Soul Satisfying Chicken Pot Pie
I have always been intimidated by Chicken Pot Pie actually really any cooking that extends beyond microwaves and toast. However, becoming a wifey and a mama I have felt the need to up my game and extend my cooking beyond cookies. A neighbor brought me this Chicken Pot Pie recipe after I had Rosie and and I literally stalked her until she gave up the recipe to me. I'm annoying like that. So I thought I would do you all a favor and share my new favorite (and EASY) Chicken Pot Pie recipe.
Two pie crusts. You overachievers can use homemade crusts OR more realistically for me, the store bought kind. Make sure to buy the refrigerated ones, they are usually by the canned rolls, don't buy the frozen ones with the edges already formed. This is a no judgement zone because we're all busy people right?
2 Chicken Breasts (Shredded)
3/4 Cup Carrots (chopped or shredded)
1/2 Cup diced Celery
1/2 Cup Frozen Peas
1/2 Med onion thinly diced
6 tablespoons flour
1/4 Cup butter
3/4 Cup Chicken Broth
1 cup Whipping Cream
Tsp of each Basil, Salt, pepper
Boil your chicken till cooked through and shred. I shred mine in my kitchen aid. (Try it, it'll change your life!) Set chicken aside. Place 1 piece of pie crust in bottom of pie pan.
Boil all veggies together in a saucepan till tender. Drain and set side. In the same pot melt butter down and add flour to make a roux, have other liquids ready to add in. Once it is a thick paste pour in your chicken broth and whipping cream and spices. Mix together and let boil for 2 minutes. Add veggies and chicken to mixture and let boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and preheat your oven to 375 degrees while you let the mixture thicken.
Pour Mixture into the bottom of the pie crust and add the top of the pie crust. Pinch the two crusts together and cut a few vents in the top. Put in the oven for 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown. You can egg wash the top of the pie crust to get golden brown but I haven't found that I need to do that with store bought ones.
Enjoy the glorious goodness and let it satisfy your soul.