My Hubby loves pot pie. Both the noodle version and the crust version. Well, it’s starting to get a little chilly outside so what better way to warm up than with a hot bowl of comfort. Sometimes I add potatoes, sometimes I don’t. Today I did not…
Chicken Pot Pie With Homemade Noodles
1 rotisserie chicken
1 lg container of low sodium chicken broth
2 cups of water
1 lg onion diced
1 lg carrot or 2 regular (My carrots are from my garden and very large)
4 Tbs butter
2 1/4 cup flour
3 lg eggs
salt & pepper
Clean as much meat as you can from the rotisserie chicken and place the remaining carcass along with any juice in the container into a large boiling pot. Pour in the low sodium chicken stock and 2 cups of water. Heat the pot until the chicken broth begins to boil. Turn to low and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. The juice from the cooked chicken along with the stock make a quick and delicious broth. Strain liquid when the broth is done and discard the carcass.
On a clean, dry surface, pour 2 cups of all purpose flour and make a well in the center. Crack each egg in a small bowl before adding to the well to ensure no shells get into the mixture. Add about 2 tsp of salt and 1 tsp pepper. Flour your hands and begin to incorporate the eggs and flour into a dough. Keep flour handy as you may need to add more if the dough is too sticky.
Knead dough until it comes together and is pliable and not sticky. Cover and allow to rest for about 10 to 15 minutes. When dough is rested, start by cutting off one piece at a time.
Place each piece in a pasta machine on #1 and roll through. Move next to #2, then #3 and finally #4. The 4 setting should be just the right thickness for a pot pie.
On a floured surface, cut the rolled dough into little pieces; rectangle or square in shape. In a boiling pot of salted water, boil the little pieces until they rise to the top. They do not take long to cook and you can cut and boil in batches.
In a sauté pan melt butter and cook carrots and onions until tender. Add 1/4 cup of flour and make a rue. Next add 2 cups of the previously made stock and reserve the rest if needed or for another time.
Once the stock begins to thicken, add chicken chopped into bite sized pieces, desired amount of noodles and frozen peas if you like them.
Serve up hot in your favorite bowl or dish and chow down. Tastes just like grandma used to make!