Chicken Pot Pie has a way of filling up the home with warm greetings. It’s the guest that was ever grateful you invited it. The one you never want to leave.
I love to step outside when it is stewing on the stove. I take a few deep breaths of the cold chilly air. Clear my head and my palette with the crisp creation. Then step back inside to experience what Beau will smell when he walks inside.
It is magical. Like walking into another land. Where the scenery is warmth and safety, all introduced by the aroma of deep green sage, sautéing vegetables, and bubbling chicken broth that relaxes the aching bones and smooths out those goosebumps.
Where you hang up your cares and come sit. Come rest.
I think you might have to try it.
Paleo Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
This was the first time I have ever made a chicken pot pie from scratch.
I had help.
The crust came from FedandFit.com. And it is delicious!
I studied a few pot pie filling recipes (one in particular from the Pioneer Woman) and then I adapted it to include what I like :) And to make it Paleo.
For the stew. You can use leftover chicken or turkey, you can buy a whole raosted chicken ready to eat and shred it or you can fry up some uncooked chicken breasts! If you make your own chicken breasts – you can shred it in 60 seconds, learn how!
A few times I have served this as a Chicken Pot Pie stew (minus the crust). It is that good! So, if you are short on time or just want a stew. Then skip making the crust and baking it :)
But if you are up for a crust, this one won’t disappoint. It is made with almond flour.
Almond flour tends to be very flaky, so I like to rub a generous amount of coconut oil on my rolling pin to keep from sticking. Roll out the dough, making sure it is thin.
I make mine in ramekins. One cute little serving for all!
I use the top of one ramekin to cut out circles in the dough. The key is to put the ramekin upside down on the dough. Press it in firmly and then I pull it away to make a clean break! Turn over your ramekin and you have your dough cover! Repeat until you have enough covers for all your ramekins.
Once you have all your dough covers. Fill your ramekins with the chicken stew.
Make two slits in the dough and brush it with an egg.
Bake. It will come out all bubbly and filled with love. Sprinkle with fresh sage. And let the warm in!
Winter has a way of billowing up cold winds that cut. But we fight back, with strength of mind. A resolve to face the day whatever may come. To look unto the Father and make His love our aim.
And always, by way of a meal. Made with love. Always love.