Chicken Guiness Pot Pie

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Chicken Guiness Pot Pie

Chicken Guiness Pot Pie

I made this Chicken Guiness Pot Pie in honor of St. Patricks Day which is fast approaching.

Chicken Guiness Pot Pie

I purchased a 6 pack of Guiness, and I basically spent all of last weekend cooking with it. Weird you say? Or maybe genius…. oh. An overstatement? We shall see…

Chicken Guiness Pot Pie

**This serves 8 people in a full to the brim 9×13” baking dish. I made this recipe a second time and used 4 HUGE “individual serving” dishes (pictured). Worked beautifully.

Chicken Guiness Pot Pie, serves 8
3 large bone on, skin on chicken breasts
¼ cup butter + 1 Tbs
1 yellow onion, diced
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup frozen pearl onions
1 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
2 11oz guiness
¼ cup flour
2 cups stock
2/3 cup cream
1 Tbs fresh thyme leaves

1 sheet puff pastry
1 egg

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Put the three chicken breasts on a sheet pan and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.

Chicken Guiness Pot Pie

Roast the chicken for about 40 minutes or until the juices run clear. (leave the oven at 375 degrees)

Chicken Guiness Pot Pie

Let the chicken cool and then removing skin and bones, shred the chicken into bite sized pieces and set aside with any juices that have collected on the pan. (you can discard the skin and bones.)

Chicken Guiness Pot Pie

Remove the puff pastry from the freezer, and set it out to thaw while you make the pot pie filling.

Using the 1 Tbs of butter, grease a 9×13” baking dish.

In a large heavy pot, melt the ¼ cup butter over medium heat.

Add the onion, sprinkle with a little Kosher salt and cook over medium heat until the onion is soft.

To the butter and onions, add the carrots, celery, potatoes, peas and pearl onions. Sweat for a few minutes until they start to soften.

Chicken Guiness Pot Pie

Add the chicken pieces to the vegetables.

Chicken Guiness Pot Pie

Add the guiness and let the vegetables and beer sweat for about 5 minutes, until everything is hot and tender.

Chicken Guiness Pot Pie

Add the ¼ cup of flour and stir it into the vegetables. It should absorb some of the beer and butter and will help to thicken the sauce. Cook for about 3-5 minutes to get rid of the raw flour taste.

Chicken Guiness Pot Pie

Add the 2 cups of chicken stock , the cream and the fresh thyme leaves. Stir the filling and let simmer with the lid on for about 10 minutes.

Chicken Guiness Pot Pie

Season with salt and pepper to taste and then pour the filling into the prepared baking dish.

Chicken Guiness Pot Pie

Chicken Guiness Pot Pie

Take the two puff pastry sheets out and lay them side by side (overlapping where they meet) on a lightly floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll them together so you have a long rectangle. (for the smaller pot pies, just use 1 sheet for each pie.)

Using the puff pastry sheets, make a tent over the filling, simply pinching the puff pastry to the edges of the dish to hold it in place. Cut off any extra dough that hangs too far over the sides.

Chicken Guiness Pot Pie

Take the egg, and beat it with 1 tsp of water.

Lightly brush the egg wash over the puff pastry so that it will have a nice sheen to it when it is baked. Slice some steam holes in the top of the pie.

Chicken Guiness Pot Pie

Carefully put the pot pie in the oven and bake at 425 for about 20 minutes, or until the insides are bubbling and the puff pastry is golden brown.

Chicken Guiness Pot Pie

Serve hot and Enjoy!

Chicken Guiness Pot Pie

Chicken Guiness Pot Pie

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  1. This is the second chicken pot pie recipe that I’ve seen this morning, and a craving has officially set in…this looks delicious!

    • Maggie- this one is Uniquely flavored, and I swear- one of the best I have ever had! Go Guinness!

  2. maria says:

    Love the crust on top! Beautiful!

  3. Amanda says:

    Brilliant!! This is gorgeous and looks absolutely amazing Heather!

  4. Yummy. This looks so decadent and rich!

  5. I’m really glad I bought that Guinness at the store yesterday… it must have been some sort of premonition or forethought about this baked beauty.

    • YES!! and I have more guinness recipes for next week!

  6. KK says:

    Sounds delish with the Guinness! The golden crust looks yummy too.

  7. marla says:

    Enjoy your weekend! I need this pot pie in my life…

  8. heather, that pot pie looks soo comforting! it’s one of my all time favorite comfort foods but i haven’t made it in a while. thanks for the inspiration!

  9. susan says:

    do you deliver? this would be the perfect Friday night meal. And I so love the addtion of booze in the pie!! Great photos, Heather!

    • Thanks Susan. I finally got a new camera- and that pot pie was one of my first photog sessions!

  10. Amanda says:

    Beautiful pot pie, Heather! This looks fabulous!!

  11. Lisandra says:

    Ok explain the picture of the mug? Did they place this also in the oven??? Please let me know I would be afraid to have it break on me

    • It’s an oven proof individual baking dish. But some mugs would be able to withstand that kind of heat. It will always say on the bottom.

  12. JenMarie says:

    I love cooking stews/soups with beer and wine. It gives so much flavor! I would never have thought to add it to chicken pot pie, though. I’m excited to try this!

  13. This came at the perfect time! I’m toying with pulling together a Guiness inspired post, and yours would be lovely to add to “the party”.

  14. I love everything about this – the stout, the pastry on top, and the filling. Yum!

  15. Kelley Taylor says:

    You’re pushing all the right buttons with this one, Heather. Oh, my. I would never have thought to use the stout with a CHICKEN pot pie. You most always see it used with beef or lamb. I think this is very much a SPRING pot pie – a little lighter than one made with beef and a heavy, dark gravy.

    And the photos with your new camera are really excellent – very crisp on the screen. I’m trying to get my farm blog up and running and I need to buy a new camera – what kind of camera did you get if you don’t mind me asking?

    • Thanks Kelley!
      I got a 7D- with a 17-55 lense. it was quite an upgrade, but I love it!

  16. These look incredible! I am 1/2 Irish and I haven’t made anything for St. Patrick’s Day yet. Maybe that needs to change asap!

  17. These look so amazing, Heather! I love chicken pot pie, but my husband won’t eat it so I never make it. I’m going to need to just make and freeze some, you’re definitely making me crave pot pie now!

  18. Perfect recipe for these cooler nights! Sound like such an interesting flavor combination to add Guiness!

  19. Lucy Lean says:

    You are rocking the 7D – love the pot pie too! Best comfort food and so easy -

  20. Joan says:

    I found this on the tasty kitchen site and had to make it for our St. Patrick’s meal. It was so good. Thank you!

  21. Winnie says:

    This looks soooooo fabulous. Glad I found you on Blogher! Can’t wait to try some of your recipes.

  22. Sara says:

    Could you please clarify the recipe? It calls for boneless, skinless breasts but obviously there are bone-in breasts in the pictures and you later refer to discarding the skin and bones. If I use boneless breasts, won’t they be extremely dry after 40 minutes in the oven? Otherwise, looks lovely, looking forward to trying!

    • brilliant Sara- thank you- it was just a weird typo! THANK YOU!!

  23. KansasKate says:

    Since this calls for frozen peas & pearl onions, is there any reason one couldn’t use frozen mirepoix instead of fresh onions, carrots & celery?

  24. Helen Paizes says:

    The pie looks absolutely divine unfortuneatly I don’t eat chicken.If you have a recipe
    with meat please pass it on.(no pork,or fish please,I hope you have a recipe,would love to try it.

  25. Vicki says:

    I have been looking for, for years. I can’t wait to make it. I am going to get some chicken and then I am going to have a lovely time making and serving this to my husband. Thank you for this recipe. Please send more. I really appreciate real food.

  26. David says:

    Will you marry me?