Monday, November 16, 2009

Cicken Pot Pie

This is one of those dishes that my Mom did not make for me as a kid, nor did I ever eat chicken Pot Pie as a kid. But after getting married my husband he asked me to make this for him. I pretty much had no idea what I was doing, and honestly the first one came out so awful that it took me about three years to try again. And try again is what I did. It came out so good the second time ... that whenever I have left-over chicken in the fridge it NEVER goes to waste a pot pie is made and put in the freezer for when unexpected guests happen to show up for dinner.

Chicken Pot Pie

1 med onion
1 chopped onion
1 chopped carrot
1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup frozen peas
1/3 cup unsalted butter
3 tbsp flour
1/2 can of cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup
1 cup chicken broth/stock
salt n pepper to taste
4 cups of cooked chicken
1 pie crust
1 egg for wash over crust

Preheat oven to 400 degrees (unless you are freezing for later use)
Cook chicken if not already ... cut up tenders and dredge in flour (additional flour) and saute with onions (additional onion) and seasonings, I use Pappy's_Choice Seasonings from CA, it is a good mix of seasonings all in one, I use this in place of salt n pepper. Saute onions, carrots, and potatoes in butter for 10 min, also add the mushrooms and peas 8 min into process. Add flour to saute mix ... one tablespoon at a time, mix and stir well. Combine broth and soup in a separate bowl, whisk until mixed well. Gradually stir into the veggies in the saute pan. cook until thick and bubbly. Add the chicken. Pout into pie pan and top with the crust. Since the crust will be bigger than the top of the pie I usually roll the edges (the crust is the the best part of the pie in some folks opinion so make sure every slice has a good amount of crust). Egg wash the top crust and cut slits in the top to vent. Bake 45 min or until golden brown. If it is coming from the freezer you will have to cook for 60 - 70 min.
Let rest (which is what the pie in the picture is doing) for 20 min before serving.


  1. Oh I don't think I could make such a pretty chicken pot pie. I'm so bad at anything delicate. Your recipe sounds superb. I'm gonna have to get some of that Pappy' seasoning one of these days.

  2. I made your recipe yesterday. It was super delicious. I made two individual chicken pot pies. I had 1/2 and Carlos had 1-1/2! It was really good. The cream of chicken soup made for a nice gravy.