how to make roux for chicken pot pie

how to make roux for chicken pot pie

How to Make Roux for Chicken Pot Pie

A roux is an essential ingredient to make a perfect chicken pot pie. Follow these simple steps to create the perfect roux.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour


  1. Melt the butter. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low-medium heat. Allow for the butter to melt slowly to avoid burning.
  2. Whisk in the flour. Once the butter has melted, remove the saucepan from the heat, and add the flour. Using a whisk, mix together the flour until it is completely incorporated and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Return the mixture to the heat. Place the pan back on the heat and continue whisking the roux, but do not burn it. The mixture will begin to thicken; stir continuously to avoid any lumps forming.
  4. Cook the roux. Keep stirring the roux until it is lightly golden or mahogany in color. Stir frequently to prevent burning, but allow it to brown.
  5. Remove the roux from the heat. When the roux is still slightly light in color, remove it from the heat.
  6. Use the roux. Once the roux has cooled a few minutes, it is ready to be used in your chicken pot pie recipe.

Your roux is now ready to be added to the chicken pot pie for a delicious and creamy texture. Enjoy!