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Easy Individual Chicken Pot Pies for Two

Easy Individual Chicken Pot Pies for Two
 
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These individual Chicken Pot Pies are easy to make, stuffed with chicken, carrots, and celery, and topped with a delicious flaky buttermilk crust.
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 12 oz ramekins
Pie Crust Top
  • ¼ batch buttermilk pie crust divided in two and chilled (store-bought works too)
Pot Pie Filling
  • 10 oz (about 1) boneless skinless chicken breast cubed
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons (1 oz) butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup milk (any percentage)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp pepper
Egg Wash
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
Instructions
Prepare Ingredients
  1. Prepare pie crust. At the end of the chilling time, start the pot pie filling. (If using store-bought, frozen crust, remove from freezer so you will be able to cut it.) Preheat your oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with foil.
Pot Pie Filling
  1. In a medium pot, combine cubed chicken, carrots, celery, onion, and chicken broth. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat and cook for 15 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are just fork tender.
  2. Drain chicken broth into a separate container (do not discard).
Make Gravy
  1. Measure out 1 cup of reserved broth (you can discard the rest) and ⅓ cup milk. Set them next to the stove.
  2. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter. Whisk in flour and cook until flour is golden, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  3. Slowly whisk in broth and milk, whisking out any lumps as they form. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and begins to bubble, 2 to 5 minutes.
  4. Remove gravy from heat, stir in salt and pepper and chicken and vegetable mixture, and divide between 2 12-ounce ramekins.
Assemble
  1. Allow chilled dough to sit at room temperature for about 5 minutes to soften slightly so you can roll it out without it cracking. On a well-floured surface, roll out the first disk to ⅛-inch thick and drape over the first filled ramekin. Trim the extra, leaving about ¾-inch overhang. Gently press the edges over so the dough drapes over the sides slightly (it won't sit flush). Use a sharp-tipped serrated knife to cut a couple slits in the top for steam to escape.
  2. Repeat with the second crust and ramekin.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and milk and brush over the top of the pie crusts.
  4. Place ramekins on your prepared baking tray and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until tops are golden and filling inside is bubbly.
  5. Cool for at least 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Notes
If you don't own 12 oz ramekins, you can make these mini pot pies in oven-safe mugs or make a single 6 inch pie (if making a single 6 inch pie, don't divide the pie dough when you make it since you will only need a single piece of dough to cover the pie). If you'd like to make a <g class="gr_ gr_83 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling multiReplace" id="83" data-gr-id="83">9 inch</g> pie, double the recipe.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 558

 

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