Chicken Pot Pie

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Prep time: 50 Minutes

Total time: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

Yield: Serves 4

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Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion cut into medium dice
  • 1 large carrot cut into medium dice
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour plus more for work surface
  • coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 cups cooked chicken cut into
  • 1-inc h pieces (1 pound total)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry thawed
  • 1 large egg yolk

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium. Add onion and carrot and cook until onion softens, about 6 minutes. Add flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring frequently, until mixture is pale golden, has a slightly nutty aroma, and is the texture of cooked oatmeal, about 5 minutes.
  2. Whisking constantly, add broth. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens, about 8 minutes. Reduce to a simmer and cook 10 minutes. Stir in chicken, peas, and thyme; season with salt and pepper. Divide mixture among four 12-ounce baking dishes; refrigerate until room temperature, about 20 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a lightly floured work surface, roll pastry to an 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into 4 equal squares, 1 inch larger than dishes; with the tip of a sharp knife, cut vents into pastry. In a small bowl, lightly beat egg yolk with 1 teaspoon water; top potpies with pastry and brush with egg wash. Refrigerate 15 minutes. Bake until pastry is deep golden and juices are bubbling, about 35 minutes.
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