Chicken Pot Pie Recipe:
3-4 lb chicken, cut into sections or pieces
Pie dough (instructions below)
1/4 cup unsalted butter
Salt and pepper
1 cup of milk (do not use non-fat milk)
4 cups chicken stock
8″ baking dish or pie pan
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Put the pieces of chicken in a large pot and add just enough water to cover the top of the chicken. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat to med-low and simmer until the meat is shredding. While the meat cooks, you can prepare the pie dough and grease the baking dish.
Cut the dough in half and then roll out one half to about 1/8 inch thick. Gingerly cover the rolled out dough in the bottom of the pan. If there is any leftover pie dough, cut it from the edges of the dish and set aside.
Place shredded chicken in the dish as well as any remaining dough. If possible, layer the chicken and the remaining pie dough. Pour in the milk and dot with two tbsp of the butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to your liking.
Next take the second half of the pie dough and roll into a long 1/4 inch thick rectangle. Cut the other 2 tbsp of butter into tiny pats and distribute along the dough. Fold the dough in thirds and roll out. Repeat. This ensures that the butter is blended into the pie dough. Roll out into a thin circle and place on top of the bottom half of the pie. Pinch the edges together and then cut a hole in the top to allow steam to vent.
Bake the pot pie in your oven for 35-45 minutes until the juices bubble and the crust is lightly browned.
Pie Dough Ingredients
2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of salt
1 cup butter, cut into small pieces or shortening
3/4 cup ice water
In a big mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt and then work the butter lightly into
the flour using either two forks or a pastry blender. Once the flour mixture looks like coarse meal, slowly drizzle in the ice water and combine just until the pie dough holds together. Don’t over mix, or else the pie dough will become “gummy”. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in your fridge for 60 minutes in order to “rest”.