Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Easy chicken pot pie, the ultimate comfort food.

pot pie recipe


This time of year I love casserole type dinners. Real comfort food. A couple times a year I like to make Chicken Pot Pie. Not a favorite of my husbands but every once in a while the cook rules and I make it. What is not to love about creamy baked goodness surrounded by crust. I love pie crust. It's my favorite part.  So the other  night I craved this dish but had no ready made pie crusts in the freezer. What to do? I didn't want to roll out a pie crust. I wanted easy. Off to my Better Homes and Gardens cookbook and found a recipe called:

Easy Oil Pastry (and it was easy and yummy too)

For one piecrust...
1 1/4 c. flour
1 tblsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 c. cooking oil
3 tblsp. milk
In a medium bowl stir together the flour, sugar and salt. Add oil and milk all at once to flour mixture. Stir lightly with fork. Form into a ball. Press a little more than half the dough in a 9in. pie plate. Fill and then what I did was take the remaining dough and sort of crudely rolled it out and pieced a top together. It baked up so nicely.


Easy Chicken Pot Pie Filling

For the filling I used two generous cups of diced cooked chicken, half a bag of frozen mixed vegetables a can of cream of mushroom soup and half a can of evaporated milk (I was out of milk). I added some dollops if cream cheese (wanted to use it up). Baked about 30 mins at 375. I just eye balled it until it looked nice and brown and bubbly.





12 comments:

  1. mmmmm...that looks divine...i love comfort food especially this season.Have a great remainer of the week...Mica/The Child's paper

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  2. sounds and looks good. Husbands can be picky I know mine is
    cathy

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  3. Your Chicken Pot Pie will be a great hit here today at Full Plate Thursday, I can't wait to get it on my plate. Thank you so much for coming today and please come back!

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  4. loooks, ...yummmy for the tummy... great job on the eyeballing, these are the best recipes at times ....
    thanks for sharing

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  5. I really like that crust for meat pot pies, thanks.

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  6. Ohhhh this brings my yummy comfort and it's 7:30 in the morning! I love the recipe...creamy goodness!
    xo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  7. LOVE that it is so simple! Chicken pot pie is the ultimate comfort food! Yours looks simply delicious!!! I host a new food linky called, Fun w/ Food Friday. I would LOVE for you to come by and link up some of your DELICIOUS recipes if you have time.

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  8. Oh we LOVE chicken pot pie at our house! Even my kiddos will eat the vegetables when they are all covered up in yummy pie crust! :-) Thanks so much for linking this up to the party this week!
    Vanessa

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  9. My hubby won't eat any potpies so I won't get to try this one. I'm so sad.

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  10. Oh yeah, it's definitely comfort food!

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  11. Oh, chicken pot pie is one of our favorite dishes in our house. I love making it because I know we have a lot of leftovers for the next day.
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  12. Hi stopping by from Mom's Sunday Cafe, I included this wonderful post in my Wednesday and wandering series. Have a great day!

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