Mini Buffalo Blue Chicken Pot Pies with Bacon Cheddar Crust

Mini Buffalo Blue Chicken Pot Pies with Bacon Cheddar Crust | Sarcastic Cooking

Hey Stephie. Yeah, you Stephie of Stephie Cooks!!! Surprise! Happy virtual bridal shower day!!!! Did we get’cha? I hope we surprised you because you deserve it and what’s better to wake up to on a Monday than a bunch of friends showering you with recipes made just for you!

I have always made it well known on this site that I love Stephie. She was my first real blog friend. I can honestly say that meeting her on a blind friend date to meet Joy the Baker was one of the best things I ever did. Most times when you tell people you are a blogger, they look at you with a puzzled cockeyed face, so it really makes a world of difference having somebody who gets what you do and supports it 100%.

Buffalo Blue Pot Pie Filling

She has been my sounding board, ultimate source for blog related venting, teacher, and most importantly friend. We bonded over cooking and baking. Stephie convinced me to jump into baking, especially bread. I even started a sourdough starter because of her. However, mine died because I was lazy where as her starter, Methuselah, lived and prospered. I tried though! We have had sleepovers, cooking sessions, and soooo many emoji exchanges. I seriously love this girl.

When I first met Stephie she was in the midst of a dating dilemma and dealing with bad boyfriend issues. We spent many a conversations over sweet potato fries discussing said issues. Luckily, Stephie moved on from that ummm… how can I phrase it nicely, butthead… and then she met Alex! And she was so happy. She is happy. They moved in together, they got engaged. Awesome things are happening!!!

How to put the buffalo chicken pot pie together

A lot of times life is not super awesome and can kind of get ya down, but having a person that gets you and brightens your day by your side makes all the difference. And for Stephie that is Alex.

Today a bunch of us made some food to shower you two, virtually of course.

Mini Buffalo Blue Chicken Pot Pies with Bacon Cheddar Crust | Sarcastic Cooking

I think I have made the ultimate Stephie and Alex, all encompassing dish. I made bacon cheddar pie crust because Alex loves meat and Stephie is an expert pie crust maker. Then because Alex is a carnivore, I stuffed the inside with a creamy buffalo sauce, chicken, and blue cheese. This dish is definitely a labor of love, but if you break up the steps over a few days, it really isn’t that bad.

Check out all the other lovely ladies contributing recipes today and be sure to leave Stephie some well wishes as her wedding day approaches (less than a month)!

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Girl Versus Dough – Mini Meyer Lemon Coconut Scones
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Seaweed and Sassafras – Herb and Cheese Scones
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All Day I Dream About Food – Chocolate Fudge Crumb Bars
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Foodie with Family – Smoked Salmon Cucumber Pizza

 

Mini Buffalo Blue Chicken Pot Pies with Bacon Cheddar Crust

The perfect mini pot pie with a twist! Buffalo chicken and blue cheese in a creamy buffalo sauce bubbled up inside crisp bacon cheddar pie crusts!!!
Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 Pot Pies

Ingredients

  • For the Crust:
  • 4 Slices of Cooked and Chopped Bacon
  • 2 ½ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Cup Cold Unsalted Butter cubed
  • 1 Cup Coarsely Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ Cup plus 1 Tablespoon Buttermilk
  • For the Filling:
  • 4 Large Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon Pepper
  • ¼ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • ¼ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 2 Celery Stalks diced
  • 2 Carrots peeled and diced
  • 2 Green Onions chopped
  • 1/3 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1/3 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 ¼ Cups Low Sodium Chicken Stock
  • ½ Cup Milk
  • ½ Cup Frank’s Buffalo Sauce
  • ½ Cup Crumbled Blue Cheese
  • 1 Large Egg beaten

Instructions

  1. To make the crust, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Use a pastry cutter to work the butter into the flour mixture until the butter is the size of peas. Mix in the cheese and bacon.
  2. Pour in the buttermilk. Use a wooden spoon to mix the ingredients together until they are wet, sticky dough forms. Turn the dough out on to a heavily floured surface. Use your hands to slightly press the dough into a disk. Cut the disc into four equal portions. Form those into flat discs. Wrap each dough disc in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour and up to 24 hours. You can make the pie crust the night before you want to make the pot pies.
  3. To make the filling, mix the seasonings together in a small bowl. Season each side of the chicken breasts with the mixture. Add olive oil to a skillet and heat over medium for a minute. Add the chicken to the pan. Cook for 10-15 minutes, turning once about half way through. After the chicken is cooked completely, move it to a separate plate, turn the heat down to low on the burner.
  4. Add the butter to the pan. While the butter melts, use two forks to shred the chicken into bite sized pieces.
  5. Once the butter melts, add the celery and carrots. Saute for only three minutes so the vegetables are still a little crunchy. Add the flour and whisk to combine and form a roux. Cook the roux for two minutes.
  6. Slowly pour in the stock and milk while still whisking. Turn the heat up to medium and cook until the sauce thickens, about five minutes. Whisk in the buffalo sauce, add the chicken back to the pan and mix to combine evenly.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Take out a portion of crust and roll out as thin as you can, about 1/8 of an inch thick. Place your large ramekin on the dough and cut about an inch out around the ramekin. Place one dough circle inside of the ramekin, add two to three ladels full of the filling to the crust, sprinkle a big pinch of blue cheese on top, and then cover with the other dough circle. Cut a slit in the top, lightly brush the top crust with egg, and then crimp the two crusts together with a fork or pinch together using your fingers.
  8. Place each prepared pot pie on a large baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes, until the top of each pie is golden brown.
  9. Let the pot pies cool for 5-7 minutes before serving.

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  • laurasmess
    April 6, 2015 at 3:56 am

    So envious that you actually got to meet Stephie and chat over sweet potato fries. So glad that you helped her get over the aforementioned butthead… and that Alex has now shown Stephie how amazing and valuable she really is. SO EXCITED for those two!!! It’s been really lovely to have gotten to know you a little bit too Stefanie, you’re beautiful inside and out and it’s been a privilege to join you guys in this virtual shower! Oh, and last but not least – these pot pies look AMAZING. I can’t wait to make them (now that we’ve well and truly entered autumn weather here in Australia!) xxx

  • Danielle @So Munch Love
    March 31, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Wow, what an awesome idea! I looooove anything with Buffalo sauce. Nice work!

  • DessertForTwo
    March 31, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    You guys are adorable. I love the Stephanies 🙂 And I love partying with you 🙂

  • Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps
    March 31, 2015 at 10:28 am

    I’m mildly obsessed with these pot pies! Buffalo chicken + pot pie = belong together. Happy shower day to Stehpie, so sweet that you have such a bond!

  • Joanne
    March 31, 2015 at 6:11 am

    Awwww I LOVE THIS!! Congrats to Stephie and YUMMMMM to this list of delicious bridal shower eats. I have a soft spot for anything buffalo-flavored, but then you went and covered it in pie crust – GENIUS.

    • Stefanie
      March 31, 2015 at 10:37 am

      We eat something covered in buffalo sauce at least once a week around here haha.

    • Stefanie
      March 31, 2015 at 10:38 am

      Yeah the buffalo filling is all good and everything but it’s sooooo all about that crust!

  • Julie
    March 30, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    These pot pies are perfect for the two of them! I’m so glad she’s had you for a friend the past 3 years. And you used a nicer word that I use for that certain someone that I’m glad is gone. I’m sad I don’t get to meet you, but maybe soon….Thank you for being there and for the lovely words. Love all of you! xoxo

    • Stefanie
      March 30, 2015 at 6:44 pm

      I’m beyond sad and disappointed I will not be there to see this amazing event and finally be able to give you a hug! I also am sad I won’t be able to finally put faces to certain family members I have heard so much about. Thank you for creating such a kind and totally honest lady I am happy to call my friend.

      • Julie
        March 30, 2015 at 9:02 pm

        Totally honest! Hahahaha! Well, that’s one way to call the outspoken women in my family. And, there will be lots of pictures. I always tag facebook with friends of friends, so you should be able to see pictures. Unless they are blurry because I’m crying. I’ll have some videos I hope to take, too, that I’ll post on YouTube. 🙂

        • Stefanie
          March 30, 2015 at 9:27 pm

          Yay! I cannot wait to see how beautiful you and Stephie look! Nuthin wrong with a little good hearted honesty. 😉

  • Amy @Very Culinary
    March 30, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    This is brilliant and so perfect for them. You win!

    • Stefanie
      March 30, 2015 at 5:58 pm

      Thanks Amy!

  • taylor @ greens & chocolate
    March 30, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    I love how this encompasses Stephie and Alex! So creative. I’ve also been on a huge hot sauce/buffalo chicken kick lately and this looks SO. GOOD. to me!

    • Stefanie
      March 30, 2015 at 3:22 pm

      Awe gee thanks Taylor!!

  • Stephie @ Stephie Cooks
    March 30, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    We have been through so much together! I just can’t even believe it. Thank you so much, I am still speechless! Also, how you managed to combine my love of pot pie and Alex’s love of hot sauce is just splendid. xoxoxo I love you so!

    • Stefanie
      March 30, 2015 at 3:23 pm

      I have no amount of words that can even adequately describe how lucky I am to have you in my life!

  • Susan
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    This is incredible and so sweet and I better be going on a blogger date with the two of you when I’m in Chicago in June and also I still feel like a dope that I zoned on it all.

  • Julia
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    First off I love the new look of your site! 🙂 Second I love the looks of this little chicken pot pie. I mean buffalo anything is a winner in my book!

  • Carolyn
    March 30, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Buffalo pot pies? Simply brilliant!

    • Stefanie
      March 30, 2015 at 3:23 pm

      Thanks Carolyn!

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  • Julia
    March 30, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Woop woop! Hiya sista! So happy we get to munch and chat and play all them bridal shower games together! Can’t wait to see you again in the flesh! Cheers to the bad boyfriend days being offically ovah for our gal, Stephie! Have a great Monday! xoxox

    • Julia
      March 30, 2015 at 9:56 am

      P.S. I absolutely LOVE the new look of the site! Did that just happen or am I the slowest person ever to realize the change? Anyhoo, it’s gorgeous!!! 😀

    • Stefanie
      March 30, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      Woo woo!! OMG I loved your letter to Stephie! Thanks for the compliments about the site. It is still under construction a lil bit.

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  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough
    March 30, 2015 at 7:28 am

    I’m so glad to have met both you and Stephie — you both are total gems and I’m so blessed to know you! And these mini pies need to get in mah face ASAP. No seriously. I might make them tonight for dinner.

    • Stefanie
      March 30, 2015 at 8:40 am

      I am so glad that I totally creeped all op on you on twitter after seeing a convo you had with Stephie! Your blogging, writing, photog skills are out of this world and I love having you as another member of a little blogging community!

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
    March 30, 2015 at 7:17 am

    I can’t wait for the day I get to meet both you and Stephie!! This post is so sweet and omg those mini pot pies are 100% PERFECTION!

    • Stefanie
      March 30, 2015 at 8:40 am

      I cannot wait to get to meet you too! And of course consume a mass amount of pies and cookies and gossip!!!