November 16, 2012

Chicken Pot Pie

For way too long, Jordan and I ate those nasty frozen Banquet chicken pot pies thinking they were a filling, quick and cheap dinner. What was I expecting out of a 50 cent convenience food really? Anyway, once I started cooking more, I realized how horrible those are for you and how terrible they actually taste.
This was my first ever homemade chicken pot pie and I loved it! The filling was very creamy and I loved the addition of shredded chicken instead of the classic cubed. I'm a little sassy when it comes to how my chicken is prepared for some reason.
Anyway, this will be a major hit at your house because it is pure comfort food. Mega yum!


Chicken Pot Pie
Adapted from AllRecipes
1 large chicken breast, cooked and shredded
1 cup sliced carrots
1/4 cup sliced celery
1 cup frozen green peas
1/3 cup butter
1 tsp. onion powder
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 3/4 cups chicken broth
2/3 cup milk
2 (9-inch) unbaked pie crusts

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
2. In a saucepan, combine carrots, peas and celery. Add enough water to cover vegetables and boil for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, drain, stir in chicken and set aside.
3. Melt butter in a saucepan and stir in flour, salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder. Slowly stir in chicken broth and milk. Simmer over medium-low heat until thick. Remove from heat and set aside.
4. Form one pie crust into the bottom of a pie pan or dish and place the chicken/veggie mixture on top of it. Pour hot liquid mixture over, being careful not to overfill. Cover with top crust, seal edges and cut away excess dough. Make several small slits in the top to allow steam to escape.
5. Place on a baking sheet in case of spills and bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until pastry is golden and filling is bubbly. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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