BONJOUUUUR guess what – it’s très simple! FACILE. FRA-GIL-EH. Just kidding, that’s something else.
So this, oh my word. Looks fancy, right? Well, it is. But let me tell you, it’s seriously not to completely wreck your psyche or send you to self-esteem camp. Opposite, actually. It’s a chicken pot pie – but FRANCE-Y fancy. And I think we can all obviously sprint on board with this right now.
Want to know the main secret to a chicken pot pie with sophistication?
There are three. Three secrets.
There are four secrets.
It’s a lot of ingredients, sure. But we do save time with a store-bought rotisserie chicken, n’est ce pas?! Just shred that thing up and and sip a good french white wine. And listen to this! Look at you right now.
You’ll start like you do with anything else and sauté a bunch of shallots, sliced carrots and celery for a lil’ bit. I dig shallots over onions because they just have a more gentle flavor. More polished. I have no idea why or how, but in my head they do.
After that, make your roux, boo! (sorry) And this is where the Frenchiness reaaaally amps up. Butter and flour, whisky whisk. Then add white wine. And TARRAGON. Bubble bubble and whisk until it thickens. Slowly add chicken stock and keep whisking until it becomes a smooth sauce. Then carefully pour in the cream and let it simmer for about 10 minutes, thickening until it becomes a velvety blanket of yes.
Then we add in the sautéed vegetables, the shredded chicken, frozen peas and parsley. Once you’ve stirred it all in and around, give it a small taste. Need a pinch of salt? Maybe so. This is your chance to dial the underneath.
Also we’re starting a band called Dial the Underneath. We’re already banned from society.
And finally, you’ll just take some thawed puff pastry sheets and cut them into any shape you want. Triangles, rectangles, Apollonian gaskets for all I care.
Arrange and overlap them on top of the pot pie and brush the tops with a lightly beaten egg. All good things in life.
Um, what? ^^^
I’m sorry did that just come out of your oven?^^^^ Invite the whole town over, stat.
First of all, it’s spectacularly show stopping. A sprig of fresh tarragon on top and I mean, yeah.
Secondly, it’s got this savory depth under all that puffed and golden brown pastry. These gorgeous rustic, homey flavors that will catastrophically ruin your soul so good for the rest of time.
Nostalgic! But with finesse.
Comforting! But so, so elegant.
You can’t, can you? You literally cannot.
And the thing is, it honestly takes no longer than it would with any other chicken pot pie. Just a couple of ingredient swaps and a mind shift and bon! Tellement parfait!
You’re still sipp- chugging that French white wine, right? Obviously.
Vous êtes les bienvenus, bia.
Invite me over?