Wednesday, October 9, 2013

comfort food

when the nights begin to get dark early and there is a chill in the air,  my body craves the comfort that a warm meal can provide.   when i think of simple comfort food, chicken pot pie is one of the first things that comes to mind.

this could not be easier and can be easily made up any week night.  

simple chicken pot pie

a whole cooked chicken (you can buy this at any grocery store)
1 pkg frozen puff pastry (thaw for 40 minutes) you only need one sheet
1 bag of frozen mixed vegetables
3 garlic cloves (chopped)
1 small onion (chopped)
1+ tbsp. olive oil
4 tbsp. butter
4 tbsp. flour
2 cups chicken broth

thaw the puff pastry, either in the fridge overnight (if you are very organized), or remove from its package and thaw on the counter 40 minutes prior to use (my usual method).

dust the counter with flour, and gently unfold the puff pastry sheet—it's important to ensure that the pastry has completely thawed before you unfold, preventing any creases or tears.

shred the chicken and put aside.
add a tbsp. of olive oil in a medium sauté  pan,  add the chopped garlic and onion,  cook until the onion is
translucent about 3 min.  add the bag of frozen vegetables and sauté for another 3-5 minutes.
in another pan melt 4 tbps of butter and then whisk in the 4 tbsp. of flour, stir continually to make a rue.  when it is thickened slowly add the 2 cups of chicken broth.  when the sauce is the consistency of gravy add the shredded chicken and vegetables.  add salt and pepper to taste. 
pour into a 10 inch deep dish pie shell or a ceramic dish.
place the thawed puff pastry on top.  press along sides to make the crust.  with left over dough
you can make a little heart for the top. 

bake at 400 degrees for about 25 min. or until golden brown.


love sent, xo


Anonymous said...

I love how you always have candles.

Anonymous said...

Looks wicked good! KT:)

Anonymous said...

One of my favorites. (pon)

Anonymous said...

Looks so yummy. But then again, all of your stuff does. *sigh*