How to poach chicken
Place chicken in a large wide pot. Fill with just enough water to cover chicken. Add a quartered onion, a bay leaf and 8 peppercorns. Bring to a boil over high, then reduce heat. Simmer, turning chicken once, until cooked through, about 12 min.
How to use puff pastry for pot pie
Puff pastry is made up of layers of pastry dough and chilled butter or vegetable shortening. When it’s baked, the moisture in the fat steams, which causes the pastry layers to separate and create a flaky texture. For the best texture and most rise, try not to re-fold, patch or overwork the dough.