Food & Love: Chicken Pot Pie

Hi everyone!

New Year….new challenges……. new recipe! Today’s big challenge is baking my first Chicken Pot Pie. I usually collect quick and easy recipes, but when my friend Kaitlin told me that her mom makes the best chicken pot pie, I begged her for the recipe.

Who doesn’t love Chicken Pot Pie? There’s nothing like eating a flaky pie crust with creamy chicken pot pie filling. It is the perfect comfort food during a cold winter day.

Kaitlin gave me a copy of her mom’s recipe, and I bought all the ingredients last Thursday. There’s a winter storm right now in New York, and my hubby and I planned to just stay home this weekend. So, here I am… ready to surprise my sweetheart with a delicious homemade chicken pot pie!

 

Chicken Pot Pie

Patricia C.

Ingredients:

  • 3 boneless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped coarsely
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 carrots, chopped coarsely
  • 3 potatoes, cubed
  • 1 cup peas
  • 5 tbsp. butter
  • 4 tbsp. flour
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 pie crust
  • salt & pepper
  • garlic powder

 

Instructions:

1. Place onion, celery, potatoes, peas, and carrots in a large pot and add just enough water to cover; season with salt and pepper.

2. Bring to a boil over medium heat, simmer for 25 minutes, drain and set aside.

3. Heat a large skillet with 1 tbsp. of butter. Add chicken and garlic; saute until cooked through, then removed from the pan.

4. In the same skillet, melt 4 tbsp. butter, then add 4 tbsp. of flour. Stir constantly to make a roux.

5. Add 3 cups of chicken broth and 1/2 cup heavy cream; stir until thickened.

6. Toss vegetables, chicken, and broth together in a bowl; season to taste.

 

 

7. Pour mixture in pie crust.

8. Place the top crust over the filling. Make sure you have nice fluted edges to prevent leaking. Using a knife, cut 5 slits on the top of the crust.

9. Rub softened butter on the top crust. Sprinkle lightly with garlic powder

10. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until golden brown.

 

How to Make Chicken Pot Pie

 

It’s not only my first time making this pie, but it’s also the first time I made a two-crust filled pie. I don’t know how to flute or crimp the pie crust. Thus, I watched a few videos on YouTube and decided to follow the simplest one – using a fork to crimp the edge. I guess, I still need a little bit more practice on how to crimp and create patterns to make this a more “beautiful” pie (haha😊). Though this pie may not be picture perfect yet,  it is so rich in flavor.

Kaitlin wasn’t kidding when she said it’s the best chicken pot pie! My hubby and I love it so much – we ate half of the pie. And yes… I want more!

 

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Thank you so much for reading. Hope you’re having a nice weekend. Stay safe and warm!

Special Thanks to Kaitlin and Patricia for this delicious recipe. 

 

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23 thoughts on “Food & Love: Chicken Pot Pie

  1. I am not a chicken pot pie fan but I have found that the best chicken pot pie’s are homemade. There is a place out here in Southern California that makes them from scratch and they are the best thing ever. It’s just like apple pie store-bought is OK but hole made is delicious.

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