Thursday, October 28, 2010

Semi-Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

(Semi-homemade because I used pre-made pie crust)

I am going to share the recipe I used for my chicken pot pie today as the next installment of my fall recipe series. I made it for dinner last night, and it was pretty good!

You can use whatever vegetables you want to mix with the chicken. I used carrots, celery, and potatoes. The actual recipe called for peas, but Luke hates peas. So I substituted the potatoes for peas, and I'm glad I did!The recipe I used can be found here, but I'm going to re-type it with some changes I made:

1 pound skinless, boneless chicken
breast halves - cubed
1 cup sliced carrots
2 large russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup sliced celery
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1 tablespoon 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 (220 degrees C.)
2. In a saucepan, combine chicken, carrots, potatoes, and celery. Add water [or chicken broth] to cover and boil for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and set aside.
3. In the saucepan over medium heat, cook onions in butter until soft and translucent. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, celery seed, and garlic powder. Slowly stir in chicken broth and milk. Simmer over medium-low heat until thick. Remove from heat and set aside.
4. Place the chicken mixture in bottom pie crust [I had brushed the bottom pie crust with egg white and baked it for 5 minutes by itself before doing this]. Pour hot liquid mixture over. Cover with top crust, seal edges, brush with egg white, and cut away excess dough. Make several small slits in the top to allow steam to escape.
5. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

This meal was absolutely PERFECT for a cold day. It is one of those foods that really "sticks to your bones," as my mom would say. I felt so warm, full, and content after eating this for dinner last night...just writing about it, my mouth is watering for more. Try it!


  1. Yummo! That looks like such a perfect fall recipe! I can taste the goodness :-) Thanks for sharing it :-)

  2. You ALWAYS make me wish I could come over for dinner!!!!!! YUMM-O!! I can't wait to try this. I LOVE chicken pot pie, but just can't seem to find a recipe I LOVE. This one sounds fabulous!

    Thank you for sharing! I'm just sitting at conferences and had a 5 minute thought I'd say "hi." :)

    Have a wonderful night!


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