Video: Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

And if you like what you see here, head on over to Netflix and start watching Foyle's War! Just kidding. I mean, you should definitely check out Foyle's War. But it isn't a cooking show. It's a detective show set in England during WWII. Just about every episode ends with a murderer confessing to exactly how and why he or she committed murder. (Matt says it's just like Murder She Wrote.) Point being, it's fantastic! You're welcome! (This post has been sponsored by Foyle's War?)

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie slightly adapted from Food and Wine
serves 6

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, separated
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 pound shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, caps thinly sliced
3 carrots, thinly sliced
Salt and freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 cup chicken stock or low-sodium broth
2 tablespoons white wine
2 cups whole milk
3 cups shredded chicken (from a rotisserie chicken)
1/2 cup frozen baby peas
Eight 1-inch-thick slices of bakery white country bread (about 1 pound), crusts removed

Preheat the oven to 425°. In a large ovenproof nonstick skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter. Add the onion, mushrooms and carrots and season lightly with salt and pepper. Cover and cook over high heat, stirring once, until the vegetables are just softened, about 1 minute. Uncover and cook, stirring frequently, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in the flour and paprika and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the stock and wine and cook, stirring, until blended. Add the milk and bring to a gentle boil. Stir in the chicken and peas and season with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat.

Arrange the bread over the chicken mixture, trimming it to fit snugly in a single layer. Brush the bread with the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Bake for about 20 minutes, until the filling is bubbling and the bread is golden. Serve right away.
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Matthew said...

It's never too late to start a foyle. xoxo

Lynn @ TheActorsDiet.com said...

1. You guys are so cuuuuuuute w your apres-drink “ah’s”
2. There’s a helium shortage, I hear, making balloons crazy expensive. ! I got my husband’s bday balloon at the 99-cent store FYI and it was only $1.50
3. I LOVE that you used bread on top. I am too lazy to roll out puff pastry.
4. I would be thrilled if you became Semi-Homemade w Amelia
5. I want to interview you for my podcast!!!!!! Email me with your schedule weekdays if you wanna!

Sara said...

This looks so good and way easier than dealing with puff pastry. I have to make it! And since I'm dealing with my baby (the dissertation - ew) I am also going to buy a rotisserie chicken and sliced mushrooms. The real stars of this video though are Mavis and Teddy. I love their little friendship.

Caley said...

There is NOTHING wrong with a rotisserie cheat! I feel like any 30 minute meal-ers would also heartily approve ... à la Hungry Cat salad? ;) New video theme!

Amelia Morris said...

Thanks, Lynn! I definitely want to be a part of the podcast! I just sent ya a message.

Amelia Morris said...

I totally want to revisit the 30 minute meal thing! Thanks for reminding me, Caley!

Amelia Morris said...

hahahha a dissertation is totally a kind of baby. Best of luck to you!!

Sarah Fennel said...

Did that last comment go through? Basically talked about how I loved everything about the video. Rebe says Teddy is beautiful. I agrees.

taratubb said...

Isn't it funny how having a small one underfoot changes your entire cooking routine? Wednesday rotisserie chicken sale at Whole Foods means two relatively easy meals that my three year old son will devour. Pre baby, I would've been right there with you roasting (Dorrie's) chicken!

Amelia Morris said...

Sorry that Blogger lost your comment, but thanks all the same!

Amelia Morris said...

Tara! Hi! Rumor has it you won the giveaway on Broma Bakery. The book is coming your way soon! If only I could include a roast chicken?

Lydia said...

Ah Foyle! I get such a kick out of his humour. And yeah - pretty funny how the murderer dishes all the deats when they're caught.

I think pot pie just became a meal to make! And your braiser looks very useful.

Amy Mills said...

I have watched the beginning of this video 11 times and counting now. Your son looks just like tiny tim from a christmas carol!! In the best way possible!!

Dani Elis said...

Ok so I love everything about your videos. There is only one problem... I want more of them :)

Such a great idea with the bread on top instead of pastry, makes it a more realistic and manageable dinner midweek. Oh and Teddy... can you get any cuter!? love it!

taratubb said...

I am so excited! I devoured the whole blog in a week and can't wait for the book. Maybe you can develop some sort of roasted chicken car air freshener?

Amelia Morris said...

Thanks for catching up, Tara! The book is on its way to you. Hope you enjoy!!!

The Gold Digger said...

I loved "Foyle's War!" I watched all the seasons as soon as I could get them from the library. My husband was horrified that I watched them out of order, but if I had waited for season four before I watched season five, I would have had to wait weeks without any "Foyle's War." (And I was already done with "Friday Night Lights.")

The secret to binge-watching is that you can click the fast forward button once and what you are watching is still understandable. That one click reduces the watch time from 40 minutes an episode to 30 minutes and who can't use an extra ten minutes in a day?

(Next watch "Bletchley Circle" and "Doc Martin.")

Kara said...

Ooooh would love to hear this!

Sarah Gordon said...

Hey Amelia - is there an e-book or audiobook (via audible or some thing - i see there is a disc for purchase on amazon - but apple is a-hole and new comps don't even have CD drives !) coming out ? sorry to be a total Gen-Y moron, but I travel a lot and can't buy too many 'real' books. Love your work and love Matt, he is The Man. Really cute kid too !!

Amelia Morris said...

Hi Sarah! Thanks so much for wanting to get a copy of the book! I really appreciate it. Here's the link to the Kindle version: http://www.amazon.com/Bon-Appetempt-Coming-Age-Recipes-ebook/dp/B00KVK34NE/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1&qid=1427551537

Here's the link to the audio book through audible: http://www.audible.com/pd/Bios-Memoirs/Bon-Appetempt-Audiobook/B00S02GAXG/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1427552053&sr=1-1

Or if you don't have a kindle, you can download iBooks on your phone or iPad and buy an ebook through iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/bon-appetempt/id887491560?mt=11

Hope you enjoy!!

Amelia Morris said...

OH man, I just realized that none of those links work!! Email me at bonappetempt@gmail.com if you still need a hand! :)

Sarah Gordon said...

Woo hoo I've found it on audible. Thank you so much !!

sara said...

2 new life goals: make this chicken pot pie and teach Hazel to make that noise (why is there not a word for it?!) after she drinks.

Stephanie Khoury said...

Amelia, just made your skillet pot pie tonight. It was incredible! It was so much easier, and quicker, than a normal pot pie. This is definitely one of my new go to meals. Next time though I will definitely be watching Foyle's War while making it. Only one more season to go!