I made Chicken Pot Pie for the first time last week. I have never made Chicken Pot Pie as my Husband does not like cooked carrots, celery, onion or peas. I am sure you are wondering “Why did she make Pot Pie?” You better sit down … the Hubby asked me to make it. Yes, it was a request. He is venturing out into the world of vegetables and trying things he typically does not eat. Since I am a huge veggie eater, I think this is great. Now we can share!
Stick with me as my method for this recipe is simple, but I may not make it sound that way. I try not to have an excess of leftovers, as they don’t get eaten very well. This recipe will fed a hungry Rancher and his wife with a small dish leftover.
2 – 3 Carrots
2 – 3 Celery Stalks
1 small Onion
1 clove of garlic
* Roast vegetables with EVOO, salt and pepper until crisp tender.
* Dice vegetables when cooled.
Chicken cooked – Use your personal preference or whatever you have in the fridge to use up. I had leftovers from a chicken I roasted earlier in the week.
2 slices of Fried Bacon, crumbled
* Mix meats with diced vegetables.
1 – 14.5 oz can of Chicken Broth
3 T flour
*Make a gravy by bringing chicken broth to a boil and adding flour. Stir until smooth and thickened.
Add 1/3 C Peas.
Sprinkled in some dried thyme.
*Add vegetable/ meat mixture to gravy.
*Place in an 8 X 8 greased casserole dish.
Like I said, this was my first attempt at Pot Pie and I didn’t know how much time it would take, so I bought a pie crust in town.
I cut the crust into strips and made a pretty lattice top. I didn’t know how much I would like pie crust on a casserole type dish and thought the lattice top would give me a fair taste test.
*Bake Pot Pie in a 400* oven for 30-35 minutes until hot and bubbling and pie crust is lightly browned.
I was happy with the Chicken Pot Pie and liked the curst combination too! The Rancher was also pleased; he even told his Mom how good it was. She was impressed that he ate so many green vegetables!
Next time I make this recipe I am going to roast mushrooms with the vegetables and make a solid top crust vs. the lattice.
Are you a veggie eater? Do you have a non-vegetable eater at your house?