Chicken Pot Pie Deconstructed

Chicken Pot Pie has to be considered as ‘comfort’ food. Try this one out and see if you¬†agree.

 

  • 1 lb. frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup celery, peeled and cut in 1/2 inch slices
  • 2 cups Yukon gold potatoes, diced 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock, divided
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 tbsp. chopped flat leaf parsley
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup frozen kernel corn
  • 3 cups diced cooked chicken, white and dark meat

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface. Cut the pastry discs large enough to cover 6 individual bowls. Place discs on a parchment lined baking sheet and brush with the beaten egg. Bake until golden brown (according to package instructions). Remove from the oven and allow to cool down.

Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the canola oil and butter. When melted, add the onion, carrot and celery and saute until the onion is translucent. Add the potatoes and 1 cup of the stock. Cover and reduce the heat to simmer, cooking  until the carrots and potatoes are tender.

Whisk together the remaining stock, whipping cream and flour until smooth and stir into the vegetable mixture and cook until thickened. Stir in the thyme, parsley, salt, pepper, peas and chicken.

Heat through. Divide and ladle into the warmed bowls. Top with the puff pastry discs and serve.

 

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