Gluten Free Chicken Pot Pie
‘Tis the season for comfort food and our gluten free Chicken Pot Pie is here to hug you. No need to worry about the social climate! Sit down with loved ones and enjoy some peace together. The kitchen table is where the magic of love radiates beyond the walls of the kitchen. From our family to yours, we are sharing a recipe that has been made so many times, the ancient Cook’s Illustrated article it came from is barely readable due to stains of delight. We hope you find it as welcoming as we do.
A Labor of Love
This recipe takes a bit of time to prep and assemble. We like to make an afternoon of it on a lazy weekend. However, if you have leftover chicken or enjoy take out rotisserie, then that will save you some time. Also, the veloute, (think dreamy, silky sauce,) may be made ahead of time and refrigerated for 3-4 days or frozen and slowly reheated. Our gluten free pie crust may also be made ahead and refrigerated or frozen. The point being, do not let the prep work intimidate you. Finally, this recipe may be made into many mini pies, which are fun to make and serve. If you plan to freeze pies, do so after assembling, but before baking.
An important note: This recipe successfully uses Flour Farm Organic Gluten Free Flour Blend. Click on this link to blend a batch for yourself. If you choose to make this with another GF flour blend, please note that your results may differ.
Please let us know how your GF Chicken Pot Pie turned out! We love to receive feedback. Rate this recipe and leave a comment in the section provided below. Thank you.
Peace & LOVE – Teri
Creating Comfort in the Flour Farm Kitchen
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‘Tis the season for comfort food and Flour Farm’s gluten free Chicken Pot Pie is here to hug you. Top off a rich and satisfying filling with Flour Farm’s Tender or Flaky crust. Need to make it vegan? Sub extra potatoes or tofu for the chicken and use vegetable broth. Our Flaky crust recipe is vegan if using nondairy butter.
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Crust (This recipe calls for one top crust; however, if you prefer a double crust – go for it!)
- Use 1/2 batch of Flour Farm’s Tender GF Crust or Flaky GF Crust
- OR 1 –9” GF Pie Crust
- Egg Wash: 1 large egg + 1 T water, whisked together (or use melted coconut oil or nondairy butter)
- 454g (1 lb) Roasted or Rotisserie Chicken Meat, shredded or cut into bite sized pieces
- Or 2 Large Chicken Breasts, cooked and cut or shredded into bite sized pieces (we pressure cook breasts for 9 minutes)
White Wine Stock
- 2 T Unsalted Butter or Oil (28g/1 oz)
- 1 small Carrot, diced
- 1 medium rib Celery, diced
- 1 T Shallot, minced
- 1 Garlic Clove, peeled & cut in 1/2
- 59 ml (2 fl oz) Dry White Wine (1/4 C)
- 710 ml (24 fl oz) Chicken Stock (3 C)
- 3 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
- 2 Sprigs Fresh Parsley
- 1 Fresh Bay Leaf
- 1/4 tsp Whole Peppercorns
Vegetable Filling (Cut into 1″ cubes or similar bite sized pieces and place in a large bowl. Use the suggested vegetables as a guide. Use whatever you have on hand.)
- 1 C Butternut Squash
- 1 C Parsnips
- 1 C Potatoes, any will work
- 1 C Pearl Onions, halved
- 1 C Carrots
- 113g (4 oz) Crimini Mushrooms, stemmed and quartered
- Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper, to taste
- Optional: 1/2 C Fresh Green Beans, cut into thirds or 1/2 C Frozen Peas
- 3 T Unsalted Butter or Oil (42g/1.5 oz)
- 30g (1 oz) Flour Farm Organic Gluten Free Flour Blend (1/4 C + 1 tsp spoon & level)
- 1 batch White Wine Stock (2 C or 16 oz)
- 1/2 T White Wine Vinegar
- 1/2 T Fresh Parsley Leaves, chopped
- 1/2 T Fresh Thyme Leaves, chopped
- Salt & Pepper, to taste
- Optional: 1-2 T Heavy Cream or Half & Half, skip vinegar if using
Equipment: 9″ Deep Dish Pie Plate, 2 qt Sauce pan, Large Saute Pan or 4/5 qt Dutch Oven, Baking Sheet, Whisk, Measuring Cups & Spoons, Cooling Rack, Cutting Board, Knife, Unbleached Parchment
Before You Dive In – Prep: Please read!
- Prepare pie crust or purchase – Roll out crust to desired size and store in the refrigerator between parchment or cling until ready to place on the pie
- Prepare/cook chicken or use rotisserie chicken
- Prepare Homemade Chicken Stock, if using
- Cube and dice vegetables
Make White Wine Stock
Step 1: Add butter to a large saute pan or dutch oven and melt over medium heat.
Step 2: Add vegetables and saute until tender, about 10 minutes.
Step 3: Deglaze the pan with white wine and reduce until most of the wine evaporates.
Step 4: Add the chicken stock, herbs, and peppercorns. Cover with a lid slightly ajar to allow steam to escape. Gently simmer for about an hour. Yield: 2 Cups (473 ml/16 fl oz) Add stock or water to bring the yield to 2 C if needed.
While the stock is simmering, roast the vegetables.
Step 5: Strain the stock into a medium saucepan and discard the vegetables and herbs. Keep the stock warm over low heat.
Step 1: Preheat oven to 425 F (220 C). Move a rack to the center. Place unbleached parchment over baking sheet if desired for easy clean up.
Step 2: Add all cubed/cut vegetables to a large bowl, with the exception of the optional ingredients (beans and peas – do not roast these.) Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper if desired. Stir to coat.
Step 3: Spread vegetables in a single layer evenly over the baking sheet. Do not allow pieces to touch or overlap. If you need two sheets to make this happen, go for it, (move oven racks to top and bottom thirds to roast two sheets at a time.) Roast in a preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes. Stir after 10 minutes. Important: The goal is to bring out the natural sweetness and flavor of these veggies, not to fully cook them. DO NOT OVERCOOK or roast until done.
Step 4: Remove from the oven and place pan(s) on a cooling rack. If making ahead of time, refrigerate until ready.
Make Veloute (Gravy)
Step 1: In a separate medium sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook, while stirring, for 2 minutes.
Step 2: Whisk in the hot white wine stock. Gently simmer until the veloute coats the back of a spoon, about 2 minutes. Continue the gentle simmer for another 10 minutes. You should have a silky smooth gravy.
Step 3: Remove from the heat. Add the white wine vinegar or cream, (skip the vinegar if adding cream,) and herbs. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Step 1: Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). Move oven rack to center. Place a sheet of unbleached parchment on a baking sheet. Grease a 9″ deep dish pie plate. Remove pie crust from refrigerator. If using a double crust, place dough in the bottom, pinch the edge, and return to the refrigerator until ready to fill.
Step 2: In a large bowl, combine cooked chicken, roasted vegetables, and veloute. Add beans or peas if using. Mix well. Taste to adjust seasoning. Pour mixture into the prepared dish. Do not overfill to the very top, or the filling will bubble over. If you have extra, save it to make a smaller pie or spread it over biscuits.
Step 3: Place crust over pie. Pinch the dough around the edge of the dish to create a seal – do not use water to do this, dry dough is best. If the dough is a bit stiff, allow it to sit on the pie for a few minutes and try again.
Step 4: Place pie on baking sheet. Use a pastry brush to apply egg wash/melted coconut oil if desired (1 egg + 1 T water beaten together.) Cut slits in the pie to properly vent.
Step 5: Place baking sheet with pie in the center of a preheated oven and bake for about 35 minutes. The pie is done when the crust is golden and the filling is bubbly.
Step 6: Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack for about 20 minutes before serving. If you cut into it too soon, the gravy will be soupy. It’s best to let the pie settle.
Freezing: Freeze after assembly, but before baking. Thaw and bake within 3 months.
Variations: Make mini pies! Fill ramekins and place small rounds of pie crust on top. Timing will depend on the size and number of pies you are baking. Keep an eye on them after 20 minutes.
Nutrition information provided below is for a single flaky crust, deep dish pie that serves 8, (4-6 if you have seconders). Each serving weighs about 227g (8 oz). Cook time includes the post baking rest period.
- Prep Time: 2 hours
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Category: Pie
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 8 oz
- Calories: 430
- Sugar: 7
- Sodium: 570mg
- Fat: 24g
- Saturated Fat: 11g
- Unsaturated Fat: 13g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 36g
- Fiber: 4g
- Protein: 19g
- Cholesterol: 95mg
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