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Comfort Classic Chicken Pot Pie

Comfort Classic Chicken Pot Pie

With a buttery, flaky crust and hearty chunks of chicken and vegetables, this Comfort Classic Chicken Pot Pie is comfort in a pie dish. Chicken pot pie recipes are an autumn classic because they're comforting, filling and absolutely delicious! This is a classic recipe for chicken pot pie that includes a homemade crust, chicken, savory pan gravy, and vegetables. Each bite is filled with nostalgic comfort that you'll crave all fall and winter long! Keep this chicken pot pie recipe on hand for when you need a comforting homemade meal.

Serves4

Preparation Time20 min

Cooking Time1 hr

Cooking MethodOven

Cooking Vessel Size9-inch pie pan

Ingredients

  • 4 large boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 large sweet potato, diced
  • 1/2 cup pearl onions
  • 3/4 cup crimini mushrooms
  • 1 cup kale, chopped
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cold water
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven 350° F.
     
  2. Cut Chicken into 1/2 inch cubes and toss to season with 1 tablespoon flour, salt and pepper to taste. Heat oil in a large Swiss Diamond skillet over medium-low heat, cook thighs until brown and cooked through (adjusting heat when needed). Remove from skillet onto a paper towel-lined plate.
     
  3. Let the skillet cool slightly, reduce heat, and add butter until melted. Add thyme, rosemary, and garlic until begining to brown and aromatic. Slowly whisk in remaining flour, whisking constantly so the mixture forms a paste without burning, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
     
  4. Slowly whisk in warm chicken stock until mixture is smooth and glaze-like. (The slower you add the broth the easier it will be to get smooth) Season with salt and pepper, and set aside to thicken.
     
  5. In a sauté pan over medium-low heat, add celery, sweet potato and pearl onions, and season again with salt and pepper. Sauté until the potatos are soft (about 7 minutes), then add mushrooms until slightly crisp (about 3 minutes), finally adding kale, sautéing until tender (about 1-2 minutes). Remove from heat.
     
  6. Add set aside chicken to vegetables along with pan gravy and stir. Transfer to prepaired 9-inch pie plate and cover with crust (see below).

For the crust:

  1. Combine flour and salt in large bowl; cut in shortening until mixture is uniform and cumb-like. (Using a pastry blender or fork will make this easier). Mix in enough cold water until flour is moistened and mixture is dough like. Divide dough in half.
     
  2. Shape each half into a ball; flatten slightly. Wrap 1 ball in plastic food wrap; refrigerate (up to 24 hours). Roll out remaining ball of dough on lightly floured surface into 11-inch circle. Fold into quarters.
     
  3. Place dough into ungreased 9-inch pie plate; unfold dough, pressing firmly against bottom and sides trying not to create holes. Trim crust to 1/2 inch from edge of pan; fill with chicken filling. Roll out the other ball, into an 11-inch cirlce and place ontop of the chicken mixture. Trim, seal and crimp or flute edges. Brush with butter.
     
  4. Place pie pan on a cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes minutes or until hot all the way through and golden-brown on the top. Cool slightly and serve.

 

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looks awesome!!!

will try this soon

bell peppers.

YUMMY!!

Love chicken pot pie!

Can't wait to try!

I don't mind carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, beans...but just skip the peas.

I plan to put my favorite vegetable in this pot pie Snow Peas !!

I love to put fresh from the cob corn in my chicken pot pie

Yum. This is definitely a comfort food.

This looks like a good hearty Pot Pie recipe to try.

I would love to make this chicken pot pie. It sounds delicious.

Looks Delicious!

Looks delicious!

My favorite vegetables for chicken pot pie is celery carrots.

This looks delish!! I think I might leave out the sweet potatoes!

This looks great will taste good on a winter night

Love pot pies!

This looks delicious! Just right for a cold and rainy day! Thanks for the idea!

This looks so good, but I'm not sure about the kale - I don't usually use leafy greens, other than celery tops, in my pot pies

looks very yummy

Looks delicious and filling

Cant wait to try this

I can't wait to make this, I love chicken pot pies in the winter!

i just made a big pot of this last week , didnt put all of your recipe in it , but i will try yours next time

i have never made a pot pie but this sounds delicious!

A nice change of pace re ingredients, love the addition of sweet potato.

I like all the ingredients here besides shortening and would wheat flour work where it says 2 cups of flour. I eat mostly clean so I love low fat recipes with lots of proteins!

We use different vegetables in our chicken pot pies down south. This would be different.

We make a version of this here at home but it doesn't look no where near as good as this one does. Will have to bookmark it, looks delicious. Great dish when it's cold outside too, thank you!

My favorite veggie to add is corn. It gives a touch of sweetness to pot pies. I have not used this recipe yet, but will use leftover frozen turkey from Thanksgiving.

This really sounds delicious. I usually add in cream of chicken soup.

We happened to get a package of chicken thighs the other day, so I believe we'll try it tonight or tomorrow. Looks good.

I use mixed vegetable and add a can of cream of onion soup to it for added flavor.

GOSH, I love pot pie! I need to try this sometime! D

This is awesome especially when it is cold. I do add sauted onions, yummy chicken pot pie.

This sounds and looks YUMMY! I can't wait to try this!

Yummy! I cant wait to try this!

sounds great,,I would use broccoli instead of peas

I LOVE chicken pot pie! Take the mushrooms out and this recipe is perfect for me!

I love putting mushrooms with chicken.

Interesting touch with the sweet potatoes and mushrooms. I usually use mushrooms in a beef pie not chicken.

I've been looking for a good chicken pot pie recipe!

Celery and sweet peas, cant forget the onion, or garlic.....carrots, well, really, any veg for that matter. Love them all !

Looks good but NO peas, please.

Chicken pot pie is a comfort food to me

I love a good chicken pot pie this looks good!

My favorite vegetable to add to chicken pot pie is celery.

My favorite vegetable to add to a pot pie is celery.

My favorite vegetable to add to a pot pie is celery. I love the light crunch it gives the dish.

Looks amazing and easy!

One of my favorite things in thewhole world is chicken pot pie. Justreading this recipe is making my mouth water!

The diced sweet potato is a nice addition. And of course, what pot pie would anything without the garlic.

Great recipe to stay warm during the winter months.

Yum..I have leftover roasted chicken..perfect to make this tonight

I've been hungry for this recipe!! Thanks for posting it.

I planned on making chicken pot pie for dinner tonight...will give this recipe a try.

Chicken pot pie is a favorite at our home- I tend to make it when I have leftover chicken. This recipe looks scrumptious!

Perfect comfort food for a cold winter's evening.

I love LOTS of peas!!! Not every ones favorite vegie, but I think they're sweet!

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