Tuesday, August 30, 2011

whats for dinner???

chicken pot pie!

i love eating... i don't mind cooking... i hate deciding what to make, and when i say hate i mean hate. so any one dish meal, with ingredients i usually have in the pantry, that takes barely any prep time and less than 30 minute cook time is ideal... to say the least! chicken pot pie is a staple in our house (until about three months ago when apparently i cooked it so much we turned it to chickens- its just so easy...) but its been long enough and i was able to put it back in the rotation tonight. it reminded me just how good and simple it is. perfect for any mom on the go- or anyone not wanting to make a decision...

-1 rotisserie chicken (or 4 chicken breast cooked) shredded
-half stick butter
-1 cup milk
-1 and 1/2 cup chicken broth
-1/3 cup flour
-salt and pepper to taste
-1 can peas
-1 can green beans
-1 cup cooked carrots sliced
-any other veggies you like ....
-2 pie crusts

-preheat oven according to directions on pie crust package
-in a 2 quart sauce pan melt butter, once melted add flour {making a "blond" roux}
-add in milk, broth, salt and pepper {allow to cook- stirring frequently- until thick}
-add in veggies and chicken {take off heat}
-spoon mixture into crust lined pie dish, cover with remaining pie crust
-bake according to package {usually around 400 for about 20-30 minutes}
-let stand 5 minutes before serving... this with save many taste buds from burning off.. we learn this the hard way... every time...
* its even better the next day! so don't be afraid to make this the day before. follow all directions, but don't bake until ready to serve.

{...usually i eat a couple spoonfulls here... quality check}



  1. I'm not a fan of chicken pot pie, but you made this look so yummy I wouldn't mind trying it.

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