Chicken and Leek Pot Pie with Black Pepper Crust


  • 1 large leek or 2 small ones
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 shallot
  • 3 carrots
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 pre-made pie crust (I used Pillsbury)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
  2. Cut your leek in half and rinse out any sand that is between the layers
  3. Slice thin half moons with the two leek halves
  4. Peel and dice your shallot and garlic
  5. Peel your carrots, slice them in half, and dice them into half moons
  6. Heat a large skillet over medium/medium-high heat with some olive oil
  7. When the pan is hot, sautee your veggies for about 5 minutes, stirring often, until the leeks are translucent and the carrots have softened
  8. Melt three tablespoons of butter in with the vegetables
  9. When the butter is melted, add three tablespoons of flour
  10. Stir everything together until the veggies are evenly coated in the flour and butter
  11. Pour in your chicken broth and milk
  12. Stir together until the gravy is smooth and let this simmer for about five minutes, until it is thickened
  13. Add in your parsley, nutmeg, chicken, peas, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  14. Stir everything together and taste
  15. Add any extra seasoning you think it needs
  16. Pour the filling into a pie dish and set side
  17. Unroll your pie crust and sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of pepper onto each side, lightly pressing the pepper in with your fingers so it sticks into the dough
  18. Lay the dough on top of the filling, and press it into the pie dish along the rim with your thumbs so the gravy doesn’t leak out while in the oven
  19. Bake for 30 minutes
  20. This pie will stay very hot for a very long time after coming out of the oven because everything just stays insulated. Once you slice the pie it will cool and become less runny pretty quick!
  21. Note: You might want to place a foil lined baking sheet on the oven grate below the pie in cake anything bubbles out