chicken pot pie

so jaz and i were at costco last weekend and we get so excited to try all the samples that they have out! one of them was a chicken pot pie sample, jaz had never had it before and she loved it!! mommy win!! so we headed over to where the lady pointed us to, and found a pot pie that could a feed an army. seriously this thing was huge!! so i told jaz that i would just make one, and i am so glad i did!

here we go!

what you’ll need:
1 lb of boneless skinless chicken breast
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup celery
2/3 cup of butter
2/3 cup chopped onion
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp pepper {salt to taste}
2/4 Β tsp celery seed
3-4 cups chicken broth
1 1/3 cup milk
2 refrigerated 9″ unbaked pie crusts

 

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{first} preheat your oven to 365ΒΊ. cube your chicken and add it to a sauce pan along with the carrots, celery and peas add chicken broth to cover. cook for 15 minutes, drain, then set aside.

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{second} cook the chopped onions and butter in a separate sauce pan until translucent. then, slowly add in the flour, 2 cups chicken broth, celery seed, salt & pepper, and milk. keep stirring until it is a thick consistency.

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{third} take one of the pie crusts and lay it in an un-greased 9″ pie dish.

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{fourth} add the chicken/pea/carrot/celery mixture to the bottom of the dish. then add the sauce mixture to the top of that.

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{fifth} cover the goodies with the second pie crust, add some slits for some ventilation, and then pinch the sides to make it pretty! bake it for 40-45 minutes, depending on how hot your oven runs, or until the top crust is golden brown!

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mhmmmmmm, you just made a chicken pot pie! yay for not eating one of those processed ones that comes in box!

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and last but not least! cut out a piece…do a better job than i did when scooping it out {it’s not as easy as it may sound} and enjoy!

always,
-chef jess

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