Skillet Chicken Pot Pie with Puff Pastry


Treat the family to a classic dish reinvented in a skillet. A pretty patchwork pastry top gives this chicken pot pie a new look. To make the pastry squares, roll out one puff pastry sheet into a 12-inch square, then using a paring knife or kitchen shears to cut it into 16 3-inch squares. To save prep time, shred the chicken and chop the carrots and leek up to two days ahead. Cover and store in the refrigerator.

Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
6 serves
Skillet Pot Pie with Chicken and Spring Vegetables
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Lydia Pursell; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer


  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 2 cups thinly sliced leek (from 1 large leek)

  • 1 cup chopped carrots (from 3 medium carrots)

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface

  • 2 cups lower-sodium chicken broth

  • 4 cups shredded rotisserie chicken

  • 1 cup frozen petite sweet peas, thawed

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/2 (17.3-oz.) pkg. frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F with rack in lower third of oven. Melt butter in a deep 10-inch ovenproof skillet over medium-high. Add leek and carrots. Cook, stirring often, until softened, about 6 minutes. Sprinkle with flour; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Stir in broth; let mixture come to a simmer. Simmer, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in shredded chicken, peas, cream, thyme, salt, and pepper. Remove from heat; let cool 10 minutes.

  2. Whisk together egg and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl. Roll pastry sheet into a 12-inch square on a lightly floured surface. Cut into 16 (3-inch) squares. Arrange squares on top of chicken mixture in skillet, brushing each square with egg mixture and slightly overlapping squares to cover surface of chicken mixture. Place skillet on a rimmed baking sheet.

  3. Transfer baking sheet with skillet to preheated oven. Bake until top is browned and filling is bubbly, about 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes, and serve.

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