Chicken Pot Pie

  • 1/2 cup Half and half
  • 2 Cloves garlic; chopped
  • 1 Fresh jalapeños pepper; chopped (optional)
  • 4 Whole cloves
  • 3 Tbsp Unsalted butter
  • 1/2 md Onion; finely chopped
  • 2 Celery ribs; chopped
  • 1/2 Green bell pepper; finely chopped
  • 3 cup Chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cup Carrots; diced
  • 1 cup Pearl onions
  • 1 sm Red potato; diced
  • 1/2 cup Frozen corn; defrosted
  • 1/2 cup Fresh or defrosted frozen peas
  • 1-1/2 lbs Boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1 cubes
  • 2 Tbsp All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Dry mustard
  • 3 Tbsp Parsley; minced
  • 1 Pie pastry image placeholder

Preheat oven to 400° F.

In a small pan over low heat, warm the half and half with the garlic, jalapeñoss, if using, and cloves until tiny bubbles just surface around the edge.

Remove pan from heat, set aside and let spices steep.

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat and add the onion, celery and bell pepper. Sauté until soft, about 2 or 3 minutes.

Pour the chicken stock into the pan and bring it to a simmer.

Stir in the carrots, pearl onions and potato and cook until just tender, about 10 minutes.

Add the corn and continue cooking another 3 minutes.

Stir in the peas and immediately remove pan from heat.

With a slotted spoon remove vegetables from the broth to a medium bowl and set aside.

Return broth to stove over low heat. Add chicken and poach about 3 to 4 minutes, or until cooked through.

Remove chicken from broth with a slotted spoon and place in bowl with vegetables.

Measure remaining stock, bring to a boil, and reduce to 1 1/2 cups. In a small bowl combine flour, salt, pepper and dry mustard.

Spoon in a few tablespoons of broth and mix well. Stir this flour mixture back into the broth and bring it to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer until broth is well thickened, about 2 or 3 minutes.

Strain spices fom half and half, discard, add half and half to broth and heat through.

Mix sauce with the vegetables and chicken, add parsley and taste for seasoning.

Place bottom pie crust into a 9 inch pie pan, pour in the filling and cover with a second crust. Prick a few steam vents in the top crust.

Bake at 400° F for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° F and bake and additional 30 minutes. Cover edges of pie with foil if they appear to be browning too quickly. Crust should be lightly browned when the pie is done.

Submitted by: Recipe Group Member