Cut shortening into flour in small bowl, add salt and sprinkle the water on the top. Mix lightly. May add small amount of water to moisten all of flour. Roll out thinly for top of pie.
Melt margarine, blend in flour and seasonings. Cook, stirring until smooth and bubbly. Stir in broth and cream, bring to boil, stir constantly, boil 1 minute. Stir in chicken, pimento. Pour into baking dish, top with pastry. Bake 350F until crust is brown, about 15 minutes.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana