Deep-Dish Chicken Pie

Deep-dish Chicken Pie Recipe

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5 lb
broiler fryer, cut up
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
2 large
carrots, sliced
1 large
celery rib, sliced
3/4 lb
onions, small white
1.75 c
half and half or light cream
1 pkg
lima beans
1/2 lb
1 c
2 Tbsp
egg yolk

How to Make Deep-Dish Chicken Pie


  • 1In 5-quart dutch oven or saucepot over high heat, heat chickens, pepper, marjoram, 4 cups water and 2 teaspoon salt to boiling.
  • 2Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 35 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender.
  • 3When chicken is done, reserve 1 cup broth. Cool chicken until easy to handle; remove and discard bones and skin; cut meat into 1" pieces.
  • 4In 3-quart saucepan over high heat, heat carrots, celery, onions and reserved 1 cup chicken broth to boiling.
  • 5Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until vegetables are almost tender.
  • 6Remove from heat.
  • 7With slotted spoon, remove vegetables to medium-sized bowl.
  • 8In small bowl, blend 1/2 cup flour with 3/4 cup half-and-half; gradually stir into broth in saucepan; stir in remaining half-and-half.
  • 9Over low heat, cook, stirring until sauce thickens slightly.
  • 10Stir in chicken, cooked vegetables, thawed lima beans, mushrooms and 1 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • 11Spoon mixture into 13x9" baking dish.
  • 12Prepare pastry: In medium-sized bowl, stir 3 cups all-purpose flour and 1 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • 13With pastry blender or two knives used scissors
    fashion, cup shortening into flour to resemble coarse crumbs.
  • 14Sprinkle about 1/2 cup water, a tablespoon at a time, into flour mixture, mixing lightly with a fork until pastry is just moist enough to hold together; shape pastry into a ball.
  • 15On lightly floured surface with floured rolling pin, roll two-thirds of dough into 15x11" rectangle.
  • 16With knife, cut several small slits in center of pastry.
  • 17Place pastry loosely over chicken mixture.
  • 18Trim pastry edge, leaving 1" overhang; fold overhang under and press gently all around baking dish to make a high stand-up edge.
  • 19Roll and cut remaining dough to make decorative design for top of pie.
  • 20In cup, beat egg yolk with 1 teaspoon water.
  • 21Brush pastry with egg-yolk mixture.
  • 22Bake pie in 350 oven 1 hour or until crust is golden and chicken mixture is heated through.

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About Deep-Dish Chicken Pie

Course/Dish: Chicken, Savory Pies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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