Deep Dish Chicken Pie

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Deep Dish Chicken Pie

Deep Dish Chicken Pie

Deep Dish Chicken Pie
Easy to make, worth the time.

Ingredients of Deep Dish Chicken Pie
1 c all-purpose flour
1 ¼ ts salt
1/3 c shortening
5 TB cold water
2 TB margarine or butter
3 large onion chopped
1 c sliced fresh mushrooms
1 ¾ c sliced celery
1 ½ c chopped red sweet pepper
1/3 c all-purpose flour
1 ts poultry seasoning
1 ¼ ts salt
1 ¼ ts black pepper
1 c chicken broth
1 c half-and-half, light cream, or milk
2 c chopped cooked chicken
1 c frozen peas
1 beaten egg

Preparation of Deep Dish Chicken Pie
1. For the pastry topper, in a medium mixing bowl stir together
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Using a pastry blender, cut
In shortening until pieces are the size of small peas. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon
Cold water over part of the mixture; gently toss with fork. Push moistened dough
To side of bowl. Repeat with 3 to 4 tablespoons cold water, using 1 tablespoon
At a time, until all dough is moistened. Form into a ball.

2. On a lightly
Floured surface, roll Pastry Topper into a rectangle 1/8 inch thick. Trim to a
Rectangle 1 inch larger than a 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Using a sharp
Knife or small cookie cutter, cut some shapes out of center of pastry. Set
Aside.

3. In a large saucepan melt margarine or butter over medium heat. Add
The leeks or onion, mushrooms, celery, and red sweet pepper; cook for 4 to 5
Minutes or until tender. Stir in the 1/3 cup flour, poultry seasoning, 1/2
Teaspoon salt, and black pepper. Add the broth and half-and-half, light cream,
Or milk all at once. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in the
Cooked chicken and peas. Pour into a baking dish.

4. Place pastry over the
Hot chicken mixture in dish; turn edges of pastry under and flute on top of
Pastry. Brush with the egg. Place reserved pastry shapes on top of pastry. Brush
Again with egg.

5. Bake in a 400 degree F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until
The crust is golden brown. Cool about 20 minutes before serving.

Makes 6

Deep Dish Chicken Pie
Cuisine: Poultry
Main Ingredient: Chicken

Deep Dish Chicken Pie
Servings: 6 Servings/Total Time (median): 0 : 40 Active Time: 0 : 25

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