Poultry Puff Pastry Pot Pie

I just found this recipe in my Myspace blog from a year ago and thought I should add it, because it was really good.

I have a great vegetarian cookbook which I’ve only made one recipe from, though I’ve made that particular recipe several times. But I’ve been in a food rut recently, and needed something new to try, so I pulled out my cookbook and flipped through the 20 or so pages I’d bookmarked the day I bought the book. There was a recipe for spring vegetables in cute little puff pastry baskets with a tomato sauce, and suddenly it hit me, chicken pot pie in little puff pastry baskets! Like most dinner recipes that I make, I didn’t bother to go directly by a recipe or really measure everything, so the amounts are estimated.

Poultry Puff Pastry Pot Pie

One pack of puff pastry, thawed
1 cup (maybe a little more) frozen peas, carrots, corn, and greenbeans
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, divided
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup diced onion
2 red potatoes, diced
2 teaspoons minced garlic
8 ounces diced chicken
1 can chicken stock
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup milk
1 egg

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Roll the puff pastry out very thin, sprinkle 1 tablespoon Parmesan, fold over, and roll out again. Cut into four rectangles. Using a sharp knife cut a smaller rectangle into each, cutting halfway through. Very lightly score a criss-cross pattern across the inner box. Brush with egg. Put on a lightly greased cookie sheet (or silpat, if you have one) and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. They should look something like this:
puff pastry

While the puff pastry is cooking, heat the olive oil in a skillet and add the onions and garlic. Cook until soft, and add 1 tablespoon of butter or margarine and let melt, then add 2 tablespoons of flour and rest of Parmesan and stir. Add the chicken broth, stirring to dissolve any lumps. Bring to a simmer and add chicken and potatoes. Let simmer until chicken is cooked through and potatoes are tender. Add the frozen vegetables and milk and heat through, making sure green beans are tender. Add salt and pepper to taste. It should look something like this:

Carefully remove the tops to the puff pastry boxes:

Fill the boxes with the chicken pot pie filling:

This was really good, and I bet you vegetarians could leave out the chicken and add some extra potato. Enjoy!


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