Sunday, March 14, 2010

Chicken Pot Pie

No, it's really not your everyday, customary dinner, made by Mom Chicken Pot Pie. But it could be. And if you want the original recipe, Click Here. In the meantime, I have posted the recipe here. Do enjoy!!

Here it is already to go into the oven. It looks good! But, it is not one of those little, preservative laden, store bought items.

And here is the Chicken Pot Pie plated with a nice Baby Spinach and Strawberry Salad. Serve this dinner with a delightful and old 1986 Rose Creek Idaho Johannesburg Riesling and you have an awesome and different dinner. Probably not one your Mom would make. Here ... You try it. Let me know what you think. Cheers!!

Chicken Pot Pie

Author: Bob and Robin Young

Comments: We had this dish with a 1986 Rose Creek Idaho Johannesburg Riesling.
Degree of Difficulty: Easy
Oven Temperature: 350°F
Servings: 8

2 9 in Pie crusts
2 lg Chicken breasts, cut into ¼" chunks
½ c Diced carrots
½ c Celery, diced
½ c Corn kernels
½ c Broccoli florets, cut into small pieces
1 med Shallot, diced
1 med Potato, diced
¼ c Madeira
½ c Chicken stock
½ c Heavy cream
¼ c Flour
3 T Butter
1 T Olive oil
¾ T Thyme
½ T Sage, dried

1.) Cook off one of the pie crusts in a 9-inch deep dish pie plate at 450°F until it just turns brown. Remove from oven and let cool.
2). Dice the chicken into ¼" pieces. Roll in flour. Place 1 Tablespoon butter and 1 Tablespoon olive oil in 4 quart pot. Cook the chicken off until just done. Remove the chicken from the pot and set aside.
3.) In the same pot, add all of the diced up vegetables and the thyme and the sage. Add 1 Tablespoon butter. Cook through. Add the chicken stock and the Madeira. Bring to a boil. Add the cream. Bring to a slow boil and cook for 10 minutes.
4.) Add the cooked chicken. Bring to a slow simmer. Check for thickness of the sauce. If not thick enough add a little more flour.
5.) When the potatoes are cooked almost through, pour mixture into the pie shell. Break 1 Tablespoon butter into pieces and dot the top of the mixture. Place the top pie crust on top and seal along the edges. Puncture with a fork so steam will escape during cooking.
6.) When the upper crust turns a golden brown - about 45 minutes - remove from the heat and let cool for 10 minutes. Serve with a nice green salad.

Cooking Times

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Inactive Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour and 25 minutes

Please do try this recipe. It's fun to make and fun to eat! Cheers!

No comments: