THE INGREDIENTS LIST:
• 2 Cups.Of cooked chicken (rotisserie or roasted), diced.
• 1 Cup.Of diced carrots.
• 1 Cup.Of diced potatoes.
• 1 Cup.Of frozen peas.
• 1/2 Cup.Of diced celery.
• 1/4 Cup.Of diced onion.
• 1/4 Cup.Of unsalted butter.
• 1/3 Cup.Of all-purpose flour.
• 2 Cups.Of chicken broth.
• 1 Cup.Of whole milk or heavy cream.
• 1 Tsp.Of dried thyme.
• Salt and pepper to taste.
• For the Crust: 2 store-bought or homemade pie crusts (one for the bottom, one for the top).
1 – Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius). Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the carrots, potatoes, celery, and onions in diced form. Approximately 5-7 minutes, or until the vegetables begin to become tender.
2 – Sprinkle all-purpose flour over the sautéed vegetables and mix thoroughly to incorporate. Allow the flour to simmer for an additional 1 to 2 minutes, without allowing it to caramelize.
3 – Slowly pour in the chicken broth while continuously whisking to prevent clots. Then, stir in the milk or heavy cream until the mixture becomes viscous and homogeneous.
4 – Add the dried thyme and season the filling to taste with salt and pepper. Mix in the diced chicken and frozen peas until everything is evenly distributed. Allow the mixture to continue simmering for a few minutes to ensure that the flavors combine.
5 – One of the pie crusts should be rolled out and placed in a 9-inch pie dish or a similar-sized casserole dish. Remove any superfluous dough from the edges. Spread the prepared chicken and vegetable filling uniformly across the pie pastry.
6 – Roll out the second pie crust and position it over the filling with care. Crimping the crusts together will seal the edges. You can also create a decorative pattern by pressing the edges with a fork.
7 – Make a few tiny incisions or decorative designs in the top crust using a pointed knife. This permits the departure of vapor while roasting. Bake the chicken pot pie for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the filling is steaming.
8- Allow the chicken pot pie to settle for several minutes before serving. The filling will be aromatic and heated. Gather your loved ones and enjoy a homemade chicken pot pie that embodies comfort cuisine to the fullest.