Chicken Pot Pie
This chicken pot pie recipe is a great main dish for your game-of-thrones theme party; or just, any time you want a creamy, home made classic pot pie.
One of many perfect recipe ideas for leftover rotisserie chicken. You’ll need about 3 cups of shredded chicken.
I make it with two batches of Butter Flaky Pie Crust (based on the allrecipes.com recipe) for the top and bottom.
Optional veggies include onion, carrot, celery, corn, peas, potatoes or anything you like in your chicken soup. Just make sure they’re cut or diced into smaller, bite-size pieces to complement the shredded chicken.
For the crust, you can use either butter, shortening, or a combination of both. Shortening is all fat, and makes the best flaky crust, but butter tastes better and is slightly less fatty (80%).
This recipe easily makes 2 pies, when you use top & bottom pie crust. Otherwise, just use a top crust.
Chicken Pot Pie
- 4 T butter
- ½ c onion, diced
- ½ c carrot, chopped or sliced
- ½ c celery, diced or sliced and halved
- ½ c green beans or frozen corn optional
- ½ c diced potatoes optional
- 3 c cooked chicken, shredded
- ⅓ c flour
- 2 c chicken broth
- ¼ t turmeric
- ¼ c sour cream
- 1 egg
- 2 T water
Pie Crust (one crust)
- 1 ¼ c flour
- ¼ t salt
- ½ c butter, chilled and diced
- ½ c ice water
- Preheat oven to 400° F.
- Melt the butter in a large pot on medium-high heat. Add veggies and cook until onions are translucent.
- Add chicken, sprinkle with flour and stir to combine, cooking one minute.
- Add chicken broth and cook until it thickens.
- Season with salt, pepper, thyme, turmeric to your liking, then add sour cream and cook until thick, about 3 minutes.
- Remove from heat.
- Spoon filling into prepared pie crust until even with the top. Then, roll your second pie crust over the top. Score it with vents (I like to do the flower petal shape, with just 5 slits).
- Prepare your egg wash by beating the egg with water, then brush the top of the crust.
- Create a tent over the pie on a baking sheet, ensuring the foil does not touch the pie crust. Bake 15 – 20 minutes at 400° F, then remove the tent and continue baking about 40 minutes, until the crust is golden brown.
- Combine dry ingredients. Cut butter in until mixture is crumbly.
- Add water slowly until it forms a ball.
- Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
- Before cooking, roll dough out and press evenly into the bottom and sides of the pie plate.
- For the top crust, pinch the edges to seal the top to the bottom crust and let some lumps hang slightly over the edge of the pie plate.