June 09, 2009

Chicken Pot Pie

Some serious doo doo has hit the fan here, so blog fodder is short for awhile.

Meanwhile, for MikeD, my Chicken Pot Pie recipe. When I cut this in half, I still use two full pie crusts as my family is all about the pie crust... and I keep the egg quantity the same as they're also all about the eggs! :)

Chicken Pot Pie

3 lbs. chicken breasts (This is good for turkey leftovers too)
4 (14 oz or 396 grams) cans chicken broth (I use canned Fat Free or boxed FF)
1 tsp salt
2 tsp pepper
1 stalk celery cut into 2" pieces
1 medium onion, quartered
1 bay leaf
1 (16oz) pkg. frozen mixed vegetables
2 lg. potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
1 cup milk (I use skim)
1/2 tsp salt (I leave this out)
1 1/4 tsp pepper (I leave this out... it's too peppery for me)
1/4 tsp dried thyme
2 boiled eggs, sliced
2 9" refrigerated pie crusts (Pillsbury, comes in the red box in the refrigerator section of Publix)

Combine first 7 ingredients in large Dutch oven; bring to a boil and cook until chicken is tender. If chicken has already been cooked, just allow it to simmer a few minutes for the chicken to pick up some of the flavor and get really tender. Remove chicken. Throw out vegetables and bay leaf. Keep the broth. Cut chicken into bite sized pieces.

Bring broth to a boil again and add frozen vegetables and potatoes. Bring to a boil again and simmer eight minutes or until tender. Remove these veggies from the broth and set aside, then measure out three cups of broth and set it aside too.

Melt butter in Dutch oven over low heat, add flour, stirring constantly. Gradually add three cups of broth and milk, cook over medium heat stirring constantly until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Stir in 1/2 tsp salt and 1 1/4 tsp pepper, and thyme. Add vegetables, chicken and boiled eggs; stir gently. (NOTE: The extra pepper can make this dish spicy, so if you are serving to children or those who do not like spice, leave out the last 1 1/4 tsp pepper. I never include it and it tastes fine.)

Unfold the piecrusts: cut and paste one of them so it fits the bottom of the a 13X9" baking dish and brown it in the oven (about 10 minutes at 400deg.). Spoon the chicken & vegetable mixture on top of the crust and cut and paste the other crust so it covers the top. Cut slits in the top and bake at 400 deg for 20 minutes.
6-8 servings.

Posted by Boudicca at June 9, 2009 09:04 PM

I've been waiting 5 years for this recipe. Thank you!!! Now....serves 6-8......I'm gonna need to make friends... ;-)

Posted by: Tammi at June 9, 2009 09:30 PM

... great recipe!..... and like Tammi, I have waited for it forever!......

Posted by: Eric at June 9, 2009 09:50 PM

Yum. Like Tammi, I better go make some friends....


Posted by: Mary at June 9, 2009 10:15 PM

thank you so much !!

Posted by: Mike D. at June 9, 2009 11:43 PM

Sorry about the serious doo-doo. Hope everything works out.
And thanks for the recipe. Looks like a fav!!

Posted by: pfb at June 10, 2009 07:07 AM

Sheesh. All y'all had to do was ask! I had it posted at my old site in a Carnival of the Recipes! I posted it like four years ago!!! :)

Hey, a quick tip. As I'm boiling up the chicken and spices, I go ahead and bake the first crust. Just remember to turn on the timer as I have burned it, getting distracted. Anyway, that way, when the filling is done, I can just pour it over the precooked crust, put the other on, and bake.

It reheats well. And... it does take awhile to prepare.

Posted by: Bou at June 10, 2009 08:13 AM

mmmm. sorry things are exploding around you. email if you need to chat!

Posted by: Oddybobo at June 10, 2009 08:26 AM

Thanks for the "quick tip." I just re-ordered the instructions on my Word copy to show that. I'm all about multi-tasking and trying to do 2 things at once....

Posted by: George at June 10, 2009 10:31 AM

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Posted by: JihadGene at June 10, 2009 11:18 AM

Wow! I can comment today. Good chicken pot pie recipe!

Posted by: JihadGene at June 10, 2009 11:20 AM

Thanks for sharing, Bou! That sounds delicious! Now I only wish my stove were working :(

I hope the doo doo is not too deep.

Posted by: PeggyU at June 10, 2009 01:53 PM

For those of you needing add'l friends to help you eat the pot pie --- I have several openings. Just email me the date, time & your address. Put another plate on the table and expect ME!

Posted by: DammitWomann at June 11, 2009 05:56 PM