Tuesday, April 21, 2009

What's Cookin' -- Chicken Pot Pie

I've been wanting to make this for some time, now.  I made a crust for a quiche that we didn't care for, but my husband said the crust would be perfect for chicken pot pie.  I made it tonight and it was delicious.  I found the recipe here, but after reading the reviews, I modified it a little.  Here's what I did!

Chicken Pot Pie

Crust x 2
1 stick butter (1/2 cup -- room temperature)
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
4 Tbsp ice cold water

1/2 pound chicken
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1/4 cup frozen peas
1/4 cup frozen corn
1 small potato, diced
1 celery stalk
2 Tbsp butter
1/3 cup onion, chopped
1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
14 oz can chicken broth (or homemade chicken stock)
2/3 cup milk

Crust directions:  
1. Mix flour and salt together.
2. Cut butter into sections and mix in flour salt mixture with pastry  cutter or whisk. Mix until butter is pea size.
3. Mix in water and use fork to mix all together.  
4. Form into two balls, wrap with cling wrap, and refrigerate for up to 4 hours.  

Filling directions:
1. Boil vegetables (except onions) and chicken for 15 minutes. Drain.
2. Meanwhile put one crust in a 9 inch pie plate and bake for 8 minutes at 425 degrees.
3. In saucepan, melt butter and add onions until translucent.  Stir in flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder.
4. Slowly stir in milk and chicken broth.  Bring to boil, then simmer until sauce thickens.
5. Mix vegetables with sauce.
6. Pour into pie plate (after baking crust for 8 minutes)
7.  Place other crust over mixture.  Make several cuts in top crust to allow steam to escape.
8. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

1 comment:

Marcia@Frugalhomekeeping said...

My son's always asking me to make chicken pot pie so now I'll have to try your recipe. Thanks. It sounds very good.


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