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Chicken Pot Pie

I love making this dish!  It is full of simple ingredients, but is so comforting and tasty.  It could absolutely be a one-dish meal, but I usually pair it with a vegetable or a salad.  Leftovers can be quickly re-heated in the microwave oven the next day.  If you don’t have time to make your own pie crust, just pick up a package of refrigerated pie crust at the grocery store.

Here is what you’ll need to make it:

ingredients

4 cups cooked chicken, 2 cups chicken broth, 1 cup half & half milk, 1 cup carrots, chopped, 1 cup celery, chopped, 1 cup onions, chopped, 1/2 tsp. black pepper, 1 tsp. salt, 1/3 cup butter, 1 cup frozen green peas, 1/2 cup plain flour, and also 2 pie crusts (not shown)

To begin, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

melting butter

To the melted butter add the onions, celery and carrots.

adding vegetables

Saute until vegetables are tender.  Add flour, and stir until smooth, about 1 minute.

adding flour

Add chicken broth and half & half milk; stir until thickened and bubbly.

adding broth

adding half & half

Add chicken, peas, salt and pepper.

adding green peas

adding chicken

adding salt and pepper

Place 1 pie crust in a 2 quart casserole dish;add filling mixture.

adding filling to pastry-lined dish

Place second pie crust on top of filling.

topping with 2nd crust

Using a knife, place a couple of slits in the top crust to allow the steam to release as it cooks.  Place in a 375 degree oven, and bake for 1 hour.

after baking

Remove from oven and allow to cool about 10 minutes before serving.

Dinner's ready!

I served mine with a simple green salad and corn on the cob.  Time to eat!

Here is the recipe:

Chicken Pot Pie

1 cup onion, chopped

1 cup celery, chopped

1 cup carrots, chopped

1/3 cup butter, melted

1/2 cup plain flour

2 cups chicken broth

1 cup half & half milk

4 cups cooked chopped chicken

1 cup frozen green peas

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper

2 pie crusts

Saute first 3 ingredients in butter over medium-high heat until tender.  Add flour, stirring until smooth, about 1 minute.  Add chicken broth and half & half.  Cook, stirring until thick and bubbly. Add chicken, peas, salt and pepper.  Cook until heated through.  Place 1 pie crust in a 2 quart casserole dish.  Add filling.  Top with second pastry and with a sharp knife place a couple of slits into the top pastry.  Cook in 375 degree oven for 1 hour.  Remove from oven and allow cooling for about 10 minutes before serving.

 

 

2 Comments

  1. We’re doing the same as you – lots of canning! Haven’t done ppelas yet, but hope to in the next week or two. Your pie looks fabulous, love the cute shapes on top! I skipped apple pie filling last year, and I missed it so much. Definitely on the to-do list for this year. :-) Love seeing the whole family taking part, too – great photos!

  2. Wow. I love your site! This is my first visit here, as you can probably tell.I polesnalry can’t get by without my Pyrex pie dishes when baking pies. Here’s the curious thing, though: My Mom has a round Pyrex cake dish. The other one broke years ago. She doesn’t use it much, but me, I wanted a complete set in which to bake a traditional two-layer cake. (Most of my family are not into cooking all that much — for them, a cake dish is a 9 13!)So when I realized last year that my 1960s oven has seen better days, it occurred to me that it would be so much better to compensate for how unevenly it heats by baking cakes in a Pyrex dish — but all that’s on store shelves nowadays are the pie dishes!I want to see all my baked items through those great dishes. If one side bakes faster, you can simply turn them around and easily watch them from the underside.For the life of me, I can’t figure out why Pyrex discontinued the very dish that started their company so many decades ago.I wrote to them and they confirmed that the cake dishes are gone.All that are left on the market are the metal kind. They get scratched and dented up in my crowded cupboards pretty fast.Now I’m on eBay searching — and finding that the vintage Pyrex cake dishes are a pretty penny!

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