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Simple Chicken Pot Pie with Puff Pastry

Savor the charm of a comfort food classic with our recipe for Simple Chicken Pot Pie with Puff Pastry. This recipe, perfect for home cooking fans, combines fresh, quality ingredients, such as tender chicken, crunchy vegetables and a creamy sauce, all wrapped in a light and crispy puff pastry. Whether you choose to make your own puff pastry or opt for a ready-made version, this dish is sure to impress. Ideal for a family dinner, a festive meal, or simply to pamper your loved ones with a comforting and tasty dish. Follow our step-by-step guide to create an unforgettable chicken pot pie that will delight your taste buds.

🔍 Information Details
⏱️ Preparation time 40 minutes (if you make the dough)
🍳 Cooking time 30-40 minutes
⏲️ Total time 1 hour 10 minutes - 1 hour 20 minutes
🔧 Difficulty level Medium (with homemade dough) / Easy (with ready dough)
🍽️ Servings 4-6 people
🔥 Calories (approximate) Variable

Ingredients for the Topping

  • 500 g of chicken pieces (thigh, breast, etc.), cooked and chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, cut into small cubes
  • 2 stalks of celery, cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 500 ml chicken broth
  • 125 ml crème fraîche (35% fat)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Herbs of Provence or dried thyme, to taste

Filling Instructions

  1. Cook the chicken pieces if necessary, then chop them.
  2. In a large skillet, sauté the onion, carrots and celery until soft.
  3. Sprinkle with flour and stir well.
  4. Pour in the chicken broth gradually, stirring constantly to avoid lumps. Leave to simmer until the sauce thickens.
  5. Add the crème fraîche and frozen peas. Stir until the sauce is smooth. Season with salt, pepper and herbs. Let cool.

Recipe for Homemade Puff Pastry

  • 250g of flour
  • 250 g cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 120 ml of cold water
  1. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. Add the cold water and mix until a smooth paste forms. Do not overwork the dough.
  2. Form the dough into a disk, wrap it in plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  3. Roll out the dough into a large rectangle on a lightly floured work surface.
  4. Place the butter in the center of the dough, then fold the sides of the dough over the butter, like an envelope.
  5. Roll out the dough again into a large rectangle, then fold it into thirds. Refrigerate the dough for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Repeat the rolling out and folding process 3-4 times, refrigerating the dough between each round.
  7. After the final round, refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour before using.

Preparing the Dough (if using ready-made dough)

  • Unroll the puff pastry according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Preheat your oven to 190°C (375°F).

Assembling and Cooking the Pâté

  1. Roll out some of the dough and place it in a tart pan.
  2. Pour the cooled filling over the dough.
  3. Roll out the second part of the dough and cover the filling with it. Seal the edges and make a few slits on the top.
  4. Brush the top of the pâté with egg yolk.
  5. Bake for about 30-40 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown.

Using the Garniture in Vol-au-Vent

  • Prepare the chicken filling as directed above.
  • Buy ready-made vol-au-vent shells, or prepare them with puff pastry according to your favorite recipe.
  • Cook the vol-au-vents according to the manufacturer's instructions or your recipe.
  • Fill each vol-au-vent with the hot chicken filling just before serving.

This flexible recipe lets you choose between a classic chicken pot pie or vol-au-vents


  1. Q: What type of chicken is recommended for this recipe?

    A: We recommend using pieces of chicken according to your preference, such as thigh or breast, cooked and chopped.

  2. Q: Can I use ready-made puff pastry for this recipe?

    A: Absolutely, ready-made puff pastry is a great option to save time and get good results.

  3. Q: Is this recipe suitable for beginners in the kitchen?

    A: Yes, this recipe is designed to be simple and easy to follow, even for beginners.

  4. Q: How long does it take to make this chicken pot pie?

    A: Preparation takes approximately 20 minutes, and cooking approximately 30-40 minutes.

  5. Q: Can I add other vegetables to the filling?

    A: Of course, you can customize the topping by adding other vegetables of your choice.

  6. Q: How do I store leftover chicken pot pie?

    A: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 2-3 days.

  7. Q: Can this dish be prepared in advance?

    A: Yes, you can prepare the filling in advance and assemble the pâté just before baking.

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