Classic Chicken Pot PIe

Pat Duran


This recipe was featured in the Saveur Magazine celebrating their 150th issue.
This is a delicious vegetable packed rustic pot pie with chicken and black truffles.
Kinda reminds me of the "Pasty"

Good idea to make chicken and vegetables the day before.Then thicken it the day you want to eat it!

pinch tips: How to Carve a Whole Chicken



6 servings


2 Hr 10 Min


35 Min


4 lb
chicken stock
3 sprig(s)
2 medium
yellow onions, chopped
2 medium
ribs celery, chopped
1 medium
carrot, chopped
3 to 4 lb
whole chicken parts
1 medium
bay leaf
8 Tbsp
unsalted butter
1/2 c
creme fraiche
1/4 c
finely chopped black truffles,plus 18 thin slices
2 Tbsp
black truffle oil
2 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice
To taste
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 c
each cooked pearl onions, peas and baby carrots, cut 1/2" pieces
sheets puff pastry
2 large
eggs, beaten- for egg wash on pastry

Directions Step-By-Step

Bring stock,onion,celery,carrot,chicken, and bay leaf to a boil in an 8 qt. pot. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook for 2 hours. Remove chicken; cool. Discard skin and bones; finely chop meat and place in a bowl. Pour cooking liquid through a fine strainer into a bowl; reserve 4 cups. Reserve remaining stock for another use; set chicken aside.
Heat butter in a 4 qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Add flour; cook until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add 4 cups reserved stock; boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Add creme friche(sour cream), chopped truffles and oil, juice and salt and pepper; pour over chicken. Add pearl onions, carrots, and peas; toss to combine.
Heat oven to 350^. Divide chicken mixture among 6" wide by 1 1/2" tall, and 14 oz. ramekins or soup bowls; place 3 slices of truffle over dilling in each ramekin. Using a rolling pin, roll puff pastry until 1/8-inch thick; cut into six 8" squares or circles. Using a pastry brush, brush rim of each ramekin with egg wash; cover with a pastry square and press lightly to adhere.Brush pastry with egg wash; place on a baking sheet. Bake. brushing pastry with more egg wash halfway through cooking,until golden brown and filling is warmed through, about 35 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.Puffs up real nice! Poke your spoon into center to break open a hole and enjoy.

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