September 20, 2010

Individual Chicken Pot Pies

Oh yes, the weather is getting a lot cooler and it is time for some comfort food. Chicken pot pie is one of my specialties. I usually make it in a 9 inch pie pan like this here but this time I made individual pot pies in ramekins.

They turned out wonderfully!! I loved it and my family loved it. The salted crusts on these pies was so delicious!

If you're looking for a really homey meal, you gotta make these! Here's the recipe!

Individual Chicken Pot Pies

4 Tbsp. butter
1 medium onion diced
2 carrots diced
1/2 C. flour
4 C. chicken broth
3 C. cooked chicken cut into 1 inch pieces
1 C. frozen peas
1/2 tsp. dried thyme (taste and then add more thyme to your liking)
2 uncooked pie crusts - store bought or use my recipe here

1 egg yolk
salt and pepper

In a saucepan melt butter. Add onion and carrot, cook until soft. Add flour and 1/2 tsp. salt. Cook stirring frequently about 5 minutes. This helps to cook out the raw flavor of the flour.

Add broth SLOWLY WHILE WHISKING CONSTANTLY to the pan of onion, carrot and flour. If you pour broth in all at once it will boil over quickly! Trust me, it happened to me! Stir frequently for 8 minutes until mixture has thickened. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Keep a watchful eye and mix every so often so it won't burn. Stir in chicken, frozen peas and thyme. Season with salt and pepper to your liking.

Divide mixture evenly between ramekins.

Roll out dough and cut into squares approx. 1 inch larger than the size of the ramekin you're using. Cut 4 slits into each dough square.

Lay dough square on top of each filled ramekin.

Brush with a beaten egg yolk that has been mixed with 1 tsp. water. Sprinkle each crust with salt, pepper and a tiny bit of dried thyme for color and flavor.

Bake for 35 minutes until pie crust is deep golden color and filling is bubbling.

Cool few minutes, serve and enjoy the goodness!


  1. Hi Bonnie,
    These look so yummy. I make chicken pot pie, but never thought about making little individual pie. So cute!
    Have a great day!

  2. Wow! That looks so good. Wish I was at your house. I really like the way you do your crust. Yum Yum!

  3. Those look so tasty and easy to make. I am going to print the recipe for this fall. I remember getting the Swansons pot pies when I was little, boy was that a real treat, haha:)

  4. These are so cute! I love the rustic look of the crust on the top. I'm saving this recipe :)

  5. Gosh they look so good- and so easy! I may just have a go at this- will look out for some little ramekins next time I'm browsing the local charity shops!

    Thankyou for your lovely comments on my blog- great to meet you

    Charley x

  6. I'm drooling over these! It's not any cooler in Ky though, it's in the 90s still! But I will def be trying out your recipe anyway!

  7. Thanks for this! I have been looking for a good chicken pot pie recipe! Thanks also for visiting my blog and for always leaving such kind and encouraging comments - I really appreciate it!
    Camilla Fabbri :)

  8. Just posted this on my FB - thanks! Camilla

  9. Oh I am going to try this oh so good and yummy. I read how you got the name that is so cute I love it. My one sister made a pumpkin pie and she was so happy with it and it did look beautiful so after a Yhanksgiving dinner everyone wanted a pies I said I would wait and my oldest son came over by me and said taste this Mom I said Matt I am full he said Mom Please taste this so i did she forgot to put sugar in and no one would tell her I did I said Diane did you taste the pie she said no I said where the sugar and everyone in the room said Oh is that wahat is missing we did not know and did not want to say. So You store is so cute and it brought back that memory to me. Thanks

  10. Yum, going to make these tomorrow for my family!