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Chicken Pot Pie with Parker House Roll Crust

chicken pot pie with parker house roll crust recipeToday has been one of those days. I was late for preschool drop off. This post was supposed to be finished hours ago. I am pretty sure my brand new iPhone 5 is about to die, the camera is not working and the screen is going crazy. I left my beloved headphones at the airport on Monday and had to go pick them up. (Thank you from the bottom of my heart to whoever turned them in. There is still kindness in this world.) And I think that my littlest boy is getting sick. The upside to that is a weekend at home doing things around the house, and not feeling the pressure to go anywhere. I think that a laid back weekend is what the doctor ordered.

This weekend would be the perfect time to make this chicken pot pie. I happen to think that chicken pot pie is one of the ultimate comfort foods. Very few things taste better when you are not feeling well, it is rainy or cold, or you just need a hug. I used my favorite recipe for the filling (the sherry is my favorite part, I love it in this recipe) and then a Parker House crust over top. I found the idea in this month’s Food and Wine, and was inspired to try this top instead of my usual biscuit top. I love how the top is crusty and the inside a little doughy. It was heavenly.

I made individual pot pies, but you could make this into a 9×13 casserole. And this Parke House roll dough can also be rolled into balls and baked into rolls. It is a really easy dough to make and to work with. Brush them with a little butter before baking and a sprinkle of sea salt. A great one to have in your pocket.

chicken pot pie with parker house roll crust recipeCrust

3 cups flour
1 cup potato flakes
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups milk
3 Tablespoons butter
2 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
2 envelopes instant dry yeast
1 egg

parker house roll dough recipeIn the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine flour, potato flakes and salt.

parker house roll crust dough recipeIn a small bowl, microwave milk, butter, and sugar until warm (100 to 110 degrees).

parker house roll dough recipeStir in yeast and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.

parker house roll dough recipeAdd yeast mixture to flour mixture, add egg. Knead on medium speed until smooth and pulls away from side of bowl.

parker house roll dough recipeTurn out onto a floured surface, and knead for 3 minutes. Transfer to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let sit in a warm place for one hour, or until doubled in size.

parker house roll dough recipePunch the dough down, and turn onto floured surface. Let rest for 5 minutes before shaping into rolls.

parker house roll dough recipeShape into 8 to 10 balls.
chicken pot pie with parker house crust recipe1/4 cup butter
4 chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 carrots, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup sherry
1/2 cup flour
3 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup frozen peas
3 Tablespoons flat leaf parsley, chopped
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves

chicken pot pie with parker house crust recipeMelt butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook about 8 minutes, or until browned. Transfer chicken to a plate.

chicken pot pie with parker house crust recipeAdd carrots, celery, and onion to pan. Cook for about 6 minutes, or until vegetables begin to soften. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute longer, stirring constantly. Add salt, pepper, and sherry. Scrape browned bits from the bottom of the pan.

chicken pot pie with parker house crust recipeReturn the chicken to the pan. Sprinkle flour over chicken and stir to coat. Cook for one minute or until flour is no longer visible.

chicken pot pie with parker house crust recipeAdd broth, and bring to a boil. When broth begins to bubble and thicken, add cream and peas. Stir in parsley and thyme.

chicken pot pie with parker house crust recipeLadle chicken into oven safe bowls. Roll dough ball out on a floured surface, about 2 inches larger than bowl. Wet the rim of the dish and cover with dough. You can brush with melted butter if desired.

chicken pot pie with parker house crust recipeBake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

chicken pot pie with parker house crust recipe
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Chicken Pot Pie with Parker House Roll Crust


Ingredients

Crust:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup potato flakes
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 envelopes instant dry yeast
  • 1 egg

Pot Pie Filling:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup sherry
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 3 Tablespoons flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine flour, potato flakes and salt.
  2. In a small bowl, microwave milk, butter, and sugar until warm (100 to 110 degrees).
  3. Stir in yeast and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add yeast mixture to flour mixture, add egg. Knead on medium speed until smooth and pulls away from side of bowl.
  5. Turn out onto a floured surface, and knead for 3 minutes. Transfer to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let sit in a warm place for one hour, or until doubled in size.
  6. Punch the dough down, and turn onto floured surface. Let rest for 5 minutes before shaping into rolls. Shape into 8 to 10 balls.
  7. Dough can rise in refrigerator overnight if desired. Let come to room temperature and then proceed.
  8. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook about 8 minutes, or until browned. Transfer chicken to a plate.
  9. Add carrots, celery, and onion to pan. Cook for about 6 minutes, or until vegetables begin to soften. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute longer, stirring constantly. Add salt, pepper, and sherry. Scrape browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  10. Return the chicken to the pan. Sprinkle flour over chicken and stir to coat. Cook for one minute or until flour is no longer visible.
  11. Add broth, and bring to a boil. When broth begins to bubble and thicken, add cream and peas. Stir in parsley and thyme.
  12. Ladle chicken into oven safe bowls. Roll dough ball out on a floured surface, about 2 inches larger than bowl. Wet the rim of the dish and cover with dough. You can brush with melted butter if desired.
  13. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

Parker House Roll Dough recipe is adapted from Food & Wine February 2013.

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  1. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

    February 15th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    I haven’t had homemade chicken pie in so long! Totally craving it now.

  2. bakedbree

    February 21st, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    This one is crave worthy, I promise!

  3. ami@naivecookcooks

    February 15th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Yum!

  4. Caroline @ chocolate & carrots

    February 16th, 2013 at 7:03 am

    Nothing more comforting than this!

  5. bakedbree

    February 21st, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Nope, I don’t think that there is!

  6. Sarah Miller

    February 17th, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Is there a substitute for potato flakes? Or are they necessary?

  7. bakedbree

    February 21st, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    I think that they are necessary. You could probably add mashed potato, but it adds to the texture.

  8. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    February 17th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Pot pie is one of my favorite kind of comfort foods! And that crust looks amazing.

  9. bakedbree

    February 21st, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Me too! I love pot pie. This crust is a recipe worth having. It is so easy to work with.

  10. Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine)

    February 19th, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Oh my gosh this look so good!

  11. Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine)

    February 19th, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    looks… way to look like a spambot, jeesh. Anyways, I totally love pot pies! I’d use pre-made crust because I am lazy but this looks so much better.

  12. bakedbree

    February 21st, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    This is way easier than making a pie dough. Give it a try!

  13. bakedbree

    February 21st, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    thank you!

  14. Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste

    February 20th, 2013 at 10:48 am

    This looks so delicious! Do you deliver? 🙂

  15. bakedbree

    February 21st, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Nope, but you can come for dinner!

  16. Emily ~SoDomesticated~

    February 21st, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    The best kind of pie! Beautiful photos : )

  17. bakedbree

    February 21st, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    thank you! This was a delicious dinner!

  18. Petitecuisine

    November 26th, 2013 at 1:23 am

    I don’t have potato flakes, Can I replace it with somthing else? And 2 envelopes instant dry yeast equal how many gram? Thanks a lot.

  19. bakedbree

    December 1st, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Mashed potato. Please use a convertor to figure out in grams.

  20. Jeni Lucero

    March 21st, 2014 at 2:01 am

    I see thyme on the top of the pies – which is so very pretty! Aside from what I add into the chicken mixture – do I add a small amount of thyme just after I place the dough on dishes before baking? I just know my two boys will fall in love with chicken pot pies after I make these! Thank you!!

  21. bakedbree

    March 24th, 2014 at 8:37 am

    If you would like. I thought that they needed some color.

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