Monday, March 9, 2009

Chicken and Vegetable Pot Pie

I love one-dish meals. It's nice to not really have to worry about a side or anything like that; everything's together and your dinner is finished the second you pull it out of the oven.

I really like chicken pot pie, but it is typically referred to as a comfort food - read: unhealthy. So when this recipe popped up in my inbox from Real Simple, I was excited to try it out; it really didn't seem like it would be all that bad.

I didn't have nearly enough carrots, so I also threw in some celery. Unfortunately, I didn't saute them long enough so they were a bit crunchier than I'd like, especially the carrots. But ultimately, this dinner was awesome!

My crust crumbled when I unrolled it, though... what did I do wrong? It was refrigerated, not frozen... should I have let it sit out a bit before trying to cover it up?

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 carrots, diced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cups 1 percent milk
  • 1 10-ounce package frozen peas
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 9-inch store-bought piecrust, thawed if frozen

Heat oven to 400° F. Cook the chicken in a pot of simmering water until cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes; let cool, then shred.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and carrots and cook, stir-ring, until they begin to soften, 6 to 8 minutes (do not let them darken). Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

Add the wine and cook until evaporated, about 5 minutes. Add the milk and simmer until the sauce thickens, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the chicken, peas, thyme, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Transfer to a shallow 1 1/2- to 2-quart baking dish.

Lay the crust on top, pressing to seal. Cut several vents in the crust. Place the pot pie on a baking sheet and bake until bubbling and the crust is golden, 30 to 35 minutes.


  1. Yummy comfort food, looks great!

  2. This looks like the most gorgeous pot pie!! And you make it sound so easy. Ive got to try it. I LOVE your blog. So loaded with good things!

  3. I love your pics - everything is so droolworthy!

  4. Mmm, this looks delicious! So comforting!


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