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Chicken Pot Pie with a Puff Pastry Topping



 
Its amazing what you can do with just a few simple ingredients. The other day I had a package of chicken breasts which needed using, along with a few bits and bobs and I created a delicious Chicken Pot Pie for us, with a Puff Pastry Topping and leftovers for a second meal the day after.
 
There was two largish single chicken breasts in the package. (The equivalent of 4 small ones.) These I covered with some light chicken stock and then poached until tender.  I let them cool in the stock and then I shredded them with two forks.  I kept the pieces bite sized. I like the rough look of shredded meat rather than  cubes. I popped the shredded chicken into an enamel baking dish.
 
I toyed with the idea of making pot pies like the ones my mother used to buy when I was growing up. My mom made fantastic pot pies from scratch, but every now and then she would buy us some frozen ones which we saw as being  a real treat.  
I have no idea why.  They were mostly white sauce, with some veg and only a tiny bit of meat in them, but then again  . . .  there is no accounting for taste, right"  What do kids know""  They were different than what we normally had, a rare treat, and that made them special to us.  Looking back, I would choose my mother's over them any day of the week!
 
So . . .  scratch the white sauce.  Instead I decided to use the liquid leftover from poaching the chicken and mak...
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