Thursday, April 24, 2008

Chicken Pot Pie

I always like the idea of chicken pie or any kind of savory pies. When you are baking it the whole house just filled with the sweet scent of the pie and when you dig into this dish it never fails to please. This is a very easy recipe which anyone can make. I used the store bought pie crust and you can either use the short crust or puff pastry.

Ingredients :

2 pcs of pie crust
2 cups of cooked chicken meat
2 carrots - cut into small cubes
2 stalk of celery - cut into small cubes
1 cup of green peas
1 potatoes - cut into cubes
1/2 onions - finely diced
1 cloves of garlic
1 can of low sodium cream of chicken or mushroom soup
salt and pepper to taste
1 egg - beaten

1) Heat up the pan and lightly brown the onion and garlic. Then add in the celery and carrots, saute for 2 minutes.
2) Add in cream of chicken or mushroom soup and add in about 2 cups of water. Mixed well and bring to boil and add in the potatoes. Continue to simmer until potatoes soften and add in the chicken and green peas.
3) Stir well, cook until sauce thickens. Check seasoning. Dish out and let it cool.
4) Pre-heat the oven to 375 degree F. Prepare a pie dish. Roll out the pastry 1" larger than the pie dish.
5) Put in the filling and cover the top with another piece of roll out pastry and crimp the edges. Cut a few slits on top of the pastry for venting air.
6) Brush the top of the pastry with beaten egg and bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until filling is bubbling and the crust is golden brown.
7) Let it cool down for 10-15 minutes before serving.

A few of you asked how I make the lattice design on top of the pie. Here is my secret :) I used this gadget I bought a few years ago from a kitchen supplies store.

(Front view)

(Back view)
Note : You can add extra water if the filling gets too dry before the potatoes is soft.


Zue Murphy said...

Your chicken pot pie look delicious! How do you make the weaving top? It looks very nice.

Little Corner of Mine said...

I love your design and thanks for your easy recipe. I'm going to make it tomorrow for dinner. Can't wait!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your homely recipes which I follow regularly. Im a new baker and only bake weekends. I love to follow your blog & LCOM's blog too - i find them so original and suitable for a family.

Can these be baked in individual portions instead of one large one?

Alternatively, is it easy to remove from the pan & tranferred into a serving plate?

Cat Cat said...

Eh Gert,
What brand of pie puff you bought? Nampak so puffy... I usually bought the Pillsburry pie crust... Not puffy at all lah... Different type of crust kot.

Mandy said...

that's one delicious looking chicken pot pie. Growing up, mum used to make the individual pot pies for me as snacks.

Anonymous said...

Gert, in my whole life I never baked any kind of pie. I find it too complicated. (I'm not good in baking to be honest)

Does it taste like shepherd pie?

- Kath

Anonymous said...

this is one goodlooking pie! well done :) have been craving pie this week actually.

ICook4Fun said...

Zue, I had a special mould to cut the lattice design on the pastry :)

LCOM, you are most welcome. Can't wait to see your pie :)

Joanne, thanks for visiting my blog for you kind comment. Hope to read more of your comment :)Yes, you can make this pie into individual serving and I have no problem remove the pie to the serving dish but the filling do fall out a bit since it is not a dense fillings.

Cat, I think the pastry you used is short crust pastry. The one I used is puff pastry. Look for 'Pepperidge Farm' brand at the freezer.

Mandy, thank you.

Kath, actually is easy to make a pie especially now you can just buy the read made crust. No, this pie has a lighter flavour and not so meaty as shepard pie.

Diva, thanks for stopping by. Make some for yourself this weekend :)

Elle said...

Oh, that looks delicious!!

Kiersten said...

Yum yum...chicken pie! Another of my favourite! Gert, you have been posting all my favourite food these past few weeks! I really really can't wait to try them out, because I know they will all turn out to be fabulous (just like a few of your recipes that I tried). Can't wait! :)

La Cuisine d'Helene said...

Beautiful. I like the way you did the top.

Anonymous said...

That is the most homemade looking chicken pot pie I have ever seen! Yummm.

Beachlover said...

wow!! your pie top design look so cute.How you cut the dough out?.Yesterday I also bake seafood pie like your but this time I add in egg.

ICook4Fun said...

Elle, thank you.

Pinky, let me knpw how yours turn out ok and remember to take a pix for your blog before you dig in :)

Helene & Hillary, thanks for stopping by and for your comments.

Lesley, I will take a pix of the gadget I used to cut the pie topping since Zue was asking too :)

Joe said...

We love savory pies here too!

Big Boys Oven said...

looks so awesome, love it!

Yee said...

Hi Gert, I tried out this pot pie recipe yesterday and it turned out pretty good. Pakai mushroom soup is a nice idea. I used the short crust, so next time should try the puff pastry crust.

Lia said...

good looking pie! love to have a slice ;)

ICook4Fun said...

Joe, thanks for stopping by.

BBO, thank you.

Louisa, I am glad the pie turn out well for you :)

Lia, thank you :)

Kajal@aapplemint said...

that pie looks picture perfect !
would love to try it out.
kewl kitchen gadget.

Zue Murphy said...

Gert, thank you for posting the picture of the mould. The next time I am at a store, I will look for this. It look like a handy cute thing to add in the collection.

Unknown said...

gorgeous! but this would be a luxury dish here, as pie crusts are kinda expensive here...i should try to make from scratch but not up for it yet hehe

Sweet Jasmine said...

wow..very delicious chicken favorite.....hope i can get this lattice

Beachlover said...

Gert,thanks for showing us the lattice.I think I seen this gadget b4 in Home Goods but at that time I have no idea what it's for!!.Now I know:)have to stop there soon.

ICook4Fun said...

Kate, thank you.

Zue, it is good to have this kind of gadget around :)

Rita, is easier just to buy the pie crust here :)

Jasmine, get your talented son you bake you the pie :)

Lesley, Home Goods will be opening a store here soon. I am getting excited. Can't wait to shop there :)

Geraldine said...

Gert, thanks for the recipe. It was easy to make. My kids finished it and there wasn't any leftovers. Will be making more of it. I had to go to BBandBeyond to get myself a Pie pan.. tat means my first time making a pie... and it sure was a success.

ICook4Fun said...

JOAT, you are most welcome. Glad that your kids enjoyed the pie :)

Anonymous said...

That looks very delicious and the lattice cutter is such a neat tool - haven't seen it before! To think that I was struggling with the lattice in the past!

bluechillies said...

Thank you so much for sharing this simple recipe. I made it for my family last night and it was yummy.
Served it Mashed potatoes with roasted onion and garlic. I did add rosemary, Oregano and thyme. Next time I would add a couple of bay leaf and maybe a pinch of basil. The simmer stage took about 1 3/4 hour to get my finely diced potatoes cooked completely.