Double-Crusted Chicken Pot Pie encases and rich and creamy filling between a flaky pie shell. It is almost too pretty to eat…almost.
And now, the best chicken pot pie ever?
It probably means that I’m either unflinchingly truthful or certifiably loca. Maybe both? Don’t answer that.
Either way, this is, quite simply, the best chicken pot pie that I have ever had. And I have eaten a lot of pot pie. I have also eaten a lot of THIS pot pie. Honestly, it is pretty surprising that I don’t resemble a pot pie by now.
Now, before I tell you about this pie, I will tell you that it is kind of a labor of love. In fact, for years this was one of those “company” recipes in our house – you know, the ones that only get made when someone fancy or special is coming over for dinner.
Then somehow, just by going away to college, I was able to elevate myself to “company” status – suddenly, I was able to sweet-talk Momma into making this every year before I went back to school and sometimes when I came home for Christmas break as well.
It is the first meal I had after coming home from my semester in Spain. It was the meal I requested for my 21st birthday (Whoooo! Live it up!).
I’m not really sure how my parents put me through my fancy $40,000/year private university and I got promoted to pot pie status, but I will go with it.
That’s not to say that this cannot or should not be made on an ordinary Wednesday when you simply need a plate of the ultimate comfort food. And boy is it ever the ultimate comfort food – thick, creamy filling chock full of chicken and vegetables, encased in a beautiful, flaky, thick crust. Perfection in a pie pan, that is.
I was also able to make use of some of the leftover vegetables that I was sent home with – in this version, I used a combo of sweet potatoes, onions, carrots and broccoli, but you could use pretty much any vegetables that strike your fancy or are in season. Butternut squash in the fall! Sweet corn in the summer! Make it your own!
You could also make this a vegetarian dish (we’ve done it before) by leaving out the chicken (or perhaps replace it with chickpeas) and swapping the chicken broth for vegetable stock.
Really, even though it is called chicken pot pie, it is my opinion that the crust and the creaminess of the filling is what truly makes this pie top-notch, so why not make some yummy vegetables the star instead? No reason not to, if you ask me.
So, whatcha gonna do?
Add your top crust. Signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours.
Want to make a pot pie for just two people? Try my Chicken Pot Pie for Two recipe! *If using a combination of fresh and frozen vegetables, saute fresh vegetables according to the recipe. Thaw frozen vegetables and add at the end with the chicken. This will keep them from getting mushy and overcooked during baking. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
For the pastry:
For the Filling:
Make the pastry:
Make the filling and assemble:
**While using half-and-half will create the creamiest filling, milk can be substituted to cut down the fat content. Simply use the same amount of milk and add 1 additional tablespoon of butter when stirring in the broth and milk.
*If using a combination of fresh and frozen vegetables, saute fresh vegetables according to the recipe. Thaw frozen vegetables and add at the end with the chicken. This will keep them from getting mushy and overcooked during baking.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.