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Homestyle Chicken Pot Pie

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Paula’s classic Southern Homestyle Chicken Pot Pie Recipe is the ultimate comfort food and is budget-friendly, perfect for leftover chicken. Make the crust and then the filling using cooked chicken, green beans, corn kernels, carrots, onion and celery. Pairs perfectly with a salad.

This delicious recipe and 149 others can be found in Paula’s book, At the Southern Table with Paula Deen. Get your copy here.

  • Prep time: 45 minutes
  • Cook time: 55 minutes
  • Servings: 6 to 8

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup all-vegetable shortening
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons ice water

Filling

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup diced, peeled baking potatoes
  • 1 cup (1-inch pieces) fresh green beans
  • 1/4 cup fresh or thawed frozen corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons, divided, salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 egg beaten

Directions

Crust

1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder. Cube shortening. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter and shortening until mixture is crumbly. Stir in ice water 1 tablespoon at a time with a fork just until dry ingredients are moistened.

2. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface, and shape into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

3. Preheat oven to 375°. Spray a 10-inch deep-dish pie plate with cooking spray.

Filling

1. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add potatoes, beans, corn, carrot, onion, and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables begin to soften, about 7 minutes.

2. In a small bowl, stir together broth and half-and-half; whisk in flour until mixture is smooth. Stir half-and-half mixture, parsley, 1¼ teaspoons salt, pepper, and thyme into vegetables, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until sauce is thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in chicken. Pour mixture into prepared pan.

3. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 12-inch circle; place on top of chicken mixture. Fold edges of dough under, and crimp as desired. Cut 6 slits in top of dough to release steam. Brush beaten egg onto dough, and sprinkle with remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Place pot pie on a rimmed baking sheet.

4. Bake until crust is golden brown and filling is hot and bubbly, about 40 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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