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                     Dove’s Nest Flowerpot Chicken Pie
 
 Recipe By     : The Dove’s Nest Restaurant by Cindy Burch
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Entree’s & Side Dishes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      whole         chicken
    4      cups          water or chicken stock
    1                    bay leaf
    1      clove         garlic
    3      cups          carrots -- thinly sliced
    2      cups          potatoes -- peeled & cubed
    1      cup           onion -- finely chopped
      1/2  cup           sherry
    1      tablespoon    finely chopped fresh basil
    1      cup           mushrooms -- sliced
    2      cups          green peas
      1/2  cup           butter
      1/2  cup           flour
    2      cups          whipping cream
                         Salt and freshly ground pepper -- to taste
    3                    recipes Basic Pie Crust Dough -- see recipe
    3                    egg yolks -- beaten
 
 Rinse the chicken. Boil the chicken in water with the bay leaf and garlic in a
large stockpot until cooked through. Remove the chicken from the stockpot,
reserving the stock. Let the chicken cool and then debone. Add the carrots,
potatoes, onion and sherry to the reserved stock. Cook over medium-high heat
until the vegetables are tender. Add the basil, mushrooms and peas. Cook for 5
minutes longer. Discard the bay leaf.
 
 Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Stir in the flour gradually. Pour in the
cream gradually, stirring until mixed. Simmer until thickened, stirring
constantly.
 
 Add the cream mixture and chicken to the vegetables and broth, stirring well.
Simmer until
 mixture thickens. Season with salt and pepper. Roll out the pie pastry to a
1/8-inch thickness. Cut into 12 six-inch circles. Fill 12 flowerpots or large
ramekins with the chicken mixture. Top with a pastry circle. Brush the tops with
the beaten egg yolks.
 
 Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until browned and bubbly.
 
 Authors Note:
 
 Thursdays at The Dove’s Nest means Potpie Day, and our customers start calling
early in the morning to reserve one in case we run out before they get seated.
Most tell us that it’s the best chicken potpie they have ever tasted.
 
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