Chicken Pot Pie
The perfect comfort food! Thick and savory, filled with fresh veggies, and topped with a flaky golden crust. You can make it with a crust on the bottom as well, or save some calories and just put it on the top!
Chop all your veggies into the same size. Prepare the ‘roux’ by mixing together the butter and flour. Use your hands to really get in combined into a thick paste.
Cook chicken in a separate pan, while you are cooking the veggies to speed up your time in the kitchen.
Mix in the roux, stirring until it’s completely dissolved.
Taste the mixture, and adjust any seasonings you like. Stir in the chicken and you’re ready to go!
Roll out pie crust for the top and bottom – or save some calories and just place the pastry on the top.
Chicken Pot Pie
Pie Crust (single or double)
- 1 egg + 1Tbsp water optional
- 6 Tbsp butter or margarine softened, divided
- ¼ cup GF all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch
- ½ cup milk or milk alternative
- 1/2 cup onion finely diced
- 1/2 cup carrot peeled and diced
- 2 stalks celery diced
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 cup GF chicken broth
- 1/4 cup white wine optional
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 3/4 cup potato peeled and diced
- 1 ½ cups cooked chicken diced
- ½ cup peas
- 1/3 cup fresh parsley chopped
- Salt and pepper
- Mix together egg and water, set aside.
- In a bowl, combine ¼ cup of butter with the flour (use your hands to create a paste). Set aside.
- In another bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in the milk. Set aside.
- In a large saucepan, sauté the onion, carrot, and celery in the remaining 2 Tbsp butter. Season with salt and pepper. Add the broth, wine, bay leaf , thyme, and potatoes and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the vegetables are just tender.
- Add the butter mixture and boil gently, stirring until dissolved. Stir in the milk mixture and bring to a boil. Taste and adjust seasonings. Stir in the chicken and peas and parsley. Remove the bay leaf.
- Prepare the pastry, making one or two crusts (1/4" thick) cut to fit baking dish (pie plate, casserole dish, fluted pan) with an extra inch around the edges. If using a bottom crust, chill dough for 15 minutes before adding filling. Spoon in filling, wet dough edges with water, then top with chilled crust. Trim off excess, and crimp edges with fingers or a fork.
- Bake at 400°F for 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown, and filling is bubbling (you may want to place dish on a baking sheet in case filling bubbles out). Allow to cool 15 minutes before serving.
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sounds real good..but i haven’t made pie crust gluten free yet that has turned out…do you have that recipe for the pie dough…tks…..
If you click on the word ‘Pie Crust’ in the recipe box it is a link that will direct you towards that recipe.
FYI…In the photo for the Chicken Pot Pie I used a different recipe for the crust using coconut oil (which is why it’s so white looking), it turned out but it had a much more fried and crispy texture. Not very light and flaky, so I personally won’t be using coconut oil again for pie crust – I’ll stick to my favorite tried and true pie crust recipe (that’s the link in the recipe).
I made the chicken pot pie for dinner last night and was very pleased with the way it turned out. The crust was nice and flaky like regular pie crust made with white wheat flour. I do not eat potatoes so I substituted sweet potatoes for the white potatoes and also used 1/2 and 1/2 instead of milk for the thickener as I don’t use milk either.
I was amazed at how the crust felt after blending it in my food processor. It felt nice and rich and the texture felt like it was going to be nice to roll out. You definitely need to roll it between the parchment paper and then lift the top sheet off. Take the bottom sheet and gently put it on top of the pie and then gently “peel” it off.
Definitely will make again.
So glad you liked it. Sweet potatoes are a great addition!
Yum. Made this the other night with sweet potatoes. It took four long hours until we could have dinner. Didn’t realize pastry needed so much time in the fridge. I made four small pies in onion soup bowls didn’t use pastry on bottom so needed four tops. Pastry was very difficult to work with, had to keep refrigerate/freezing it and it turned out very crumbly. I will try my old pie crust recipe (one of yours) that I use for regular pies and never have problems with. That said it was really delicious and put a smile on our faces.