Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pennsylvania Dutch style Chicken Pot Pie

The perfect warm you up meal.  I had always associated Chicken Pot Pie as the type baked like a pie with a crust top which I blogged awhile back here.  When I moved to this area I was introduced to this style with a homemade pasta cut into large squares.  The broth, chicken, mixture is similar and you could add other vegetables if you like I really don't measure this part at all just throw in enough to feed your crowd.  I did celery, onion, carrots, with the thyme, sage, salt and pepper for the spices.  Saute vegetables, add a lot of broth, add cooked chicken, then slide pasta squares into pot.  I have also made this in a large baking dish and let it finish in the oven.

Pasta Squares (dumpling style)


2 c flour
2 T butter
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 c milk

Combine dry ingredients and mix.  Cut butter into flour to form coarse crumb type mixture, then slowly stir in milk to form dough.  This is a really nice dough to work with.  Roll out dough on floured surface, cut into squares and drop into broth. Let cook about 15 min check the dough it is best if you don't over cook it.  The flour on the pasta thickens the sauce a bit making it even better.  If you want to make the broth part and let it simmer you an just add the dough 15 min before you are ready to eat.

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