February 7, 2011

Variation on a Classic

Have you ever made
Chicken Pot Pie from *scratch*?

Oh. So. Easy.


Oh. So. Good!

Well over a year ago,
I blogged about this recipe.
But I didn't publish the
measurements and instructions here...
I linked to where I orginally found it.

My friend Christa
had posted it on her blog
and I subsequently made it.
Since that time I have altered it
to make it a little simpler (lazy me).

Christa's original
would be the *gourmet* version.
Instructions for the *everyday* version
can be found below.

They are both yummy.

Please do pay Christa
a visit and let her know I sent you.
She is a dear.

~ Chicken Pot Pie ~

1/3 cup Butter
1/3 cup Flour
1/3 cup Onions, chopped
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
1 3/4 cup Chicken Broth
2/3 cup Milk
2 cups Chicken, cooked and cubed
1 cup Peas, frozen
1 cup Carrots,
chopped and steamed to partially cook

Combine flour,
salt and pepper
in small bowl and set aside.

In medium pot heat butter on low to melt.
Add chopped onion and saute until transluscent.

Stir flour mixture into the butter and onions,
cook on medium-low heat stirring constantly
until mixture is smooth and bubbly.

Remove from heat.

Stir in broth and milk with wire whisk.

Return to medium heat
and stir while bringing mixture to a boil.
Stir and boil one minute.

Stir in veggies and chicken.
Pour into a 2 Quart casserole dish.

Cover with a single pie crust
that has steam vents cut into it.

Bake at 450* F oven for
30-35 minutes until golden and bubbling.

Below you will find the pastry recipe I have been using.
It is super duper easy and no-fail.

~ Easy Pastry ~

1 cup Flour (plus a little more for rolling)
1/2 cup Butter
2 to 4 Tbsp cold water
(enough to make dough hold together)

Measure flour into bowl.
Cut in butter until crumbly.

Add water slowly
while tossing the flour mixture with a fork.
As you *toss* the dough will begin to hold together.

When there is enough water in the dough,
it will begin to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
At this point, scrape contents of bowl out onto the counter.

Press the dough together and roll out on a floured surface.
Keep turning the dough over and
re-flour counter so it doesn't stick.

When pastry is a little larger than your dish,
cut slits in the center of it and
gently lift onto your casserole dish.
Settle it into place, fold edges in and crimp it.

Bake as above.

Serve with a crusty loaf and tossed green salad
for a satisfying family meal.
This recipe serves three or four hungry people.



Heather said...

Mmmmmm. We're not into pot-pies here but that does look good. Perhaps I'll try making it.

Wanting What I Have said...

It is cold and wet here today - this looks so good! I can almost smell it! :)

Linda said...

Hi Camille,
Happy Monday!
This looks so yummy and I will be trying this for sure. I love chicken dishes. Thank you for sharing.
Have a lovely evening.
Blessings and hugs.

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Hey, Camille!
I have made chicken pot pie from scratch, but it has been a long while. It really is an easy main dish, and always looks so beautiful! With a big green salad on the side, it is a perfect winters supper. I think I will copy yours and give it a try!
In His peace,

Anonymous said...

How timely that I was sitting here thinking that is what I should make tonight for dinner, but the crust part sounded difficult. How easy your recipe is! :) As a twist on this for the wheat intolerant, (as my son is) I add frozen potato puffs on top and bake, instead of pie crust.


Dianna said...

Camille, I am going to have to give this a try...that crust looks so flaky and the mixture looks like a nicer consistency than my filling I normally make. You always share the best recipes. I want to try your carmel popcorn also. Yours seemed to be more evenly coated than mine. HA...you didn't realize your pictures were being scrutinized, did you? ;) I assure you, it is strictly in admiration! ;)

Loved your list today, also! I am so enjoying numbering the gifts...even more so since reading Ann's book!

Have a wonderful week, my friend.

Tiger Man said...

Awesome!! (My mum is the best EVER cook), I would recommend anyone to try this amazing recipe. mmmmmmmm... It is so good! Thanks for cooking it Mum!!

Camille said...

Dear Heather ~ I hope you like it! Not into pot-pies?? Hmmm....maybe this will convert you. LOL! :)

Dear Jennifer ~ Cold and rainy?? That's the type of weather we've been having, but today it was BEAUTIFUL...maybe we got some of your weather up here? :)

Dear Linda ~ I do hope you like it...it's simple and comforting. :)

Dear Cindy ~ I agree...the perfect winter supper...enjoy! It's lovely to hear from you my friend. :)

Dear Erin ~ Oh I'm glad you *needed* a recipe like this! Great minds think alike they say. :) Your tater tot idea would work I think...let me know how it turns out.

Dear Dianna ~ What a sweet, encouraging note you left for me today my friend...thank you! I agree with you...numbering the gifts is a joy-filled exercise. :)

Dear Tiger-Man ~ LOL...you make my smile my precious one! :)

Many blessings,

Lady Farmer said...

Mmmmmm! I love Pot Pies! Your recipe looks delish! I will be trying it hoping it is easier than mine!
How sweet that "Tiger Man" commented on your post! I think he really like it, too!

Justine said...

Yum I love chicken pot pie I have a similar recipe but I make mine with a biscuit topping because I love biscuits lol, I have been around lately sorry i havent updated I got a stomach flu and we have been getting lots and lots of snow so we are trying to keep up I have been meaning to post thank you for checking up on me :-)

Rhonda Schrock said...

Oh, Camille! I LOVE chicken pot pie and haven't, as my mom would say, "made it in a coon's age." I love pies period, but I rather dislike making a crust. Still, this recipe is so worth it.

Now that you've got me drooling, I'll have to figure out when I can pull this off.

Waving and grinning,


His bondservant said...

I do make chicken pot pie from scratch...will have to post the recipe sometimes. It has a lot of the same ingredients as yours, but there are some variations. Yours looks divine! Thanks for sharing!

Camille said...

Dear Raeann ~ I do hope you like it! And, yes...all our children like food...period! LOL! :)

Dear Justine ~ So glad to hear you are doing better! How nasty to have the 'flu! Stay well! Maybe some chicken pot pie will help to re-fortify you. :)

Dear Rhonda ~ LOL! It's really not too difficult when you put the crust on top...I'm into ease of operation when it comes to making it. Waving back across the miles to you! :)

Dear Jackie ~ Your family is blessed. I'd enjoy reading your recipe too...the *variations* intrigue me. :)

Many blessings,

Jill said...

Oh yummy! This is one of my husband's favorite meals!! Love variations of recipes, thanks for sharing!


Camille said...

Dear Jill ~ It really is an easy one...I hope you enjoy it if you try it! :)

Many blessings,