Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
This recipe is a favorite in our house. This recipe will make two chicken pot pies so you can freeze one and make it one day when you are pressed for time. Great comfort food for those cold days.
Prep time: 30 minutes
- 1 cup chopped onion (Approx. 1 large onion)
- 1-1/2 cups diced potatoes (Approx. 2-3 large potatoes)
- 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
- 1/2 cup margarine or butter
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups chicken broth (I melt 1 bouillon cube (Knorr) in two cups of hot water)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 4 cups chopped cooked chicken breasts (2-3 chicken breasts)
- 2 refrigerated pie crusts (or you can make you own pie crusts)
Chop or cube the chicken breasts and place on frying pan with butter until cooked. Set aside.
While chicken breast are cooking. In a large pot or dutch oven saute potatoes in margarine for 5 minutes. Add onion and frozen vegetable. Saute for another 10 minutes. Add flour gradually to sauteed mixture, stirring constantly for one minute.
Remove only one pie crust from the refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature.
Gradually stir into the vegetable mixture the chicken stock and the milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Stir in salt and pepper. Add chopped chicken, stirring well.
Preheat oven to 400F.
For the pie that is being baked right away, fill pie crust with chicken/vegetable mixture and top with pie crust. Cur vents into the top crust. Place pie on a cookie sheet to prevent any drips in your oven.
Bake for 40 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Enjoy!
For the pie that is being frozen for later use, let chicken/vegetable mixture come to room temperature. Pull remaining pie crust from the refrigerator and fill pie crust with remaining chicken/vegetable mixture and top with pie crust. Cur vents into the top crust. Place in pie crust box. Seal and freeze.
To bake at a latter date: De thaw and place pie on a cookie sheet to prevent any drips in your oven. Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!