Autumn Chicken Pot Pie Recipe


This autumn chicken pot pie recipe is not your typical comfort food. With sweet cranberries, tart apples, veggies and of course the chicken, your taste buds will be alive with lots of different flavors.

This main dish is a bit more involved than others, so make sure you schedule enough time to get this one done right.

While the time involved is longer, this is not short on taste and umm umm goodness.

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Autumn Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Warm up tonight with this chicken pot pie for dinner. Add a tossed salad and some corn bread for the sides to compliment this dinner idea.

Recipe Type:

Main Dish, Chicken, Comfort Food

Degree of Difficulty:

Difficult

Ingredients For Crust

  • 1 cup all purpose-flour
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3 Tbs cold water

Ingredients For Filling

  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken chicken breast, skinless
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup pearl onions, peeled and steamed until tender
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into slices and steamed until tender
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Directions for Crust

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, ginger, lemon zest and salt.
  2. With a pastry blender (or 2 knives), cut in 1/3 cup butter until mixture is coarse and crumbles.
  3. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of water over the dough mixture and toss with a fork. The dough should be just barely moistened, enough to hold together when formed into a ball. Add more water if needed.
  4. Form the dough into a flat disk and wrap in plastic and refrigerate.

Directions for Filling

  1. Drop pearl onions into boiling water for 30 seconds; drain, peel. Steam pearl onions and carrots until tender.
  2. In large saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter.
  3. Whisk in flour and ginger until smooth.
  4. Reduce heat to low and gradually whisk in chicken broth.
  5. Stir in pearl onions, carrots, apples, cranberries, lemon juice and chicken.
  6. Let simmer for 5 minutes, stirring regularly.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Spoon filling into 6 individual pie dishes.

Directions for Chicken Pot Pie

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out flat. Using a bowl (or dish slightly larger than the pie pan), cut out 6 circles.
  3. Lay the dough over the top of each pie dish.
  4. Trim and crimp edges. Use a small knife to cut several slits in the center of the chicken pot pie.
  5. Set the pie pans on a baking sheet and place in the oven on the middle rack.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Reduce heat to 400°F and continue baking for an additional 20 minutes or until pie bubbles around edges and top is nicely browned.
  8. Serve while hot.

Cooking Times

Prep Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts for Chicken Pot Pie

Nutrition facts shown below are per serving. The number of serving is noted in the header section below. The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.


Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings: 6
Serving Size 1 individual pie
Calories 435
Total Fat 17.0g
      Sat Fat 9.6g
Cholesterol 77.0mg
Sodium 611.0mg
Total Carbohydrates 50.8g
      Fiber 4.6g
      Sugar 5.8g
Protein 19.6g

Weight Watchers Points

FreeStyle
SmartPoints:
12 pts
Points
Plus:
10 pts
Original
Points:
9 pts

The chicken breast, apples and veggies were not used to calculate SmartPoints. The dried cranberries are included. The veggies and apples were not used for the other points.

Tips

You can use ready made pie crust if you want instead of making your own as this chicken pot pie recipe does take a lot of time and effort.

Recipe provided by the National Chicken Council



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