Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Shelby LOVES chicken pot pie!  The first time she had it was back when my mother was living with us … I was actually surprised at just how much she couldn’t get enough of it as she tends to be a picky eater.  Chicken pot pie, in one form or another, has become a major staple around the Russell house!  I love it because it is easy, versatile, and you can make it ahead!!
Here is the recipe I used tonight … WARNING … as often happens to me I had to improvise a bit 🙂  but that is life!
  • 1 1/2 cup peeled and diced potato
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1/2 small diced onion
  • 1¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 cups shredded chicken from a rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup peas
  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts
  • 1 egg beaten together with 1 tablespoon water to make an egg wash
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Place diced potatoes in a saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil for 5-8 minutes to soften, then drain.
3. Melt ½ cup butter in a large sauté pan. Add onions and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
4. Add salt and pepper. Sprinkle flour on top and cook for 1 minute, stir often.
5. Gradually whisk in chicken broth and then milk. Add potatoes and carrots and let simmer for a few minutes to thicken. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.
6. Stir in chicken and peas.  Remove from heat.

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7. Fit 1 pie crust into the bottom of a pie plate and pour filling into pie shell.

chicken pot pie

8. Place second pie crust on top and trim excess.  Crimp edge using your fingers or a fork. (Or in my case, as I only had one pie crust and a can of biscuits – flatten biscuits and lay on top).

chicken pot pie

9. Brush egg white on top of the pot pie and use a knife to cut 4 slits to let steam escape.

10. Place on a baking sheet and place in oven, bake for approximately 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

chicken pot pie

Serve with a veggie side and you have a family favorite!  Shelby loves it every time I make this (no matter the variation!)  I have made it crust-less, muffin style, puff pastry turn-over style, over toast … really you can do about anything with a good chicken pot pie filling!

What meal do you make that your kiddos go crazy for?


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