Chicken pot pie is a classic comfort food dish that typically consists of a flaky crust filled with a creamy mixture of chicken, vegetables, and gravy. The filling is typically made by cooking diced chicken in a mixture of butter, flour, and chicken broth until it is cooked through and tender.
Vegetables such as carrots, peas, and onions are added to the mixture and cooked until they are tender. A creamy sauce made from milk or cream is added to the chicken and vegetable mixture, along with spices such as salt, pepper, and thyme.
This mixture is then poured into a pie crust and baked in the oven until the crust is golden brown and the filling is heated through. Chicken pot pie is a hearty and satisfying meal that is perfect for cooler weather and is often served with a side salad or additional vegetables.
Preheat the oven to 425 ℉, now melt the butter in a large skillet or sauce pan over medium heat.
Now add the flour, salt, pepper, thyme, and garlic powder and whisk until well combined, then slowly pour in the chicken broth and milk, whisking constantly until the mixture is smooth.
Bring the mixture to a simmer and continue to whisk for about 5–7 minutes, or until the mixture has thickened.
Stir in the cooked chicken and frozen peas and carrots.
Roll out one pie crust and place it in a 9-inch pie dish, now pour out the chicken mixture into the pie crust.
Put the second pie crust and put it on the top of the mixture, now cut the few slits in the top of the crust.
Bake for 30–35 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.
Let the pie cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Enjoy your delicious homemade chicken pot pie!
What is the sauce made of in chicken pot pie?
The sauce in chicken pot pie is typically a creamy mixture made from a combination of butter, flour, chicken broth, and milk or cream. The butter and flour are first cooked together to form a roux, which helps thicken the sauce.
Chicken broth is then gradually added to the roux and whisked until the mixture is smooth. Finally, milk or cream is added to the mixture to create a rich and creamy sauce. The sauce is typically seasoned with salt, pepper, and other herbs and spices, depending on personal preference. Once the sauce is made, it is mixed with cooked chicken and vegetables to make the filling for the pot pie.