Chicken and roasted vegetable pot pie just might a popular dish this winter for this picky family.
I'm running out of ideas for dinner. The family's limited palates have me backed into a corner. One way out would be to try to revive a classic and make it new again.
I adapted the roasted vegetable and chicken pot pie recipe below from a basic pot pie recipe I saw on foodnetwork.com. I used the recipe as a guide since I only made a pot pie once many years ago.
I wanted to add more flavors to the vegetables since I was eliminating the potatoes so I made a few changes and the outcome was delicious.
This recipe looks long but it is actually very easy to put together. #1. Roast the vegetables, and #2. saute the onions and celery then the chicken while the veggies roast; #3. add the stock, frozen peas, chicken and herbs and heat together; #4. then prepare the pie pan with the crust. Add all veggies to pie plate, top with second crust and then bake. Done!!!!
Chicken & Roasted Vegetable Pot Pie
- 1 lb. carrots, peeled cut in 1" pieces
- 1 pkg. mushrooms cut in chunks (baby bella's or 2 portobello's)
- 2-3 leeks, cleaned & cut chunks
- 3-4 shallots, peeled and cut in chunks
- 3-4 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1-2 TBLS. oil (olive, grapeseed, canola)
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 3 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 TBLS. oil
- 2 cups frozen peas
- 1/2 lb. chicken cut in cubes
- 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
- 1 TBLS. cornstarch mixed with 4 TBLS. liquid(you can use either water or the stock)
- 3 TBLS. chopped parsley
- 1/2 tsp. thyme (dried or fresh)
- 1/2 tsp. rosemary (dried or fresh)
- salt and pepper
- 2 pastry crusts
- egg wash
- Lay out the first 6 ingredients -- chopped carrots, leeks, shallots, and garlic cloves on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Toss vegetables with 1-2 tablespoons of oil, salt and pepper, and roast for about 20 minutes, stirring once or twice. Add the mushrooms and stir together with the vegetables and continue to cook another 10 minutes.
- In large saute pan heat 1 tablespoon of oil and the chopped celery and onion and cook for about 2 minutes. Remove from pan to a small dish.
- In same saucepan add the chicken and cook just until it is opaque and a little underdone. The chicken will continue to cook in the oven.
- Add all the cooked vegetables to the large pan and add the stock. Cook on medium heat for about 3-5 minutes. Add the frozen peas and stir into the vegetables cook another minute and then add the chicken and add the parsley, rosemary and thyme.
- Mix the cornstarch with liquid and stir into the pan with vegetables. Cook another 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Line a pie plate with the bottom crust and bake for 10 minutes. Add the vegetables and chicken and place the second pie crust on the top.
- Make several small slits or prick holes with a fork in the top crust. Brush crust with egg wash.
- Bake 30 to 45 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
The recipe makes one 10 inch pie and two additional 6 inch corning ware ramekins. It is worth making to have enough leftovers for another dinner and lunch. If you have room in your freezer you can freeze the small ramekins.
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