With Organic Dome Grown Veggies
What better way to say farewell to the winter growing season than with the ultimate comfort food. Fill your belly with fresh chicken, herbs and winter veggies from your Growing dome.
Time: 1 hour 10 minutes Servings: 8
Homegrown Chicken Pot Pie Ingredients
For the chicken pot pie crust:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1/2 cup cold buttermilk
1-2 tbsp cold water
1 large egg, beaten (for the egg wash)
For the chicken pot pie filling:
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup onion, diced
2 medium carrots, sliced (about 1 cup)
1 stalk celery, sliced (about 1/2 cup)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp fresh thyme, minced
1 tbsp fresh Italian parsley, minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 3/4 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 cups shredded chicken or turkey
1 cup peas
Prepare the Crust
1. Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.
2. Add the cubed butter and toss to coat.
3. Dump the mixture out onto a clean surface and use a rolling pin to roll the butter into thin sheets, combining it with the flour.
4. Use a bench scraper to scrape the rolling pin and to bring the mixture back into a pile as necessary. Continue until all of the butter is incorporated into the flour. *The mixture will be very flaky.
5. Return mixture to the bowl and place it in the freezer for 15 minutes to chill the butter.
6. Remove from the freezer and add the buttermilk.
7. Use a spoon and then your hands to stir the mixture until it comes together into a ball. *If the mixture is too dry, add the water a tablespoon at a time.
8. Divide the dough in two and flatten into disks. Wrap each disk in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge while you make the filling.
Prepare the filling
1. Heat the butter over medium-high heat in a large skillet.
2. Add the onions, carrots, celery, and garlic and cook until tender, stirring occasionally.
3. Whisk in the flour, salt, black pepper, thyme, parsley, chicken broth, and heavy cream.
4. Whisk until there are no flour lumps and then simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
5. Stir in the shredded chicken or turkey and frozen peas. Remove from heat and set aside while you roll out the pie dough.
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Bake for 45 minutes, or until crust is golden brown. *I use a pie crust shield to protect the edges from browning too much too soon.
3, Cool for 10 minutes, cut into slices and serve.
Note: I love making this recipe when we have leftover rotisserie chicken or turkey. This pot pie freezes well. Cool completely and freeze for up to 1 month. You can freeze the whole pie or slices.