Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot PieWe are seeing signs of Fall in the mid-west. A season both my wife and I really enjoy. It is a season where the cool is among us, the smell is different in the air, and it is a time where we begin to cook different foods. You know the type, the hearty ones. The ones that you can smell outside of your house when you are pulling into the driveway. One of my wife’s favorite recipes for this time of year is chicken pot pie. This is another one of those recipes that is really simple to make, and is great for leftovers.

Ingredients include:

  • 7 TB of butter
  • 1/2 flour
  • 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup of corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup of chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup of frozen peas
  • 1-2 cups of cooked chicken (to your liking)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • White wine, if you have it
  • Pie Crust, or make your own

Cut your chicken into bite sized pieces. An easy way to do this is to put the chicken in the freezer for nearly thirty minutes, as it will allow it, to you know, freeze. Once cut up, add the chicken to a hot pan with a bit of olive oil, and cook through, nearly 8-10 minutes.

In the meantime, heat a pan and melt your butter. Once melted, add the flour and stir this really well. Add the the cream, and continue to stir. Add salt and pepper to your liking. Add in your meat and vegetables, bring to a boil, then let simmer for nearly 10 minutes. During the simmer process, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Once the mixture is done, set aside, and let it cool for 10 minutes or so.
Using your pie crusts, add the pot pie mixture, being careful not to overload it. Add your top crust, and fork the edges to make a seal. Cook for 20 minutes. When done, let it sit for 5 minutes or so. Cut in and enjoy.

Do you have something special you put in your pot pie? If so, I would like to know.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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