Mini Chicken and Broccoli Pot Pies


12 mini pies
Pot Pie Filling
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperatureunsalted butter2
2 tablespoons all-purpose flourall purpose flour2
¾ cup whole milk, at room temperaturewhole milk¾
1 teaspoon kosher saltkosher salt1
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepperfreshly ground black pepper¼
¼ cup grated Parmesanparmesan cheese¼
1 small store-bought rotisserie chicken breast, chopped into ¼-inch pieces (about ¾ cup meat)rotisserie chicken, preferably breast meat, cooked1
1 cup broccoli florets, cut into ¼ to ½-inch pieces, steamed (about 2 ounces)broccoli1
To Assemble
All-purpose flour, for dustingall purpose flour1
Two 10-inch round unfold-and-bake frozen pie crusts, thawedunroll-and-bake store-bought pie crusts2
1 large eggegg(s)1
Special equipment: 12-cup mini-muffin pan; 3-inch round cookie cutter; 2-inch round cookie cutterspecial equipment1


Pot Pie Filling
Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 12-count mini-muffin pan with vegetable oil cooking spray. Set aside.

For the pot pie filling: Melt the butter in a 1-quart saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the flour and whisk until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Gradually add the milk, whisking constantly to prevent lumps. Simmer over medium-low heat, whisking constantly, until the sauce is thick and smooth, about 6 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the salt, pepper, Parmesan, chicken and broccoli.
To Assemble
On a lightly-floured work surface, roll out the dough 1/8-inch thick. Using the 3-inch round cookie cutter, cut out 12 pieces of dough. Using the 2-inch round cookie cutter, cut out another 12 pieces of dough. Press the large rounds of dough into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spoon the sauce into the pastry.

Combine the egg and 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl, using a fork. Brush the edges of the pastry with the egg mixture and place the remaining pieces of dough on top. Lightly press the edges of the dough together to seal. Press around the edges of the pies using the tines of a fork. Brush the tops of each pie with the beaten egg. Cut a 1/2-inch-long slit into the top of the pies using a paring knife. Bake until the tops are golden and the filling is bubbling, 15 to 18 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes and serve.
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