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Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Amy Burke Photo by: Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Amy Burke

Double-Crust Chicken Pot Pie

Lose the centerpiece to your table. This Double-Crust Chicken Pot Pie is enough dazzle guests.

Southern Living FEBRUARY 2011

  • Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings
  • Hands-on:31 Minutes
  • Other:1 Hour, 41 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 medium leeks, sliced
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 (14.5-oz.) can chicken broth
  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen cubed hash browns with onions and peppers
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 (17.3-oz.) package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • 1 large egg

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 375°. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add leeks, and sauté 3 minutes. Sprinkle with flour; cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes. Whisk in chicken broth; bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Remove from heat; stir in chicken and next 5 ingredients.

2. Roll each pastry sheet into a 12- x 10-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Fit 1 sheet into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate; spoon chicken mixture into pastry. Place remaining pastry sheet over filling in opposite direction of bottom sheet; fold edges under, and press with tines of a fork, sealing to bottom crust. Whisk together egg and 1 Tbsp. water, and brush over top of pie.

3. Bake at 375° on lower oven rack 55 to 60 minutes or until browned. Let stand 15 minutes.

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