Quick Rotisserie Chicken Pot Pies

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Store-bought puff pastry dough and ready-to-eat rotisserie chicken ensure that this warming dinner can be ready in just 30 minutes.

Recipe: Ingredients

AP flour, to roll dough, plus a couple of round tablespoons for filling/sauce

1 pack puff pastry dough, DuFour preferred a brand, 1 large egg, 1 onion, 1 small to medium potato 

2 small ribs celery with leafy tops 

1 carrot, 1 leek, 1 apple, such as Gala or Honeycrisp 

3 tablespoons butter 

1 large fresh bay leaf 

A small bundle of parsley and thyme, tied 

Salt and white pepper or fine black pepper 

A little freshly grated nutmeg, 1/8 teaspoon 

About 3 cups chicken stock 

1 rotisserie chicken, about 3 pounds 

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 

About a tablespoon of heavy cream or creme fraiche 

Juice of 1/2 a lemon 

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Has rack 1 rung up from center in the oven.

Gather your ingredients.

Lightly flour work surface and roll out the dough a bit; cut into 4 to 6 portions (I cut rectangles to keep it easy and based on how many people I’m feeding). Cut a small hole in the center of each piece of dough with a 1-inch round or heart-shaped cookie cutter, or freehand cut some slits or designs with the tip of a sharp small knife.

Using a fork, beat an egg in a small dish with a splash of water. Line a baking sheet with a sheet of parchment and arrange dough pieces. Brush dough with egg wash and bake until puffed and golden, 20 to 22 minutes.

Peel and chop the onion and potato. Halve the celery and carrot lengthwise and chop. Halve the leek, trim top tough greens and roots and run under cold water while fanning the leek to release grit. Shake the leek of excess water and thinly slice. Peel and slice planks off the apple around the core, then stack and dice 1/4 inch.

Heat a Dutch oven or large deep skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Melt butter and when it foams add the onion, potato, celery, leek, apple, bay and herb bundle and season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Cook to soften, 8 to 10 minutes, partially covered and stirring occasionally. Add flour and stir a minute. Add stock and whisk in to thicken a bit.

Separate the chicken from the bones and skin and pull the meat. Add to the sauce to reheat. Remove bay and herbs. Remove chicken from heat and stir in Dijon mustard, cream, and lemon juice.

Serve the chicken and vegetables in bowls and top with pastry.

Cook’s Note

This one is a bit of a cheat in that you must defrost the puff pastry in fridge 2 hours before you want to prepare dinner. Or, buy store-bought buttermilk biscuits to warm, split and serve on top as chicken and biscuits.

Eat Healthy and Stay Healthy 🙂 🙂

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