Mary Annís Old Fashioned Chicken Potpie
∑ Chicken pieces, legs and thighs
∑ Chopped carrots
∑ Chopped celery
∑ Chopped onions
∑ Water for the bottom of the roaster Flour
∑ 1 large egg
∑ Milk or Buttermilk
∑ Chicken bouillon (optional)
Roasting the chicken and vegetables:
1. Remove skin from chicken and brown the chicken in a large cast iron skillet.
2. Once the chicken is browned, transfer it to a Dutch oven and add the chopped veggies and water.
3. Roast at 300 degrees
4. After roasting, add the chicken, vegetables and broth to a large pot or Dutch oven on the stove and simmer.
While the chicken and vegetables are simmering, itís time to make the dough:
1. In a 4 cup measuring bowl, thoroughly beat one egg.
2. For a small batch add 1/2 cup milk or buttermilk and 1/2 tsp. salt. For a large batch add 3/4 cup milk or buttermilk and 1 tsp. salt. (You can add the chicken bouillon at this point to flavor the dough, if desired.)
3. Now you are ready to add the flour: add one cup of flour and stir, then add another cup and stir.† Continue this method of adding flour and stirring after each addition until you have a soft to medium dough that you can pat or roll out.†
4. Once your dough is this consistency, turn up the heat to bring the broth to a boil.†
5. Sprinkle some flour on your counter top, plastic cutting sheets, or the good old-fashioned wooden pie board. Take about one half cup of dough and place it on the floured surface.† Flatten the dough a little by patting it with your hand; turn it over and repeat.
6. To roll the dough, begin at the center and roll out in all directions. Flip the dough over and roll it again. You may need to add more flour to the rolling surface so the dough doesnít stick to it, but donít add too much flour as you donít want the broth to become cloudy.
7. Once you have the dough rolled thin, (1/8Ē thickness) use a table knife and cut it in squares.†
8. Shake or remove any excess flour from the dough squares and drop them in to the boiling broth mixture. Continue this process until all the dough is in the pot.
9. Once all the dough has been added to the pot, turn the temperature down and simmer for about 15 minutes.
10. Serve and enjoy!