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Savory Chicken Potpie Recipe
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Savory Chicken Potpie Recipe

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This is from-scratch comfort food at its finest. The pies might take a while to prepare, but the chunky chicken and veggies in the creamy sauce and flaky crust will impress and satisfy! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/2 hours + cooling Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/2 hours + cooling Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken, cut up (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium peeled potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 24 frozen pearl onions
  • 3 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 celery ribs, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 leek, cut into 1/2-inch rings
  • 8 fresh mushrooms, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) chopped pimientos
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry


  1. Rub the chicken with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss the potatoes, onion, carrots, garlic, leeks, celery, mushrooms with remaining olive oil, parsley and herbs. Place chicken in a large roasting pan and arrange the vegetables around the chicken.
  2. Bake at 375° for 1 hour or until chicken juices run clear, stirring the vegetables occasionally. Remove the chicken from the pan to cool. Remove the vegetables with a slotted spoon and set aside with the peas and pimientos.
  3. Pour pan juices into a measuring cup. Spoon away the fat from the juice, reserving the fat. Add the juices to the chicken broth. Measure out the fat and add enough butter to make 6 tablespoons.
  4. Put the roasting pan on the stove over medium heat. Pour in the 6 tablespoons of fat and butter, when it’s melted add the flour and stir to make a roux. Cook the roux till lightly browned, add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Simmer the gravy for at least 15 minutes or till it’s the consistency of heavy cream.
  5. When the chicken has cooled, pull the meat from the bones and cut into small 1/2-in. to 1-in. chunks. Set aside.
  6. Heat oven to 400°. Choose four 12-oz. ovenproof bowls or a 2-qt. casserole.
  7. Remove the dough from the refrigerator. Roll it out till it’s 1/8 in. thick. Cut out the pastry for each bowl leaving the pastry a little larger than the top of the dish.
  8. Divide the chicken, vegetables, and gravy among the dishes. Place the dough on top, pressing along the edge of the dish to seal.
  9. Combine 1 egg yolk and 1/2 cup cream. Brush the mixture onto the top of the pastry with a pastry brush. Put the pies on a baking sheet to catch any drips. Bake on the center rack in the oven for 40-50 minutes or till the crust is thoroughly browned and puffed. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Savory Chicken Potpie in Taste of Home Cooking School Collection Fall 2006, p58

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

Only just read this recipe but couldn't wait to try it out to rate. It sounds absolutely wonderful - I'm going to gather the ingredients and try it immediately!

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

I made this recipe with a store bought rotisserie chicken, and store bought pie crusts. I added some garlic and herb cheese spread (about 4 oz.) to the gravy. This was delicious!

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

Good taste. Lots of prep, but the real break it was no bottom crust. Even bought ones we always selected the traditional crust on bottom & top. That was homemade like grama's and she did this list w/o mushrooms just the basics and seasoned with sage & poultry seasoning, celery, onions, carrots & potatos and a boiled chicken. Often freshly plucked chicken.

Reviewed Jan. 26, 2011

A little too complex for me, although it was good.

Reviewed Jan. 26, 2011

Don't know. Haven't tried it yet

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