How many times has a prepared rotisserie chicken saved your dinner menu? Besides serving straight from the “oven,” a rotisserie chicken is the ideal short-cut ingredient for a chicken pot pie. Since this recipe uses about 2 cups chicken, it’s perfect for leftover chicken (because some of those birds are pretty big!)
Frozen puff pastry for the crust is another short-cut to dinner. I like Trader Joe’s all butter Artisan Puff Pastry because the flavor is superb, it’s not expensive, and I can keep it handy in my freezer.
Easy Skillet Chicken Pot Pie
|2||tablespoons butter or olive oil|
|2||medium carrots, thinly sliced (1-1/2 cups)|
|2||stalks celery, sliced (3/4 cup)|
|1||medium potato, cut in ½-inch cubes (1-3/4 cups)|
|1/2||cup chopped onion|
|3/4||teaspoon dried thyme, or 1-1/2 teaspoons fresh|
|2||tablespoons all-purpose flour|
|1||can (14.5-ounces) reduced sodium chicken broth|
|2||cups (about) rotisserie chicken, boned, shredded or chopped|
|1/2||cup frozen peas|
|Salt and pepper|
|1||sheet (about 8 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed|
|1||egg, beaten with 2 teaspoons water|
Preheat oven to 400ºF.
Melt butter in a 10-inch oven-proof skillet. Add carrots, celery, potato, onion and thyme. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes until onion is softened and vegetables lightly browned.
Stir in flour until evenly absorbed. Stir in broth, cover and cook 10 minutes until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Add chicken and peas and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Lightly roll puff pastry to the diameter of skillet, leaving pastry in a square. Cut into 1-inch wide strips. Crisscross or weave strips on top of vegetables and chicken in skillet. Brush pastry with beaten egg.
Bake 20-25 minutes until pastry is puffed and golden brown. Serve warm. Makes 4-6 servings.
An original recipe by Rosemary Mark created for HarvestLand Purely All-Natural Chicken. Photo: Kelly Powers Styling: Susan DeVaty.