Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
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This Chicken Pot Pie recipe is the best kind of savory comfort food, and it’s the perfect meal to feed a group.
Few foods whisper—okay, yell—”comfort” as much as Chicken Pot Pie. And a little comfort is always a good thing. Speaking of a “good thing,” while folding clothes one day years ago, I was inspired by Martha’s recipe for Chicken Pot Pie that she featured on her perfect-for-clothes-folding show Martha Stewart Living (that show got me through many a load of laundry, man). I quickly printed out the recipe, and this Chicken Pot Pie soon made its way into our regular comfort food repertoire. It graces our table around this time every year, and I know once you try it, you’ll agree that it deserves a regular spot in your menu lineup.
The main ingredients are standard potpie players: chicken, onion, potatoes, carrots and mushrooms … and of course, peas. Yes, I used frozen. (Martha, don’t be hatin.) But the addition of cognac is what makes the flavor magic happen. Don’t worry, you don’t need much. You won’t get hooched up. Promise. Add in herbs, chicken stock and a few other basic ingredients, and the potpie comes together nicely.
I usually use one large oven safe soup tureen or dutch oven topped with puff pastry. But sometimes it’s fun to use individual oven safe dishes for a special occasion.
Top the pot pie with puff pastry. Brush with a little egg yolk and bake. Beautiful results, for not much effort.
One of the things I like about this recipe is that the pie “filling” can be made ahead, then topped with the puff pastry, and baked to re-warm prior to serving. Over the years I’ve used both boneless chicken breast or a whole chicken for this recipe. This time I was short on time so I popped into the grocery store and picked up a rotisserie chicken.
This savory Chicken Pot Pie is sophisticated enough for your Valentine’s Day table, but simple enough for any weeknight meal. Serve alongside a fresh salad, and dinner is done!
Yes, I think you’ll enjoy this one very, very much.
If you’re looking for more comfort foods, here are a few other you may want to check out:
- Mushroom Florentine Pasta Recipe
- Chicken and Rice Recipe
- Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe
- Perfect Potato Soup Recipe
- Instant Pot Pot Roast from Valerie’s Kitchen
Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
Chicken Pot Pie
This Chicken Pot Pie recipe is the best kind of savory comfort food, and it's the perfect meal to feed a group.
- 6 tablespoons butter, salted or unsalted
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into approx. 1-inch cubes (I used new potatoes)
- 1 pound (about 6 medium) carrots, cut into approx. 1-inch pieces
- 10-12 ounces mushrooms, sliced
- 1/2 cup cognac
- 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 1 cup milk
- 5 cups chicken, cooked (roasted or poached)*
- 1 cup fresh or frozen green peas
- 5 teaspoons dried parsley
- 2 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
- 3 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 sheet frozen puff pasty, thawed
- 1 egg yolk + 1 teaspoon water for egg wash
- extra salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 425-degrees F. (If making ahead skip this step.)
In a stock pot or dutch oven, melt the butter over medium-high heat.
Add onion, potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, and a few pinches of salt and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender; about 15-20 minutes.
Push vegetables to one side of the pan; sprinkle flour in the other and cook flour, stirring, for about 1 minute.
Add cognac. Stir everything to combine well.
Add chicken stock and milk. Combine well and bring to a simmer for about 4-5 minutes, stirring until mixture thickens.
Add chicken, peas, parsley, thyme, sage, salt and pepper, and combine well.
Transfer mixture to preferred serving vessel. Or, if preparing ahead, let cool and refrigerate to re-heat later.
When ready to bake, whisk together the egg yolk and 1 teaspoon of water.
Cut thawed puff pasty 1-inch larger in diameter than the chosen serving dish/vessel, and cut out a 1/2-1-inch hole in center for venting.
Center cut puff pastry over dish and crimp down around edge of dish to seal.
Brush top of pastry with egg wash.
Bake in 425-degrees F oven on baking sheet for 10 minutes, then cover lightly with aluminum foil and continue baking for another 20-25 minutes.
*Sometimes I use a whole rotisserie chicken, de-boned.
Adapted from Martha Stewart.
I’m almost embarrassed to say that I’ve never tasted a pot pie of ANY kind but to my defense I never came across a recipe screaming enough for me to try it!
This one’s doing it for me and Cognac might be the reason but it looks amazing and SO worth trying!
These are the most beautiful, fanciest chicken pot pies ever! Wow, Amy… and Cognac? Talk about magic!
Yep, this totally scream comfort food. These are so gorgeous! I could eat one for breakfast right now.
OK the puff pastry topping looks great, but I would be all about the filling in this pot pie. Gorgeous!
I love chicken pot pie and this looks excellent! I just want to dig in. Cognac huh? 🙂 I also love the little dishes.
I showed by boyfriend the picture of this pot pie on your blog and he smacked his lips and asked me to make it! LOL. I can’t wait to try this!!!
Oh.My.Goodness. AMY!!! *swoon*
And “(Martha, don’t be hatin.)” …..hahahaha!
I finally made chicken pot pies from scratch after YEARS of being too intimidated to try them, but your addition of hooch makes this sound even better than I can imagine. And your pictures are finger lickin’ gorgeous!
Pot pies are perfect cold weather comfort food as far as I’m concerned, and your gourmet take on the dish looks positively delicious, Amy. I need to hurry up and make this one though. Our Florida “spring” — I’m already waring tank tops — seems to have arrived WAY too early this year!
I have never seen chicken pot pie look so good Amy. Seriously! This looks incredible.
Goodness in those potfuls. I ♥ a god chicken pot pie, and these are stunning!!
This is THE ultimate comfort food. I love your recipe – and when I am ready to make Chicken Pot Pie I will be trying this one for certain. Yeah. The booze sold me. ;o)
Great photos! Plus the recipe looks divine. We’d love for you to share your recipe at dishfolio.com!
I absolutely love chicken pot pie and this looks wonderful. The photos are gorgeous as usual and the food looks scrumptious. Makes me just want to stay in and watch the snow fall outside. Thanks!
We are having a vegetarian version of this for our Valentine supper. I just made the filling and it smells amazing! I just know my family is going to love it. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!
What did you sub. for the chicken and stock ? I would love to know
This is GORGEOUS!! I’m singing it in my mind, actually. Love chicken pot pie.
Where did you find those soup bowls, anyway?
Can you believe I found those bowls for betweet $1-2 dollars at a discount place. Think it was Old Time Pottery? What a steal.
This looks like true comfort food to me! Hope you’re doing well!
this might be the most beautiful, delicious looking chicken pot pie I have ever seen Amy. I did not grow up on pot pie, not really sure I care for it really, but yours, with all those pretty vegetables in it is calling me!! I can see how good it tastes just from the pictures!! Goodness!