Chicken Pot Pie with Leeks and Thyme

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This classic chicken pot pie comes together in just about an hour and uses only one skillet.  Come for the patchwork of crispy, golden-brown puff pastry, stay for the comforting, classic flavors of the filling. Leeks and thyme lend a cozy, traditional flavor to this dish, while Dijon mustard adds a subtle, unexpected punch.

Chicken Pot Pie with Leeks and Thyme Recipe
Photo: Greg DuPree
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Yield:
6

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1/2 (17.3-ounce) package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (4 ounces)

  • 2 cups thinly sliced leek (from 1 large leek)

  • 1 cup chopped carrots (from 3 medium carrots)

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (about 2 1/8 ounces), plus more for work surface

  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock

  • 4 cups shredded rotisserie chicken

  • 1 cup frozen petite sweet peas, thawed

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, plus thyme leaves for garnish

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

  1. Whisk together egg and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl. Roll pastry sheet into a 12-inch square on a lightly floured surface. Cut into 16 (3-inch) squares. Set egg wash and pastry squares aside.

  2. Preheat oven to 400°F with rack in lower third of oven. Melt butter in a deep 10-inch ovenproof skillet over medium-high. Add leek and carrots; cook, stirring often, until softened, about 6 minutes. Sprinkle with flour; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Stir in stock; bring mixture to a simmer. Simmer, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in chicken, peas, cream, Dijon, parsley, thyme, salt, and pepper. Remove from heat.

  3. Brush pastry squares with egg wash; arrange squares on top of hot chicken mixture in skillet, slightly overlapping so entire surface of chicken mixture is covered. Place skillet on a rimmed baking sheet.

  4. Transfer baking sheet with skillet to preheated oven. Bake until top is browned and filling is bubbly, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven, and let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves, and serve.

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