Friday, September 12, 2008

Chicken Pot Pie and I Don't Care.....

Ya know, instead of Jimmy Crack Corn? Whatever that even means!

So. The other evening, I embraced the cool(er) weather that we are having and tried my hand at something new....

a home made chicken pot pie!

I love CPP's, but I have never made one from scratch. It was a challenge that I was ready to face, so I tightened the straps on my apron, furrowed my brow and went for it.

Okay, so I didn't even wear an apron, but it sounded better like that. Honesty gets the better of me sometimes.

I was surprised at how un-complicated making a chicken pot pie is! The most time consuming part is chopping, dicing and slicing all of your veggies.




How funny - I just noticed you can see my little toesies in this picture! Look carefully. If you can find them you win.

You win the affection of my heart.

Anyway, back to the food and not my toes...isn't it funny how I tried to be fancy with the crust? I am silly.



Yummy!

Are you dying to make one yet? If so - by all means, do it! I double dog dare ya. Here is the recipe. It's a cinch!

Ingredients:

2 pie crusts (Um...er...I mean...I made my own. Not really. I bought the pre-made kind. Ban me from the kitchen, for I am a cheater.)
2 cups of cooked chicken meat (I took some boneless, skinless tenders, cooked them in a skillet with S&P and then shredded.)
2 carrots - cut in to small chunks
2 stalks of celery - small chunks
1 cup of green peas
(I used frozen)
1 potato - small chunks
1/2 onions - finely diced
1 cloves of garlic
1 can cream of chicken
salt and pepper to taste
1 egg - beaten


1) Heat up the pan and lightly brown the onion and garlic. Then add in the celery and carrots, saute for 2 minutes.

2) Add in cream of chicken and add in about 2 cups of water. Mixed well and bring to boil and add in the potatoes. Continue to simmer until potatoes soften and add in the chicken and green peas.

3) Stir well, cook until sauce thickens. Check seasoning. Dish out and let it cool. (I didn't let it cool - I let the sauce thicken while the bottom pie crust was baking.)

4) Pre-heat the oven to 375 degree F. Place the first pie crust in the pie pan and bake as directed on the package. (If you made your own crust, you are on your own for #4 because you are an overachiever.)

5)Put in the filling and cover the top with another piece of roll out pastry and crimp the edges. Cut a few slits on top of the pastry for venting air. (Or you can be like me and make it fancy schmancy on top and you can look back and laugh at yourself for being ridiculous.)

6)Brush the top of the pastry with beaten egg (mixed with 1 Tbs. water) and bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until filling is bubbling and the crust is golden brown.
(You don't have to do this, but it makes the crust prettier and golden-er. Yes, I just said goldener.)

7) Let it cool down for 10-15 minutes before serving. (I didn't let it cool because I am bad to the bone.)



Mmm - you want a bite?

45 comments:

  1. That looks perfect! I love homemade chicken potpies. The ultimate comfort food! GREAT job!

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  2. I'll be right over...

    That looks delicious....And I love the way you did the top crust...That makes it pretty...Sort of like serving spaghetti in my handmade dishes from Positano, Italy....

    Sigh.

    I think when the food is pretty, it just tastes better.

    I'm just saying.;)

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  3. Yum. That looks so good. I love your twisty little crust.

    Your so fun.

    Becky

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  4. Your chicken pot pie looks wonderful, and I love the crust. It looks very pretty! I agree with Tanya, chicken pot pie is the ultimate comfort food. I might have to make some tonight. (Although where I live, the weather is in the 90s so not exactly pot pie weather. Oh well, I will just turn down the air for dinner!)

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  5. Looks Delicious!! Next time, buy a bag of frozen veggies PERFECT for pot pies! ;)
    Found your little "piggies" pretty shade of pink/red! Did I win? Oh, the recipe, riigggght!
    Have a Blessed day! Vee

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  6. I happened upon your blog and really like it. I am a SAHM and have been for 13 years. The first year was a little rough trying to find my groove after being in the workforce for forever, but after that I began to really love it. It's definitely a calling.

    The chicken pie looks delicious and I too cheat on the crust!

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  7. Looks delicious - fancy crust and all! I wish it would get cooler here so I could make one!

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  8. The difference between you and I is that I would have walked across the street to Kroger to buy one.

    This is why you are going to make a darling housewife.

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  9. I love your little comments! I mean...er...I make my pie crust from scratch everytime! Too funny!
    I am going to have to make this soon because I know Ty would love it.

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  10. I'm impressed by this chicken pot pie. It looks great!

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  11. Hey! I found your blog from Misadventures and I love it! I also can't wait to be a housewife! :)

    I can't wait to try this recipe...it looks amazing!

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  12. Looks great! I've made chicken pot pie - except I did my pie crust from scratch. I only did that because pot pie sounded REALLY good and I don't keep store-bought pie crust in the house (why - I don't know!). I'm not a good pie crust maker - this I've realized. I guess the crust didn't taste bad - it was all very good. I just didn't make enough of the crust so the pot pie bubbled up and out of the pie plate. Oh well :) When I'm feeling like something pot pie-ish but don't want to make a crust, I pretty much make the filling, put it in a 13x9 pan, and drop biscuit dough in clumps on top of it. Bake it and you have something that resembles chicken and dumplings. SOOOOOOOOO good!

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  13. I WANT A BIG BITE! thanks for the recipe. I'm gonna try my hand very soon. Once we get a little chill in the air - and once I'm allowed to go shopping again!

    you have a great weekend.

    Toesies and CPP super cute. My Dude calls my toes toesies! HAHAHA He's die if he knew I told anyone that!

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  14. Oh my word that looks amazing and I mean AMAZING!! I will definitely be making this in the coming weeks (if fall ever comes).

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  15. What a yummy looking pie. I love the crust! I like to try doing something unusual when I make a pie.

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  16. That looks really good, and I like the crust - it looks neat the way the little twisty parts are browned like those braided bread loaves.

    I used to love chicken pot pie, but I haven't made it in years [I used to make the Bisquick kind for potlucks and things]. I'll have to try your recipe out in the coming week.

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  17. looks delicious! i can't wait to try it!

    thanks for entering my giveaway today!hope you win!

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  18. That looks SO delicious... what a fancy crust!

    You can always use frozen mixed veggies for your pot pie without guilt; they're picked at the peak of freshness, so they still have lots of vitamins. Makes for a faster weeknight meal!

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  19. This looks super yummy! I can not make a home made pie crust...Pillsbury is my friend:)

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  20. Printing this recipe out now. Looks delish and I have a bunch of chicken in the freezer. Thanks for the idea!

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  21. HI!! Yum! I have been looking for a good chicken pot pie recipe (thats fairly simple) and I love a recommendation. :) You are a good wifey. I enjoy stopping by your corner of blog-land.

    Blessings,
    jessica

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  22. Yummy! I'm so gonna use your recipe when my freakishly-healthy, comfort-food-phobe hubby goes out of town next weekend! My kids and I thank you in advance. :D

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  23. Found your blog via Amy's at In My Life...
    You are just too darling!
    I love homemade chicken pot pies too. I make them w/ puff pastry sometimes!

    Love fall/winter comfort foods!!!

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  24. Pot pies are a great way to use left over meat. I make one every year after Thanksgiving. I usually roll out the crust to cover the top. I think next time I'll do the lattice on top; yours looks so pretty!

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  25. mmmm that looks divine! I hope you saved me a bite!

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  26. i adore the idea of twisting the lattice! i'm coming for dinner!

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  27. This looks fabulous!! We are celebrating our one year anniversary and wanted to thank you for being a special part of the past year!

    blessings,
    kari & kijsa

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  28. Oh that looks soooo yummy! I love love love to cook too so I will definitely have to try it! Super cute blog, I'll be back!

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  29. Looks great....I love the fancy crust....thanks for the recipe!!

    Have a great weekend!

    Lisa

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  30. That looks awesome!!!

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  31. I must say that I do so love cp's but my hubby doesn't! So I make them for myself and the kids when he is at the fire station. Quick tip. By vegall in the can. It has all the veggies carrots, potatoes etc. already chopped up! It is divine!

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  32. ok I will take you up on your double dog dare. my DH wants a peach pie (I gag at cooked peaches)
    but, but, I DDD you back to learn how to make pie crust from scratch! I will coach you thru it on the blog or email or phone. All this since you want to learn from those middle aged women and I could maybe, just possibly, ...I am resisting... might fit this group. there I said it. ugh! LOL
    btw CCP looks good enough to eat!

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  33. hi
    hello
    how was your day?
    i liked your blog
    you are fantastic!!!

    really nice blog
    fabulous fantastic
    bye
    take care
    see you

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  34. No only have I never baked a CPP, I have never even tried one! Can you even believe it? Should the first one I try be homemade in my oven with your recipe?! I just don't know if I am ready to tighten my apron and take on the challenge. Maybe, maybe when it is cold here in OR.

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  35. I love homemade CPP! I too made it for the first time this year...soooo delish! My crust wasn't as fancy though ;)

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  36. Mmmm, I love me some chickie pot pie! Second to chicken and dumplings!

    Looks delish, I love how you twisted the dough!

    Hub just smoked three chickens yesterday so we have tons of meat, I should "whip" one of these up, lol...

    Hey, I always have toes in my pics. Many times I crop them out. My latest is in my "I did it" post with the chair.

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  37. BTW, thanks alot... I'll have Jimmy Cracked Corn in my head the rest of the day.......
    :P

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  39. Wow! I'm seriously impressed. That looks YUMMY!

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  40. that looks so good. i want some so much!!!

    i also wanted to thank you for your sweet post and for your prayers, it meant a lot to me!

    love, brandi

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  41. whoopps. i mixed you up with someone else.. sorry about that!!! that potpie still looks soooo delicious though!

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  42. This is exactly what I was looking for. My family loves chicken Pot Pie, I will make it on the weekend. thank you, love your blog

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  43. that is the most delish looking pot pie i have ever seen!

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