Friday, November 4, 2011

Food Friday - Chicken Pot Pie

I love chicken pot pie, so when I saw this recipe on AllRecipes.com, I jumped at the chance to make it. Tyler loved it!!! Leftovers are great too. I am going to warn you though, this recipe makes two pies worth, not one. But you CAN freeze the second one if you don't want to cook it right away.

You will need:

  • 2 cups diced peeled potatoes
  • 1 3/4 cups sliced carrots
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup butte
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 cup frozen peas (Hannah)
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  •   2 pastries for a 9 inch double crust pie
The most time consuming part was cooking the chicken. Otherwise it took about 20 minutes to make!

Step 1: Prepare your ingredients and preheat oven to 425*.

Step 2: Put potatoes and carrots in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and set aside.

Step 3: Saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in the flour, salt, thyme and pepper until blended. Gradually stir in broth and milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened (it only took about 1.5 minutes for me. be sure to remove from heat RIGHT away or it starts to stick to the bottom of the pan). Add the chicken, peas, corn, potatoes and carrots; remove from the heat. 

Step 4: Line 9-in. pie plate with bottom pastry; trim even with edge of plate. Fill pastry shell with chicken mixture. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pies. Cut slits or decorative cutouts in pastry. Place over filling; trim, seal and flute edges. Now I am no chef so I don't have a clue how to flute the edges. This is the best I could do.


Step 5: Bake one potpie at 425 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting. Cover and freeze remaining potpie for up to 3 months. 

It looked so good that we just dug right in and I forgot to take a picture. This is what it looks like (thank goodness AllRecipes.com has pictures!!!

One thing we maybe would have done differently is added garlic to the chicken when we cooked it. Just to add a bit of extra flavor.

Good luck! Let me know if you try this one!

Melissa

3 comments:

  1. YUM! I LOVE chicken pot pies, especially now that the weather is getting cooler. I can't wait to try it out! Have a great weekend :)

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  2. I love chicken pot pies! This recipe seems really easy, too, which is a plus since I always run short on time.

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  3. Oh my goodness! I just had dinner and my mouth is watering! Thanks for this recipe! Looks fabulous!

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Thanks for your sweet words!!

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