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Creamy Chicken Pot Pie with Puff Pastry

Creamy Chicken Pot Pie is filled with chicken and veggies in a tarragon cream sauce and topped with flaky puff pastry. This comfort food classic is a family favorite.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Chicken
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 658kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds potatoes (diced into bite size pieces)
  • 2 large carrots (cut into bite sized pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large shallot (finely diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cook and shredded or diced)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine (see notes)
  • 1 cup peas (I use frozen)
  • 1 sheet puff pastry (2 if needed for individual pies)

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 425°F.
  • Place the potatoes in a small pot of cold, salted water. Bring to a boil. Add the carrots to the potatoes once the water starts boiling. Cook until just fork tender.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter, then add the shallot and garlic. Cook 1-2 minutes, until just starting to soften.
  • Next add the chicken and cook for another 1-2 minutes to warm. Stir in the flour, salt, and tarragon.
  • Mix in the milk and cream and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the sauce thickens.
  • Once the sauce is thick, mix in the wine, potatoes, carrots, and peas.
  • Transfer to one large baking dish and top with a sheet of the thawed puff pastry. Make a few slits in the puff pastry for steam to escape while cooking.
  • Place the dish on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until the puff pastry is golden brown. If you are using smaller, individual baking dishes, bake them for about 20 minutes, instead.

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Notes

Tips and Techniques

  • Substitute cooking wine or chicken stock for dry white wine, if preferred.
  • You can use leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken to save time.
  • Store leftovers tightly covered in the refrigerator. Use within 3-4 days. 
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 658kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 733mg | Potassium: 901mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 4581IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 2mg