Healthy Cannabis-Infused Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

May 1, 2023
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How to make delicious cannabis-infused chicken pot pie at home

If you're a fan of chicken pot pie and looking to take things up a notch, look no further than this recipe for a delicious cannabis-infused version complete with a homemade, cannabis-infused flaky pie crust. 

By infusing cannabutter into the pie crust or the filling, you can create a potent and tasty meal that will impress your guests and elevate your dining experience with many added health benefits. Plus, the creamy filling of chicken pot pie pairs well with the earthy flavor of cannabis, making it an excellent option for those looking to experiment with infused cooking. 

This recipe provides step-by-step instructions for making pie crust from scratch, ensuring every bite comes packed with homemade goodness. So, whether you're a seasoned cannabis cook or simply looking for a new way to enjoy your favorite dishes, this cannabis-infused chicken pot pie will surely become a new staple in your recipe book.

Cannabuttery flaky pie crust 

Whether you're an experienced baker or just starting out, this flaky pie crust recipe is a must-try that will soon become a go-to in your recipe box. With just four simple ingredients, including all-purpose flour, a pinch of salt, cold butter, and cold water, you can create a cannabutter pie crust rich in flavor and perfectly flaky. 

The cold butter is key, as it produces steam when it melts, resulting in that sought-after flakiness. Meanwhile, the cold water functions as an adhesive and evaporates during baking, further contributing to the crust's light, airy texture. With these simple tips, you can create a delicious and impressive pie crust that will elevate any sweet or savory dish.

Ingredients for cannabutter

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 3.5 grams of decarboxylated cannabis

Ingredients for pie crust

  • 2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • ¼ cup of cannabis-infused butter 
  • ¼ to ½ cup ice water

Ingredients for pot pie filling

  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of heavy cream or milk
  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
  • ⅓ cup of all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter + 2 tablespoons cannabutter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon celery seed
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper

Instructions for cannabutter

  1. In a saucepan over low heat, warm the butter until nearly melted.
  2. Add the decarboxylated cannabis and stir it with a whisk until fully incorporated.
  3. Allow the mixture to simmer over low heat for at least 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  4. Once the mixture has simmered, strain it through a cheesecloth or fine-mesh strainer to remove any plant material.

Instructions for pie crust

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and salt.
  2. Add the chilled butter and use a pastry cutter or your hands to cut the butter into the flour into a mixture that resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Gradually add the ice water, one tablespoon at a time, until the mixture forms a dough.
  4. Divide the dough in half, shape each half into a disc, and wrap each disc separately in plastic wrap.
  5. Refrigerate the dough for at least 30 minutes before rolling it out.

Instructions for pot pie filling

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the combined ¼ cup unsalted butter and 2 tablespoons cannabutter over medium heat.
  3. Add the onions, celery, and carrots, and cook for 5-7 minutes until fragrant.
  4. Stir in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly, until the mixture turns light brown.
  5. Slowly add the chicken broth and heavy cream, whisking constantly until the mixture is smooth.
  6. Add the thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, celery seed, paprika, salt, and black pepper, and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  7. Add the cooked chicken and frozen peas, stirring to combine.
  8. Cook the mixture for an additional 5-7 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and the sauce has thickened.
  9. Remove the pot pie filling from the heat and set aside.

Instructions for baking the pie

  1. Roll out one of the pie crust discs on a floured surface to a thickness of about 1/8 inch.
  2. Place the pie crust in the bottom of a 9-inch pie dish.
  3. Pour the pot pie filling into the pie crust.
  4. Roll out the second pie crust disc and place it over the top of the filling.
  5. Crimp the edges of the pie crusts together and cut a few slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.
  6. Brush the top of the pie crust with egg wash, milk, or melted cannabutter.
  7. Bake the pie for 45-50 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is hot and bubbly. Placing a baking sheet under the pie dish may be helpful to catch any spills from bubbling pie filling.
  8. Let the pie cool a little before serving.

Butter vs Shortening: Why butter rules over shortening in homemade pie crust

Whenever it comes to making the perfect pie crust, many bakers swear by butter over shortening. Not only does butter lend a rich flavor and golden color to the crust, but it also has a distinct advantage over shortening in terms of health. 

Shortening consists primarily of hydrogenated vegetable oils containing high levels of unhealthy trans fats. These trans fats can raise cholesterol levels and increase the risk of heart disease. 

On the other hand, butter is a natural and unprocessed fat that contains healthy nutrients like vitamin A and fatty acids. So, when making your next homemade pie crust, consider using butter for a delicious and healthier option over shortening.

What kitchen equipment is needed to make a pot pie?

If you plan to make a cannabis-infused chicken pot pie, you'll need some key kitchen equipment to get the job done right. First and foremost, you'll need a pastry cutter to make the perfect crust for your pie. This tool will help you quickly cut butter into flour, creating a flaky and delicious crust that will hold up well to the filling. 

A pie dish is also essential for baking your pot pie to golden, flaky perfection. And don't forget a kitchen scale, which will be crucial for accurately measuring your cannabis and ensuring you're using the correct dosage. Other necessary kitchen equipment includes:

  • A mixing bowl
  • A rolling pin (or canned food wrapped in plastic)
  • A sharp knife
  • A baking sheet

With the right equipment, you'll be able to create a mouth-watering cannabis-infused chicken pot pie that's sure to impress your friends and family.

Serving suggestions

For serving suggestions, consider pairing the pot pie with a crisp side salad or garlic bread to balance out the rich flavors. To store leftovers:

  1. Store the pot pie in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to three days.
  2. Reheat leftovers in the oven at 350°F (180°C) for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.

For a perfect pairing, serve the pot pie with a refreshing drink like lemonade or iced tea, or enjoy a glass of red wine for a more indulgent experience.

With these tips, you can create a delicious and memorable cannabis-infused chicken pot pie meal that your guests will love.

Helpful tips for the perfect pie crust

If you're looking to make a homemade pie crust that's flaky, tender, and delicious, then you'll want to follow a few important tips:

  1. Be sure to use cold ingredients, including chilled butter, ice-cold water, and even a chilled rolling pin if possible. This will help keep the butter from melting and create those all-important air pockets that make for a flaky crust.
  2. Be sure to handle the dough as little as possible to prevent overworking it, which can result in a tough crust. Don't forget to chill the dough before rolling it out, and use a light touch when rolling to maintain the delicate texture.
  3. Feel free to experiment with different types of flour or fats, such as whole wheat flour or coconut oil, to achieve the desired texture, flavor, and nutritional profile.

By following these tips, you'll be well on your way to creating a perfect homemade pie crust each and every time!

The bottom line

In conclusion, making a delicious cannabis-infused chicken pot pie at home is easier than you might think! By following the steps outlined in this recipe, you can create a meal that is both comforting and satisfying, with an added kick. Remember to always start with a low dosage of cannabis and gradually increase as needed, and be sure to label your food clearly to avoid any accidental consumption by others. With these tips in mind, you'll be able to enjoy a homemade cannabis-infused chicken pot pie that's sure to impress your friends and family. Happy cooking!

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