Chicken Pot Pie

 

 Chicken pot pie.  It’s the stuff comfort is made of.  Warm, hearty, healthy and deeeeelicious!

This was the first recipe that came to my mind when I was told that I was chosen as an ambassador for the Chicken Farmers of Canada!  Woo hoo!  Yes, along with 4 other Canadian bloggers, I am an ambassador for the Chicken Farmers of Canada!  This is an exciting and fun new adventure for me…and I have to admit I’m pretty excited about it!  We love chicken and eat a lot of it in our home, so being an ambassador for them just feels natural.

Not to mention that chicken has been a big part of my life…now how is that you ask?  Here’s a fun little tidbit of info about me…my Dad worked for a big poultry company here in Canada for over 20 years, so chicken to us was second nature.  Chicken supported my family growing up.  Chicken put me through university.  True story.  I worked in a chicken plant, packaging and trimming chicken in the summers while going to university.  So to be part of this brand feels like a good fit to me.

And so what does this mean for you?  Well, you get a nutritious and delicious chicken recipe from me every month over the next year.  Yay and yum!

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For the month of January, with so many people turning their focus back to health, I thought I would share with you a recipe for Chicken Pot Pie.  This is a spin-off from my tried and true Chicken Stew recipe, but I’ve adapted it to make a pie form…because really, who doesn’t love pie?!  This pot pie is packed full of nutritious vegetables and chunks of lean and healthy chicken.

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Chicken, carrots, onions, celery, potatoes, peas, corn…yum.  And we’re keeping things simple by using a ready made puff pastry for the crust.  So not only is this recipe healthy & delicious, it’s easy too!

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Easy.  Healthy.  Delicious.  Let’s get cookin!

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Chicken Pot Pie

Author Jo-Anna@APrettyLife

Ingredients

Chicken Pie Filling:

  • 4 chicken breasts or you can use 10-12 chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 in med/large potato peeled and cut into chunks (or 6 baby potatoes cut half)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 3 celery sticks diced
  • 2 carrots peeled and diced
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup frozen corn or peas
  • 1/2 cup cream

Pie Crust:

  • 1 inches sheet frozen puff pastry thawed (12×12 )
  • 1 egg lightly beaten

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut the chicken into 1 inch chunks, then in a large deep frying pan, brown the chicken in about 1 tbsp olive oil. Salt & pepper to taste. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  3. In a separate pot, partially cook your chunks of potato. Basically just boil it for about 2 minutes. Then drain and set aside.
  4. In the same frying pan that was used to cook the chicken, cook the onions, celery and carrots in 1 tbsp oil. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
  5. When the onions, celery and carrots are soft, add the thyme, bay leaf and flour. Stir while cooking for 1 minute.
  6. Then add the stock to the onion mixture. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens. This takes about 4 minutes.
  7. When the stock mixture has thickened, add the potato and chicken.
  8. Transfer the chicken mixture into an oven proof casserole dish, or deep pie dish.
  9. Bake covered, without the crust for 1 1/2 hours.

Putting the Pot Pie together:

  1. After the 1 1/2 hour baking time has passed, remove the dish from the oven, remove the bay leaf, then stir in the frozen vegetables and cream.
  2. Then add the thawed puff pastry sheet to the top of the pie dish, making sure to cover the edges.
  3. Using a knife, cut vents into the pastry (I like to put 2, 4-inch vents into my crusts).
  4. Brush the pastry with the beaten egg.
  5. Bake for about 30 minutes more, or until the crust is nice and golden brown.

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 Serve this chicken pot pie with a green salad and watch your family happily eat up their dinner!

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I hope you enjoy this recipe!  It’s a family favourite!

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If you are looking for more delicious and nutritious chicken recipes, make sure to check out the Chicken Farmers of Canada website.  Their site is packed, and I mean packed with so many fantastic recipes, nutrition tips, information on how to safely handle and cook chicken, even tips on heart health  and exercise…it’s a treasure trove of hidden gems over there!  There is also an advanced recipe search which will allow you to search by your own specific health concerns.  Awesome.

Have a delicious day!
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Disclosure: I am participating in the Chicken Farmers of Canada campaign managed by SJ Consulting.  I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign.  The opinions on this blog are my own.

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28 Comments

  • Reply SoberJulie January 28, 2014 at 10:46 AM Oh my goodness this looks simply delicious! My family will love this, thank you!
    • Reply Jo-Anna January 28, 2014 at 4:26 PM Thank you Julie! Chicken pot pie is a favourite in our home!
  • Reply Angie@Echoes of Laughter January 28, 2014 at 11:16 AM Looks so good Jo-Anna! Yummy! You must be exhausted from the Thai Kitchen Challenge last week! Have you recovered yet? Have the best week my friend! Angie xo
    • Reply Jo-Anna January 28, 2014 at 4:27 PM Thank you Angie! Yep, I'm exhaaaaausted, lol! I'm thinking a trip to Maui is in order...I wish! I hope you have a great week too!
  • Reply Barb January 28, 2014 at 8:40 PM This is mouthwatering goodness! congratulations on the new gig with the Chicken Farmers of Canada. I'm off to check out their site! Thank you so much!
  • Reply Inspire Me Heather January 29, 2014 at 4:20 AM Thanks for the recipe - chicken pot pie has always been a family favourite at our house as well! Congratulations of your new partnership too!
  • Reply Tia January 29, 2014 at 6:43 AM I've been craving a pot pie lately! January really is the best time of year for this meal; kind of makes you forget that it's -30 outside!!
  • Reply nicolette @ momnivore's dilemma January 29, 2014 at 9:50 AM I haven't had a chicken pot pie in five years. I will figure out how to make GF puff pastry... :) Congrats on the ambassadorship, Jo!
  • Reply Sheila Zeller January 29, 2014 at 3:35 PM Congratulations Jo-Anna! What a fun adventure for the next year. I love chicken pot pie, and every year for my Dad I make up a bunch for him as part of his Christmas present. He's on his own, so this is kind of a healthy TV dinner for him. ;-) We eat a lot of chicken in this household too, and I'm looking forward to your recipes - it'll be great to try something new!!
  • Reply Dani @ lifeovereasy January 29, 2014 at 4:42 PM Another amazing looking recipe! This is just the kind of thing you need on the table on these cold winter nights.
  • Reply Lori January 29, 2014 at 5:35 PM This is one of my favs but have never made it from scratch ~ love that it has a puff pastry top! Pinned now and will make it next month now. Congrats on the new gig ~ I could live on chicken so I am really looking forward to seeing your recipes.
  • Reply Sheila January 29, 2014 at 8:40 PM Congrats Jo-Anna! Chicken is my favourite and this pot pie looks delicious. Looking forward to seeing all your future recipes in the coming months.
  • Reply Tanya@TakeSix January 30, 2014 at 7:14 AM Jo-Anna, my family usually asks, "How are we having chicken tonight!". Chicken pot pie is my sons favourite way! Thank you!
  • Reply Shauna January 30, 2014 at 10:07 AM Good old comfort food- love it! Don't you find in this cold weather you crave this sort of thing. A salad just doesn't cut it when you're shoveling snow and trying to stay warm!
  • Reply Tara January 31, 2014 at 8:03 PM This is beautiful, Jo-Anna. I'm so happy that you've become a Chicken.ca ambassador! I can't wait to see more of your recipes!
  • Reply Heather February 3, 2014 at 11:01 AM Yummy!! Congrats on being a Chicken.ca ambassador!
  • Reply jessica s February 6, 2014 at 6:18 PM made this tonight! it was my first time making chicken pot pie. It was a bit labour intensive for me to make it regularly but tasted so delicious! Hubby loved it too. Thanks for the recipe :)
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  • Reply Matthew West March 26, 2014 at 5:07 PM I'm 9 and i made this she is right it's really easy and you are awesome
    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife March 27, 2014 at 4:55 PM How fun! I think it's SO fantastic that you made this recipe! Kids cooking are the best!!
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  • Reply Traci June 15, 2015 at 10:53 AM This looks delicious! Would you happen to know how many servings it makes?
    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife June 22, 2015 at 3:56 PM Hi Traci! Sorry for the late response...it makes about 6 servings.
      • Reply Traci June 23, 2015 at 11:33 AM Thank you! I made this for a family gathering, but I was feeling rather lazy so I served the filling over rice. Everyone loved it! I really enjoy how thick it is - too many times the filling is so soupy. Thanks for a great recipe!
  • Reply Yandi January 2, 2016 at 11:49 AM Just made this and it is absolutely amazing!! Didnt have thyme so used fresh coriander and flavours work great together:) thank you
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