Making chicken pot pie is a good use of leftover chicken soup or a roasted chicken. Last time I made it, I used leftover chicken soup. This time I cheated and bought a rotisserie chicken and used the meat from it.
This recipe is enough for one nine inch pot pie. :)
Step 1: Ingredients
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 cup flour
- pinch of turmeric
- pinch of poultry seasoning
- pinch of dried thyme
- half an onion, diced
- a carrot, diced
- a potato, diced
- a stalk of celery, diced
- 2-3 cups chicken, cooked - diced or shredded
- pie crust of choice (I used a ready made crust for this one, but it is really really good with a bacon fat pie crust.)
- couple tablespoons of butter for sauteing the veg in
- salt & pepper
You can also add frozen corn and peas to it! :)
As far as a container to bake the pie in, you'll want a nice deep ceramic or glass pie plate, like this one.
Step 2: Sauteing and Adding Seasonings
Stir around and cook for another couple minutes.
Also - preheat your oven to 375 F!
Step 3: Add the Flour and Stock
Now pour in your stock and stir really well. Break up any flour clumps you see and let the mixture come up to a bubble. This will help thicken it.
At this point, taste the sauce and add some extra seasoning or salt and pepper if necessary. Turn off the heat.
Step 4: Baking!
Cut slits in the top to help release the steam that will occur during cooking. :)
Put the pie pan on a baking sheet and pop it into a 375 F oven. Cook for 25-30 minutes or until the crust is nicely browned.
See the second photo? That is why we're putting the pie on a baking sheet. Filling explosion!