What’s more home-style than a great chicken pot pie? And what makes this recipe even better is that it offers three shortcuts to make things easier. First of all, you can use puff pastry instead of making pie crust. Second, try a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. And lastly, you can use chicken base called “Better Than Bullion” instead of homemade or canned chicken stock. Read on for the delicious details and let us know how it turns out!
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup celery, chopped
1/4 cup carrot, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon “Better Than Bullion” chicken base
2 cups chicken, cooked and chopped
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme plus more for garnish if desired
1 sheet frozen puff pastry
1 egg, beaten slightly with a fork
Allow puff pastry to thaw at room temperature and then gently unfold.
In a large pot, melt butter over medium high heat.
Add onion, celery, carrot, and salt and sauté until onions are translucent and vegetables start to get tender.
Sprinkle flour over vegetables and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Gradually whisk in milk, heavy cream and and Better Than Bullion, and bring to a slow boil.
Simmer gently over medium heat until sauce begins to thicken (5 minutes).
Turn heat to low, and add chicken, peas and thyme.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Pour chicken mixture into a 9 x 9 baking dish.
Cut puff pastry into 12 equal strips.
Lay puff pastry strips over chicken mixture, weaving it together to form a lattice pattern.
Using a pastry brush, brush egg onto the top of the puff pastry.
Bake for 30-35 minutes. The puff pastry will be a deep golden brown color.
Cool for 5 minutes before serving.
This recipe and images are courtesy of Lovely Little Kitchen.