Friday, January 1, 2010

Chicken Pot Pie

This is an easy and tasty recipe for homemade chicken pot pie. It is also much lower in fat than the store bought versions. For the crusts, I use the premade ones in the refrigerator section of the grocery store (next to the biscuit dough). Each box contains two crusts so you have a top and bottom. You just roll them out and they are ready to use. If you have a great pie crust recipe, you could substitute that for this recipe.

Chicken Pot Pie
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
1 cup carrots, sliced
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup celery, sliced
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup onion, chopped
1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
1 can (14 oz) chicken broth
2/3 cup milk
2 unbaked pie crusts
1 egg white

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In saucepan, combine cubed chicken, carrots, peas, and celery. Add chicken broth and boil for 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Drain, reserving the liquid and veggie mix separately.
In same saucepan, saute onions in butter over medium heat until soft. Stir in flour and seasonings. Slowly add reserved chicken liquid and milk. Simmer over medium-low heat until thick. About 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Roll out pie crusts and brush with egg white wash. Place bottom crust in pie dish and bake for 6 minutes. This will create a bit of a barrier so once you add the filling, the crust will not get soggy. Remove crust from oven. Add chicken/veggie mixture into crust. Pour gravy mixture over filling. Cover with top crust, seal edges and trim any excess dough. Make several slits in the top for steam. Bake for 30-35 minutes until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Makes approximately 6 large slices.