Monday, April 13, 2009

Chicken and Leek Pot Pie

What to do with leftover chicken? Chicken and Leek Pot Pie! I made this deliciously easy dish this weekend from about three cups of leftover supermarket rotisserie chicken.

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In large saucepan, melt 2 tbs. butter. Add one onion, diced, and 1 large leek, white and pale parts only, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2 inch pieces...cook five minutes.
Stir in 1 tbs. grainy mustard and 1/4 cup flour, stir until pasty, about 1 minute. Whisk in 1 cup chicken broth, 3/4 cup of milk, 1/4 cup heavy cream, stir frequently about five minutes until thick.
Stir in shredded chicken (about 3 cups or whatever you have leftover), 1 tbs dried tarragon, and season with salt and pepper.
Consistancy will look like this:
Spread the chicken filling into a 8 x 11 baking dish.

On lightly floured work surface, roll out one 9 x 13 thawed rectangle sheet of puff pastry. I used Pepperidge Farm...lay the pastry sheet over the baking dish and gently tuck in the over hanging pastry. Cut three small slits in the top for air release. In small bowl, beat one egg with a little milk and brush egg wash over pastry. Sprinkle with seasame seeds if desired.
Bake 40 minutes until puff pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbly...

Serve with warm muffins...Yum!

My family lapped this up and it looked like a very complicated dish--I love "fooling" them like that! :0)


Janet said...

I am a big fan of the PF puff pastry. Saute a couple of apples with a bit of sugar and cinnamon, plop it on some pastry, fold, crimp and bake. Instant delicious turnover/ rustic pie. Just add ice cream...and a couple of pounds!


Daisigirl said...

This looks tasty! I haven't ever tried puff pastry. I will have to give it a go!

I have a recipe for a quiche that uses phyllo (sp?) that I want to try. It's supposed to be lower in fat than a pie shell.

Love your new background!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Well, yum! I must try this! I do love leeks!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Looks delicious and easy to make, Tara! I love leeks. I love your new blog background too.

I hope you all had a very Happy Easter!

annechovie said...

This looks so good, Tara! Thanks so much for stopping by - hope you are well!

M.Kate said...

Mmmm...looks good and am sure its too yummy!!!! Thanks for the wonderful recipe Tara ;p

She'sSewPretty said...

I'll have to try this recipe Tara! It looks yummy!
I hope you had a wonderful Easter too!

Tracy said...

That looks very good, Tara! Nice easy recipe...Even my hubby could make this one--LOL! Hope all of you had a lovely Easter holiday ((HUGS))

Barbara said...

Tara, I will be right over, hope there is some left, sounds and looks great.

I like your new make-over.
Very" Springy",,Have a Nice

Firefly Hill said...

Happy Easter Tara! This recipe sounds really good and I think my crew would love it. Thanks for sharing!


Lamp Tramp said...

That looks so yummy. My hubby loves dishes like this and I'm always searching for new ones. We pretty much eat only chicken and fish. Boring sometimes. I'll be buying leeks, always have leftover chicken.

Donna said...

It looks SO delicious, Tara! YUM! Thanks for the recipe, it's one I must try!


KarenHarveyCox said...

Yum, this sounds so good, and easy too. Thanks for the recipe. I love the sound of a thunderstorm.

Joy said...

This sounds and looks so good, thanks for sharing the recipe.

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