Today we will talk about a very commonplace homemade food. Although many outlets sell various pies, we all know we love to eat homemade ones. There are just so many types of pies! In today’s article, our item will be Marie Callender’s Chicken Pot pie recipe.
The meat pie is a very popular food. It comes in various shapes and sizes. But the most common shape is round. It is usually divided into two different parts – the crust and the filling. We will talk about the pot pie that is available at all the Marie Callender’s restaurant outlets.
When you visit a Marie Callender’s shop, it will give you the kind of vibe that you get when you used to visit your grandmother’s house. All the shops have the same kind of feel as if you are eating at your home. Remember your grandmother’s house? You will see the old-fashioned wall covers of the ‘30s or ‘40s. The interiors are of brass and wood with a dark shine of mahogany. It is like traveling back eighty years into the past.
The shops offer dishes also from way past and rare for any modern restaurants. There are homestyle pot roast, meatloaf, chicken pot pie, and country-style fried steak – all from the past and were only available during the time of our grandmothers. For Marie Callender’s Chicken Pot pie recipe we will need a 5 inches casserole. Depending on the size and the shape of the casserole your pie’s shape will also change.
Ingredients for the Crust
- Flour 1.5 cups.
- Salt 1 teaspoon.
- Yolks of eggs – 2.
- Ice water 3 tablespoons.
- Butter – cold 2/3 cup.
Ingredients for the Filling
- Carrots sliced – 1 cup.
- Celery 1 cup sliced.
- Peas 1 cup.
- Onions – white 1 cup chopped.
- Chicken breast fillet without bone and skin – 4.
- Butter – 4 tablespoons.
- Flour 5 tablespoons.
- Broth of chicken 2.5 cups.
- Milk 2/3 cup.
- Salt 1 teaspoon.
- Pepper ground 1 pinch.
- Beaten egg 1.
- First, we will prepare for the crust. Take a medium-sized bowl and sift four and salt together. Use your hand to create a hole in the middle of the mix.
- Put egg yolks, butter, and ice water into the hole. Mix well so that there is no air in the mixture. Finally, you will see the dough.
- Give the dough a ball shape and use plastic wrap to cover it. Now, keep inside the freezer for an hour or two. After that, it will be very easy to work on the dough.
- Now start working on the filling. First, take a pan and heat some water, and boil or steam the celery and carrots slices for five minutes. Now, add peas and the onion slices and boil for another 12 minutes until the carrot becomes tender.
- We will poach our chicken breasts in salty water for 10 minutes.
- Take a fresh pan and heat it and melt the butter. Then remove from the heat and put the flour and whisk well to make a smooth mixture. Now turn on the heat and add milk and broth to the mix and stir well to mix. Keep stirring over medium heat until the liquid becomes thick. Then reduce heat to low. We have our white sauce.
- Now to the chicken fillets. We will chop our chicken into small sizes and add them to the sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
- Now add the boiled vegetables and keep stirring. Simmer the mixture in medium to low heat for another 4 to 5 minutes.
- While you simmer the filling, work on the dough. You take a big chopping board, dry it and drizzle flour all over it to ¼ inch thickness to remove any moisture. Now run the roller to flatten the dough. Use the casserole’s top side lip to cut dough into casserole mouth shape and size.
- Fill the casserole with the fillings and cover the mouth of the casserole with dough cut out and fold around the lip to seal it completely. In the meantime preheat the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Now brush some beaten eggs on the surface of the casserole cover. Put inside the oven to cook until the crust is light brown. It should take about 30 minutes.
This is how to cook Marie Callender’s Chicken Pot Pie.
Yes, you must.
Yes, you can. But you have to change the amount of butter, milk, and broth accordingly. Otherwise, the sauce or the dough will not work properly.