Chicken Potpie

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Chicken Potpie
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  • 8Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed rotisserie chicken breast, skin discarded
  • 1 1 pound bag frozen mixed vegetables, preferably peas, carrots and onions
  • 2 10 3/4 ounce cans cream of potato soup
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon (4 1/2 ounces) lard, frozen and cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup ice water
  • 1 egg, beaten

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees . In a large bowl, combine the chicken, frozen vegetables, soup, milk, thyme and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; transfer to a 7-by-11-inch casserole dish.

Using a food processor, combine the flour and teaspoon salt. Add half of the lard and pulse until the mixture resembles sand. Add the remaining lard and pulse until only pea-size lumps remain. Add the ice water and pulse briefly until the dough holds together. Turn out onto a floured surface and gather the dough into a ball. Roll out the dough into an 8-by-12-inch rectangle. Drape the dough over the rolling pin to transfer to the casserole; crimp the edges. Cut 3 slits in the dough for vents and brush all over with the egg.

Bake the casserole until golden-brown and bubbling, 40 to 45 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.