Top Crust Chicken Pot Pie

Top Crust Chicken Pot Pie

Top Crust Chicken Pot Pie

Recipe by:  Designs by Jeanne R

Living in Tucson, we don’t have to worry about many cold nights.   On those few nights when a little warming up is in order, nothing is better than some good old fashioned, comfort food straight from the oven.


For the Filling:

5 medium potatoes, cubed into bite sized pieces

1 medium onion, chopped

1/2 red or orange bell pepper, chopped

3/4 cup frozen lima beans or peas

several large mushrooms, chopped

1 teaspoon salt

fresh ground pepper

1 – 2 cloves garlic, minced

fresh thyme, leaves from several sprigs

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 – 3/4 cups chicken broth

1 lb or so of chicken, cubed

1/4 cup flour

For the crust:

Use the dough recipe found here.

milk, for brushing the top of the crust

Parmesan cheese & paprika for sprinkling on top


Place all of the ingredients (except the frozen lima beans) in a small roaster pan, and stir to mix in the flour & seasonings.  Cover & bake in a 375 F oven for about 45 minutes or until the chicken & vegetables are cooked and tender. Towards the end of the cooking time, stir in the lima beans. Taste & adjust the seasonings.  Place the chicken & vegetable mixture in a casserole dish which has been sprayed with cooking spray.  Set this aside while you make the dough.

Roll the dough out to about 1/4″ thickness on a floured board, & so that it is large enough to cover the top of the casserole dish.  Place the dough over the top of the chicken mixture, and using a sharp paring knife, cut the dough so that it rests just inside the casserole dish.  Brush with milk, & sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, & a little paprika. Cut slits in several places to allow steam to escape.

Bake in a 450 F oven for about 15 – 20 minutes or until the crust is baked through & golden.  Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes:

Of course you can substitute any of your favorite vegetables in place of what I’ve used here.  Chopped broccoli, carrots, celery are a few ideas of vegetables that would fit in nicely here.

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