Saturday, March 24, 2007

CHICKEN POT PIE



Lisa my online buddy are hosting Monthly Foodie Multipliers, the theme for this month is CHICKEN! When we talk about chicken, OH yes, I am a chickenaholic. I chose to make some chicken pot pies, not only because I love chicken but the main purpose is to make several of them ahead and freeze them. So when I don’t have time to cook or maybe just to tired, I simply take one out of the freezer and toast it. It’s a very simple and quick meal.

This recipe originally is taken from Joy of Cooking but I do some of modification.

Creamed Chicken

Ingredients:
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced
2 cups chicken stock
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups whole milk, half-and-half, or light cream
3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
2 small celery stalks, sliced
¾ frozen peas
Salt and ground white or black pepper
2 to 3 pinches of freshly grated or ground nutmeg

Note: I used frozen ready mix vegetables to save time chopping or slicing.

Boil chicken and save chicken stock or you can use ready chicken stock
Remove the pan from the head and set it a side
Melt in a large saucepan over medium-low heat unsalted butter, add and whisk until smooth flour
Cook, whisking constantly, for 1 minute
Add 2 cups of the chicken stock and whisk until smooth
Wisk in whole milk, half-and-half or light cream
Increase the heat to medium and bring the mixture just to a simmer
Add chicken and vegetables, whisking constantly until cooked
Remove from head and season to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg

Flaky Pastry Dough, I used pie crust mix from Betty Crocker. I love this one because it is very simple to follow and save lot of time.

Last thing we need to do is:
Roll pie dough out into the shape of the pan, place on top of the chicken, and tuck the edges in against the pan sides. For a golden brown glaze, brush the top with beaten egg.
Bake until the chicken is bubbly and the topping is nicely browned, 25 to 35 minutes.

4 comments:

Andrie Anne said...

Dwiana, Cooking Show Sedap blom tau lg kapan.Tp selain Sedap, masih byk lg kok yg ngadain acara serupa.Ntar kl pulang ke Indo,aku bantuin cari info yaa..:-) Diantaranya dari Detikfood, Lezat,dll.

eliza said...

halo dwiana...kamu punya masakan jg asyik2 nih...aku jadi laper ngeliatanya ;)

Anonymous said...

met kenal ya mbak, aku amel nie pengen bgt coba bikin chicken pot pie tolongin akyu dong:tulisin resepnya dlm bhs indo klo gak keberatan kirim ke emailku (ameliasuryani@yahoo.com)please....=p.kayaknya buat buka puasa cocok bt yaa

Dwiana P said...

iya nanti aku translate deh ke Indo tapi u/ ukuran pound nya cupsnya yg rada bingung yah.