Chicken Pot pie


I can not remember the last time I had a chicken pot pie. I have never had a home made one and did not realize how easy it was to make. I was able to use the same skillet to cook the chicken, vegetables, and the sauce. There’s nothing better than not having to wash several pots and pans! This was a filing meal that did not last the week.

Chicken Pot Pie

45 minutes preparation, 1 hour chilling, 25-30 minutes baking

Makes 6 servings

Pastry

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup chilled butter, cut into pieces

1 large egg

2-3 tablespoons ice water

Filling

4 cups cubed cooked chicken

1 tablespoon butter

1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced (my husband is allergic so we used a package of frozen mixed vegies!)

1/4 cup dry white wine or water

1 1/2 cups whipping cream

2 tablespoons all purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons paprika

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

Glaze

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1. To prepare pastry, in a medium bowl, mix together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender or 2 knifes, cut butter into flour until coarse crumbs form.

2. In a small bowl, beat together egg and water. Add to the flour mixture; mix lightly until a soft dough forms. Shape into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

3. To prepare the filling, place chicken in a 2 quart casserole.

4. In large skillet, melt butter over low heat. Add mushrooms; increase the heat to medium high ; and saute until browned and the liquid evaporates, about 5 minutes. Add the wine; cook until almost evaporated, about 2 minutes. Add mushroom mixture to chicken; stir to combine.

5. In a medium saucepan, whisk together cream, flour, paprika, salt, and pepper, over low heat; cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Whisk in broth. Pour sauce over chicken mixture.

6. Preheat oven to 400.

7. On a lightly floured surface, using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll the pastry to fit the top of the casserole. Place on top of pie; trim and seal the edges.

8. Roll our trimmings. Cut out leaves and flowers. Brush pastry with glaze; add the decorations; brush again with glaze.

9. Bake until filling is bubbly and brust is browned, 25-30 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly. Serve warm.

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