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The BEST Chicken Pot Pie Ever!

By MarthaRayDeen . MarthaRayDeen

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MarthaRayDeen's Story

I get a request from my family to make this dish at LEAST once a month. I typically make two at a time as these are eaten up quickly and they're wonderful to share with a neighbor.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Pot pie has been a comfort food for my family for many years and this one is sure to be in our line up in the future. Delish!


2 lb
chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
2 c
chicken broth (enough to cover breasts)
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
ground black pepper
1 1/2 c
half and half
3 Tbsp
butter (yes, 3 tablespoons!)
1 medium
onion, chopped
1 c
celery, chopped
1/3 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 c
frozen mixed vegetables, thawed (i use green beans, corn, carrots and peas)
2 medium
potatoes, cooked and cubed (or 1 can small white potatoes, cubed)
1 Tbsp
parsley, freshly chopped
1/2 tsp
thyme, dried
pie pastry (for double crust pie)
egg, lightly beaten

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large saucepan over medium high heat, combine the chicken breasts, chicken broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Cover and let simmer for 30 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear.
Remove the chicken and let cool. Pour the remaining chicken broth mixture into a measuring cup. Let stand; spoon off fat. Add enough canned broth to equal 1 cup if needed. Add half and half to the broth mixture to equal 2 1/2 cups. Cut chicken into 1/2 inch pieces.
In the same pan, melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Add the onion and celery. Saute, stirring, for 3 minutes. Stir in flour until well blended. Gradually stir in broth mixture and the herbs. Simmer, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens and boils. (you will think this is TOO MUCH liquid, but it's not). Add the chicken and vegetables to the broth and stir to combine. Line a deep pie dish with one of the pastries and pour mixture in, almost to the top.
Cover mixture with second pastry, making sure to "seal the edges" by pinching together the top and bottom then pressing against the lip of the dish. Cut a few vent holes in the pastry then brush pastry with beaten egg. Use any leftover scraps from the pastries to make a design on top.
Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. Let cool for 10 minutes and serve.
When done, the inside ingredients will be thick and creamy.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom

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ChGosnell Stout Shelly_Vanderwey
Jan 22, 2015
The best ever. I have tried so many over the past 17 years. Only one has the taste and texture to go with my pastry dough that i make from scratch. First time making i also thought that is a bit thin. After baking i got it. Thanks your sharing these. A family must. Even if you have any left its still good to reheat on low temp in oven.
Blondie Pussycat blondie8080
Dec 8, 2014
MarthaRay~good for you. This coming weekend, I'm gonna drag some deboned turkey outta the freezer, and make your pie!
MarthaRayDeen . MarthaRayDeen
Dec 8, 2014
I made four pies with the TDay leftovers and froze two of them for later :D
Blondie Pussycat blondie8080
Dec 3, 2014
MarthaRay~I will take some leftover turkey from the freezer tonight to thaw for this wonderful dish. In a couple of weeks, I'll thaw some more for turkey carcass soup. I bought a 17 + lb turkey for Thanksgiving so I can make wonderful meals later. I've got seven 1/2 gal freezer bags full of turkey. HOORAY!
Thanks again for reminding me to make this again. It's been 2 yrs since I did.
Francine Nicole Francine_Nicole
Dec 2, 2014
Making this recipe tonight looks really good.