Chicken Pot Pie (The Real Pennsylvania Dutch Way!)

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Robyn Bruce

By
@Robyn1757

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....

Rating:
★★★★★ 12 votes
Comments:
Serves:
plenty of people!
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Member's Choice!
Yum! Great comfort food on a cold day. This has all the flavors of a chicken pot pie but resembles a soup. Hearty and delicious, prepare a batch of this on the next snow day and feel the love from your family.

Ingredients

4-5
chicken breasts or thighs if you prefer
1 c
chopped onion
1 tsp
celery seed
3
large potatoes, peeled and cut into bite sized chunks
4
carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch slices
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
2 Tbsp
chopped fresh parsley or dried parsley flakes
5
chicken bouillon cubes
2 1/2 c
flour
3/4 stick
butter, softened
1/3 c
(approximately) milk
salt and pepper to taste
1
egg

How to Make Chicken Pot Pie (The Real Pennsylvania Dutch Way!)

Step-by-Step

  • 1For 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.
  • 2Bring 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.
  • 3When chicken is done, remove from the pot, reserving all of the stock.
  • 4Turn off the burner until after the noodles are made (recipe follows). Remove chicken from bones and cut into small chunks and set aside.
  • 5For the noodles: Pour flour into a good sized mixing bowl and add softened butter and egg.
  • 6Add about 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper (or to taste). Begin mixing using your hands, and then add milk.
  • 7Completely 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).
  • 8Flour your surface, then roll out dough with rolling pin to about 1/4 inch thick.
  • 9Using a sharp knife, cut slices the entire way across, and then the other direction, to form square noodles about 1-1/2" square.
  • 10Bring 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.
  • 11Cover 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.
  • 12When 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.)

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About Chicken Pot Pie (The Real Pennsylvania Dutch Way!)

Course/Dish: Chicken, Chicken Soups
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Recipe For: The Best Chicken