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:
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.
To the melted butter add the onions, celery and carrots.
Saute until vegetables are tender. Add flour, and stir until smooth, about 1 minute.
Add chicken broth and half & half milk; stir until thickened and bubbly.
adding half & half
Add chicken, peas, salt and pepper.
adding green peas
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.
Remove from oven and allow to cool about 10 minutes before serving.
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.