Chicken pot pie #4

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Half and half
2 \N Cloves garlic; chopped
1 \N Fresh jalapeno pepper; chopped (optional)
4 \N Whole cloves
3 tablespoons Unsalted butter
½ medium Onion; finely chopped
2 \N Celery ribs; chopped
½ \N Green bell pepper; finely chopped
3 cups Chicken broth
1½ cup Carrots; diced
1 cup Pearl onions
1 small Red potato; diced
½ cup Frozen corn; defrosted
½ cup Fresh or defrosted frozen peas
1½ pounds Boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1\" cubes
2 tablespoons All-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Fresh ground black pepper
½ teaspoon Dry mustard
3 tablespoons Parsley; minced
1 \N Pie pastry

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. In a small pan over low heat, warm the half and half with the garlic, jalapenos, if using, and cloves until tiny bubbles just surface around the edge.

3. Remove pan from heat, set aside and let spices steep.

4. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat and add the onion, celery and bell pepper. Saute until soft, about 2 or 3 minutes. 5. Pour the chicken stock into the pan and bring it to a simmer.

6. Stir in the carrots, pearl onions and potato and cook until just tender, about 10 minutes.

7. Add the corn and continue cooking another 3 minutes.

8. Stir in the peas and immediately remove pan from heat.

9. With a slotted spoon remove vegetables from the broth to a medium bowl and set aside.

10. Return broth to stove over low heat. Add chicken and poach about 3 to 4 minutes, or until cooked through.

11. Remove chicken from broth with a slotted spoon and place in bowl with vegetables.

12. Measure remaining stock, bring to a boil, and reduce to 1½ cups. In a small bowl combine flour, salt, pepper and dry mustard.

13. Spoon in a few tablespoons of broth and mix well. Stir this flour mixture back into the broth and bring it to a boil.

14. Reduce heat and simmer until broth is well thickened, about 2 or 3 minutes.

15. Strain spices fom half and half, discard, add half and half to broth and heat through.

16. Mix sauce with the vegetables and chicken, add parsley and taste for seasoning.

17. Place bottom pie crust into a 9 inch pie pan, pour in the filling and cover with a second crust. Prick a few steam vents in the top crust. 18.

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake and additional 30 minutes. Cover edges of pie with foil if they appear to be browning too quickly. Crust should be lightly browned when the pie is done.

Formatted by RecipeLu, Orginal post to by "Pril" <apace@...> on 2 Nov 1997 06:00:45 -0700 Converted by MC_Buster.

Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 298 by RecipeLu <recipelu@...> on Nov 24, 1997

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