Chicken Pot Pie - PA Dutch Style

Michelle Koletar/Mertz

By
@Mertzie

There are so many PA Dutch recipes, but I think Chicken Pot Pie (Bot Boi) would be at the top of the list for yumminess & popularity. This is how I make mine. I no longer make my own pot pie dough noodles, simply because my kitchen is so small. If you can't find pot pie noodles & don't want to make your own, you certainly could use large noodles in their place.
Most people boil the chicken, which is just fine, but I really love the roaster flavor & broth better. This dish also is great using turkey after the holidays!


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Serves:

10

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

3 Hr

Ingredients

1
roaster chicken
5
yukon gold potatoes (i don't peel them)
1
onion
2
celery stalks
2-3
bouillon cubes
1
container chicken base (i use knorr's homestyle stock)
12-16 oz
pot pie noodles
3
pinches of saffron threads
salt & pepper
1
bunch fresh curly parsley
1
can cream of chicken soup (optional)
1
pinch nutmeg

Directions Step-By-Step

1
I roast my chicken the day or night before with onion & celery stalks & about 1 cup of water, then I keep adding more water. Then, I refrigerate the broth & chicken separately until next day. Remove the broth & skim any fat off the top.
2
In a large stockpot, add the broth & fill the pot up with water until it's a little over half-way full. Add 2 bouillon cubes, some salt & pepper, pinch of nutmeg, & saffron pinches. I put the onion back in to the broth to continue adding flavor, too. Add the chicken base or stock and heat this over medium for about an hour.
3
Add the can of cream of chicken soup (this is not pure PA Dutch, but my friend did this one time & it made the broth amazing, so now I always do). Heat some more & then taste the broth. I will add more water or more bouillon, or pepper, as I see the need. I don't add more salt until the very end if it needs, as it normally does not.
4
Discard the onion. Add the potatoes & carrots. Keep cooking over medium heat for about another hour. Get your chicken ready by removing skin & pulling meat off the bone. I use all the dark meat & one breast & save the other breast for later. When the carrots & taters are getting fork tender, add the chicken. Get this to a low boil now.
5
When boiling, add the pot pie noodles. Cook on boiling with lid on for about 10-15 minutes. Stir in chopped parsley. Then turn off heat & just leave the lid on until you're ready to dig in! Use a fork or a spoon or both & make sure you drink that yummy broth leftover in your bowl. Enjoy!!!
6
If you want to make your own pot pie noodles, there are recipes all over the web. This is one from an old PA Dutch cookbook: 1 1/4 cups of flour; 1 egg shell of broth or water; 1/2 tsp. of baking powder; 1 egg; pinch of salt. Mix the dry ingredients. Then add egg & water (or broth). Roll this out & cut into squares. Drop into boiling broth for 20 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Savory Pies
Other Tag: For Kids