Classic Chicken Pot Pie

Classic Chicken Pot PieThis chicken pot pie is the perfect comfort food. Chunks of Ontario chicken and vegetables make this pie a hearty and complete meal.

3/4 lb (375 g) puff pastry, thawed
1/4 cup (50 mL) butter
1/4 cup (50 mL) all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) sodium-reduced chicken broth
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) 35% whipping cream
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
Pinch cayenne pepper
3/4 cup (175 mL) shredded smoked Gruyere or Mozzarella cheese
3 cups (750 mL) shredded or chopped roasted Ontario chicken
3 cups (750 mL) frozen mixed vegetables, such as peas, corn, and carrots, thawed
1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).

Roll puff pastry to 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick. Cut puff pastry into equal portions to fit the tops of 6, oven-proof, 1 cup (250 mL) mini casseroles. Transfer pastry to a rimmed baking sheet; bake for 10 minutes or until puffed and lightly golden. Reserve.

Melt butter in a large saucepan set over medium heat. Add flour and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until smooth and lightly golden. Whisk broth with cream, salt and cayenne pepper; stir into saucepan in a slow, steady stream, whisking until smooth. Bring to a boil. Simmer, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until thickened. Removed from heat; stir in cheese, a little at a time, until melted. Stir in chicken and vegetables. Divide mixture evenly between the casseroles.

Cap each casserole with a piece of puff pastry; brush evenly with egg. Bake for 5 minutes or until pastry is very golden and filling is heated through.

Tip: Use 1 cup (250 mL) disposable foil pans instead of casseroles.

Makes 6 servings.

Per Serving: about 875 cal, 24 g pro, 63 g total fat (28 g sat fat), 43 g carb, 3 g fibre, 206 mg chol, 716 mg sodium. %RDI: iron 22%, calcium 19%,vit A 37%, vit C 6%