One of my favorite dinners when i was a kid was chicken pot pie. We usually had it on Friday night when my parents went out. It was always a fun dinner with the baby sitter, the chicken pot pie was warm and rich and filling. And we knew we were going to get to stay up late so we could just relax and stuff ourselves.
Recently Erin revealed that she had a secret craving for pot pie too. And then we got invited to our friend's next door for a pot luck dinner. So it seemed like the perfect time to make up a chicken pot pie from the past.
- 1 cup brown rice flour
- 1 cup gluten-free oat flour
- 1/2 cup tapioca starch
- 1/2 potato starch
- 1/2 cup white rice flour
- 1/4 tsp xantham gum
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 sticks cold butter
- 1 egg
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/4 cup cold water
- Mix flour, xanthum gum and salt.
- Cut in butter.
- Beat eggs, add water and mix in flour.
- Chill for one hour.
- 1 pound chicken, diced
- 2 onions, diced
- 3 carrots, diced
- 3 celery sticks, diced
- 3 yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1 package frozen peas
- 1 quart chicken stock
- 3 Tbls. potato starch
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 tsp. thyme
- 1 tsp. sage
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- salt and pepper to taste
- Saute onions, carrots and celery until soft.
- Cook the potatoes in the chicken stock until soft. Add frozen peas and cook till done. Add spices.
- Mix potato starch into 1/4 cup cream.
- Add stock (with potatoes and peas) to the vegetables.
- Add diced chicken and simmer until tender.
- Add cream and potato starch and bring to a boil.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Grease a deep dish pie pan. Roll out 1/2 the dough and line the pie pan.
- Roll out the top dough.
- Pour the filling into the pie dough. Cover with top dough, and place pie pan on cookie sheet.
- Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes.
The pot luck dinner took place in the middle of a snowstorm. Everybody managed to make it there and we had a wonderful time. Elisabeth pretended she was a kitty, and the food was amazing. Eating chicken pot pie with friends in a snow storm was just like being a kid again.