chicken pot pie


Delicious Burgundian recipe for chicken pot pie in the oven: about 1 hour preparation time and 75 minutes to cook for 6 people to enjoy.


  • 1 bag white pearl onions of about 1 inch (3 cm) : 10 ounce (284 g)
  • 3 ounce butter (85 g) + 1/3th of a cup for the roux
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 finely chopped leek (white and pale green part only)
  • 8 small red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup green beans cut into pieces
  • 18 ounce (500g) white mushrooms, quartered
  • 3 slices of bacon, diced
  • 1 1/2 lb (750 g) boneless chicken breasts, skin and fat removed, cut into cubes of 3/4 inch (2 cm)
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) dry white wine
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cup (375 ml) milk
  • 1 1/2 cup (375 ml) chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 dried thyme
  • 1 lb (500 g) puff pastry dough from the shop
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

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  • Boil water in a saucepan and blanch the pearl onions for 1 minute. Drain the onions, rinse under cold water to cool and peel.
  • Take a large skillet, add 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of oil and put over medium heat.
  • Add the leek stir-fry for 1 minute.
  • Add the pearl onions, potatoes, green beans and mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes or until the vegetables are slightly softened. Add salt and pepper, put the vegetables in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Wipe the skillet put over a medium heatsource. Add bacon and bake for 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp.
  • Remove the bacon from the pan and let it drain on a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Add the chicken in the skillet, bake and turn until the chicken is browned on all sides.
  • Remove the chicken from the skillet and drain on the plate with bacon.
  • Remove excess fat and put over medium-high heat. Pour the white wine in the skillet and cook, scraping bottom to loosen the bottomparticles for 1 to 2 minutes or until the wine has almost evaporated.
  • Add the remaining butter and melt over medium heat.
  • Sprinkle in the flour and cook for 1 minute whilst stirring. (same amount of fat and flour is needed)
  • Stir in the milk and the broth with a whisk.
  • Bring to a boil and stir with a wooden spoon for 4 to 5 minutes or until the sauce is thickened.
  • Add the thyme and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour the sauce into the bowl of reserved vegetables, add the drained chicken and bacon and toss gently. Set aside.
  • On a lightly floured work surface, roll half the dough out to a circle whose size exceeds that of the baking dish of about 1 inch (2.5cm).
  • Place the dough in the baking dish (content of about 5 cups or 1250 ml) and let the excess hang over the edge.
  • Pour the chicken-filling into the dish.
  • Roll the remaining dough into a circle of the size of the dish.
  • Combine in a small bowl the egg yolk with 1 spoon of water and brush a little of the mixture around the edge of the lower bottom.
  • Place the second pie crust over filling.
  • Fold the edge of the dough in the lower part and seal the two crusts together.
  • Make three cuts through the top of the crust to allow steam to escape and then brush with the egg yolk mixture.
  • Bake in the lower third of a preheated oven of 350 °F (180 °C) for 1 hour or until the crust is golden and the filling becomes bubbly.

Put the chicken pot pie on a wire rack to cool down for at least 10 minutes before serving.