About Mimi’s Cafe
Founded in 1978 by Arthur Simms, who was stationed in France during World War II, Mimi’s Cafe is a neighborhood cafe offering French Inspired American comfort food. In February 2013 Mimi’s Cafe was purchased by Le Duff America, Inc., the North American subsidiary of Groupe Le Duff, a global bakery and restaurant company headquartered in Rennes, France. Since then, the team has launched new dishes reflecting the culinary traditions of fresh ingredients, bistro classics, and American comfort food. There are currently 97 Mimi’s Cafe locations throughout 18 states in the U.S.
Chicken Pot Pie
CHICKEN POT PIE
Mimi's Cafe Copycat Recipe
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cups white mushrooms, sliced
1 cup carrots, diced
1 cup celery, diced
2 cups cooked chicken, diced
3 cups gravy
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
1/4 cup frozen green peas, thawed
1 tablespoon Italian parsley, chopped
kosher salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 egg beaten to blend with 1 tablespoon of water (egg wash)
1 (9 inch) ready made pie crust
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat olive oil in heavy large skillet over medium high heat. Add chopped onion, carrots and celery and saute until browned. Add sliced mushrooms saute until browned and caramelized. Add sliced mushrooms saute until browned and caramelized, about 4 minutes. Add diced chicken, gravy, and thyme. Bring filling mixture to simmer. Season to taste with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Mix in peas and chopped parsley.
Pour filling into 9-inch-deep dish pie tin. Lay out prepared pie crust and cut out vent holes. (Simple slashes or decorations like leaves). Place crust on top filling and pinch edges of crust all around. Brush with egg wash. Bake pot pie until crust is golden and filling is bubbling, 30 to 35 minutes. Remove and let cool slightly before serving.