This is my mother-in-laws easy homemade chicken pot pie recipe that she enjoys making for her kids and any company visiting at her house.
What’s better than a home cooked chicken pot pie? I usually only buy the Marie Calendar’s Pot Pies from the freezer section at Safeway, but making your own pot pie from scratch is something else. Hearty and warm, a home-cooked chicken pot pie is nothing short of filling.
She used a full rotisserie chicken from Costco, but if you can also roast a chicken prior to making this pie, or use any leftover chicken in your fridge.
1). Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Prep your ingredients: chop your onion, clean and chop your carrots and potatoes and cube your butter. Cut up and cube your chicken. Make your egg wash (beat your egg and set aside for later use).
2). Clean and chop your carrots and potatoes and bring to a boil in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil until tender, about 8 – 10 minutes. Drain.
3). In a cast iron pan, sautée your onions and add in your chicken, peas, potatoes and carrots. Next, make your roux. Heat your butter and whisk in flour and milk and add in thyme, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and then remove from heat.
4). Unroll your frozen pie crust and put it over your filling in the cast iron pan. Trim the edges of the crust and pinch it with a fork or tuck it under your filling so that it creates a seal with the pan. Brush with egg wash. Cut air slits in the crust so that hot air can escape as the pie is cooking.
5. Pop the entire cast iron pan into the oven for and bake for 35 – 40 minutes. Let stand for about 15 minutes before serving- pie will be hot!
Freeze option: Cover your unbaked pie with foil or plastic wrap and freeze. When ready to heat, take out from the freezer 30 minutes before baking. Heat oven to 425 degrees and cover edges loosely with foil. Bake for 30 minutes and then reduce to 350 degrees and bake for 70-80 minutes or until crust is golden brown and the internal temperature is 165 degrees.
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