Chicken Pot Pie

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Servings 
Serves 3-4

One of the most heart-warming comfort foods, Chicken Pot Pie is a dish filled with the most delicious combination of ingredients that come together perfectly to make a truly outstanding meal.

Ingredients
2
unbaked (9") pie crusts or 2 thinly rolled out round shaped puff pastry sheets of about 10" diameter
250 gm
boneless chicken breast, cut into small cubes
1/2 cup
peas
1
carrot, cubed
1/4 cup
sweet corn
3 tbsp
butter
3 tbsp
flour
1
medium onion, finely chopped
4 tbsp
chopped coriander leaves
2
green chillies, chopped
juice of half a lemon
salt to taste
1 tsp
black pepper powder
1 cup
milk
1 1/2 cups
chicken broth
(from boiling the chicken)
Instructions 

Put the chicken, peas, carrots and sweet corn in a pot, then add 2 cups of water sprinkle a bit of salt, quarter tsp. garlic paste and quarter tsp. black pepper. Simmer on medium heat whilst covered for 15 minutes. Drain but reserve the liquid/broth.

Heat the butter, then add the chopped onion and fry until softened. Sprinkle the flour and cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes. Add the black pepper powder. Stir for a few seconds then gradually add the milk and broth whilst stirring continuously to avoid lumps. Simmer until the gravy thickens, then add the boiled veggies and chicken and adjust salt/pepper. Sprinkle the chopped coriander & chopped chillies. Cook together for a minute and then turn off the heat. Add in the lemon juice.

Preheat the oven at 200 C.

Place one of the rolled out pastry sheets in your lightly buttered pie plate. Using a fork, pierce many holes on it to prevent it from puffing up during baking, then bake in a pre-heated oven for about 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove the pie plate from the oven and let the bottom pastry cool.

You can skip using the lower crust if you want and just use one pastry to cover the top of the pie. I like to pre-bake the bottom pastry so it becomes nice and crispy before adding the filling. 

Now pour the cooked chicken and veggie mixture on the pre-baked crust in the plate. (If you plan on using just one pie crust to cover the top only, then just pour the mixture directly into a greased pie plate). Level everything out then top the mixture with the second pastry, cut out any excess pastry and crimp the edges for a pretty appearance. Using a sharp knife, cut slits into the pie to help the steam escape during baking.

Brush the pie with egg yolk, then bake for about 30-45 minutes or until the pie is golden brown and crispy. Let the pie sit for about 10 minutes before slicing.

Serve with fresh salad and fries if you want.

Enjoy!


Comments

what is the oven temperature for the first lower crust bake and then should we bake for another 30 mins in the same temperature as-well ?

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Yes, same temperature. Have mentioned in the recipe to preheat oven at 200 C.

Salams... Have you used puff pastry in your above
Recipe

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W/Salaam, yes I have. I use ready-made pastry.

Is the pie saucy or dry

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Slightly saucy.

admin_2's picture

W/Salaam, it will not be the same...this works best with puff pastry.

assalamu aleikum,,,

cn we use mince and onion pie's pasrty for this????

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Yes that is fine.

I have a savoury pastry case that I accidently bought could I use that for the base and then use puff for the lid?

Hi Fauzia,
I'm planning to bake the pie this evening for the first time. Could you advise as to what kind of dish do use? Pyrex or tin? and roughly how deep? I am planning to do the bottom pastry too.

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Hi, either will be fine. I use my cake pan, 2 inches deep.

Hey Fauzia.
For the above recipe is it okay to use the Creamy chicken filling recipe, or because of the mayonnaise in the ingredients its not advisable to heat it?
Thank you :)

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Hi! Yes you can use the creamy chicken filling, it does not contain any mayo in it so it will be just fine. :)

Hey Fouzia
Can u tell me any specific store to get puff pastry in lhr?

admin_2's picture

Hi, sorry I am not from that country.

Salaam Fauzia . Ur recipies are fantastic and I've tried so many of them with great results . Thank u so much . I was wondering if have a recipe for quiche ??

admin_2's picture

W/Salaam, thanks! At the moment I do not, but hopefully will add one soon.

Hi fauzia
If I don't have butter, can I use oil?

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Hi, yes you can.

I had quite a lot of gravy so I took some out and served it on the side.i really enjoyed this recipe-thanks!

Salaams. I forgot to put garlic. Will that be ok?

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W/Salaam, it should be fine.

Hi can i use shortcrust pastry?

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Hi, yes you can.

Can we omit brushing with egg yolk

admin_2's picture

Yes you can although you will lose out on a very golden shiny colour. But otherwise it is perfectly ok. :)

Hi can i make mini pie with this?

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Hi, yes you can.

Hi can i make the filling early?

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Hi, yes you can.

Salams sister. Will you please let me know the rcipe for pastry dough to use for pot pie. If you can for short crust pastry

admin_2's picture

W/Salaam, sorry at the moment no pastry recipe posted yet.