Chicken, Kale, and Mushroom Pot Pie

Chicken, Kale, and Mushroom Pot Pie

Discover the Joy of Sweet Pies: A Recipe for Mental Well-Being

Hello, dear readers! Today, I want to share something that’s very close to my heart – the delightful world of sweet pies. There’s something incredibly comforting about baking and indulging in a delicious pie, especially when you’re feeling a bit down or simply need a mental boost. And guess what? I’ve got a special recipe that combines some unexpected ingredients – Chicken, kale, and mushroom pot pie! Yes, you heard it right. Let’s dive in!

Why Sweet Pies Are Good for the Soul

Baking is more than just a culinary activity; it’s a therapeutic experience. Here’s why:

  • Creativity Boost: Experimenting with flavors and designs allows me to express myself creatively.
  • Mindfulness: Measuring, mixing, and baking require focus, which keeps my mind in the moment.
  • Sense of Accomplishment: There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of seeing (and tasting) a pie I’ve made from scratch.

Now, let’s talk about the recipe that combines comfort with a twist – the Chicken, kale, and mushroom pot pie.

The Special Recipe: Chicken, Kale, and Mushroom Pot Pie

This pie is not only a savory delight but also has a hint of sweetness that makes it incredibly comforting. Here’s how I make it:


  • For the Crust:
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
    • 1/4 cup sugar (for a hint of sweetness)
    • A pinch of salt
    • 1/4 cup cold water
  • For the Filling:
    • 1 pound chicken breast, cooked and shredded
    • 2 cups kale, chopped
    • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
    • 1/2 cup heavy cream
    • 1/2 cup chicken broth
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • Salt and pepper to taste


Preparing the Crust

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt.
  2. Add the chilled butter and mix until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Gradually add cold water, mixing until the dough comes together.
  4. Divide the dough into two discs, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Preparing the Filling

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Sauté the onions and garlic until fragrant.
  3. Add the mushrooms and cook until they are tender.
  4. Stir in the kale and cook until wilted.
  5. Add the shredded chicken, heavy cream, and chicken broth. Let the mixture simmer until it thickens slightly.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Let the filling cool.

Assembling the Pie

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Roll out one disc of dough on a floured surface and fit it into a pie dish.
  3. Pour the cooled filling into the crust.
  4. Roll out the second disc of dough and place it over the filling. Trim and crimp the edges to seal.
  5. Cut a few slits on the top to allow steam to escape.
  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

Enjoying the Chicken, Kale, and Mushroom Pot Pie

This Chicken, kale, and mushroom pot pie is not just a meal; it’s an experience. The combination of savory chicken, nutritious kale, and earthy mushrooms with a hint of sweetness in the crust is simply divine.

When I take that first bite, I’m reminded of the simple joys in life. The creamy filling and the flaky crust are like a warm hug on a plate, providing comfort and a sense of well-being.

Final Thoughts

Baking and enjoying sweet pies, especially ones with a unique twist like the Chicken, kale, and mushroom pot pie, is a wonderful way to improve mental well-being. It’s a creative outlet, a mindfulness practice, and a delicious reward all rolled into one.

So, next time you feel the need to lift your spirits, why not try baking this delightful pot pie? Trust me, your heart and mind will thank you.

Happy baking! 🥧💖