Source: Aunty Paulie about 2010
Chicken Pot Pie
My mom and aunt(y) were visiting from California. We’ve spent a lot of time in the kitchen. While sitting around the table discussing meals, my aunt said she would make a chicken pot pie – an all American favorite! I’ve never had a home-made version. Well, you’ll see from the pictures there wasn’t a scrap left-and loved it! This served about 7 people for dinner. If you make it in individual dishes its great to serve when having guests over or you can freeze the other dishes when you only 2-3 people.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 7 people
- 1 chicken boilded
- 3 tbs olive oil
- 1 pinch sea salt or 2
- 1 pinch pepper
- 5 cups chicken stock preferably homemade
- 2 tbs bouillon or 3
- 1 tbs butter or 2
- 2 cups carrots
- 2 cups peas frozen
- 1 onion or 2, diced
- 1/2 stick celery or a whole one
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
crust (double recipe for a top crust, a must)
- 3 cups flour
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 75 gr butter
- 1/2 cup water or 2/3 but ice cold
- 1 egg beaten with water for egg wash
- 1 pinch salt and pepper
Get a stock pot filled with water, and put the fresh chicken in. Bring to a boil, and let it cook and boil until meat easily comes off the bones.
Prepare the chicken meat in small pieces
Keep your broth separate.
Begin to prepare the vegetables. In a large stock pot, melt butter and oil, add onions, diced carrots, diced celery root.
Cook until translucent and the carrots are a bit softer.
Add the flour, ¼ cup amounts at a time and stir.
Add the bouillon
Begin to add your broth, stir until all has been added.
Add your cream, and your frozen peas to the mixture, and finally, add the pulled chicken.
At this point, it’s cooked, and ready to be placed in your dough lined baking dish.
I happen to have a Vitamix, and not a cuisinart or kitchenaid. My aunt showed me a very quick and an easy way to make the dough in the mixer. Begin by adding the flour to the mixer-turn it on. Add the salt and baking powder. Slowly add your cut butter cubes, then the water. Add enough water until it forms a ball and is well mixed.
Line a baking dish and pre-heat your oven to 200 °C. Add the filling and place the dough on top (remember double the dough recipe)
Paint on the egg wash
some salt and pepper
and bake for approx. 1 hour.
Serve, and watch the entire pie disappear!!!