One of my favorite things to eat on a cold night is Chicken Pot Pie. If you also enjoy them forget about heating up those tiny frozen ones you buy at the store, and make them yourself. Get some Premade Refrigerated Pie Crusts and simply fill them with a filling of Chicken and Vegetables in a delicious Chicken gravy that will impress you friends and family. Let me show you how easy it is.
1 box of Store-Bought Refrigerated Pie Crusts
2 Large Carrots, peeled and diced
1 Large Onion, diced
2 Stalks of Celery, diced
1 1/2-2 pounds of Boneless Skinless Chicken, cut into 1 inch pieces
3 cups Chicken Stock
1 cup Frozen Peas, thawed
1/3 cup Unsalted Butter
1/3 cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
Salt and Pepper, to taste
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
1 Tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped
1 Egg, beaten with 1 tbsp of water to make egg wash
In a large pot over medium high heat, add the olive oil and get it so its nice and hot, add the chicken pieces and season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 to 6 minutes. Add the chopped onions, carrots and celery and cook them for about 5 to 7 minutes or until the veggies start to cook down and develop some color around the edges.
Add the butter and stir until it melts, than add the flour and mix everything together with the veggies and chicken to make sure the roux is coating everything and let it cook for about 1 minute so that the roux doesn't taste gluey.
Add the chicken stock and the thyme and bring it to a boil, let it cook for about 15 minutes. Add the heavy cream, peas, and season with salt and pepper to taste, let it cook for about 10 more minutes, meanwhile preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Grease your pie pans and set aside. Roll out the pie crusts onto a lightly floured board. Place the pie crust into your pie pans. Fill the pie crust with your Chicken mixture, and cover with another pie crust making sure to seal the sides against the bowl.
Brush the top with egg wash and sprinkle them with a little salt and pepper, make a little incision with a fork or knife so it doesn't puff up and explode. Place the filled bowls on a baking sheet and cook in the preheated oven for about 20 to 25 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Serve and enjoy!
To see me make this recipe simply watch my video below where I show you step by step how to make homemade Chicken Pot Pie.