11 November 2017

Double crust chicken pot pie (pastel de pollo con masa hecha en cassa)

One of my favorites comfort food is chicken pot pie, usually I make a big one and other little for Esperanza (only with vegetables) I posted others chicken pies but I love this one.

Try this classic recipe with chicken, mixed vegetables and a flaky pie crust.

Also is a great way to turn leftover chicken and veggies in a new delicious dish!

Adapted from : Sally baking addiction

Pie crust

2 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour  (about 340 grams)
1 teaspoon salt
7 tablespoons unsalted butter chilled and cubed
1/2 cup Ice water (maybe you need a little more water)

Note : this recipe had vegetable shortening but wasn't necessary . Usually I use only butter.

Mix the flour and salt together in a large bowl. Add the butter.
Using a pastry cutter or yours hands add the butter into the mixture until it resembles  coarse meal.
Add slowly ice water . 1 tablespoons at a time and stir well. Stop adding water when the dough begins  to form large clumps. 
Transfer the pie dough to a floured work surface the dough shouuld come together easily and should not feel over sticky. Using floured hands, fold the dough into itself until the flour is fully incorporated with butter. Form into a ball. Divide  dough  in half . Flatten each half into discs using yours hands.
Wrap each in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours..
(Im sure this pie dough recipe is amazing to make others pies too)

For filling

1 pound (about 450 grams) skinless boneless chicken breast in cubes
1 cup sliced carrots (2 carrots)
1 cup frozen baby  peas
3/4 cup frozen green beas 
1/3 cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup celery
1 teaspoon minced garlic
3/4 frozen green beans
black pepper
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 cup and 3/4 chicken broth
2/3 cup half and half
1 large egg beaten


Make the pie crust in the morning and chilling by 2 hours (or the night before)
In a large saucepan combine chicken, carrots and celery.. Add water and boil for 12 minutes. Remove from heat drain and set aside.

In a large skillet cook the butter, onions and garlic over mediut heat stirring occasionally. Cook until the onions are translucent and the butter is lightly browning.
 Whisk in the flour, salt, black pepper, thyme, chicken broth and half and half.

Cook and whisk until no flour lumps remain, the simmer over medium low heat until thick. Taste and add more seasonings if you prefer. Remove from heat and set aside.

Preheat oven to 180° c (375 F)
After the pie dough is chilled.
On a floured work surface roll one of the pie dough. Turn the pie crust until you have a circle about 30 cm (12 inch) diameter.
Place the dough in a pie dish and place the chicken mixture on top. 
Roll out 2nd pie crust dough just as the first. Cover the pie with the 2nd crust Seal the edges  with a fork or yours fingers. With a small knife slice a few small slits in the top crust for steam.
Using a pastry brush  you can brush the crust with beaten egg.
Bake for 35 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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En español
Pastel de pollo


  1. Love chicken pot pie, so comforting!

  2. Gloria, Chicken pot pie is one of our all time favorite comfort foods and the double crust is a must! We like ours a bit moist...with enough gravy in the mix to add more flavor. Then of course, I sprinkle Tabasco over my personal serving...weird I know! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  3. Tasty recipe, I will try it!
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  4. Double crust and creamy filling...these pot pies look marvelous!

  5. Hi Gloria...
    That pastry looks soooo good!
    Enjoy your weekend...
    Linda :o)

  6. une tourte au poulet j'adore
    bonne soirée

  7. Fantastica! Penso che la proverò :)
    Un bacio

  8. This sounds wonderful, Gloria! I could easily swap out the chicken for turkey leftovers. Bill would love it!

    1. thanks Lizzy yes I think turkey leftovers would be perfect for this pie !!

  9. Chicken is always a win at our sea, as we eat it every day.

  10. Chicken pot pie is a favorite—I recently found a British pie restaurant here (but it’s across the city and 25 miles away)

  11. Replies
    1. Thanks Adam I forget to say you make this only with veggies, my daugther is vegetarian.

  12. It's just the perfect weather for a pot pie! Looks so good!

  13. Mmmm that makes my mouth water, quite delicious. Have a great week Diane

  14. I've seen a lot of pot pies today, and that's because it's the perfect comfort food. And yours looks especially good, Gloria! Will definitely have to make it soon, probably after Thanksgiving and maybe with turkey! Thanks!

  15. Thanks for sharing this delicious looking dish.

    All the best Jan

  16. grazie per aver condiviso questa deliziosa ricetta, un bacione !

  17. That flaky crust looks like perfection! Definitely a delicious comfort food, especially on a cold winter day!

  18. Yum! Perfect for the time of year I am in right now- fall. Cool and dark- so warm tasty meals really hit the spot. I have never made pot pie- but boy does this look amazing. :) Thanks for sharing.

  19. Sai che non l'ho mai assaggiata? sembra ottima, gustosa e saporita

  20. sembra davvero gustosa!! complimenti :))

  21. Infatti non è la prima volta che da te vedo una torta salata con il pollo e questa mi piace moltissimo, da fare!!!

  22. Chicken pot pie is one of my favorite comfort foods, yours looks amazing!

  23. Che bella ricetta invitante e appetitosa!!

  24. Dear Gloria, I am also a great lover of Chicken Pot Pie. Not only is ist great for using up some of the chicken leftovers but also delicious, comforting and also very pretty (in my humble opinion) - thank you for another delightfully inspirational recipe!
    And a big thank you also for all your kind and encouraging words and comments - greatly appreciated!

  25. Thanks Andrea, I love all yours recipes are really amazing!! hugs and love

  26. Una ricetta che mi sono ripromessa di fare. Ciao

  27. Looks so delicious! Chicken pie is one of my favourites!

  28. I've never tried this pie and it looks delicious, perfect for a cozy autumn evening. I hope to give it a try very soon.

    1. I hope you make is really delicious and comfy food !!

  29. Double crust? Yes please!!! Chicken pot pie is my ultimate comfort food. It looks and sounds wonderful Gloria.

  30. It's been too long since I've had a pot pie. This one looks great with the flaky crust!

  31. Avrei proprio voglia di una torta salata così!!! Bravissima

  32. Un gustoso piatto unico, molto sostanzioso!!!!

  33. Oh wow, now this just looks scrumptious too.


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