Homemade goodness with a savory flair, sure to warm their hearts and their bellies. With warm and tender chicken, and a crispy, flaky crust, this will sure be a welcome dinner for those cold winter nights.


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30 mins
1 hr 20 mins
10 mins
1 hr 60 mins
6 pot pies


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a large baking sheet with foil. Lightly grease six 12-ounce oven-safe ramekins and place on the baking sheet for easy cleanup.

  • Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a pot over medium-low heat. Add leeks, onion, 1/3 of the chopped celery, and garlic; saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add broth, potatoes, and bay leaves. Season with pepper, salt, thyme, sage, and rosemary; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for at least 25 minutes.

  • Remove bay leaves. Use an immersion blender to emulsify the liquid.

  • Slowly stir in heavy cream. Add remaining 3 tablespoons butter with carrots, peas, and remaining celery. Stir in chicken. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes.

  • Mix egg and water together and set aside for egg wash.

  • Roll puff pastry out slightly. Flip one of the prepared ramekins upside-down on the pastry; cut out circles 1/2 inch larger than the ramekin.

  • Fill each ramekin 3/4 full with the chicken mixture; do not fill to the top or it will make a mess in your oven. Place cut rounds of puff pastry over the tops and press around the edges to seal. Brush egg wash over each. Be sure to put a few knife slits on top of each pie to allow to vent.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the pastry is a golden brown, about 30 minutes. Let cool at room temperature for 10 to 12 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

Add flour or cornstarch, a teaspoon at a time, to the simmering mixture if too liquidy.

Nutrition Facts

1065 calories; protein 42.8g; carbohydrates 80.1g; fat 64.5g; cholesterol 182.7mg; sodium 543.7mg. Full Nutrition