Deep-Dish Chicken Pie

Deep-dish Chicken Pie

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Ingredients

  • 5 lb
    broiler fryer, cut up
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    marjoram
  • ·
    water
  • ·
    salt
  • 2 large
    carrots, sliced
  • 1 large
    celery rib, sliced
  • 3/4 lb
    onions, small white
  • ·
    flour
  • 1.75 c
    half and half or light cream
  • 1 pkg
    lima beans
  • 1/2 lb
    mushrooms
  • 1 c
    shortening
  • 2 Tbsp
    shortening
  • 1
    egg yolk

How to Make Deep-Dish Chicken Pie

Step-by-Step

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