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Chicken Pot Pie (with a South American twist)

Chicken Pot Pie (with a South American twist)
Chicken Pot Pie (with a South American twist)

The South American twist in this chicken pot pie recipe comes from the addition of spices such as cumin, smoked paprika, chili powder, oregano, and thyme. Additionally, the recipe incorporates fresh cilantro, which is a popular herb used in many South American dishes. The use of corn and peas, which are commonly used in South American cuisine, also adds to the South American influence in this recipe.


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic (minced)

1 red bell pepper (chopped)

1 green bell pepper (chopped)

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

2 cups cooked and shredded chicken

1 cup frozen corn

1 cup frozen peas

1 cup of carrots (chopped)

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1/2 cup chicken broth

1/2 cup heavy cream

Salt and black pepper to taste

1 sheet puff pastry, (store-bought frozen, and thawed)

1 egg (beaten)


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C.

  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add the red and green bell peppers, cumin, smoked paprika, chili powder, oregano, and thyme. Sauté for another 5 minutes.

  4. Add the shredded chicken, corn, peas, carrots, cilantro, chicken broth, and heavy cream. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes.

  5. Transfer the mixture to a 9-inch pie dish.

  6. Roll out the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface and cut it to fit the top of the pie dish. Place the pastry over the top of the chicken mixture, pressing the edges to seal. Brush the beaten egg on top of the pastry.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and puffed.

  8. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.


  1. Olive Oil: You can substitute the olive oil with butter, margarine, or coconut oil.

  2. Eggs: You can substitute eggs with applesauce or buttermilk. These substitutes work well in baking recipes.



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