The definition of comfort food is this chicken pot pie. Everyone will fall in love with this creamy, warming, and filling chicken pot pie.
Recreating homey recipes that are perfect for dinner and to share with the family is the sort of cooking that I absolutely love. Forget fine dining, give me some good old comforting family food.
Comfort food to everyone has different meanings. To me, comfort food is dishes like masoor dal or rajma masala. To others, comfort food is spaghetti Bolognese and chicken sweetcorn soup.
This chicken pot pie recipe is another example of true comfort food. With its warming filling paired with the flaky puff pastry, this dish is truly delicious.
The reason I love this chicken pot pie recipe is that you can literally use leftover chicken. If you have some cold chicken sitting in the fridge then add some frozen veggies and transform it into this delicious pot pie.
Another great aspect of this recipe is that it freezes well. This makes it great for students or working professionals or anyone really as it can be prepared ahead of time and simply cook it when needed. Perfect for those hectic days when you just don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.
I always use puff pastry from the store is used in this recipe. You can use homemade puff pastry, but I find that making homemade puff pastry is an extremely time-consuming process.
The length of time and effort required to make your own puff pastry does not justify the little difference in taste that there is. Keep things simple and use store-bought puff pastry. You could also use pie crusts as well.
The white sauce is what makes the creamy filling, so make sure it is properly prepared.
White sauces are always made with a roux. A roux is always made up of equal parts fat, in this case, butter, and equal parts flour.
Continuous stirring will aid in the prevention of lump formation. Make sure that you add the milk gradually, whisking constantly until the sauce is smooth.
The presence of a pastry or crust at the dish’s base is what distinguishes pies from pot pies. Pot pies, unlike traditional pies, have no pastry or crust on the bottom and are only covered with pastry on top.
Before making make sure that you add a few cuts to the top of the pastry. This is because the filling will become very hot in the oven and the steam will need somewhere to escape. Otherwise, the pie might explode, and you’ll be left to clean up the mess!
Serve with creamy mashed potatoes or cauliflower potato gratin as a side dish.
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