Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Italian chicken pot pie.

This is my way of giving a big turn to an all time classic!

lets start with doing our pesto, for this I use a
Thai Basil
Pecorino Romano
Roasted Pine nuts
4 garlic cloves
Olive oil
a pinch of salt

On a food Processor Combine all the ingredients and until you have a smooth paste.

For the pie.

Store bought pie dough
1/2 roasted chicken (roast the chicken with olive oil and plenty salt, pepper, and lemon juice
and slices on top)
frozen or fresh green peas
1/2 tsp Garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste.
1 tsp canola oil
1 tbsp olive oil

pre-heat your oven at 400* Dg. brush a pie dish with canola oil, stretch the dough over a floured surface and place over a pie dish with a fork poke some wholes then put some wax paper over the dough and add baking marbles if you have or just raw beans this is to avoid the dough from rising bake for half the time that the box indicates.

ones the chicken has cooled take all the skin off and pull the meat out with your hands in small pieces
(if you want to chop it is fine too), on a big skillet on medium high heat add about 1 tbsp of olive oil then add the  chicken with some of the left over juices from the roasting pan add 4 to 5 tbsp of pesto and saute for 4 to 5 min. (if you are using frozen green peas make sure you run them under boiling water first just so all the water from been frozen don't end up in you pan) add the green peas, add the garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste.

fill your pie dough-dish with the chicken, then roll out the dough on a floured surface to make the top, cover the pie and with a fork press the edges to seal make 2 little holes to vent, use a cutter with the shape of a flower and cut little strings roll them and you have the little border lines now for the bird just do what I did closed your eyes and picture a bird then open your eyes and let your hands follow instructions right from your brain, It works for me, will work for you! trust me.

this time bake the pie for the amount of time that the box recommends or about 25 min. or until golden brown.

I hope you enjoy it!!