Becky Luigart-Stayner
6 servings

A few of the sweet condiments served with a traditional chicken curry bubble beneath the crust of this potpie. It combines the highlights of Indian food with a legendary Carolina chicken casserole called country captain.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare crust, lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup, and level with a knife. Combine 1/4 cup flour, water, and vinegar in a small bowl, and stir with a whisk until well-blended to create a slurry. Set aside. Combine 3/4 cup flour and salt in a large bowl, and cut in shortening with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add slurry to flour mixture, and toss with a fork until moist. Press the mixture gently into a 4-inch circle on heavy-duty plastic wrap; cover with additional plastic wrap. Chill 15 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 3

To prepare filling, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add curry; cook 2 minutes. Add potato, onion, bell pepper, garlic, and chicken; stir-fry 3 minutes. Add broth and next 5 ingredients (broth through black pepper); bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until chicken is done. Combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Stir in cornstarch mixture and cream cheese; cook 1 minute or until cream cheese is melted.

Step 4

Spoon the filling into a round 2-quart casserole coated with cooking spray. Roll the crust into an 11-inch circle, and place over mixture. Cut 6 slits in top of the dough to allow steam to escape. Bake at 400° for 30 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly around the edges. Let stand 10 minutes.

Step 5

Note: You can also make this in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish. When you prepare the crust, press the dough into a 6 x 4-inch rectangle, and chill. Roll dough into an 11 x 7-inch rectangle and place over the filling.

Ratings & Reviews

stretired97's Review

October 09, 2010
I have never used curry, and hate to buy it, and find out we don't like it. This is due to growery budget. Suggestion on what brand curry for a newbie,does it taste similar to anything I might be familiar with? Hate to rate it a 2 but they force you to select a rating even if you haven't tried it. Thanks, Sat97

Fiercetyper's Review

July 28, 2011
Just made this and looooooooved it. Skipped the raisins because raisins... bleh. But to each their own :-P The crust is reeeeeally good, which I was surprised given how simple it is. I think I'll use it on other improvised casseroles!!

sukeedog's Review

February 15, 2014

TanyaMcNally's Review

December 16, 2008
This was excellent! Lots of flavor and very filling. I did use a store-bought crust and used ground chicken. Will definitely make again.

KeepontryingM's Review

January 07, 2014
We loved this, though it was a lot if trouble to make. It might be easier if yo bought the pie crust.

Wendymama1's Review

January 09, 2010
This was absolutely DELICIOUS! Our whole family loved it, even the picky eaters. Definitely a keeper!

trinity's Review

October 26, 2009
There's no curry or chicken listed in the ingredient list. Am I missing something????????

jsiegfri's Review

October 23, 2009
Actually, I would rate this dish "cannot make". The recipe as presented on 10/23/09 on the CL website appears to be for some sort of cake, not a chicken potpie. I would love a recipe for curried chicken potpie. Perhaps the CL web gurus will fix the mistake.

beezer825's Review

January 31, 2013
My husband and I enjoyed this recipe. Next time I will use sweet potatos in place of white, but other than that I thought it was really good. I used some leftover scraps from a pie crust that I purchased for another meal, rolled them together and topped. I have to comment on the raisins, golden raisins are phenomenal. I noticed some people left them out and that is definately a mistake in my opinion thats what makes this dish so special. Throw some in you will not be sorry!

radiohigh's Review

September 23, 2010
DELICIOUS!!! My fiance and I just finished eating this meal with the family and everyone raved over it. We added a tablespoon and a half more curry powder, an extra handful of raisins and one more tablespoon of corn starch to give it the perfect thickness. Will DEFINITELY be making this again!