Gluten Free Chicken Pot Pie Demo
When I make my chicken pot pies I like to freeze some for future meals. I have also found that if you put the bottom of the pot pie (after it has been filled) into the freezer and let it freeze completely first, it is easier to put the top on the frozen bottom. I still seal the top with a fork and cut the slits into the top and I brush on the egg wash before I put the pie back into the freezer. Once the pie is completely frozen again, I take it out and wrap in a plastic wrap making it convenient to store until I am ready to take it out and bake it.
I bake my frozen pies at 350 degrees also but I adjust my time to 50 – 55 minutes or until golden brown.
CHICKEN POT PIE FILLING
4 medium size boneless, skinless chicken breast halves – cubed and cooked
1) Add broth, onions, seasonings, lemon juice and carrots into a large cooking pot or large deep saute pan.
2) Bring ingredients to a boil and then reduce the heat to simmer.
3) Add cooked potatoes and frozen peas.
4) Add the cooked chicken as you continue to simmer ingredients together.
5) Reserve ½ cup of half & half or milk substitute and add the remaining 1 ½ cups to the simmering pot stirring ingredients together.
6) Add cornstarch to remaining half & half or milk substitute mixing well, making sure there are no lumps.
7) Add half & half / cornstarch mixture into the pot, stirring frequently and increasing the heat to bring the mixture back to a boil. Stir frequently until the mixture shows signs of thickening, then turn the heat off.
8) Let the filling cool.
9) Add filling when it is completely cool into unbaked pie crust.
10) After rolling out the pie dough top, place the top directly on the filled pie bottom. Trim the edges of the pie dough top with a pairing knife and then go around the edges of the pie crust with a fork to make sure the top is securely fastened to the bottom.
11) Beat an egg to make an egg wash and brush it onto the top of the pie crust using a pastry brush.
12) Cut three tiny slits into the pie crust top.
13) Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 45 minutes.
GLUTEN FREE PIE CRUST
(modified from Rebecca Reilly’s GF pie crust recipe)
At this point, drop the ball of dough onto a large piece of parchment or wax paper. (Prepare this ahead, unless you want to wipe dough off the box of parchment paper later!) Place another piece of parchment or wax paper, the same size, on top of the dough. Gently, roll the dough outward adding flour as needed to keep from sticking to the paper, equally in all directions until it is a thin, round cake of dough, about the size of a pie plate. Roll it out as thin as you can, then strip the top piece of paper off the dough. Gently, lay your favorite pie plate on top of the dough, then flip the whole thing over. The dough should sag into the pie plate. You can crimp the edges at this point. If some of the dough falls off the sides, don't worry. Simply re-attach the pieces to the crust-to-be by pressing in with your fingers.