Instructables

Chicken Pot Pies - To Go

Featured
Picture of Chicken Pot Pies - To Go
Too tired to come home and make dinner? Pop a chicken in the microwave and nuke it!
 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: What You Will Need & Ingredients

Picture of What You Will Need & Ingredients
You need:
A very large cookie cutter (any shape)
Rolling Pin
Cutting Board
Measuring spoons & cups
Saucepan
Large pan for boiling chicken
Whisk
Spoon
Knife
Basting, or pastry brush

These little pies are good because you can really put whatever you want in them.

My ingredients include:
1.5 C. Broccoli
1.5 C. Asparagus
(We differ on what we like)
1.5 C. Peas
2/3 C. Onions
4 Boneless/skinless Chicken Breasts
3 Cloves Garlic
2 Large Stems of Basil
Salt & Pepper
1 Rectangle of Butter/Margarine
2 C. Milk
1 C. Flour plus 3 heaping tablespoons for the sauce
Pre-made Pie Crusts
Olive Oil



You will want these to be easy/quick to make on the weekend, so try a pre-made pie crust that comes in a roll. Remember to pull them out of the freezer before you start. They will need to be a little colder than room temperature to work with.


Step 2: Prepare Ingredients

Picture of Prepare Ingredients
chicken pot pie 003.jpg
chicken pot pie 005.jpg
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Boil the chicken first. (You will need some of the stock for the sauce.)
Put 1 Tablespoon of salt in with it.
(I also put the basil stem in)


You need to chop every ingredient into small pieces, so it can fit in the pie.

Step 3: Sautee the Basil and Garlic

Picture of Sautee the Basil and Garlic
chicken pot pie 008.jpg
Put 2-4 Tablespoons of margarine into a sauce pan. (Medium heat)

Chop the basil into small pieces. Do not cut up any tiny pieces, you will use those for garnishing later.

Peel and chop the garlic cloves. Put basil & garlic into the pan. Add the onions & stir. Add salt and pepper to taste.

While that is going, pull out the chicken breasts, and cut into tiny cubes. Reserve 2 cups of the stock and dump the rest.

When the onions appear to look clear, add the chicken, and mix thoroughly.
angelain_k4 years ago
your boiling pan is heart-shaped?
cute! :D
Creativeman5 years ago
Hmmmmmmmmm...makes me hungry, now I have to go eat! Cman
thepinktank5 years ago
If I wanted to make this ahead of time, then pop it in the microwave for lunch later or something, how long should i heat it for?
Very Interesting (author)  thepinktank5 years ago
Depends on your microwave. Do 2 minutes, then try 1.5 more. Make sure to poke a hole in it before you start; we don't want any exploding chickens!
I tried it twice but took out the asparagus and added bacon with a quickly baked on cheddar topping... my kids loved it. Thanks for the great recipe!
Thank You for the idea!! I've tried it a few times now. Lots of different combos.
jany6 years ago
I love easy recipes and this is one! I have a suggestion, if you dont mind. For the crust? Use those biscuits in a refrigerated can, like the croisant. Patch a few together, fill and pinch the edges together. Jan
elina319856 years ago
Those look amazing! Thanks for sharing.
JellyWoo6 years ago
do you have a recipe for the pie crust?
Very Interesting (author)  JellyWoo6 years ago
2 9" Pie crusts are: 2/3 C. Shortening (heap it a little over the cup) 2 C. Flour 1 tsp. Salt 1/8 to 1/4 C. Very Cold Water Mix the Flour and Salt Cut the shortening into the flour using a pastry cutter, or a fork. It needs to be thoroughly worked in. Add the cold water slowly, working it in with your hands. Turn it onto a floured board and begin rolling out. I used pre-made crusts for this Instructable.
k, thanks
Do you have a recipe for the ones they made in Sweeny Todd? Those looked delicious.
Very Interesting (author)  shoehornteeth6 years ago
Therapy...lots of therapy Mr. Dahmer. JK Funny quote:)
canida6 years ago
Looks good, and easy! They would also make fun soup ravioli/wontons if you used a slightly smaller cookie cutter.
Very Interesting (author) 6 years ago
The olive oil actually worked, and gave it flavor. But, you are right. Nix the olive oil and use an egg wash with the pastry brush. (It gives it a glossy look too, doesn't it?)
caitlinsdad6 years ago
Nice. You should try an egg or egg white wash brushed over to give it a better and browner glaze than oil. I have found that water or egg would help seal the edges rather than it slipping with oil.