/2016 at 10:14 am #

      A savory pie is perfect for chilly weather, excellent choice! It’s been a while since I’ve had a pot pie but I remember the frozen ones being a childhood favorite of mine. I only imagine that your homemade version is much tastier! Great tips on things you can make ahead of time!

      • Zoale.com
        01/28/2016 at 10:21 am #

        Thank you Heather! It is perfect for the chilly weather 🙂 My mom used to get those for us too and I would always get so excited. I hope you are having a nice week!

    4. 01/28/2016 at 10:45 am #

      I love chicken pot pies but never make them – a neighbor makes a delicious one! Thanks for the recipe – sounds delicious!

      • Zoale.com
        01/28/2016 at 11:03 am #

        Thank you Judi! It has been so long since I have made one. I hope you get a chance to make it 😀

    5. 01/28/2016 at 10:57 am #

      That looks delicious!! I think I need to make one this weekend! So I noticed the bird has a hole, is that to release steam? Does it make a whistling sound?

      • Zoale.com
        01/28/2016 at 11:07 am #

        Thanks Cynthia and thank you for the idea to make one 🙂 Yes, I used it to release steam, so I didn’t have to make as many slits as normal. It worked well and made a very low sound and you could see the steam coming through the mouth. I wonder if it will make more of a sound with a thicker pie. We’ll see next month 🙂 I hope you get a chance to make it!

        • 01/28/2016 at 11:19 am #

          That’s so interesting about the bird. I’ve never seen one or used one. I’m glad your pie turned out well! It looks so good!! Happy pie adventures 🙂

        • Zoale.com
          01/28/2016 at 12:55 pm #

          It was a very cool gift, thank you! Have a great weekend Cynthia 🙂

        • 01/28/2016 at 1:02 pm #

          Thanks! You too!

        • Zoale.com
          01/28/2016 at 1:03 pm #

          Thanks 🙂

    6. 01/28/2016 at 11:27 am #

      Oh Antonia, your pie looks so inviting. I adore pies, and chicken pot pie is such a favourite of mine. I know I will be making this 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        01/28/2016 at 12:56 pm #

        Thanks so much Lynne! I love pies too, especially the crust 😀 I hope you get a chance to try it.

    7. 01/28/2016 at 11:35 am #

      This looks delicious! Definitely a nice comfort f winter dinner. It isn’t something I make either but do so enjoy. Now I’m remembering a salmon pot pie I had and might have to make soon.

      • Zoale.com
        01/28/2016 at 12:58 pm #

        Thank you Gretchen 😀 It really is so comforting and hard to resist! That sounds yummy.

    8. 01/28/2016 at 12:12 pm #

      YUM! Look at that crust! But I have to say my favorite picture of the bird is when it is surrounded by vegetables! Looking forward to more posts, so I’ll have some ideas to use for my pie bird!

      • Zoale.com
        01/28/2016 at 1:01 pm #

        Thanks Sadie! I am glad I took one before I put the crust on. I had both my little ones beside me, while I was making it and I almost forgot 😆 Thanks so much, and I am looking forward to making a sweet pie for sure!

    9. 01/28/2016 at 12:43 pm #

      Such a great looking pie. Love the ceramic gadget in the middle! It looks like it really helps with keeping the steam out.

      • Zoale.com
        01/28/2016 at 1:03 pm #

        Thank you Ronit! It really does. I got it for Christmas and this was the first time I used it. It worked like a charm and was so cute sticking out of the pie 🙂

    10. Vajeea
      01/28/2016 at 1:24 pm #

      I love chicken pot pie! Your pie looks so yummy and that pie bird looks so cute!

      • Zoale.com
        01/28/2016 at 1:52 pm #

        Thanks Vajeea, I do too 🙂 I really enjoyed using the pie bird!

    11. 01/28/2016 at 6:04 pm #

      Pot pie looks yum..I Should try with some veggie

      • Zoale.com
        01/28/2016 at 7:06 pm #

        Thank you Vidya! That would be tasty too!

    12. 01/30/2016 at 9:00 pm #

      Lovely and yummy comfort food!

      • Zoale.com
        01/30/2016 at 9:43 pm #

        Thanks Lynn! Perfect for a cold day!

        • 01/30/2016 at 10:03 pm #

          yes for sure!

        • Zoale.com
          01/30/2016 at 10:37 pm #

          🙂 I hope you are having a nice weekend!

        • 01/31/2016 at 8:19 am #

          We stayed with my parents for one night and hung out all day saturday so that was great! I hope you are too!

        • Zoale.com
          01/31/2016 at 10:23 pm #

          Sounds like a very nice weekend Lynn 🙂 We had a nice one too, thank you!

        • 02/01/2016 at 6:31 am #

          🙂 xxx

        • Zoale.com
          02/01/2016 at 9:10 am #

          🙂

    13. 01/31/2016 at 2:48 am #

      Your pie looks so delicious and inviting ,Antonia….

      • Zoale.com
        01/31/2016 at 10:23 pm #

        Thank you so much Swapna!

    14. 01/31/2016 at 10:50 pm #

      I adore a good chicken pot pie and yours looks delicious, Antonia! I have to admit I have never tried to make one. You make it sound so easy!

      • Zoale.com
        02/01/2016 at 9:14 am #

        Thank you so much Francesca! I do too, there is just something so comforting about it. You should try it sometime…it is so good! I hope you had a nice weekend 🙂

    15. Sandhya
      02/01/2016 at 4:20 pm #

      Antonia, your chicken pot pie is so warm and comforting during the winter. It looks absolutely delicious! I cannot wait to see and read about your fruit pie.

      • Zoale.com
        02/02/2016 at 8:44 am #

        Thank you for the kind words Sandhya! I am fairly new at making fruit pies, so it will be fun 🙂 I hope you are having a nice start to your week!

    16. 02/02/2016 at 9:40 pm #

      I love that you used your birdie, Antonia! Did he whistle?? 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        02/02/2016 at 9:43 pm #

        Thanks Lana, I was so happy to use it! The sound was very faint, but there was visible steam coming out of his mouth. I am wondering if there will be more of a sound when I make a thicker pie. I will let you know 🙂

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