Wednesday, March 12, 2008

What to eat Wednesday-Chicken Pot Pie

This came from the same friend as the brownies.
This is what she made for us when we had Luke- It arrived at our house the day before we came home from the hospital. I called my mom to check on things, and she said, "you have got to come home so you can eat this chicken pot pie!" I don't know if there will be any left!

I love to make this especially when I need to take a meal to someone. It is so great the first day, but even better the 2nd!

6 Tablespoons butter or margarine
salt to taste
1/8 teaspoon Thyme
6 Tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cup chicken broth
1 1/2 cup half & half ( I have used regular milk-and that works fine)
2 cups cooked, then cubed or torn chicken or turkey
1 large carrot, diced and cooked until done
1/2 cup peas, cooked (I have used 1 cup frozen peas, cooked then drained, instead of fresh peas)
4-6 new potatoes, cooked and cubed
1 double crust pastry shell (pillsbury pie crust-red box- or generic -refrigerated section)

Cook first 5 ingredients on low heat until bubbly. Remove from heat and add chicken broth and cream (or milk). Heat to boiling, stirring constantly till thick. Fold together sauce with chicken and vegetables. Pour into uncooked pastry shell. (can mound high in shell) Put pastry shell on top and finish like you would an apple pie - vents. Bake in preheated oven @425 for 30 minutes.
Serve with tossed salad and rolls.
Serves 6-8


Rachael said...

So funny I looked at your blog today because we had turkey last night and the only thing I can think of to make with the leftovers is a turkey pot pie! It must have been fate!

Kim said...

This was so great to have the other night! see next week:)

Anonymous said...

I'm totally making this soon. I have been craving chicken pot pie But don't actually have a recipe. Now I do, so thanks friend. I am wondering what is with the toucan birdy? It made me smile.

tootles Hill

Meghan said...

Have you ever seen the TV show MONK? He always has chicken pot pie on Tuesdays.

Hilary said...

I made this tonight and it was SO-O good. Thank you for sharing the recipe. The pictures totally inspired me to make it. YUM!

KCAimee said...

Made it and LOVED it!! This recipe is going in my "favorites" book.

hillary said...

Dec. 6th 2011 This is by far the best ch pot pie recipe ever. I make it all the time....perhaps tonight....(I saw you posted it on pinterest)