Chicken Pot Pie

This recipe makes enough for 2 pies.

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup chopped celery

1 cup chopped carrots

1/3 cup melted butter

1/2 cup flour

2 cups chicken broth

1 cup evaporated milk

4 cups cooked and chopped chicken/turkey

1 cup frozen peas

1 1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp pepper

Saute onions, celery, and carrots in butter over medium heat until tender. Add flour and stir until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add chicken broth and evaporated milk. Cook stirring constantly until thickened and bubbly. Stir in chicken, peas, salt and pepper. Cool and divide filling in half. Freeze in 1 gallon freezer bags.

To serve: Thaw filling. Prepare bottom pie crust. Add filling. Cover with top crust. Seal the edges of the pie. Make a slit or two in the middle on the top crust for steam to escape. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes at 350 degrees, then bake covered for 30 minutes more. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Jen's notes: I don't care for peas, so I didn't use them. I found this recipe makes rather small pies, so when I make it, I use more onions, carrots, and celery.


Janine the Bean said...

It's Jen! She's blogging. I'm going to try these next week.


Thanks sister.

Jen said...

Wow. I thought it would be more down Joy's alley, not yours.

Mainely Me said...

Yeah, this sounds like my kind of thing. Especially this time of year.

Janine the Bean said...

Oh, I might surprise you Jen. I certainly don't eat sauteed cabbage and carrots with fat free cheese anymore. Blech!

I eat everything in moderation. :)

Jen said...

And would you believe it, I actually DO eat cabbage and onions these days. (my girls love it!)

Janine the Bean said...

What I mean is...I don't eat ONLY cabbage and carrots. I still do love them both and eat them...and lots of other great veggies.

Watch our blog soon for a recipe for butternut squash mac and cheese.

You have to try it and see what you think.


Jen said...

I have a butternut squash sitting on my counter. I think it's begging to be with mac n cheese! Post it soon!