I am not sure why, but growing up I always said I "hated" chicken pot pie. I am not sure why I thought that - since I honestly couldn't ever remember actually trying a chicken pot pie, but I always thought that I did not like it. When I met Mike I quickly learned it was one of his all time favorites - loosely translating into "Lynsey you better figure out how to cook this." I set out to create the perfect chicken pot pie - having no intention of even taste testing along the way. However, after a couple of attempts I concocted one that smelled so good while cooking, I could not resist trying it once it was finished. I've been hooked ever since.
This recipe is super simple - and super delicious. You can prepare it as a traditional pot pie, or - how my family prefers it - a "deconstructed" version over your favorite biscuits. Unlike most chicken pot pies that take forever to cook, this one takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish - and that includes chopping the onion!
This is one recipe we never have leftovers for. The girls literally fight over who gets the last biscuit. One of these days I am going to have to double the recipe so I can have it for lunch the next day. It is so quick and easy and made with ingredients we normally have on hand, so it is perfect for a cold night meal to get us warm inside. Never again will I say I hate chicken pot pie - I LOVE IT!
- ⅓ cup butter or margarine
- ⅓ cup finely chopped onion
- ½ cup celery, , chopped
- ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 ¾ cups chicken broth
- ½ cup milk
- 1 rotisserie chicken – shredded
- 1 package frozen mixed vegetables, , steamed
- 6 small red potatoes, , cubed and boiled
- 1 can of biscuits -or- pie crusts
- Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Add onion and celery and cook, stirring constantly until onions and celery are soft.
- Add flour and seasonings and mix well.
- Gradually pour in milk and chicken broth, stirring constantly to mix thoroughly.
- Stir until it begins to bubble and thickens.
- Pour in vegetables, potatoes, and shredded chicken.
- Let cook on low for 15 minutes, stirring often to prevent sticking.
- Then spoon over baked biscuits or spoon in to pie crusts and bake for an additional 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
- Let pie stand 5 minutes before serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 412Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 699mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 17g