Bacon Dijon Chicken Pot Pie with Easy Whole Wheat Pastry Crust
Boost the flavor of traditional chicken pot pie with bacon and dijon, then top it with a super easy crust made with whole wheat flour and oil that you simply press into shape.
- Prep Time: 35 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
- Yield: 6 servings
- Category: Main Dish
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
- 4 slices bacon, chopped
- 2-3 pounds Foster Farms Simply Raised chicken breasts or thighs, skinned, boned & chopped
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 sweet red pepper, chopped
- 1/2 small head cabbage, cored & chopped
- 1/4 cup flour*
- 2 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
- Crust Ingredients:
- 1-3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour**
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup oil (olive, expeller-pressed sunflower, melted coconut)
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 egg (optional to wash the crusts- it helps them brown nicely)
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place 6 1-cup ramekins (or one deep dish pie plate) on a small baking sheet.
- Cook bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat until crisp; remove to a towel lined plate to drain.
- Add chicken pieces to bacon drippings and cook until browned no longer pink, 5-7 minutes. Add onions and garlic and cook another couple minutes until onion is softened.
- Stir in cabbage and red pepper, stirring and cooking for another 3-4 minutes. Sprinkle vegetables with flour* and mix well.
- Slowly pour in the milk, add the Dijon and seasonings and cook over med-high heat until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in reserved bacon.
- Divide filling between ramekins (or spoon into pie plate).
- Make crust:
- Mix flour and salt in a medium bowl.
- Stir together oil and milk and pour over flour, stirring with a wooden spoon until mixed completely.
- Shape/flatten dough into an oval and divide into 6 even pieces for ramekins. Shape each piece on a cutting board with your hands to fit the ramekin opening, use a spatula to transfer to ramekin, flipping dough onto filling top. (For single pie, press all the dough out onto a piece of parchment, flatten and shape to fit, then flip onto filling, peeling parchment off.)
- Brush crust tops with beaten egg wash, if desired for browning.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes until the crust is golden brown.
*To substitute cornstarch instead, use only 2 tablespoons. To use it in the recipe, mix it into cold milk first and then pour slowly into the hot vegetables, instead of sprinkling it like the flour (it will get lumpy in the hot vegetables if you do).
**You can use unbleached or regular all-purpose, if you prefer, but if you use regular whole wheat (instead of pastry) the dough will be tougher and heavier.
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 656
- Sugar: 6.2g
- Sodium: 865mg
- Fat: 35.7g
- Carbohydrates: 27.6g
- Fiber: 3.1g
- Protein: 54.6g
- Cholesterol: 156mg
Keywords: Pot Pie; Dinner Recipe; Chicken Recipe; Comfort Food
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This post is sponsored by Foster Farms®, the chicken I’ve bought for years since it’s grown locally. The opinions, as always, are all mine. For more info, read our entire disclosure page here.
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