Winter Chicken Pot Pie with Savory Buttery Dill Crust

Cozy up with this Winter Chicken Pot Pie loaded with chicken, potato, carrot, peas, onions, celery and herbs. With love from PipSqueaking - Stay warm my friends.

It doesn’t snow often in Atlanta, but when it does, chicken pot pie always finds its way onto the dinner menu. Our first snow day in four years called for this delicious cozy Winter Chicken Pot Pie with Buttery Dill Crust. The warm ingredients make it irresistible and if you like leftovers, well…

SUBSTITUTIONS

Feel free to unleashed your inner creative vegetables prowess. I usually start with the holy trinity of vegetables, carrots, onion and celery, as a base and then add vegetables from there. You’ve got potatos in the fridge? Toss them in the mix. Like corn? Feel free to double up on cornels. Don’t like peas? Easy, omit and add more of another vegetable. Other winter vegetables that you could add – parsnips, turnips, fennel, sweet potato, mushrooms etc…

The dill in this recipe is my favorite part and what makes the crust so delicious. But I’m a dill lover. Not a fan of dill? Don’t fret, you can omit completely or swap out another favorite fresh herb like rosemary (chopped very fine). There are a few photos below the recipe of a version with non-herb curst and fall leaves decor!

VEGETARIAN OPTION

This recipe is simple to make vegetarian without loosing flavor. Just omit the rotisserie chicken and add more vegetables and then sub out the chicken broth for vegetable broth! DONE.

Hope you enjoy! Make sure to tag me @pipsqueakingblog on Instagram to show me your Winter Chicken Pot Pie creations and decorations. Stay warm my friends.

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Winter Chicken Pot Pie with Buttery Dill Crust

Winter Chicken Pot Pie loaded with vegetables and encased in a buttery dill pie crust. Bring warmth and cozy vibes to your winter dining table.

  • Author: Pip
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dinner

Ingredients

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Dill Crust

  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour, sifted to remove lumps
  • 1/4 tsp fine salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 stick cold butter (1/2 cup), cut into 1/4 inch small pieces
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Filling

  • 1 small cooked rotisserie chicken, skin removed, light and dark meat shredded
  • 1/2 stick butter, unsalted
  • 1 large white or yellow onion, chopped medium
  • 2 cups celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 cups carrots, chopped
  • 1 large Russet potato, peeled and chopped into 3/4 inch pieces
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk (may need an additional 1/4 cup if it’s too thick)
  • 1 cup chicken stock (or vegetable stock)
  • 1 ear of corn, kernels cut from cob
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 tsp salt (plus more to taste)
  • black pepper

Other

  • 1 egg to wash crust before baking

Instructions

Dill Pie Crust

  1. Sift flower into bowl
  2. Add salt, sugar and dill
  3. Add cold butter pieces coating each piece of butter with flour and then cut in the butter until it’s small pea sized shapes.
  4. Add cold water a little at a time and work dough together until its a smooth dough. If it’s to dry add a little more water, if it’s to sticky add a little more flour.
  5. Once combined,  shape into a thick disk and wrap in plastic wrap to store in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or even as long as overnight.

Filling

  1. Melt butter in large frying pan. Add onion and sauté for 5-8 minutes.
  2. Add carrot, celery, and potato and bay leaves and cook for 5-8 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of flour and mix until combined. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly so flour doesn’t burn.
  4. Add 1 cup milk and 1 cup chicken stock and cook until incorporated and sauce starts to thicken. If too thick add a little more milk.
  5. Add peas and corn.
  6. Add rosemary, dill, salt and pepper.
  7. Stirring often cook another 5 minutes.
  8. Stir in cooked, shredded rotisserie chicken and cook another 2 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat and transfer into your 9inch pie plate in the shape of a mount (higher in the middle)
  10. Roll out dough on a floured surface with a floured rolling pin until large enough to cover top of the filling mound. Trim edges and save remaining pie crust to add decorative elements to the top (see notes).
  11. Crimp the edges and cut three 1-2 inch long vent holes in the top.
  12. Brush top of pie with a generous amount of whisked raw egg (this helps her get toasty brown)
  13. Cook at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
  14. Let stand for 10 minutes and serve.

Notes

Pip Tip: Use left over pie crust to cut out shapes with cookie cutters or free hand. Get creative! To adhere leaves, or snowmen to the top of the crust, simply apply a little extra whisked egg to use as “glue” between the top of the pie crust and the back of your decor. Then don’t forget to brush top of decor with whisked egg so that the decor also gets toasty brown in the oven.

Pip Tip: Vegetarian? Simply switch out the chicken stock for vegetable stock and leave out the chicken all together. Just add extra vegetables. Et Voilà – Veggie Pot Pie.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 566
  • Sugar: 8.5
  • Sodium: 1301
  • Fat: 28
  • Saturated Fat: 16
  • Carbohydrates: 48
  • Fiber: 6
  • Protein: 30
  • Cholesterol: 146

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