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Chef Megan Mitchell

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Chicken Pot Minus the Pie

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Chicken Pot Minus the Pie


  • 2-3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, 1/4-inch dice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp. minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 tbsp. minced fresh thyme
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 ½ pounds chicken thighs, boneless and skinless, preferably organic
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 ½ cups chicken stock, preferably low sodium
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1/8 cup cold water
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen peas


  1. Bring a large Dutch oven up to heat on medium. Drizzle in the olive oil and add the onions, sauté until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add in the garlic, rosemary and thyme. Cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

  2. Turn the heat to medium low and deglaze the pan with the wine, making sure to scrape up any brown bits from the bottom that may have formed. Add in the chicken thighs, bay leaves and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Lastly add in the chicken stock, cover and cook on a low simmer for 1-1 ½ hours, stirring occasionally.

  3. Once the chicken has cooked for 1-1 ½ hours, gently break up the large pieces with two forks or the back of a wooden spoon. Remove the bay leaves. Add in the diced carrots and stir. Turn the heat up to medium and cook for 10 minutes, uncovered.

    Season with salt and pepper.

  4. In a small bowl or cup combine the cornstarch and cold water. Mix into a paste. Slowly pour into the chicken mixture, stirring until you feel it tighten up. Cook for another 10 minutes.

  5. Right before serving add in the frozen peas and stir to combine and taste. Serve over Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes. 

    Recipe Courtesy of Megan Mitchell

Comments (2)

  • Harmony Sanabria

    06 December 2016 at 19:49 |
    New favorite recipe! I made this dish tonight and my husband and I were so happy with the outcome. It was absolutely delicious!! So much flavor going on between the fresh rosemary/thyme and the wine. No need for the biscuit on top when there is so much flavor going on with the stew.


    • Megan Mitchell

      18 January 2017 at 13:10 |
      I love that!! Thank you for sharing!


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