Monday, January 23, 2012

Chicken Pot Pie

I have to confess that this recipe for Chicken Pot Pie is not super healthy, but completely scrumptious.

Yesterday, it was gloomy and cold here in North Carolina, so it was a perfect day for Chicken Pot Pie. Of course I had already planned this meal, so whether it was cold or not Pot Pie would have still been on the menu.

If you missed my menu planning post for this week I talked about how I purchased several refrigerated pie crusts over the holidays and was not able to use them. Therefore I decided to use some of them this week before their expiration.

This is the first time I have ever made Chicken Pot Pie and my husband said it was divine. My six-year old took one look at it and said "I am not going to eat this". Well, we convinced him to try it and he said "this is delicious mommy". It took a little more coaxing to get my three-year old to eat the Chicken Pot Pie, and although it was not his favorite dish he did not complain.

Chicken Pot Pie


2 Refrigerated pie crusts
1 Tbsp butter
1 Carrots, diced
1/2 Onion, diced
1 Celery stalk, diced
8 oz Fresh or frozen corn
8 oz Green beans (I used no salt canned green beans because that is what I had on hand)
2 Cups chicken (I used leftover chicken from Sunday night's dinner)
1 Can cream of chicken soup
2-4 Tbsp skim milk
1 Tbsp butter, melted (to spread on top of pie crust) - optional
Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 450°.

Heat 1 Tbsp of butter in skillet over medium heat. Add carrots, onion, and celery. Cook for about 5 minutes or until soft. Add corn and cook an additional minute or two depending on if they are frozen.

Remove from heat add green beans, chicken, cream of chicken and milk. Stir together to combine. Add pepper.

Roll crust out into pie pan according to directions. Fill crust with chicken mixture. Roll the other crust out and fit it over top of pie filling. Press edges together and cut slits in the middle of the pie.

Brush butter on top of crust and cook for 20-24 minutes or until golden brown.

Cut into individual slices and serve.


Unknown said...

OK- you're on---this is definitely a WDW recipe!!!