Chicken Pot Pie

Active time: 30 minutes • Total time: 1.25 hours


Posted on Jan 12, 2016 by Jack McCann
Tags: recipes chicken shredded chicken drumsticks thighs video

If you haven't pre-shredded your chicken, plan to start that 8+ hours before you want to eat.

  • 1 sheet of frozen puff pastry (17.3oz) 
  • 4 T grass-fed unsalted butter
  • 1/2 C chopped shallots
  • 3-8 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth (make your own)
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups of diced unpeeled red potatoes (about 4-5 small ones)
  • 1 cup of chopped carrots
  • 1 T chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 t kosher salt
  • 1/4 t freshly ground black pepper
  • 2-3 cups of shredded TC Farm chicken (maybe 12 drumsticks or 3 thighs?)
  • 3/4 C frozen baby peas
IMPORTANT: Thaw the pastry according to the package directions!

Instructions:

To shred chicken, place frozen chicken (legs or thighs are best) in a crock pot with 1 C of water. Cook on low all day and then pull the meat off of the bone, discard skin and anything else you don’t want in your pot pie – this will taste much better than boneless breasts! Put the bones back into the crockpot and make broth for next time. 

(Jump ahead to 6:54 in the video if you just want to learn more about shredding chicken!)
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Butter an 11x17” glass baking dish
  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan over med heat.
  • Sauté the shallots and garlic for 30-40 seconds or until they begin to soften and smell fragrant.
  • Whisk in the flour and cook for 1-2 min, stirring continually.
  • Whisk in the broth and bring to a boil.
  • Stir in the mushrooms, potatoes, carrots, rosemary, salt an pepper.
  • Simmer for 5 min.
  • Stir in the chicken and peas, then simmer for 3 min.
  • Spoon the mixture into the baking dish.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll the pastry into a 13x9” rectangle.
  • Drape over the baking dish, gently pressing the pastry where it touches the rim of the dish.
  • Bake for 30-35 min or until the pastry is golden brown.
  • Remove and let sit for 10 min before serving. 

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