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How to Make the Most Adorable Mini Chicken Pot Pies

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November 17, 2014

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Today: Molly Yeh from My Name is Yeh makes the miniature pot pies of her dreams. 

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I have this fantasy that takes place in the English countryside, maybe near some water. I’m wearing a fluffy sweater and so are all of my friends and we’re riding cute bikes with cute baskets and when we get to where we’re going, we sit on the ground and eat cute pies -- pies that are comforting and hearty and have magically stayed warm throughout our long and hilly bike ride. 

These little pot pies are a good contender for my fantasy, I think. They’re small, they retain heat well, and they’re deceptively filling. They’re everything you want in a chicken pot pie and nothing you don’t. (No mushrooms, for example. But that’s just my personal preference -- add them if you want!) In the fantasy, I’ve taken the time to personalize each of the pies with intricate pie crust details and designs, but okay, I’m getting ahead of myself. 

These pies will totally work with your leftover turkey from Thanksgiving -- simply sub it for the chicken and sub the chicken broth concentrate for vegetable broth concentrate. If you absolutely cannot stand to look at another pie after Thanksgiving, wrap these guys tightly in plastic wrap, freeze them, and reheat in the microwave as desired.

Mini Chicken Pot Pies

Makes 10 to 12

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup flour
2 cups whole milk
Enough chicken soup concentrate for 2 cups of liquid (see headnote)
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, chopped into bite-size pieces
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
Black pepper, to taste
2 pounds pie dough

See the full recipe (and save and print it) here.

Photos by Molly Yeh

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7 Comments

Debbi S. November 24, 2014
Thanks so much!<br />
 
Debbi S. November 24, 2014
Did I miss where to buy the mini pie pan?
 
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molly Y. November 24, 2014
Hi Debbi! This is the one: http://www.lodgemfg.com/seasoned-cast-iron/drop-biscuit-pan-L7B3
 
Megan D. December 30, 2014
This link may not be working anymore ... :'(
 
Lynn N. November 23, 2014
The filling to this recipe is Divine! I made them in muffin cups and found the filling to pastry ratio to low! Next time I will definitely make these in a bigger size!
 
Megan D. December 30, 2014
This link may not be working anymore ... :'(
 
Leah H. November 18, 2014
Molly Yeh, Food52, AND Pie!!?? ALL OF MY FAVORITE THINGS IN ONE PLACE