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Chicken Pot Pie (slightly Deconstructed)

How to prepare a slightly deconstructed Chicken Pot Pie by Betty Bannerman Busciglio, a cooking teacher and former caterer. View the Poached Chicken video first.
Ingredients
  Chicken/Leftover chicken 5 Cup (80 tbs), poached and cubed
  White onions 12
  Carrots 2 , cut in thin slices
  Potato 1 Cup (16 tbs), cubed
  Frozen peas 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Frozen corn 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), halved
  Chicken broth 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Butter 3 Tablespoon
  Flour 3 Tablespoon
  Heavy cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Skimmed milk/Half and half 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Tabasco 2 Drop
  Pepper To Taste, freshly grounded
  Puff pastry sheet 1
  Egg yolk 1
  Cream 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven at 400 degrees F.
2. In a small bowl mix together egg yolk and cream. Set aside.

MAKING
3. In a large pot add in the chicken broth and boil.
4. Add in the potato, carrots, peas, garlic and corn. Cook for 8 minutes.
5. Strain the vegetables, reserving 1 cup of the broth and remove the garlic.
6. In a saucepan melt the butter, blend with the flour, and cook several minutes.
7. Gradually stir in 1 cup of the broth and continue stirring till the mixture thickens.
8. Stir in the cream and milk. Season with salt, pepper, and Tabasco.
9. Add in the chicken and vegetables to the sauce and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes.
10. Meanwhile open the sheet of pastry and cut along fold lines. Cut in half horizontally to make six portions. Brush the pastry with the egg yolk mixture and cut out pastry chickens with a small cutter and place on top of the pastry "lids" and brush the chickens with the yolk mixture.
11. Bake for 20 minutes at 400° degrees F.

SERVING
12. Serve chicken in bowls topped with the pastry "lids".

TIPS
This is a great make-ahead recipe. Simply reheat the chicken mixture gently and reheat the pastry in a 300° oven. The filling may also be frozen.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Party
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes
Servings: 
6
Classic chicken pot pie recipe made from scratch complete with carrots, peas, corn, potatoes and baby onions, a rich homemade white sauce and a flaky pie crust. This is a delicious and heartwarming meal for a family dinner on a cold winter day. This is a budget-friendly take on the classic recipe that takes a little time, but it is well worth the wait!!

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