Easy Chicken Pot Pie with Phyllo Pastry: A Delicious Twist on a Classic Comfort Food

Are you in the mood for some warm and cozy comfort food? Look no further than this Easy Chicken Pot Pie with Phyllo Pastry. Whether it’s a busy weeknight or a lazy weekend, this recipe is sure to please the whole family.

The Unexpected Twist: Phyllo Pastry

Traditionally, pot pies are made with puff pastry or shortcrust, but sometimes a little twist can bring a delightful surprise. In this case, the twist came when my husband mistakenly brought home phyllo pastry instead of puff pastry. Despite the unexpected mix-up, I decided to give it a try and was pleasantly surprised by the results. The Chicken Pot Pie with phyllo pastry turned out light, crisp, flaky, and simply delicious!

How to Use Phyllo Pastry for a Perfect Pie

Phyllo pastry consists of paper-thin sheets that can be found in the freezer section of your local supermarket. Before using the phyllo sheets, it’s important to thaw them in the refrigerator overnight. If you forget to do so, you can also thaw them on the counter for a few hours. When working with phyllo pastry, it’s crucial to handle the delicate sheets carefully to prevent tearing.

To achieve a flaky golden pie, brush each sheet of phyllo pastry with melted butter. Working quickly is key, as phyllo dough tends to dry out and tear easily. If you happen to tear a sheet, simply place another sheet on top and pour the mixture over it.

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The Delicious Chicken Pot Pie Filling

This recipe is incredibly versatile, allowing you to use various ingredients you already have on hand. If you’re looking for a vegetarian option, you can omit the chicken and add more mushrooms instead. The classic pot pie filling consists of carrots, green peas, potatoes, mushrooms, onions, and celery. However, feel free to get creative and add any other vegetables you love. Frozen vegetables work well too.

When it comes to seasoning, both fresh and dried herbs can be used. If you enjoy a little heat, add a few teaspoons of chili flakes. However, feel free to omit them if you prefer a milder flavor. For a creamier pot pie, consider adding heavy cream or even some grated parmesan or cheddar cheese. You can use chicken stock or water as the base of the filling.

Assembling the Perfect Chicken Pot Pie

To assemble the pie, you’ll need a 9-inch or 10-inch round pie dish. Start by placing 4-5 sheets of phyllo pastry in the pie dish for the bottom layer. Brush each sheet with melted butter to ensure a flaky crust. Make sure to keep the rest of the phyllo dough covered with a damp kitchen towel to prevent drying.

Next, pour the chicken mixture into the pie dish and fold the edges over the filling. Crumple two sheets of phyllo dough at a time and place them on top of the pie until it’s completely covered. Finally, brush the top with the remaining melted butter.

Bake the pie at 356°F/180°C for 25-30 minutes or until it turns golden and crispy.

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Vegan Option with Phyllo Pastry

Did you know that phyllo dough is vegan-friendly? You can use melted vegan butter, olive oil, or coconut oil to brush the pastry sheets. To make this pot pie vegan, replace the chicken with more mushrooms and use coconut cream and vegetable stock instead of cream and chicken stock.

Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ invites you to try this delicious twist on a classic comfort food. To get the full recipe and explore more mouthwatering dishes, visit the official Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ website here. Get ready to indulge in the ultimate comfort food experience!