Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie
8 servings

2 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
1 carrot, sliced
1 stalk celery, sliced
2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/3 cup butter
½ onion, chopped
1/3 cup flour
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon celery seed
1 ¾ cups chicken broth
2/3 cup milk
1 can le sueur sweet peas
2 pie crusts

Place chicken in saucepan; cover with water and bring to a boil. Simmer until chicken is done; drain, shred and set aside. Meanwhile, cook carrot, celery and potatoes in water until potato is done. Drain and set aside. In a saucepan over medium heat, cook onions in butter until soft and translucent. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, and celery seed. Slowly stir in chicken broth and milk. Simmer and stir over medium-low heat until thick. Add cooked chicken and vegetables to sauce. Add peas. Lay one pie crust in bottom of pie pan. Pour filling into crust. Cover with top crust, and seal edges. Make several small slits in the top to allow steam to escape. (You may freeze the pie at this point.  Simply slide the pie pan in to an airtight freezer bag.  When ready to bake let pie thaw on counter for about 30 minutes and then continue with baking instructions.) Bake at 425° for 30 to 35 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool for 10 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!

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9 comments:

Tammy said...

Your recipe sounds great! And it's got my favorite brand of sweet pea's!

I'm glad you got my little joke in the last post ;)

I don't mean no harm...LOL!

I'm right scared of chickens myself so I would have probably starved in the "olden days".......

Mrs. H. said...

Tammy,

I loved your joke! The first comment on my blog that had me laughing out loud at my computer screen. :-) When I read it I couldn't wait to go run tell my husband about it.

And yes, le sueur sweet peas, nothing else even compares.

Have a great day Tammy - you make me smile! :-)

Sandra said...

Oh my gosh that looks to die for....YUM!

Mrs. H. said...

Sandra,
I just had to giggle - I am actually enjoying a leftover piece for lunch right now as I am reading your comment! :-) How funny! Yes, it is very good - if I do say so myself. ;-) Definately one of those recipes that is delicious and then even better the next day!

StephG said...

I found you through another blog, from another blog....

I have to say I cannot wait to try some of the recipes you posted! I went through all of your cooking/baking links and I'm so excited to go grocery shopping! Thank you for sharing your delicious meals!

Kelli said...

One of my favorite meals! Your pie is so pretty, Mrs. H!
~Kelli

Mrs. H. said...

StephG,
I'm so glad you are excited to go grocery shopping! That is why I menu plan and try new things - to keep from getting bored. :-) Thank you for visiting Heritage Schoolhouse. It's nice to meet you. :-)

Mrs. H. said...

Kelli,
Chicken pot pie is one of my very favorites, too! Such comfort food. :-) I usually only make it during the fall and winter, but when we had some storms forecasted I jumped at the chance to put it on our menu!

EmandM said...

Wow this looks amazing! I'll definitely have to try making it as part of my summer goal to cook more!!