1 September 2017

Double crusted chicken pot pie ( Pastel de pollo y verduras con masa hecha en casa)

I think every chicken pot pie is comfort food and  usually make when I'm  a little blue.
Im sure I have others chicken pot pie recipes but I really love this one.

Adapted from: : Serious eat ( Yvonne Ruperti )


For the crust

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
12 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut in cubes
6 to 7 tablespoons milk

For the filling

2 cups chicken broth
2 cups skinless,boneless chicken thighs, legs, breasts
3 tablespoons oil
3 medium leeks or green onions,  cut in pieces
in pieces
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup celery in pieces
1 carrot peeled halved vertically into half moons
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole milk 
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
1/2 cup frozen peas 
1 large egg yolk


For the crust
In food processor (or by hand) place the flour,sugar and salt and combine. Add butter cubes and pulse until mixture resembles wet cornmeal.
Transfer mixture to large bowl and using rubber spatula stir in 6 tablespoons milk, pressing mixture against sides of bowl. until mixture comes together into a dough.
If you feel dry add other tablespoons  milk.
wrap 1/3 dough in plastic wrap. Wrap remaining dough and place into the refrigerator about  30 minutes.

For filling

In large saucepan heat chicken broth on medium heat until simmering. Add chicken and simmer until just cooked through 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow chicken to cool in broth. When chicken is cool enough to handle remove from broth and transfer to medium bowl and shred into bite size pieces.
Strain broth reserving 3/4 cup and pouring remamining broth over chicken. Set aside.

In same unwashed saucepan heat oil over medium heat until shimmering. Add leeks, celery and carrots. Season  with salt and pepper,and thyme,  cook stirring occasionally until vegetables are almost soft. Add vegetable mixture to chicken.

In same saucepan add butter on medium heat until melted. Stir in flour until smooth, cook stirrring constantly, about 1 minute.
Whisking constantly slowly add 1 cup milk and 3/4 reserved chcken broth, scarping up any bits and cook until mixture is smooth and comes to boil.
Remove from heat and stir in chicken mixture. Stir in frozen peas.
Season to taste and transfer mixture to a large bowl.
Cover and chill.

Preheat oven to 180°c
On lightly floured surface, roll out larger piece of dough and make a circle. Roll up dough with rolling pin and then unroll over the dish, allowing dough to fit into the bottom.

Fill crust with cooled chicken filling. Roll out remaining piece of dough and place over the top.
Press the edges together, trim and crimp with fork.
In a small bowl whisk yolk and  2 teaspoons milk.
Brush over top crust.
 Poke a few slits into the top of the crust. 
Bake at oven about 45 minutes or until deep golden and filling is hot.

Print recipe here

En español
Pastel de pollo y verduras con masa hecha en casa



2 y 1/2 tazas de harina normal sin polvos de hornear
1/2 cucharadita de sal
1 cucharada de azucar
12 cucharadas de mantequilla fria
en trozos
6 a 7 cucharadas de leche para la masa

Relleno pollo

2 tazas de caldo de pollo
2 tazas de pollo en trozos (sin huesos y sin el cuero)
3 cucharadas de aceite
3 puerros o cebollines cortados en trozos


  1. Molto gustosa questa torta di pollo. Mi piace tanto :)
    Un bacio e buon fine settimana

  2. That looks better than any chicken pot pie I've ever had.

  3. this is DEFINITELY comfort food! your filling looks great and your crust looks even better!!

  4. Chicken is always a win at our blog bin.

  5. Your chicken pot pie looks more delicious than any I have ever seen! It looks so warm and comforting. The crust looks amazing. YUM!

  6. That looks utterly delicious! The crust looks so nicely golden brown and beautiful.

  7. This pie makes my mouth water! I have always loved a good homemade chicken pie!!

  8. che piatto delizioso Gloria, ne mangerei una fetta adesso !Buon we

  9. Gloria, You are right! Chicken pot pie is one of the ultimate comfort foods and a good chicken pot pie is one of our favorites. That double crust is a key ingredient too! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  10. Looks so delicious.
    Chicken is a great food, so high in protein and a lovely taste.

    All the best Jan

  11. Bill loves chicken pot pie! He would be thrilled if I'd make this yummy version for dinner!!!

    1. ah Lizzy thanks so much. Is one of our favorites here :)

  12. Che aspetto meraviglioso!!! deve essere davvero ottima, molto saporita e gustosa

  13. Pot pie is one of my favorites. This looks wonderful Gloria!!

  14. This does look so yummy! Pot Pie used to be my favorite comfort food, but I haven't had it in over a year since I became a vegetarian. I am going to have to play around with some recipes to see if I can find a suitable one because I sure do miss that flaky crust and warm, filling broth center!

  15. Theresa I made a littke one with veggies for mh daughter !
    She is vegdrarian too8

    1. I am sure she loved it! I am going to grab some fall veggies soon and try roasting them then doing them in a pot pie to see how it turns out.

    2. really was easy only I made separated some veggies with the mix and made a little one for her.

  16. Una splendida maniera di mangiare il pollo, bravissima!!!

  17. I love chicken pie and your pie looks really delicious!

  18. Chicken pot pie is my ultimate comfort food and it's even better when you have two crusts! It looks and sounds amazing Gloria.

  19. This makes me feel all warm inside! I love chicken pot pie, Gloria, and double crust is twice as delicious ;) xoxo

  20. I LOVE chicken pot pie. Such great comfort food.

  21. I love everything about this pie!

  22. This is a great chicken pot pie, Gloria! I like all the good ingredients and it looks delicious!

  23. Now I know why they call chicken pot pie comfort food,looks yummmy!

  24. Perfect comfort food Gloria.! My husband loves pot pies more than almost anything--I should have tried making them long ago!

  25. congratulations guys, quality information you have given!!!


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