Autumn Chicken Pot Pie

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 50 min.
Cook Time: 55 min.
Total: 1 hr. 45 min.
Few dishes are as homey as chicken pot pie. This version adds the autumn flavors of ginger and apples to the table.


  • Dough1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3 Tbs cold water
  • Filling2 cups cooked chicken, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup pearl onions
  • 2 med carrots, cut into slices
  • 1 med Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2 tsp pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  • DoughIn large bowl combine flour, ginger, lemon zest, and salt. With a pastry blender or two knives, cut in 1/3 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of water over the mixture and toss with fork. The dough should be just barely moistened, enough to hold together when formed into a ball. Add more water if needed.
  • Form the dough into a flat disk and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate while making the filling.
  • FillingPreheat oven to 450°F.
  • Drop pearl onions into boiling water for 30 seconds; drain, peel. Steam pearl onions and carrots until tender.
  • In large saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Whisk in flour and ginger until smooth.
  • Reduce heat to low and gradually whisk in chicken broth. Stir in pearl onions, carrots, apples, cranberries, lemon juice, and chicken. Let simmer for 5 minutes, stirring regularly.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Spoon filling into deep, 10 inch ceramic or glass pie dish.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to a circle, about 12 inches in diameter. Lay the dough over the top of pie dish. Trim and crimp edges. Use a small knife to cut several slits in the center of pie (alternatively, make decorative cuts in pie crust before setting it on top of pie).
  • Set the pie on a baking sheet and place in oven on middle rack. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 400°F and continue baking for additional 20 minutes, until pie bubbles around edges and top is nicely browned. Serve while piping hot.
Recipe courtesy of the National Chicken Council

Nutrition Facts

Calories 346
  Calories from Fat 147 (42%)
(26%)Total Fat 17g
(48%)Saturated Fat 10g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(26%)Cholesterol 77mg
(26%)Sodium 615mg
(10%)Potassium 365mg
Total Carbohydrate 30g
(9%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(39%)Protein 20g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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