The weather here has been awful. First, pollen was flooding our town. No one could breath and everyone has been sick. Now, it's dreary, dark, and cold. It's May! Where is the sunshine!?
The one good thing about dreary weather is that I get to enjoy warm comforting dishes. Last night was warm and comforting chicken pot pie! My recipe is always a go to when we don't know what else to fix. I hate to brag but....it's always delicious! :p Better than Banquet! haha! Pretty fast too which I love!
My grandma has been dying for me to give her the recipe so she can try it. .. so this one is for her :)
Chicken Pot Pie:
3 tbsp seasoning (I use Butt Rub...yes, it's a real thing :p )
2 tbsp olive oil
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 c diced onion (optional)
1 3/4 c chicken broth OR 1 can
2/3 c milk
2 can mixed veggies
2-3 chicken breasts
2 pie crusts (from your own recipe or 1 box of already made)
Cut chicken breasts into strips. Season.
Put a medium sized skillet on medium heat on the stove. Lightly cover bottom with olive oil. When hot put the chicken strips in.
Turn once and cook until done in the center. Chop into cubes or shred with a mixer...which ever way you like it best.
Pre heat your oven to 450 degrees
Go ahead and get all of your ingredients together because once you begin the broth mixture it goes pretty fast. Above I have already seperated what you need to put together :)
In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
Stir in flour, salt, and pepper (and onion if you choose to use one)
Cook stirring constantly until bubbly.
Remove from heat and stir in broth and milk.
Put the saucepan back on the burner and heat to boiling. Be sure to constantly stir. It will begin to thicken. Boil and stir for 1 minute.
Stir in the chicken and canned vegetables. Remove from heat.
Roll out your dough and cover the bottom and sides of your dish with the first layer. I either use a 9x9 glass dish or this round deep dish.
Pour the mixture into the dish on top of the dough. Cover with second layer of pie crust. be sure to make a hole or two for the dish to vent or else it went make a huge bubble.
Bake about 30 minutes or until crust is brown and flaky. Let cool for a few minutes because this dish is very very hot!