Individual Vegan "Chicken" Puff Pastry Pot Pies

Individual Vegan "Chicken" Puff Pastry Pot Pies

Difficulty: 3/5 (5 being hardest)
Spice Level: 1/3 (3 being spiciest)

Prep & Cook Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 pot pies

The Challenge: Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken pot pies are an absolute gem during winter months. Warm, packed full of veggies + hearty broth + typically meats. It is a decadent belly bomb. Well, it sounds like the perfect challenge to veganize and make amazing.

I don't love to use pre-made vegan "meats." I like to make as much as I can from scratch, but in this particular recipe I wanted to give the Beyond Meat chicken strips a try (I'm not being paid or endorsed to try this). I am a curious vegan...that's all. Additionally, making your own puff pastry is like...hella hard...so I bought a store bought one in my freezer section. Doing both of these makes this very doable.

The recipe is actually pretty easy but takes a little bit of labor. First, we cut puff pastry into circles. Cook up our veggies and "chicken." Add in some flour, broth, and fill up ramekins. Cover with puff pastry and shove in the oven for 30-35 minutes.

Piping hot puff pastry pot pies come out ready to be eaten. YUM! This is a very hearty dish and definitely is a filling dish on its own. It isn't my healthiest recipe, but it is way healthier than its counterpart. Take a look at the comparison.

Boy is it worth it. The warm silky pie with a crispy salty crust all in one amazing bite. Heaven.

Let's get into it!


Chicken Pot Pie

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry (I used Pepperidge Farm frozen)
  • 1/3 cup vegan butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, mined
  • 1/3 cup onion, diced small
  • 1/3 cup organic unbleached flour
  • Spices: pinch of salt + pepper, 1/3 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp coriander, 1/3 tsp creole seasoning, 2 tbl fresh chives, pinch of thyme + oregano

 

    • 2 cups vegetable broth
    • 1/2 cup dairy-free milk (I like flax)
    • 2 1/2 cups Beyond Meat chicken
    • 1/2 cup fresh corn
    • 1/2 cup celery, diced small
    • 1/2 cup asparagus spears, diced small
    • 1/2 cup carrots, diced small

    Equipment You'll Need:

    Cutting Board . Sharp Cutting Knife . Measuring Cups . Measuring Spoons . Ramekins . Floured Surface . Mixing Spoon, Castiron Pan


    Before You Cook:

    • Wash and cut all fresh ingredients
    • Preheat oven to 375F
     1. To start, add your chicken to a castiron or frying pan and cook until warmed and can be diced. Dice into small pieces and set aside.

    1. To start, add your chicken to a castiron or frying pan and cook until warmed and can be diced. Dice into small pieces and set aside.

     2. While the chicken cooks, lay your puff pastry out on a floured surface. Lay ramekins your using for the pies (4) on the puff pastry so that all are not touching and dough covers all four. Using a sharp knife, cut around the ramekin leaving about 1/4 inch room between the ramekin and your cut so that you can fold the dough over the edge of the ramekin.

    2. While the chicken cooks, lay your puff pastry out on a floured surface. Lay ramekins your using for the pies (4) on the puff pastry so that all are not touching and dough covers all four. Using a sharp knife, cut around the ramekin leaving about 1/4 inch room between the ramekin and your cut so that you can fold the dough over the edge of the ramekin.

     3. Once the chicken is done, put the pan back over medium heat and add the vegan butter. Add the onions and garlic to the butter and cook for 4 minutes.

    3. Once the chicken is done, put the pan back over medium heat and add the vegan butter. Add the onions and garlic to the butter and cook for 4 minutes.

     4. Next, add the corn, asparagus, celery, and carrots to the same pan with the onions. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.

    4. Next, add the corn, asparagus, celery, and carrots to the same pan with the onions. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.

     5. Next, add the flour + spices to the mixture. Coat the veggies well in it and then add the milk and vegetable broth. Stir it around for 20-30 seconds. It should be thickening. Finally, add in the chicken pieces you had set aside from before. Turn the heat off the pan and mix it all together.

    5. Next, add the flour + spices to the mixture. Coat the veggies well in it and then add the milk and vegetable broth. Stir it around for 20-30 seconds. It should be thickening. Finally, add in the chicken pieces you had set aside from before. Turn the heat off the pan and mix it all together.

     6. Using a ladle or large deep spoon, fill the pot pie mixture into ramekins. Leave a bit of room at the top for the puff pastry.

    6. Using a ladle or large deep spoon, fill the pot pie mixture into ramekins. Leave a bit of room at the top for the puff pastry.

     7. Take your puff pastry rounds and cover the top of each ramekin. I strestched them a little in my hand and used a fork to help press them against the sides to close the puff pastry over the top. Once all four ramekins are covered, slip them into the oven on a pan. Cook for 30-35 minutes until the puff pastry is crispy golden brown.

    7. Take your puff pastry rounds and cover the top of each ramekin. I strestched them a little in my hand and used a fork to help press them against the sides to close the puff pastry over the top. Once all four ramekins are covered, slip them into the oven on a pan. Cook for 30-35 minutes until the puff pastry is crispy golden brown.

     8. Once cooked, pull out of the open and serve immediately. Enjoy!

    8. Once cooked, pull out of the open and serve immediately. Enjoy!

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