Delicious Double-Crust Chicken Pot Pie

Delicious Double-Crust Chicken Pot Pie

Delicious Double-Crust Chicken Pot Pie is a comforting and hearty dish that’s perfect for a family dinner or a cozy night at home. This recipe combines tender chunks of chicken with a medley of vegetables, all encased in a golden, flaky double crust. The creamy, savory filling is sure to satisfy your taste buds and provide a warm, satisfying meal.

###Ingredients###

For the filling:
– 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded or diced
– 2 cups mixed vegetables (such as peas, carrots, green beans, and corn)
– 1/3 cup butter
– 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
– 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
– 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
– 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
– 2/3 cup milk

For the crusts:
– 2 pre-made pie crusts (or homemade if preferred)

Other:
– 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)

###Instructions###

1. Preheat Oven:
Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).

2. Prepare Filling:
In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Once melted, stir in the flour, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and dried thyme until well combined. Cook the mixture, stirring constantly, for about 2 minutes.

3. Add Liquids:
Gradually whisk in the chicken broth and milk, ensuring there are no lumps. Bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring frequently, until it thickens (about 5-7 minutes).

4. Add Chicken and Vegetables:
Stir in the cooked chicken and mixed vegetables. Remove from heat and let the filling cool slightly.

5. Prepare Bottom Crust:
Place one of the pre-made pie crusts into a 9-inch pie dish, pressing it firmly against the bottom and sides. Trim any excess dough.

6. Add Filling:
Pour the slightly cooled filling into the pie crust, spreading it out evenly.

7. Top Crust:
Place the second pie crust over the top of the filling. Trim any excess dough, then press the edges of the top and bottom crusts together to seal. Cut a few small slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.

8. Apply Egg Wash:
Brush the top crust with the beaten egg to give it a beautiful golden color when baked.

9. Bake:
Bake the pot pie in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.

10. Cool and Serve:
Let the pot pie cool for about 10 minutes before serving it hot.

Enjoy your savory and delicious Double-Crust Chicken Pot Pie, a perfect dish for any occasion!