Making a good chicken pie is all about using fresh ingredients and taking the time to make a flaky crust. If you’re short on time, you can always buy a pre-made crust, but if you want your pie to be really special, it’s worth taking the extra time to make your own. Trust me, your friends and family will be impressed!

While I was experimenting before baking my very first chicken pie, I went through much trial-and-error in order to get the perfect receipe.

This was one of the recipes which unfortunately did not work out for me:

Ingredients for Chicken Pie

1 recipe for double crust pie dough
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons dry Sherry (optional)
4 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 large onion, chopped
3 carrots, peeled and diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water (for egg wash)

Pie Recipe Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Roll out half of the dough and line a 9-inch pie dish. Trim the excess dough, and set the pie dish aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper until smooth.
  4. Gradually add chicken broth and Sherry, whisking constantly until the mixture comes to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes, or until thickened. Remove from heat.
  6. Stir in chicken, onion, carrots, celery, and parsley. Pour the mixture into the prepared pie dish.
  7. Roll out the remaining dough and place over the filling. Trim the excess dough and flute the edges.
  8. Cut slits in top of crust to allow steam to escape. Brush the crust with egg wash.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the crust is golden brown.

Let cool for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Conclusion: My Chicken Pie Recipe

There you have it— a good starting point to base your very own chicken pie recipe from. I do hope that you come out with a foolproof recipe for making the perfect chicken pie! Just remember to use fresh ingredients and take your time with the crust, and you’ll be sure to impress your friends and family. Bon appetit!

Never be afraid to experiment when making your perfect chicken pie….

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