Looking to make something interesting with chicken? Find out how you can prepare an Italian chicken pot pie to tantalize your taste buds.
The Italians are good with the kitchen works and I mean the cooking not just the interior designing. Although the Italians are known to possess a unique sense of aesthetics when it comes to interior designing nothing compares to their skills of cooking. The Italian cuisine is regarded as the world’s favorite cuisine. Even the stats show that Italian food is what the people love to eat most when they go out. With the improvements in mass communication the world has been exposed to the vastness and variety that exists in the Italian cuisine. The Italian chicken pot pie is just another fine example of their touch of class when it comes to the kitchen.
You will be able to find a number of different kinds of pie recipes from Italy. From meaty pies to cheesy treats and healthy spinach pies and the lovely chicken pot pie. All these pies stem from the same origin of the Easter pie. A brief look into the history of Italian pies reveals that it was the Easter celebrations that saw families preparing meat pies to end the period of lent. From there the Italians took to experimenting with the pie and different regions developed their own versions of the meat pie and hence unraveled the Italian chicken pot pie.
Making the Chicken pot pie
Your first step will be to heat the boiler so that while you prepare the rest of the dish it remains preheated. But you should be cautious as to remove the upper and lower pans as far away from the heat source as possible. You will need to place a large pot over a medium high flame and smear it with extra-virgin olive oil twice around the pan. Add the butter to the pot and put in the mushrooms as it begins to melt while cooking it for around five minutes. To this you will add the garlic, pearl onions, celery, carrots, rep pepper flakes and the salt and pepper and cook for five more minutes.
After this you will add in the sliced polenta log and mozzarella cheese. Next up you will add the flour to the veggies to which you will add the chicken stock and cream. Heat it until you see it bubbling which should not take more than ten minutes. You will need to remove the meat from the chicken, tear it into bite-size pieces while discarding the skin and keep adding it to the sauce. Once all of it is in add the peas, tomatoes, basil and parsley and once all these items are cooked then transfer the contents into a baking dish. Now you will decorate the contents in the baking dish with the polenta disks and mozzarella that you sliced placing then evenly. To put the finishing touches on the Italian chicken pot pie you can sprinkle the dish with grated cheese. When the polenta is warm and the cheese brown then know that your Italian chicken pot pie is ready.