• 6servings
  • 105minutes
  • 556calories

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Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 4 bone-in chicken breasts (about 3 lb)

  2. 8 cups low-sodium chicken broth

  3. 3 Tbsp olive oil

  4. 4 leeks (white and light green parts), sliced into half-moons

  5. 4 medium carrots, cut into 1/2in. pieces

  6. Kosher salt and pepper

  7. 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  8. 1/2 cup dry white wine

  9. 1 1/2 cup frozen peas

  10. 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped

  11. 1 Tbsp chopped fresh tarragon

  12. 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Place the chicken in a large potand add enough chicken broth tocover (adding water if the broth is notenough); bring to a boil. Reduce heatand simmer until the chicken is cookedthrough, 20 to 25 minutes. Transferthe chicken to a bowl and, when coolenough to handle, shred into pieces.

  2. Reserve 2 1/2cups of broth and freezethe remaining broth for another use.

  3. Meanwhile, heat oven to 375ºF.

  4. Heat the oil in a large pot overmedium-high heat. Add the leeks,carrots and 1/2 tsp salt, and cook,stirring often, until beginning to soften,8 to 10 minutes, decreasing the heatas necessary to prevent scorching.

  5. Stir in the flour and cook 1 minute.

  6. Gradually stir in the wine and the 2 1/2cups reserved chicken broth; bring toa boil. Add the peas, parsley, tarragon,chicken, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.

  7. Transfer the mixture to a 2-qtbaking dish (9-in. round or 8-in.

  8. square). Place the puff pastry overthe top of the chicken and vegetables,letting the excess hang over. Cut ventsin the top. Place the dish on a rimmedbaking sheet and bake until the topis golden brown and crisp, 35 to 40minutes.

  9. How to bring it: Let the pie cool slightly, wrap it in foil and place on top of a clean rimmed baking sheet for easier carrying. Include a note to reheat at 350ºF for 15 to 20 minutes, if desired.

  10. Excerpted from The Good Neighbor Cookbook by Sara Quessenberry and Suzanne Schlosberg © 2011 by Sara Quessenberry and Suzanne Schlosberg


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