Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall
Active Time
25 Mins
Total Time
2 Hours
Thaw Time
24 Hours
Bake Time
20 Mins
Yield
Serves 6

A chicken pot pie is always a welcome dish at the table, whether you serve it for Sunday dinner or a weeknight meal. Keep one in the freezer and you will never have to wonder “what’s for supper?” For a golden crust and piping hot center, don’t forget to fully defrost the frozen pie in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Otherwise, the edges may burn before the filling cooks through.

How to Make It

Step 1

Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium. Add carrots and shallots. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, curry paste, and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in flour; cook, stirring constantly, until vegetables are coated, about 1 minute. Add broth; let mixture come to a boil, stirring constantly. Continue boiling, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in chicken, peas, and cream. Remove from heat; let cool completely, about 20 minutes.

Step 2

Unroll 1 of the piecrusts, and fit inside a 9-inch pie plate. Spoon chicken mixture into piecrust in plate. Cut remaining piecrust in half. Cut 1 half into 3 (1 1/2-inch-wide) strips. Cut remaining half into 7 (1/2-inch-wide) strips. Arrange the 1 1/2-inch-wide strips vertically over filling. Weave the 1/2-inch-wide strips perpendicularly into the wider strips to form a lattice pattern. Press ends of lattice strips to edge of bottom piecrust to seal. Trim excess dough; crimp edges.

To cook now: Place a baking sheet in oven; preheat oven to 375°F. Brush crust with egg. Place pie on baking sheet; bake in oven until crust is browned and filling is bubbly, about 55 minutes to 1 hour. Let stand 20 minutes before serving.

To freeze for later: Wrap entire pie with plastic wrap. Wrap with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Freeze at least 24 hours (up to 1 month).

To thaw and cook: Remove pie from freezer; thaw in refrigerator 24 hours. Remove pie from refrigerator, and unwrap. Place a baking sheet in oven; preheat oven to 375°F. Brush crust with egg. Place pie on preheated baking sheet; bake in oven until crust is browned and filling is bubbly, about 1 hour, 15 minutes. Let stand 20 minutes before serving.