Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Chicken Pot Pie

For all you Math wiz's today is Pi Day,and for those who don't know what that is its how you measure the circumference of a circle. For us baker's, it's a day to celebrate our favorite circular dish, PIE. Pies are the greatest things, they can be sweet or savory, full size or small enough to fit in your hand. I am a big fan of both sweet pies, apple and sweet potato to be specific. But today we are going savory with Chicken Pot Pie.

Chicken Pot Pies hold a special place in my heart. I remember when I was a kid and having the little personal size one that you pop in the microwave, oh yeah those were the days. I know probably not best think to eat, but I loves them anyway. My version is a great semi-homemade version to transition from this winter to spring weather. Yes, semi-homemade I just didn't have the patience to deal with pie dough. I had 2 members under the weather one of them being me, so I caved and got store made dough. The recipe is really easy whether you make your own dough or not. Normally people use chicken breast, but I had some nice chicken thighs so I used that.

Chicken Pot Pie

1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, diced into cubes
1 bag of frozen mixed vegetables
1 stick butter, divided
1/2 medium onion, diced
1/3 cup flour
1 1/2 cup chicken stock
2/3 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Season chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder and italian seasoning.

Melt 2 tbsp butter in a pan. Add chicken and cook through.

Add frozen vegetables, and warm through. Check season and add more salt and pepper if needed.

Transfer to another bowl.

In the same pan melt 1/3 cup of butter. Add onions and saute until soft.

Add flour and cook until you have a light brown rue. Add milk and chicken stock.

Cook over medium low heat until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Roll out pie dough and press into pie pan. Add chicken-vegetable mixture to pie pan, and pour gravy over mixture.

Place top crust and crimp edges. Cut a few ventilation slits in the crust and brush with some melted butter.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Let rest 15 minutes before you dig in.

I hope you try this recipe soon before the weather warms up to much. Happy Pi Day! Be blessed and enjoy.


  1. This looks so good! We love chicken pot pie, so I will be making this next week. I love the semi-homemade idea. Thanks for sharing.


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