2 recipes of your favorite pastry dough; see instructions to get an idea of how much you need.
1 celery stalk
1 15 oz. can of peas
thyme (to taste)
marjoram (to taste)
4 chicken thighs
1 chicken breast
salt and pepper
1 can cream of mushroom soup
Preheat oven to 350° convection.
Prepare two recipes of pastry dough.
After chilling the dough take one recipe, cut in four pieces, and form each into a disk. Stack the disks and roll out into a disk for a 9" pie plate. Flour the side that will be down and fit into a glass pie plate. Leave a little extra dough over the edge to allow for shrinkage. Prick the bottom with a fork and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Line the pie shell with aluminum foil and fill with pie weights. Bake in middle of oven for 20 minutes. Remove weights and foil and bake until pale golden, 6 to 10 minutes more. Cool in pan on a rack.
Finely chop onion, carrots and celery. Sauté in olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until slightly softened. Add peas and season with thyme and marjoram. Cook to warm peas. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
Cut chicken thighs and breast into bite-sized pieces and season with salt and pepper. Wipe out your skillet and add some more olive oil. Cook chicken in skillet until just done then add to vegetable mixture in mixing bowl. Stir in the cream of mushroom soup to complete the pie filling. Taste and season, if needed.
Pour pie filling into pie shell. Roll out second pastry dough recipe to make top crust. Beat egg and brush on the top edge of the pie shell. Cover pie with top crust, pushing edges down on brushed edge of pie shell to "glue" it on. Optionally, brush beaten egg on top pie crust. Make sure to poke a hole or cut a slit in the top of the pie to allow steam to escape. Cover edge of crust with a pie ring or aluminum foil to keep it from burning.
Bake pie at 350° (convection) until top crust is golden and pie filling is bubbling - 45 minutes to an hour. Cool 10 to 15 minutes, slice and serve.
Yield: 1 pie - enough to feed 6 to 8
Keywords: chicken Category: Chicken   Cookbooks: Dave Ferguson, JCF III, Ferguson Family
Recipe by John C. Ferguson, III Added: April 24, 2006 by deebeeeff Last Updated: November 01, 2014