Chicken Pot Pies with Puff Pastry

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 4 cups chicken broth, divided
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup dried onion flakes
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1bay leaf
  • 1 (8 ounce) can carrots, drained
  • 1 (8 ounce) can white potatoes
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, cut into four squares
  • 1egg, beaten with
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 4 small oven-proof bowls with cooking spray.

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  • Step 2

    In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in 2 cups chicken broth, and whisk in all of the flour, gradually adding the remaining chicken broth until you have a smooth, slightly thick base. Mix in onion flakes, hot pepper sauce, pepper, thyme, bay leaf, and carrots. Cook about 5 minutes. Stir in potatoes and chicken, and cook for another 5 minutes.

  • Step 3

    In the bottom of each prepared bowl, place a slice of Swiss cheese. Divide the chicken mixture equally into the four bowls, over the cheese. Place a puff pastry square over the top of each bowl, pressing lightly around the rim.Brush the pastry with the egg and water mixture. Place the four bowls on a baking sheet.

  • Step 4

    Bake until pastry is puffed and golden brown, about 25 minutes. Let rest at least 5 minutes before serving.

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