4th Day of Christmas: Creamy Herb Chicken Pot Pie
On the fourth day of Christmas Camp Chef cooked for me a chicken pot pie. You won’t need to call many birds for this pot pie recipe! This winter weather comfort food includes all the goods. Cooked veggies, chicken, bacon, and a homemade cream sauce, all covered with a golden, flaky crust. Yum!
- Store bought or homemade pie crust*
- 2 pounds chicken breasts, diced
- 1/2 bacon, chopped
- 1 celery stalk, diced
- 2 carrots, diced
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cups mushrooms, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons fresh thyme, minced
- 2 Tablespoons fresh sage, minced
- 2 Tablespoons flour
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup peas
- Salt and paste to taste
In a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat, render the bacon. Once rendered, add the onions, carrots and celery. Cook until tender. Make a well and brown the chicken. Add the mushrooms and cook until just soft. Add the herbs and stir. Add flour and coat all ingredients. Allow raw flour to cook for a few minutes. Add cream and stir until thick. Stir in peas. Salt and pepper to taste. Set aside and allow filling to cool.
Preheat Pellet grill to 375 degrees F.
Roll out bottom pie crust dough and place in buttered and floured 5-inch Dutch oven. This may take a little practice to get just right. Remove excess dough around the edges. Fill the crust with filling to the top of the Dutch oven. Cover filling with top pie crust, remove excess dough around the edges and crimp to the bottom crust. Cut vent holes in top top of pie. Roll out excess dough and repeat this process 3 more times with 3 more 5-inch Dutch ovens.
Bake at 375 degrees F. for 30-40 minutes or until crust is golden brown. You may need to cover the edges of the pies after 20 minutes to prevent over cooked crust.
Note: Recipe can be used with cast iron pie pan or 14" cast iron skillet in place of 5" Dutch ovens.
*Recipe for Perfect Pastry Pie Crust