Hen Pot Pie

1 Put collectively dinner the rooster: Combine the rooster, carrot, celery, onion and salt regular right into a tidy inventory pot. Add chilly water besides merely coated and produce to a boil over excessive warmth.

Inside the low cost of the heat to a simmer and prepare dinner dinner for 45 minutes. Recall away the rooster from the pot and let chilly for quarter-hour. Whereas the rooster is cooling, proceed to boil the closing water and greens within the pot.

2 Shred the the rooster: When the rooster has cooled ample to the contact, strip away as important of the meat as a result of it’s in all probability you may nicely. Area the meat on a dish, area aside.

3 Attain the rooster inventory: Return the rooster bones to the stockpot and proceed to boil, on excessive warmth, besides the inventory has lowered to a quart or quart and a half.

Area aside 2 1/2 cups of the inventory for this recipe. The closing inventory it’s in all probability you may nicely refrigerate and retailer for one different perform.

4 Put collectively the pie crust dough: Combine the flour and salt in a meals processor. Add the chilled butter cubes and pulse 5 events to combine. Add the shortening and pulse a couple of additional events, besides the dough resembles a impolite cornmeal, with some pea-sized items of butter.

Slowly bolt in ice water, a tablespoon at a time, pulsing after each addition, besides the dough sticks collectively should you press some between your fingers.

Empty the meals processor onto a tidy floor. Insist your fingers to mildew regular right into a ball, then flatten the ball regular right into a disk. Sprinkle with a tiny bit flour, wrap with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for no decrease than half-hour, or as a lot as 2 days, earlier than rolling.

5 Preheat oven to 400°F.

6 Put collectively the filling: In a tidy skillet, soften butter on medium warmth. Add the onions, carrots, and celery, and prepare dinner dinner besides the onions are translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the flour and prepare dinner dinner, stirring, one minute additional.

Creep in 2 1/2 cups of the rooster inventory. Creep within the milk. Lower the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring repeatedly besides thickened and creamy.

Add the rooster meat, thyme, sherry, peas, parsley, salt and pepper and stir nicely. Mannequin and alter seasoning if important. Divide the good and cozy filling amongst six 10-ounce ramekins.

7 Put collectively the crust: Roll out dough on a calmly floured floor to pretty decrease than a quarter-plod thick.

Carve into 6 rounds, fairly elevated than the circumference of the ramekins. Lay a dough spherical on each pot pie filling.

Fold the excess dough under itself and spend the tines of a fork to press the dough in opposition to the brink of the ramekins. Carve a 1-plod vent into each explicit particular person pie. Insist a pastry brush to comply with an egg wash to each pie.

8 Bake: Line a baking sheet with foil, construct the pies on the baking sheet. Bake at 400°F for 25 minutes, or besides the pastry is golden and the filling is effervescent.

Let chilly for no decrease than 5 minutes earlier than serving.

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