Chicken Pot Pie (the real Pennsylvania Dutch Way!)

Robyn Bruce Recipe

By Robyn Bruce Robyn1757

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Everyone thinks that "Chicken Pot Pie" is a meal that is served in a pie crust of some sort. This is not true. Those are "meat pies". Chicken pot pie is actually a Pennsylvania Dutch dish and is more of a soup or stew. It is a little time consuming to prepare, but you make your own noodles, and in the end, talk about comfort food....

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chicken breasts or thighs if you prefer
1 c
chopped onion
1 tsp
celery seed
large potatoes, peeled and cut into bite sized chunks
carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch slices
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
2 Tbsp
chopped fresh parsley or dried parsley flakes
chicken bouillon cubes
2 1/2 c
3/4 stick
butter, softened
1/3 c
(approximately) milk
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

For the stock:

Fill a large dutch oven with about 2 quarts of water. Add the chopped onion, celery seed, garlic powder, parsley, bouillon cubes and the chicken. Bring to a boil, cover with lid, and then turn down to simmer for about an hour, or until chicken can be
easily removed from the bones.

When chicken is done, remove from the pot, reserving all of the stock.

Turn off the burner until after the noodles are made (recipe follows).

Remove chicken from bones and cut into small chunks and set aside.
For the noodles:

Pour flour into a good sized mixing bowl and add softened butter and egg. Add about ½ teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper (or to taste). Begin mixing using your hands, and then add milk.

Completely mix dough with your hands until you reach desired consistency (you may need to add a little flour or a little more milk, depending...dough should not be sticky to the touch. If too sticky, add a little flour until just right.

Flour your surface, then roll out dough with rolling pin to about 1/4 inch thick. Using a sharp knife, cut slices the entire way across, and then the other direction, to form square noodles about 1-1/2" square.

Bring stock to a rolling boil, add potatoes and carrots, and a handful of the noodles at a time. Stir soup after each addition of noodles to help keep them from sticking together.

Cover again with lid, and let cook for about a half hour to 45 minutes, or until noodles are cooked completely through and the vegetables are done.

When all is finished, add the chicken once again, to heat through, and serve.

(Your broth will thicken up a little after you add your noodles.)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Chicken Soups
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American

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Norma DeRemer PApride
Oct 6, 2011
My recipe is close to this one, but I'll try this. It sounds good. Thanks for sharing.
Rose Rauhauser NewYorkWoman
Oct 6, 2011
Hi Robyn: I live in York, Pa. my Mother-In-Law taught me how to make this. I'm from New York and I never had this before I moved out here to York. It is a delicious and comforting food. I make it in the winter for my husband, sorry I don't eat it myself, just too many carbs. for me but he loves it. I have also come up with a few different ways to do it with more spices too. Love making the homemade noodles, great taste to them.
Danielle Matthews DMatthews22
Oct 7, 2011
Hi Robyn! Im from Allentown Pa. My mom makes this and its so delicious! Unfortunately my husband is from Texas and doesnt like homemade noodles!!! BOOOO! Thanks for sharing!
Sheri Loveland ChefLoveland
Oct 8, 2011
I make this with ham as well. Just boil some ham hocks,,, DELICIOUS! And works the turkey and beef too!
Jan 27, 2013 - Gail Welch shared this recipe with discussion group: USA State Recipes
Karl Strasser Frenchpress
Feb 12, 2013
This looks so good. We will be in the 40's sunday,I think this will be good for sunday dinner.
Thank you for sharing.
Your pug is so cute.
Robyn Bruce Robyn1757
Feb 12, 2013
Karl, let me know how it turns out for you. Hope you really enjoy it. I have 4 puggies. The one you see is my boy, Roscoe. He is a little cutie. :-)
Amy Virus freckles221
Feb 26, 2013
I felt like a kitchen genius after I made this recipe. It was my first time making noodles. It turned out awesome and my friends loved the recipe. Thanks for your helpful instructions!
Amy Virus freckles221
Feb 26, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Karl Strasser Frenchpress
Feb 26, 2013
Hi Robyn, I also Have a pug,My little boy is 5,They are so smart.I am going to the store i can make your recipe for pot pie.I will share some pictures of my pug in my photo album.
Danielle Kindt danibean19
May 14, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Danielle Kindt danibean19
May 14, 2013
Used this recipe to try to recreate the PA Dutch Chicken Pot Pie my grandfather would make us growing up. I cut out the potatoes, and instead added corn cut from the cob (about 2 ears.) It was great! Shared it with a bunch of non-PA Dutch friends who raved about it.
Keith Claytor ChefKeith
Nov 24, 2013
My mother made an awesome chicken pot pie. Problem is, she moved to Arizona over 20 years ago. This will be the first time that I've ever attempted it, This recipe looks to be very close. I really hope that I don't screw it up, because I want my kids to have a taste of what I grew up to love. Thank you for sharing from Fleetwood Pa!
Twila Stephens saliwt
Dec 6, 2013
I am so excited to see this recipe! Grew up in Pennsylvania and now in Cali. It's been years since I made Pot Pie with homemade noodles. You are my hero.
Robyn Bruce Robyn1757
Dec 8, 2013
Twila, I hope you make it and hope you LOVE it!!! It's worth every minute that it takes to make. Let me know what you think if you decide to try it out.