This classic comfort food takes time but it's well worth the wait.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a lightly floured work surface, roll pastry to a 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.

Cook's Notes

If you like, you can use a 2-quart baking dish to make 1 big potpie: Roll out the pastry so it's 1 inch wider than the dish, cut vents, and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Reviews (1)

68 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 30
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 3 stars
02/03/2014
I watched the video prior to reading the actual recipe which made reading the recipe's directions much easier. My husband and I really liked it. We both felt the sauce needed something to enhance its flavor. The sauce was a perfect texture. This recipe was lower in calories compared to other recipes that have heavy cream. I am going to add potato's and mushrooms next time along with a chicken flavor enhancer to my stock for a richer flavor. I recommend this comfort food dish is enough for six.