Friday, August 26, 2011

{Chicken Pot Pie}

This is a family favorite.  I make my pot pies with only a top crust--you still get that yummy texture and taste, but not so much fat.  This crust is extra special because it has cheese in it. Nate thinks we should use it for all our pies.

1 c flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 cup shortening
1/2 T cold butter, cubed
1-1 1/2 T cold water

1 cup diced peeled potatoes
1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots
1 rib celery, chopped
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 T butter
1 cup chicken broth
2 T flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp dried tarragon
1/4 tsp pepper
1 1/2 cup cubed cooked chicken
1/2 cup frozen peas

For crust, combine flour, salt, and cheese. Cut in shortening and butter. Add water until dough forms. Press into ball and cover. Refrigerate.

For filling, sauté potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, and garlic in butter 5 minutes (if it starts to stick to the pan, I add a little water.) Add chicken broth and simmer 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Combine flour, milk, salt, tarragon, and pepper until smooth. Gradually add to vegetable mixture. Bring to boil; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add chicken and peas. Heat through.

Meanwhile, roll out pastry. Pour filling into 9-inch pie shell. Place pastry on top, crimping edges and sealing to the pan. Make slits in pastry.

Bake at 400 for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 and bake an additional 10 minutes.

Served with green salad, garden squash, and homemade bread.

1 comment:

Rae said...

May I just say. . . this is fantastic! :)

Thanks for the link to my site and again for the pics! Awesome. You have some other very yummy looking things on here. . . can't wait to try that banana cake!


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