Saturday, January 24, 2009

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie??? But that isn't even on the menu for the rest of the month... Yes, you're right. Most of the time, I stick to what is written because I have all the ingredients for those recipes. However, my mom sent me home on Sunday with leftover roasted chicken and twice baked potato casserole. Yes, I know- aren't mothers great?!
Those leftovers will go bad before the frozen meat I have in my freezer, so I decided to make something with the chicken first. My inclination was furthered by a post on Sunday Baker. She did a post on mini chicken pot pies that looked divine!!! I just knew that was the perfect thing for my leftover roasted chicken and mashed potatoes.
I used Pillsbury crust, because I had it on hand and I'll be perfectly honest, I really like it. Her crust does look really good, and I will be trying it...eventually.
Chicken Pot Pies
1 whole chicken, pulled from bone and cut into chunks (I had 3 thighs, and 1/2 a breast)
1/3 c butter
1/3 c flour
2 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. salt
dash of pepper
2/3 c milk
1 1/2 c warm water
3 chicken bouillon cubes (Instead of water and bouillon cubes, I used chicken stock)
1 c frozen veggies
*My amount of filling made 3 mini pies

In a saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in the flour, garlic, salt and pepper.
*I also added fresh rosemary
Slowly stir in the milk, water and bouillon cubes (or stock)Roasted chicken, chunked

Bring it to a soft boil and stir constantly for 2 minutes until thickened.
Remove from heat and add chicken and frozen veggies.

I used the mini tins to trace the circle shape for the bottom crust.

Fill with filling, and put top crust on
Bake at 425 for 20 minutes (my smaller ones only needed 15 minutes)
I already had a great chicken pot pie recipe. Notice I said had. That is because this is my new chicken pot pie recipe. The only things that bothered me about my old recipe was the filling was to liquid-y and never got thick enough. That is exactly what I love about this filling. It is thick and creamy and oh-so delicious!!
I'm very excited about dinner tonight. Fried turkey, green bean casserole, stuffing balls (what?? I know, sounds weird- just trust me:), pumpkin yeast rolls, twice baked potatoes. I bought two turkey's before Thanksgiving. If you spent $20 on groceries, you got a turkey for 19 cents a pound. Whoo-hoo!!! I did two grocery trips that week, and broke up my list, just so I could get 2 turkey's at this great price. We used one turkey on Thanksgiving, and saved the other. I got both turkeys for less than $4 each.
Today is the day!! My husband is home and frying a turkey! I will be posting all the recipes and the whole process for the fried turkey. *Side note- I ALWAYS type fired when I am trying to type fried- it drives me crazy!!! OK, rant over. Thanks!*
Enjoy your weekend- we will be curled up inside with a fire, eating a great meal and playing dominoes. I just love family time!!!


Caitlin said...

I've never had chicken pot pie...

Fried turkey?! Oh my goodness, I'm officially jealoud.

Anonymous said...

My kind of food! JenG