Monday, October 19, 2009

Curry Chicken Pot Pie

I love to watch "Good Eats" with Alton Brown on the Food Network. One day he made this curry chicken pot pie that I just had to try. I think it's just really stinkin' good and perfect for this fall weather! Oh, and don't be scared off by the curry. It just adds a little hint of flavor.

You don't have to do this, but I enjoyed using cookie cutters to make shapes in the crust.
4 cups frozen vegetable mix, peas, carrots
1 to 2 tablespoons canola oil
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 package puff pastry
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Toss frozen vegetables with canola oil and spread evenly onto a sheet pan. Place into oven and cook until golden brown.
In a saute pan heat 1 tablespoon of butter and sweat the onion and celery. In another saucepan, heat the broth and milk. Add 2 more tablespoons of butter to the celery mix and cook out the water. Add the flour and curry and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk in the hot milk mixture and cook until thickened. Add the parsley, salt and pepper. Toss the browned vegetables and the chicken. Pour into a shallow baking pan, or a large terra cotta pot base, lined with foil, and top with 6 to 8 circles of puff pastry. Place into the oven and cook until puff pastry has browned and the mixture is hot and bubbly, about 25 minutes
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Alison said...

I'm going to try this. Won't the kids like pumpkin shaped pastry on top? That'll be fun.

Abby said...

Oh, I definitely think they will love pumpkin shaped pastry. I hope you enjoy it!

Rachael and Family said...

I love the cookie cutter idea. It will be perfect to let the kids help out with the cutouts.

Madeline and Family said...

I love curry anything! I am so excited to try this and to be able to let my daughter help out, makes it even better.

Nichole said...

I will try this one...i have had curry powder in my cubbard for a while and i neve could figure out what to do with it.

Alison said...

One more question-- is puff pastry just like pie dough. Could I make it myself?

Abby said...

You could definitely just use pie dough if you wanted to, Allison. This recipe actually doesn't call for a bottom crust, either, so you could add that with your homemade crust if you want to as well.

Let us know how it turns out, and enjoy!

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