Looking to make the ultimate comfort food dish? Make this rich and delicious chicken pot pie that is perfect for fall time. Grab the printable list of ingredients and recipe instructions at the end of this post.
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Some of the most important women in my life are survivors of breast cancer. Recently, a dear friend informed me she was awaiting the results of her biopsy procedure for breast cancer. I was immediately anxious and alarmed. It was a familiar moment as, like many, cancer has made its mark on my family and close loved ones in the past.
Having walked alongside dear friends battling the disease, Breast Cancer Awareness is important to me and I am thrilled to partner with Shuman Farms in their effort to raise awareness about breast cancer prevention and support the fight against breast cancer.
Shuman Farms is an onion grower and family company based in Reidsville, GA. Yes, Shuman Farms’ RealSweet® is providing delicious sweet onions grown right here in the US of A.
During the month of October, Shuman Farms’ entire line of RealSweet® sweet onions goes pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Sweet onions are an excellent source of antioxidants and are rich in vitamin C, folate, chromium, and other nutrients necessary for a nutrient-filled diet. They are also the base of most of the meals I make for my family.
I use sweet onions to make burgers, pasta, soups, salads, you name it.
Throughout the month, Shuman Farms drives education on how eating a nutritious diet filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, including sweet onions, can fight diseases like cancer. Additionally, they make an annual donation toward supporting the cause of breast cancer awareness.
I’ve partnered with Shuman Farms to bring you a recipe for the perfect comfort food for fall, Chicken pot pie. Continue to the end of this post for a printable list of ingredients and full recipe instructions.
In addition to being Breast Cancer Awareness month, October is smack in the middle of soup season. The time of year when root vegetables like sweet onions, carrots, and potatoes are harvested and the weather is just right to cozy up to a savory comfort dish.
Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken pot pie is one of my all-time favorite foods. Partly because of the nostalgia associated with the dish as I would often eat frozen pot pie as a child. Yikes!
Far superior to premade frozen pot pie, homemade chicken pot pie is a labor of love bursting with flavor and texture. Creamy filling + flaky pastry + smoked chicken + perfectly tender veggies = a rich and hearty masterpiece 😋.
Chicken pot pie is also a perfect dish for packing in extra veggies for your family.
What is Chicken Pot Pie Filling Made of?
Simply put, chicken pot pie filling consists of a simple roux, chicken, and whatever vegetables you prefer to include in your pot pie filling.
This recipe uses the trinity of real sweet onion, celery, and carrots in addition to peas and mushrooms.
You can use whatever vegetables you prefer. Hearty vegetables work best in a pot pie. The vegetables included in this recipe are:
- Sweet Onion
Chicken Pot Pie Protein
While I like to add smoked chicken thighs to my pot pie, you may use rotisserie chicken, chicken breasts, or whatever chicken you desire. As long as the chicken is cooked prior to being added to this recipe it will work.
Using Puff Pastry as Pie Crust
The crust used on a pot pie is just as important as the filling. Puff pastry sheets make a beautiful and buttery crust.
Puff pastry is made of many layers of stacked dough and butter so it bakes light and airy.
After placing the puff pastry over your pot pie filling, brush egg wash ( 1 egg + 2 tablespoons of water beaten) over the dough to help seal the puff pastry and give it a golden-brown shine once baked.
- 1 package puff pastry thawed
- 1 lb shredded or chopped chicken (seasoned and cooked)
- 4 tablespoons butter, divided
- 4 tablespoons flour
- (egg wash) 1 lg egg + 1 tablespoon of water beaten together
- 1 lg onion, diced
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 1/2 cup carrots
- 1/2 cup celery
- 1 teaspoon fresh or dried thyme leaves
- 1/2 cup frozen peas thawed
- 1/2 cup diced mushrooms
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- Salt to taste
- 1 russet potato diced