Sunday, December 23, 2007

Chicken Pot Pie with Phyllo

Chicken Pot Pie with PhylloChicken pot pie is total comfort food, it's what gets you through winter. This recipe is different because the pastry covering is made from sheets of phyllo dough--you know, the paper-thin dough in baklava (not to be confused with balaclavas or balalaikas).

By layering phyllo dough you can get an easy, light and delicate topping that dresses up this traditional dish in an elegant way.

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cups diced red potato
2 cups diced onion
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 cup small-diced celery
1 cup diced carrot
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons fresh chopped thyme
2 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups fat free milk
½ cup chicken broth
2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
1 cup frozen green peas
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon fresh ground back pepper
6 sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed
spray olive oil

Preheat oven to 375 degrees, then melt butter over medium-high heat. Add oil, potatoes and next six ingredients (through thyme) and sauté for five minutes. Reduce heat to low, sprinkle flour over vegetables, cook for five minutes stirring frequently. Stir in milk and broth, increase heat to medium-high; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer five minutes until thickened. Add chicken, peas, salt and pepper. Spoon mixture into a 2-quart greased baking dish and top with one sheet of phyllo. Spray lightly with cooking spray then top with another sheet. Spray second sheet and top with another, spraying and layering sheets on top of the filling. Bake for 20 minutes at 375 until golden brown.

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Melissa Markham said...

I love potpie! And yours looks very, very yummy! Perfect for a cold rainy day!

Kelly Malloy said...

That sounds so yummy!

jennwa said...

Yummy!!!! That sounds so good !!! I will have to try that. I love potpie!!!

Lisa Milton said...

Are you sure that's a pot pie? Because it quite glamourous.

Merry Christmas to you, Michelle.

Hope you and yours are blessed and well.

Kendra said...

i needed this... THX!

i've tried to different chicken pot pie recipes and hated both of them! hopefully this one is a winner!

ChristiS said...

Wow! That looks so yummy! I wish I were a good enough cook to attempt it!

I have tagged ya, hope you don't mind!!

luckyzmom said...

Do you think this would work with the puff pastry I have in the freezer? I forgot what I was planning to make with it!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I've always topped mine with mashed potatoes or Bisquick. I've never thought to try phyllo. Thanks, Michelle.