As the leaves turn and the air crisps, our culinary focus shifts toward hearty, comforting meals that warm us from the inside out. What could be more fitting for fall than a classic Chicken Pot Pie? Made with our very own Wormuth Farm pasture-raised chicken, this recipe ensures a flavorful, juicy filling beneath a flaky crust. It's the perfect dish to celebrate the Autumnal Equinox with your family.
For the Filling
- 2 cups cooked Wormuth Farm chicken breast, cubed
- 1 1/2 cups mixed vegetables (carrots, peas, and corn)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tbsp. butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
For the Crust
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and diced
- 1/4 cup ice-cold water
Preparing the Crust:
- In a bowl, combine flour and salt.
- Add chilled, diced butter and incorporate using a pastry cutter or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Gradually add ice-cold water and knead the dough until it forms a ball.
- Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Preparing the Filling:
- In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
- Add chopped onion and garlic, sautéing until translucent.
- Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes.
- Gradually add chicken broth and milk, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens.
- Add cubed Wormuth Farm chicken, mixed vegetables, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Stir well and remove from heat.
Assembling and Baking:
- Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
- Roll out the chilled pie crust dough and place it into a 9-inch pie dish.
- Pour the chicken filling into the pie crust.
- Roll out another piece of dough for the top crust and place it over the filling. Crimp the edges to seal and make small slits on the top for steam to escape.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.
There you have it—a heartwarming Chicken Pot Pie that's perfect for fall! We hope this dish becomes a seasonal staple in your household. Remember, the secret to an extraordinary pie lies in the quality of the chicken, and our Wormuth Farm pasture-raised chicken promises exceptional flavor and nutrition.