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Chicken Potpies with Puff Pastry

There’s beauty (and big, bold flavors) in simplicity. Make this mouthwatering meal tonight–no slaving over the stove required.

Cream and white wine enrich the sauce for these hearty, root-vegetable-packed chicken potpies. Convenient frozen puff pastry forms the flaky top crust.

Total Time 50 mins
Prep 35mins 
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 carrot, peeled and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 small parsnip, peeled and sliced into rounds
  • 1 russet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 thyme sprigs
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 5 teaspoons cornstarch whisked with 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 package (14 ounces) puff pastry, cut into four 4 1/4-inch squares
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cook shallot in oil in a large pot over medium heat until soft, about 4 minutes. Add carrot, parsnip, and potato. Cook until soft, about 10 minutes. Add wine; simmer until reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Add stock; bring to a boil. Add chicken and thyme. Cook for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add cornstarch mixture and cream. Bring to a simmer; cook until thick, about 5 minutes

 

2. Divide mixture among four 6-ounce ramekins; top with pastry. Brush with egg. Cut a hole into each to vent. Bake on a baking sheet until golden, 12 to 14 minutes.

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