Chicken Pot Pie

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

I adapted this recipe from one that I found online. I can't find my original source anymore, but I think I've changed enough about it to make it my own. I like putting the filling in a 9x13 pan and putting little crusts on top...they are really cute made with my Pampered Chef biscuit cutter/presser (love that gadget for so many uses!)

Simple, yet thick and warm, this is perfect for warming up the family on a cold night.

Chicken Pot Pie

3 carrots, chopped
2 large stalks celery, chopped (include chopped leaves for even more flavor)
4 red potatoes, chopped (skin on or off, your preference)
5 c. chicken stock
4 T. butter
1 large onion, diced
4 T. flour
2 c. chopped chicken or turkey, cooked
1/4 c. milk
1 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
Pie crust: store bought, or make your own (I used this recipe)

Preheat oven to 425.

In a large pot, bring the stock to a boil and add the carrots, celery and potatoes. Simmer for about 15 minutes, or until veggies are tender. Remove veggies with a slotted spoon and pour stock into a separate pan to save for later step.

Melt butter in the pot. Add onion and cook for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add flour and stir constantly to make a roux. Cook for another five minutes, or until the roux begins to smell toasty and darken a little bit in color. Slowly stream in reserved stock while stirring to make the sauce (it will get nice and thick). Cook and stir for another three minutes then turn off heat and slowly stream in the milk. Stir in salt and pepper, then add cooked veggies and the chicken or turkey.

Pour pot pie filling into a large casserole that holds at least two quarts (or divide into individual pies if you want). Roll out the pie crust and cover the pie, pinching the edges closed and cutting slits on top to let out steam (if using a 9x13 pan with little crust circles, you won't have to worry about pinching or slitting anything ;) ).

Bake for 10 minutes, then cover with foil and bake for 25 more minutes.

Goes well in the summer, too, if you serve it with some refreshing watermelon! :)
My boys LOVE pot pie!

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