Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Chef Chuck's Chicken Pot Pie

Torta di Pollo

A hearty and healthy chicken pot pie, is the perfect comfort food. Flaky butter crust, lots of vegetables, chunks of chicken and a light flavorful gravy makes this recipe satisfying.

Chicken Pot Pie
2 organic chicken breasts
5 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
3 carrots, diced
3 celery stalks, diced
1 onion, diced
2 potatoes, diced
8 mushrooms, diced
4 small garlic cloves, minced
1 cup peas
1 1/2 cups organic chicken broth
1/4 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste

3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 sticks cold butter
8 tablespoons ice water
1 egg white, beaten

Wash and pat dry chicken breasts place on a baking pan, coat with olive oil and salt and pepper both sides. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Cut chicken into small chunks, set aside. In a large frying pan heat 3 tablespoons olive oil and butter saute carrots, celery, onions, potatoes and salt for about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms, garlic, peas and pepper, saute 5 minutes. Add cooked chicken, pour in chicken broth, heavy cream and oregano, slowly add flour to make a gravy. Add more broth if too thick.
Using a food processor combine flour, salt and baking powder, pulse. Add cold butter in small chunks, add 1 tablespoon water at a time. Knead on floured board for a minute, cut in half, and roll out one half to fit your pie pan. Pour in chicken mixture and roll out the rest of the dough for the top. Make a few air holes in dough then brush with egg whites and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown.


  1. Wow Chuck, yummy comfort food like your pot pie for a rainy day like today in NJ would be perfect.

  2. I use to love this as a kid! I haven't eaten one in years!

  3. Yes Ash, Come to think of it, me too!! I use to pop them in the oven often, while growing up! Now homemade is the only way to go! Thank You, Ash!!

  4. Hi Ciao Chow Linda, Comfort it is!! I can understand, I lived in N.J. while growing up! Thank You :)

  5. Hi Michele, It really was delish!! Thank You :)

  6. Thanks for the reminder of this homey cold-weather comfort treat! I haven't made one in a few years, but it's looking really good as the weather cools down.

  7. Yes Valerie, Very appropriate for those chilly nights! Being in the mountains the nights are beginning to get cool! Thank You. Enjoy! :)

  8. And it's a lovely way of using the boiled chicken after in been in the pot for broth too!

  9. Hello Scintilla! It sure is!! Thank You :)