Sunday, January 8, 2012

Chicken Pot Pie

It's been a while since I did a recipe post, but this one is very deserving.  It finally feels like winter here in NC (well, it did the day I made this), and I have been craving and making some true comfort food.  This Chicken Pot Pie is not too difficult, but definitely takes some prep time.  However, it is completely worth it!  Enjoy!

Chicken Pot Pie

Here's what you'll need:

1 cup of diced potatoes (about 1-2 Russet potatoes)
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1/2 cup flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup half and half
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 pre-made pie crusts (I use store-bought, refrigerated ones.)
4 cups chicken (I use a rotisserie chicken and just pull all the meat off.  It always equals right about 4 cups!)

First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees and pull all the meat off the chicken (or cook and dice your own chicken.) Set aside.

Then, get to work chopping all those veggies!

Next, melt the butter in a large saucepan and saute the veggies for about 10 minutes, or until they are tender.

Sprinkle the flour over the veggies and stir it together for about one minute.  Mix the broth with the half and half, and gradually add the mixture to the veggies.  Cover it and let it cook until it gets thick and bubbly (about 5-8 minutes).

Now it's time to stir in the chicken, salt, and pepper.

Finally, pour the chicken/veggies mixture into a 2 qt. casserole dish.  (I usually do it in my oval, French White CorningWare.)  Unroll the two pie crusts (if necessary) and place them - one on top of the other - over the dish.  Pinch off any excess dough.  Use a fork to seal the edges and cut a few slits in the crusts so steam can vent out.

Bake it in your preheated oven for 40-50 minutes.  (Watch the crust.  If the edges start to get too brown, just place a piece of foil loosely over the pie until it is finished cooking.)

Here's what you get . . . . . . 

Oooohhhhhhh . . . . Ahhhhhhh . . . . . . 

Like I said, it's really not hard, but it does take some time and effort.  The end result is delicious, though!


Martha said...

Yum! Chicken Pot Pie is one of the only meat dishes that my daughter will eat. The recipe that I use is a little less homemade than yours, so I'm definitely going to try your version. Thanks!

A.E. said...

Mmmmmmmm...... that looks so satisfying. Especially since I'm really hungry right now. My mom would put the filling in a crockpot and make biscuits instead of making a pie crust when she made chicken pot pie.

Robin Kramer said...

Chicken pot pie is one of my absolute favorites -- such comfort food! Looks wonderful, Lisa!

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