Monday, March 23, 2009

Casserole Queens' Chicken Pot Pie

Did anyone else catch the Chicken Pot Pie Throwdown on Food Network last night? If you live in Austin, Texas you MUST call the Casserole Queens'. Now, I am not a casserole kinda gal but you cannot resist these two bubbly friends that bake and deliver goodies dressed up in 50's duds. They were adorable and you could tell that they love their job, their communities and their friendship. Watching this episode made me crave this comfort food so I'm going to whip it up for my sister and boyfriend tomorrow night. They use puff pastry for the crust which gives it a nice buttery, flaky texture.

P.S. I made this and it was great BUT you need to add way more flour. I would add 1/4 cup of flour and go from there. Sauce was way too thin.

Casserole Queens Chicken Pot Pie
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 roasted chicken, shredded
  • 1/4 cup chopped red sweet pepper
  • 2 medium shallots, thinly sliced
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups peas, blanched
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots, blanched
  • 2 potatoes, peeled, diced, and boiled
  • 1 egg plus 1 tablespoon milk, for egg wash

Thaw puff pastry according to package directions.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet melt butter over medium-high heat. Add chicken, sweet pepper, and shallots and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in flour, salt, tarragon, and black pepper. Add milk and cream all at once. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in wine, peas, carrots and potatoes; heat thoroughly. Transfer the hot chicken mixture to a 1 1/2-quart casserole. Place pastry over the hot chicken mixture in casserole dish. Brush puff pastry with egg wash then cut slits in the pastry to allow steam to escape. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 45 minutes.

This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.



M. Leland said...

This is Lyd, Dill and I saw this and could not believe that Bobby beat them! LOOKS so yummy!

thefoodinista said...

i saw this one, too. i can't believe theirs didn't win! did you try making it?

EMSHAW said...

This was good but you need to add more flour. The sauce wasn't thick enough with just 5 tablespoons so make sure you have a good thickness before popping it in the oven.

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