Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

Serves4 Pies
Prep time1 hour
Cook time1 hour
Total time2 hours

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups Flour (FOR CRUST)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Granulated Sugar Substitute
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dry Dill Weed (Optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Chopped Parsley (Optional)
  • 1 heaped tablespoon Parmesan Cheese (Optional)
  • 4 tablespoons Butter or Margarine (Very cold)
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 3 Chicken Breasts Cooked (FOR FILLING)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 Medium Carrots (Peeled and Diced)
  • 1/2lb Fresh Green Beans
  • 1 Red, Orange, or Yellow Bell Pepper (Diced)
  • 1/2lb Mushrooms (Sautéed in 2 Tbsp. Butter)
  • 1 Medium Onion (FOR SAUCE: Diced roughly)
  • 2 Cloves Garlic (Grated or finely minced)
  • 1/2 cup Milk or Cream
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 cup Chicken Stock
  • 2 tablespoons Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dry Basil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

Step 1.For the crust:

In the bowl of a food processor pulse the dry ingredients to mix. OPTIONAL: If you wish to flavor the crust, add the optional ingredients.
Cut butter into 8 pieces to distribute in dry ingredients. Pulse until coarse pea sized bits. Add egg and continue to pulse until the dough forms a ball that revolves on the blade (possible you may sometimes have to add 1-2 tbsp iced water to make this work)
Remove dough, pat out to a disk and wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 35-45 minutes or over night.
Step 2.For the chicken:

Preheat oven to 350

Use chicken breasts with the skin and the bones still on. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with oil. Cook for 45 minutes. Let cool, remove skin and bones and cut into bite sized chunks.
Step 3.For the filling:

In a bowl combine chicken with green beans, bell pepper, and mushrooms
Step 4.For the sauce:

Melt butter in a saucepan. Add the onions and cook over medium high heat until lightly golden brown. Add the garlic and flour and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the seasonings and SLOWLY add the chicken stock, STIRRING SO NO LUMPS ARE FORMED. Add the seasonings. Cook for 3-4 minutes until thickened.
Step 5.ASSEMBLY:

Preheat oven to 350

Remove crust from the refrigerator for about 10 minutes

Place the filling into two ovenproof dishes. Spoon the sauce over the filling.

Cut the crust into two equal pieces and roll out on a flowered surface.
Place crust loosely over the pies. Cut a steam hole in the center.

Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes until the filling is bubbly and the crust is light brown.