Little Chefs~ Chicken Pot Pie

I look forward to our Wednesday class every week. We have so much fun, and I’m amazed by each of my kid friends.

We made a chicken pot pie, inspired by this recipe, by SkinnyGirlsandMayo.

I made the crust in advance because it needs to be refrigerated for at least an hour. Even with that preparation, our class went on a little longer then usual.

We used chicken thighs instead of breasts, and no peas or cheese. The veggies we used were, potatoes, white carrots, broccoli, and sunchokes. I gave them the option of using oyster mushrooms, but most kids have a tendency to say no to mushrooms!

Tallulah said she loved rosemary with chicken, and went out to the garden to pick rosemary. We also used thyme.

The kids wanted to look up music on youtube to play, which distracted them a little. So, I reminded them that there was magic happening in the kitchen, and we all need to stir the filling together and put happy thoughts in the pot. They came right in and made some magic in the kitchen.

When the filling was cooling down, we went down to the “kiwi gazebo”, as we call it, which is the bottom area of our yard. We did some improv skits, and talked about our plans to make lunch for the Parents down there. The kids even helped me sweep the leaves.

We put the filling in the crust a little early because we were short on time, but it worked out fine.

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Kayla and Louella, sealing the dough! Oceana stepped in to press a fork around the edges, she said it would seal it better and be pretty.

We did an egg wash for the top of the dough and put it in the oven at 4oo degrees. 25 degrees less then the recipe said because we used glass baking dishes.

While the pie was baking we stretched in a circle and talked about Halloween costumes, and stuff at school.

We were a little rushed when it came to seasoning the filling, and making sure there was enough salt. Our last class, we had more time for that, with our heirloom tomato soup.

The pie was ready in 35 minutes, and we only missed one hole in the dough! Time to clean the oven!

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Dough Recipe

This recipe was enough for one pie with a top crust layer. It made the crust nice and thin, I loved it. I pulled the dough into two even pieces and rolled them separately.

Pie Filling

We followed the steps in this recipe, and used some other vegetables.

I’m working on a playlist for them, with the list of songs I can see they looked up, so that there will be no more computer distractions.

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