Mama's Chicken Pot Pie

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Aurora McBee

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@aurora

Love in a pie pan!

Pot pies made regular appearances at our dinner table growing up. They were an easy way for Mama to use up leftovers. To me, they are the ultimate comfort food. You just can't beat flaky pastry, fresh veggies, rich gravy, and a great way to use up leftover meat!

The recipe can be easily altered for beef roast, leftover turkey, or pork roast. Rotisserie chicken also works well in place of the chicken breasts.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2
    chicken breasts, diced (rotisserie chicken, leftover turkey,or pork/beef roast shredded)
  • 2
    ribs celery, chopped
  • 3-4
    carrots, sliced thin
  • 1/2 medium
    onion, minced
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 4
    red potatoes, diced
  • 1 small pinch
    sage or thyme (i use sage for poultry, thyme for beef or pork)
  • 2 c
    chicken stock (change stock according to which meat you're using)
  • 2 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  • ·
    salt & pepper, as needed, to taste
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1
    double crust pie pastry

How to Make Mama's Chicken Pot Pie

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 375*.
  2. In a medium size pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, carrots, celery, and potatoes. Cook for 5-8 minutes, until onions begin to turn translucent.
  3. While your vegetables are cooking, prepare 2-crust pie dough. (see first comment below for a link to my crust recipe) Roll out half, and place in a deep dish pie plate.
  4. Add chicken to vegetables. Season with sage or thyme and pepper (don't add salt yet). Cook until chicken is no longer pink. (If using pre-cooked meat, cooking the meat again is not necessary)
  5. Add chicken stock to vegetable/chicken mixture and bring to a boil. Mix cornstarch with 4-6 tablespoons of cold water and mix into boiling mixture. Return to boil and thicken to desired gravy consistency. Taste and add salt as needed.
  6. Pour hot mixture into crust-lined pie plate.
  7. Roll out top crust and place over mixture. Trim crusts, roll under, and crimp edges. Make 4-6 slits in top, place in oven and bake, 35-45 minutes, until crust is golden brown.

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About Mama's Chicken Pot Pie

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #leftovers



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