Thursday, January 23, 2014

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Since we have started doing meal planning, I know where I am going each day when it comes to dinner. It is almost a relief to know ahead of time what we are having and it makes it easier to try new dishes, since it is not all last minute. I have never made a chicken pot pie before, well a homemade one anyway, but since I knew THAT is what was on the list I was ready to give it a go and I am so glad I did. Not only did it turn out awesome, but it helped build my confidence in the kitchen. Maybe I am not a bad cook after all, maybe I was just too scared to try!

So here it is, my world famous (okay, okay, maybe not world famous, but defiantly a hit in my house) chicken pot pie…




Ingredients

2  9 inch pie crusts (I made ours from scratch)
Chicken breast cubed 
Chopped carrots 
Chopped celery 
Peas
1/3 cup butter 
1/3 cup chopped onion 
1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/4 teaspoon black pepper 
1 3/4 cups chicken broth (a can)
2/3 cup milk 

For the chicken, carrots celery and peas I put in what looked right to me. I am not a big pea fan, so I put less then the rest of the other items. It really is all up to what you like, but for me, it was about equal parts chicken and carrots about half as much celery and a dashing of peas. Yeah, you know you like how I measured that out don’t you! LOL If I had to figure it out I would say about a pound of chicken. In a pan I put the veggies and chicken and poured in water to just cover them and then boiled it till the carrots were done…. Around 20 minutes. If you are using canned peas, DO NOT put them in the pan…. Just add them to the mix when everything else is done cooking. Drain the liquid from the contents of your pan and set it to the side.


Next I sautéed…. Yes *I* sautéed…. the onions in the butter till they were tender. Then I added in the remaining ingredients. Make sure you whisk it so the flour doesn’t clump. Simmer and stir this over medium low heat till it thickens up like gravy.

Now it is time to construct the pot pie…. Place the bottom crust in your pan. Next put your chicken and veggie mix in. Now pour the “gravy” over the top. I stirred it in a little and didn’t quite use all of it. Place the top crust on and pinch the edges closed. Use a knife to make slits in the top crust to let some of the steam escape during cooking.

All that is left is to pop that bad boy in the over at 425 degrees for around 35 minutes. You will know when it is done because the crust will get that golden brown to it. Now I know some of you are sitting there going, “but I need precise measurements!” No you don’t! That is one of the great things I am learning about cooking is, winging it, adding your own touch, THAT is what makes a great dish…. That and LOVE. Now everyone say “awwwww” and go make a chicken pot pie!

Building of the pie!!

47 comments:

  1. Chicken pot pie is a favorite in my house too, and like you I don't measure anything. Nothing at all. One thing that I do differently though, is my kids don't like the actual chicken! Even though I do use chicken broth, I don't use any actual meat in ours. The kiddos call it chickenless pot pie.

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    1. I don't like big pieces of chicken so I cut mine of very small and it cooked down and you didn't even notice it! I like the idea of chickenless pot pie... that's cute.

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  2. I have never cooked the chicken like this before I made our potpie. I'm going to have to try it out baby time. Its cold here today potpie would be perfect!

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  3. My sister loooooooves chicken pot pie she would eat every is she could ! I think I will try this!

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    1. If you like it, yeah!!! If you don't.... shhhhh LOL

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  4. Bartini Lee BollingerJanuary 23, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    Looks awesome! I LOVE chicken pot pie and have always wanted to try making it from scratch. Thank you so much for posting this! One question: will you please also share how you made the pie crust (or maybe point me in the right direction if you have already shared it somewhere)? Thanks again!

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    1. I used lard in mine that is why I didn't share it as not many people have that on hand LOL A simple cryst has flour, water, fat and salt. Fat can be any kind, butter, lard, that stuff in a can they call shortening. It depends on what type of fat you want to use.

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  5. Yum! I have always loved Chicken Pot Pie since I was a child and this sounds delicious with the carrots and vegetables in. Thanks so much for sharing. Visiting from Tapas Tuesday Blog Hop! Pinning!

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    1. Thanks for hosting AND pinning!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

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  6. I love your measuring, to funny. This looks fantastic. Thanks for linking at the Wake up Wed. hop. Hugs

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  7. I use your style of measuring all the time. Thanks for linking up to Tapas Tuesday! I love pot pies :)

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    1. LOL It is the only way to measure, right?

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  8. I love chicken pot pie! Thanks for sharing at Food on Friday (and thanks for being my featured blogger this week.)

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    1. Thanks for having me. It was fun to get to the hop and see it!!!

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  9. Hi! First time visitor from Friendship Friday! I was so happy to find your recipe! I have been wanting to try chicken pot pie, and you have inspired me to give it a go! Have a great day!

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    1. So glad your here!!! This was my first one and I must say I was surprised how well it went. I wonder why I was so scared and never tried it before!

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  10. This does look good. We may try it... Who knows: it could be world famous soon! ;) Thanks for linking up!

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  11. Yum yum. So delicious and healthy.

    Coming from Simple Saturday Blog Hop. Come-by and visit me.

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  12. I need to meal plan. It is too crazy after homeschooling all day to try to come up with something for dinner. :-) Your Pot Pie looks so good! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/02/try-new-recipe-tuesday-february-4.html

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    1. I am going to try to homeschool next year and I think I will make my son help me make dinner... home ec, right?

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  13. This just looks so yummy, can not wait to try it! With this cold weather this would be awesome! I just wanted to let you know that your pot pie was featured on my blog at Tuesdays with a Twist #44 this week. Thanks again.

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  14. I love chicken pot pie, and should make them more often. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Best of the Weekend. Pinned to our party board. :)

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  15. Beautiful, delicious looking pie... yum. :)

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  16. This look delicious, thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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  17. This looks SO good!!
    Thanks for sharing and linking up with me today!

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    1. And it tastes good. For one, something I cook (not bake) came out tasting good AND looking good LOL

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  18. Perfect comfort food! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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    1. It's like a hug from mom... except my mom never made this LOL

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  19. Your chicken pie looks so yummy. And, you make it look so easy to make. I definitely will give this recipe a try. Thank you :)

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    1. It is pretty easy. I am a great baker, but stink are real cooking, and well, I pulled it off so it must be easy LOL

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  20. I definitely want to be brave and try to make my own chicken pot pie, too! :-) Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." Hope you can join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2015/01/try-new-recipe-tuesday-january-13.html

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  21. Comfort food! This looks great - so hearty. Thanks! Pinned!

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  22. Chicken Pot Pie is such wonderful winter comfort food! Thanks so much for linking up to Awesome Life Friday - I hope you'll come back again this week!

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  23. Thank you so much for attending week 16 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post, I can't wait to see what you have in store for our next party, Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight. Your post has been added to the #PureBlogLove Pinterest board for all to see :) Have a great day!
    Nicole

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  24. This looks so great! I have never made chicken pot pie and it's probably because it seems so hard, but this looks like something I could do! Plus I'm thinking everyone in my family would love it too (we have some picky eaters). Thanks for linking this up to Totally Terrific Tuesday last week. I just signed on as a co-host and I would to see you stop by this week!

    Thanks for sharing
    Sharon
    herorganizedchaos.com

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    1. If my unskilled being can pull it off.... you can so rock this!

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