April is a great time for vegetable harvests, such as radishes, fiddleheads, spinach, and especially asparagus! That's why it's one of the key ingredients in this delicious Chicken Pot Pie recipe we found online.
Chicken Pot Pie with Puff Pastry
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2 tablespoons canola oil
1½ cups thinly sliced leeks white parts only
1 1/2 cup sliced brown mushrooms
3 cloves garlic pressed or minced
1 1/2 cups chopped asparagus
1 cup baby red potatoes quartered
½ cup sliced carrots about 2 carrots
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves minced
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 cups diced and cooked chicken breast
1 cup frozen peas
½ cup all-purpose flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup Almond Milk or reduced-fat milk
1 package frozen puff pastry thawed
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the leeks and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften.
Add the sliced mushrooms, season with 1 teaspoon salt and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes then add the asparagus, red potatoes, carrots, and thyme leaves.
Season with the rest of the salt and the black pepper and continue to cook for 7-10 minutes until the potatoes and asparagus become tender.
Add the cooked chicken and the peas and stir to combine. Sprinkle the mixture with the flour, then stir to combine well and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Stir in the chicken broth and almond milk and bring to a boil, and cook until thickened, about 2-3 minutes, stirring often. Taste, and add more salt and pepper if needed. Turn off the heat and allow it to cool slightly.
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Unwrap the puff pastry and use a rolling pin to lengthen the dough. Cut the puff pastry into 4 squares.
Fill each baking dish or ramekin with 1 1/2 cups of the chicken pot pie filling, then top with a puff pastry square. Repeat with the remaining ramekins.
Whisk the egg with 1 tablespoon of water and lightly brush the puff pastry with the egg.
Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes until the filling is bubbling and the puff pastry is golden. Serve hot.
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