Herbed Chicken Pot Pie with Bacon

I’m one for traditional, back-to-basics cooking.   Cooking that feeds the soul.   Like meatloaf and roast chicken and, of course, chicken pot pie.

herbed chicken pot pie with bacon

By Jenny Published: November 2, 2008

    I'm one for traditional, back-to-basics cooking.   Cooking that feeds the soul.   Like meatloaf and roast chicken and, of course, …

    Ingredients

    • 1 Recipe Sprouted Spelt Puff Pastry
    • 2 Tablespoons Butter from Grass-fed Cows
    • 4 oz Nitrate/Nitrite-free Bacon from Pastured Pigs, Chopped Fine
    • 1 ½ lbs Meat from Pastured Chicken, Chopped into Bite-sized Pieces
    • 1 Yellow Onion, Peeled and Chopped
    • 6 Carrots, Peeled and Chopped
    • 5 Celery Stalks, Chopped
    • 1 Cup Frozen Peas, Thawed
    • 1 Quart Homemade Chicken Stock / Bone Broth
    • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Tarragon
    • 2 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Marjoram
    • ¼ C Fresh Chopped Parsley
    • Celtic Sea Salt to Taste
    • Freshly Cracked Black Pepper to Taste
    • 1 Bay Leaf

    Instructions

    1. First, heat the butter in a pan until melted over medium-low in a cast iron skillet or other oven-safe skillet. Add the chopped bacon and cook until done. When the bacon is browned and crisp, add the chopped onion and garlic and cook until translucent. Add the chopped chicken and cook through. When the chicken is done, add the chopped carrots, celery and bay leaf. Increase the heat, and add chicken stock and cook down until the stock is reduced to a gravy that smoothly envelopes the other ingredients.
    2. Remove the bay leaf and add the remaining herbs. Season with salt and pepper.
    3. Roll out the sprouted spelt puff pastry, and cover the skillet with the dough. Cut a few vents into the crust and bake in an oven preheated to 375 º and cook until the crust is nicely browned. Allow the pie to cool for 5 to 10 minutes and serve with a fresh green salad and lacto-fermented beets.

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    What people are saying

    1. Christal Brock says

      We had this tonight (minus the tarragon, marjoram & parsley) and had my commercial foods loving/craving (he eats what I make & it’s not commercial foods!) hubby rate it (1 bad, never make it again – 5 love it, make it again), he gave a rating of 4 only bc it didn’t have that white creamy saucy gravy. Any tips/suggestions?
      I LOVE it (minus the peas) & can’t get enough of it, I mean a recipe that calls for bacon can’t be bad! =)

    2. Marija says

      A couple of small problems with the recipe. It says to add garlic but it isn’t in the ingredients list. Also I would really like to know a ballpark figure on baking until it is browned. I used a different crust recipe since I had already started it, and I used some sprouted whole wheat flour so it already had a bit of a brown color to it. Should it be like 15 minutes or an hour? Mine ended up tasty but with almost no sauce so I think I baked it too long. Next time I’ll also add some (raw) cream before putting it in the oven to hopefully get that creamy sauce Christal is talking about.

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