Feel free to substitute Monterey Jack for the cheddar in this warming pot pie recipe.
Slideshow: More Chicken Recipes
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 stick unsalted butter, cut into cubes
3 to 4 tablespoons cold water
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 large carrots, cut into chunks
1 baking potato, peeled and cut into chunks
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups chicken stock or low-sodium broth
2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
How to Make It
Step 1 Make the crust
In a bowl, blend together the flour, butter and 1/2 teaspoon salt with your fingertips or a pastry blender until the butter is mostly combined with some pea-sized lumps. Using a fork, stir in 3 tablespoons of the water. Squeeze a handful of the dough, if it is still crumbly, stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon water. Gather the dough into a ball, then form it into a disk and wrap it in plastic wrap. Chill the dough at least 1 hour.
On a floured work surface with a floured rolling pin. roll the dough out into an 8-to 9-inch round. Trim the dough into a circle. Chill the dough until ready to use. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Step 3 Make the filling
In a large cast-iron or heavy skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat until hot, then stir in the onion, garlic, carrots, potato, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 tea-spoon pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook, until incorporated, about 2 minutes. Pour in the stock and bring to a boil, then stir in the chicken. Season the filling with salt and pepper to taste.
Place the filling in a 3-quart baking dish and sprinkle with 11/2 cups of the cheese. Place the pastry dough over the baking dish and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake the pot pie until the filling is bubbling and the pastry is golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
You May Like
Sign Up for Our Newsletter
Keeping you in the know on all the latest & greatest food and travel news, and other special offers.