There is nothing like a rich, creamy, homemade chicken pot pie…that steamy, mouthwatering filling with flaky crust cooked to golden brown perfection…yum! Well here's a tasty twist on this hearty, comfort food classic: Chicken Pot Pie Soup!
It's a great way to warm you up on a chilly day, and the ultimate in hearty comfort food. Serving it with a fluffy puff pastry is the perfect touch, making it just like a real chicken pot pie. It's a homemade masterpiece, just like mom used to make, but easier!
- 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 sweet onion, diced
- 1 cleaned and trimmed leek, sliced
- 1/3 cup chopped carrots
- 1/4 cup chopped celery
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 3 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken stock
- 1 cup half and half
- 1.5 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch chunks
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 1/2 cup frozen corn
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Heat a large pot over medium heat and add olive oil and butter. Stir in onions, carrots, celery, leeks, salt and pepper, tossing to coat, then let cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
Stir in garlic and cook for 30 seconds, then stir in flour. Stir well to distribute the flour throughout the vegetables and coat them, then cook for about 3-5 minutes, stirring to create somewhat of a roux and thickening agent. Most of the flour will stick to the vegetables, but you do want it to turn a slightly golden color and smell a bit nutty.
Add in potatoes, chicken stock and half and half to the soup, stirring and allowing the mixture to come to a bubble. Reduce heat to medium low, add in chicken, peas and corn and cover, simmering for 10-15 minutes. Taste and season with more salt and pepper if needed.
Use a biscuit cutter (or even a knife) and cut 12 "biscuits" out of your thawed puff pastry sheet. Place them on a baking sheet (brushing with some beaten egg if desired) and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.