chicken pot pie

Chicken Pot Pie: the ultimate comfort food.  Don’t you agree?  This isn’t a “regular” on our menu–I only make it once every few months–but when I do, it’s always received with eager taste buds!

Chicken Pot Pie

1/4 c. butter

2 medium carrots, chopped

1 medium onion, chopped

2 celery hearts, chopped

1 tsp. minced garlic

2 c. cooked chicken (cubed or shredded)

1/4 c. flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1 1/2 c. chicken broth (homemade is best!)

1/2 c. half & half (or whole milk)

1 c. frozen peas

1 tsp. fresh thyme (1/4 tsp. dried)

2 9-inch pie crusts

 Heat butter in large skillet over medium heat; add carrots, onions, garlic and celery.  (I didn’t have celery on hand when I made this pie, but I usually include it in the recipe.)  Saute for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. 

Add chicken, then sprinkle the flour, salt and pepper over the mixture.  Stir to coat evenly.

Stir in chicken broth and half & half.  Bring to a boil then lower heat to simmer.  Stir in frozen peas and thyme; heat through.

If using homemade pie crust (I recommend Martha’s Pate Brisee or Laura’s Yogurt Pie Crust) roll out and place in pie pan.  Bake crust at 400 degrees for 5 minutes. 

Roll out second pie crust and cut into strips, 1 1/2″ wide. You’ll need 6-8 strips, depending on how you arrange the lattice top crust.

Transfer chicken mixture into the prebaked crust.  Top with strips of dough in a lattice pattern.

Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until crust is golden brown.  Allow to sit 5-10 minutes before serving.



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6 Responses to chicken pot pie

    • Abby says:

      Hey, I just realized yours was the 1000th comment on the blog! Maybe you should win a prize. I’ll make you a chicken pot pie sometime. 🙂

  1. Katya Voss says:

    Your pictures are making me hungry! 😉 I love chicken pot pie, but hardly ever can seem to find time to make the “real” version…I have a recipe for a really fast version that uses cream cheese and chicken broth in the filling, and instead of a crust has a biscuit mixture on top. It’s different but still quite delicious…unfortunately all chicken pot pie is off the menu for the moment cause baby is so picky about vegetables…but I look forward to trying your recipe once that phase is over!

    • Abby says:

      Oooo, that sounds yummy too. Chicken and biscuits, chicken and dumplings, chicken pot pie…anything along those lines makes me happy. 🙂

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