Skillet Chicken Pot Pie with Butternut Squash

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie with Butternut Squash

  By Justin Scheetz      

September 2, 2014

Lay the puff pastry over the skillet for a pretty look. Use any brand; the weight may vary, but either way you'll have enough to work with.

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 15 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Ingredients

1/4 cup olive oil

1 cup frozen white pearl onions, thawed

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage

1 small bunch kale, center ribs and stems removed, leaves chopped

Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

3 cups low-sodium chicken broth

1/2 small butternut squash, peeled, cut into 1/2" pieces (about 1 1/2 cups)

1/2 rotisserie chicken, meat torn into bite-size pieces (about 1 1/2 cups)

1 sheet frozen puff pastry (such as Dufour or Pepperidge Farm), thawed

1 large egg

Directions

1Place a rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 425°F. Heat oil in an 8" cast-iron or other heavy ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions; cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown, about 4 minutes.

2Reduce heat to medium-low. Add garlic and sage to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until garlic begins to brown, about 2 minutes.

3Add kale and season with salt and pepper. Cook, tossing often, until wilted, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle flour over. Cook, stirring constantly, for 4 minutes.

4Stir in broth, 1/2-cupful at a time, then add squash. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until squash is just softened and broth is thickened, 8-10 minutes. Add chicken to skillet, stir, and season with salt and pepper.

5Unfold pastry and smooth any creases; place over skillet, allowing corners to hang over sides. Whisk egg and 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl. Brush pastry with egg wash; cut four 1" slits in top to vent.

6Bake pot pie until pastry is beginning to brown, 15-20 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F and bake until pastry is deep golden brown and crisp, 15-20 minutes longer. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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