COOK | Mushroom & Bacon Chicken Pot Pie 

 Okay, is it potpie or pot pie? Even Queen Martha Stewart writes it both ways. Sigh.

Much less confusing? The yumminess that is pot pie! {I’m going with it…} We recently hosted some friends at our new house for dinner – oh, how I love having our home filled with wonderful friends and family! It was a weeknight get together so I knew the menu had to be quick and easy, something that could be tackled after a day at work.

mushroom and bacon chicken pot pie potpie amanda  macy hall

Enter: Mushroom & Bacon Chicken Pot Pie from Martha Stewart
With some tricks to speed up the process… because, time.

 MUSHROOM & BACON CHICKEN POT PIE | Original Recipe Here >

But! Don’t bother roasting your own chicken – grab a traditionally seasoned rotisserie chicken {2 + pounds} from the grocery store. Pull the meat off of the bones, discard the skin, I know…sad…., chop into 1 inch pieces. Add the chicken to the pot pie with the cream, as the original recipe says.

Making this as a ‘Make Ahead Meal’? Add the chicken and cream, let the flavors combine for 5 minutes on the stove. Then STOP HERE. Let the filling completely cool to room temperature and store in your refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Time to bake? Pull the filling from the refrigerator and let it come back up to room temperature – takes maybe 30 minutes – or heat on the stove over low low low heat. Add the filling to individual ramekins or a round baking dish.

Time saver alert — top with a thawed sheet of puff pastry, because who makes their own pie dough?!?!?!, brush with egg whites, then bake! Don’t poke holes in the pastry {thanks Mom!} and cover with foil if the pastry begins to get too dark before the filling is warmed {thanks Mom!}.

I added tin foil after about 25 minutes and pulled the entire dish out of the oven after a total of about 45 minutes.

Yum! This dish is good! Warm, filling, flavorful. Perfect for fall and winter, and easy easy to serve a group! Well 6 people. Any more guests than that and I would insist that you make two. Insist!

Please serve your pot pie with The Pioneer Woman’s Buttered Rosemary Rolls. Please serve every dinner with The Pioneer Woman’s Buttered Rosemary Rolls. Recipe here >

Would love to hear your favorite chicken pot pie/potpie variations – please share!

// amanda macy

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