Robyn Bruce Recipe

Chicken Pot Pie (the real Pennsylvania Dutch Way!)

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....


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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Apr 25, 2015 - Gail Welch shared this recipe with discussion group: USA State Recipes.
Christine Broderick Christine_Broderick
Mar 17, 2015
I have made pot pie for years but never really liked how the dough turned out. THIS recipe for dough is GREAT! Holds together nicely, rolls out perfectly and I was able to get it fairly thin without any difficulties. Can't wait to try it!
Sharon Renninger sharong224
Feb 12, 2015
I cheat and use bagged noodles but also throw in some veggies and even some barley on occasion. My husband is PA Dutch and loves it my way. He also loves my chicken corn soup (another PA Dutch dish)
Susan Huth shuth
Feb 1, 2015
The recipe I was raised with was flour, baking powder, eggs & water. Roll out and cut & drop into the boiling family like it best after it thickens.
Robyn Bruce Robyn1757
Jan 28, 2015
Susan, you drop one or two noodles in at a time so they don't stick together. Make sure that your pot is only simmering or on a medium low heat when you put them in, not a rough boil. And stir the pot about every 15 minutes or so until they get done. I use the entire recipe of dough that I make, or if I buy them in a bag, I use the entire bag, sometimes even a little more than one bag. I like mine chock full of the noodles. But, you should go by your preference. Make sure you stir that pot next time every so often so they don't burn on the bottom. Not too high of a heat. They'll get done on a low heat. It just takes a little while. Hope this helps for the next time.