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The Lady & Sons' Chicken Potpie

Homemade Recipes

Jamie and Bobby Deen share some of their favorite holiday recipes.
Difficulty: Moderate
Cook Time: min

Deen brothers, Jamie and Bobby, share some flavorful recipes for homemade favorites, like chicken potpie or the perfect peach cobbler. These simple recipes come just in time for the holiday season, and are guaranteed crowd-pleasers for a family feast or a friendly potluck.


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter (2/3 stick)
  • 1/2 small yellow onion (1/4 cup), finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 2 cups frozen green peas
  • 2 cups carrots, cooked, diced
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (from a 17.5-ounce package)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat oven to 350. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Cook the chicken in the oil for 12 to 15 minutes or until cooked through, reducing the heat if necessary. Transfer the chicken to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. When it is cool enough to handle, chop it into bite size pieces.

    In the same skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Add the garlic; cook and stir for 30 seconds. Stir in the flour; cook and stir for 1 minute.

    Slowly pour in the cream, and then stir in the bouillon cubes. Stir in the chicken, peas, carrots, nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 1 to 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the parsley. Pour the mixture into a 9-inch round baking pan.

    On a lightly floured surface, unfold the pastry and cut a 10-inch circle. Using a sharp knife, lightly crosshatch the circle's surface. Place the pastry circle over the vegetables, tucking in the excess dough down into the edges of the pan. Brush the crust lightly with the beaten egg.

    Bake about 35 minutes or until the crust is puffy and golden. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

    Recipe courtesy of The Deen Bros. Cookbook "Y'all Come Eat"

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: chicken, garlic, onions, peas, carrots, puff pastry

    Course: Casserole, Lunch, Dinner, Main Course

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