Chicken pot pie has to be one of my favorite meals. Years ago when I had first gotten out of school and was working in Manhattan I had chicken pot pie at least once a week for dinner. Though not the kind you are thinking of! One of my favorite foods back then was Swanson's Chicken Pot Pie that I used to pick up after work at the store and heat up in the oven. Of course it was a frozen dinner but I just loved them. Now that my cooking skills are somewhat improved I make this dish from scratch. I found this recipe at Recipezaar. It is delicious and so simple to make. The only change I added was a few shakes of Mrs. Dash seasonings and I used a store bought pie crust. That makes life a lot easier! My husband and son both enjoyed this. The original recipe states is makes 6 - 8 servings but the three of us ate the whole thing!!! Hope you enjoy this as much as we did!
1 cup potato, diced
1 cup onion, diced
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup carrot, diced
1/3 cup melted butter
1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup half and half
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 cups chicken, cooked and chopped
2 pie crusts (either store bought or your own recipe) I used only one pie crust for this
several shakes of Mrs. Dash seasoning (my own addition)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Saute onion, celery, carrots and potatoes in butter for 10 minutes. Add flour to sauteed vegetable mixture, stirring well. Cooke one minute stirring constantly. Combine broth and half and half. Gradually stir into vegetable mixture. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until thickened and bubbly. Stir in salt and pepper and Mrs Dash. Add chicken and stir well. Pour into shallow 2 quart casserole dish and top with pie shells. Cut slits to allow steam to escape. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbly and cooked through.