Hello, dear readers! Today, I’m sharing with you a comforting, family-friendly recipe that’s perfect for those busy weeknights: Chicken Pot Pie with Puff Pastry Topping. This meal has it all – tender chicken, a mix of vegetables, creamy sauce, and a flaky puff pastry topping. Let’s dive right in!
- 1 package (about 17 ounces) of frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 2 stalks of celery, chopped
- 1 cup of frozen peas
- 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
- 2 cups of chicken broth
- 1 cup of milk
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 egg (for egg wash)
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a large pie dish or a deep-dish baking pan.
- Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces and cook until they are no longer pink in the center. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
- In the same pan, add the onion, garlic, carrots, and celery. Cook until the vegetables are softened.
- Stir in the flour, making sure all the vegetables are coated. This will help thicken our sauce.
- Gradually pour in the chicken broth and milk, stirring constantly. Let the mixture come to a simmer. It should start to thicken.
- Once the sauce has thickened, add the cooked chicken and frozen peas to the pan. Stir well until everything is combined. Season with salt and pepper.
- Pour the chicken and vegetable mixture into your prepared pie dish or baking pan.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out your thawed puff pastry to fit your dish. Lay the pastry over the chicken and vegetable mixture, pressing the edges to seal.
- Beat the egg in a small bowl, then brush the pastry with the egg wash. This will give your pot pie a beautiful golden color.
- Bake in your preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the pastry is puffed and golden.
And there you have it – a Weeknight Winner: Chicken Pot Pie with Puff Pastry Topping! This comforting dish is sure to become a favorite in your family. Enjoy, and happy cooking!
Un Seattle Gourmand