Recipe Box: My Chicken Pot Pie

Lauren Conrad's chicken pot pie recipe

As social media and technology has evolved over the years, Instagram has easily become the easiest (and prettiest!) way to share and relive memories. These little squares can tell a lot about a person, and I consider my own feed as a window into my favorite things. That being said, you’re probably wondering what social media has to do with the recipe that I’m sharing with you today… If you follow my Instagram stories then you may have seen me post about one of my go-to weeknight dinner recipe a little while ago—chicken pot pie. A couple months back, I shared 15-second step-by-step instructions on how you too can make a delicious homemade pot pie right in your own kitchen. Since Instagram stories disappear after 24 hours, I thought it would be best to write this recipe down on the blog so that you can recreate it at your own convenience. I’m happy to say that today is that day! Keep scrolling for my complete chicken pot pie recipe that you can serve up this evening, or freeze for later. Let’s get cooking…

Ingredients:

For the pie crust:

  • 1 ¼ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 teaspoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons ice water

For the filling:

  • 3 cups broccoli
  • 3 cups carrots
  • 2 cups celery
  • 2 cups carrots
  • ¼ cup parsley
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cooked chicken, shredded
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • a pinch of flour

Instructions:

1. In a food processor, pulse your flour, sugar and salt until it is completely mixed.

2. Cut the butter into thick pieces and add them into the food processor one at a time.

3. Add in the ice water and pulse the dough mixture until it has a crumbly consistency.

4. Roll your dough into a flat disc and wrap it in plastic wrap. Let the dough chill while you get your other ingredients together.

5. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

6. In a large pot, add the broth, carrots and potatoes and bring them to a boil.

7. While you’re waiting for your broth to boil, sauté the onion in olive oil over medium high heat. Once your onions are sautéed, add them into the broth.

8. Once your broth is boiling, add in the broccoli, celery, almond milk, chicken and parsley. You can also add in salt and pepper to taste.

9. Grab the chilled dough and roll it out into four equal discs. Add one dough disc to the bottom of a pie dish. Pour the filling mixture on top of the dough and add the second disc to the top of the chicken pot pie. Do this for a total of two pies so that you can eat one tonight and freeze one for later!

10. Bake your chicken pot pie for 25 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Enjoy!

That was easy, wasn’t it? Since this recipe yields two pot pies, I always freeze one for later in the month. There’s nothing better than getting home from a long workday and having dinner ready for you in a matter of minutes.

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XO Lauren

Photos: @laurenconrad on Instagram
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