Sunday, August 15, 2010

Yummy Chicken Pot Pie

I made a yummy chicken pot pie the other night. I'm trying to think of healthy meals my toddler will eat and he likes things gooey if that makes sense. He likes his mac and cheese with gooey cheese and not just a little cheese with dry macaroni, he likes his pizza with gooey sauce and cheese, he likes bagels with gooey cream cheese. So i racked my brains for gooey meals that involve some sort of vegetables I can hide in there without having to puree. Chicken pot pie is the first thing that came to mind! it was my first time trying this recipe and it came out pretty good :)


  • - 6 cups cubed chicken (i used leftovers from grilled bbq chicken the night before)
  • - a package of pie crust
  • - olive oil
  • - 1 large onion, chopped
  • - 2 celery stalks chopped
  • - 2 cups chicken broth
  • - 2 cups milk
  • - 1/2 cup butter
  • - 9 tablespoons flour
  • - 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • - salt and pepper
  • - 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • - 1 package frozen veggies (not thawed)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove pie dough from box and unroll and bring to room temperature
  2. Heat oil in pan. Sautee  onions and celery 5 mins. Put into a bowl with chicken and set aside. 
  3. its box and follow directions for bringing to room temperature.
  4. Microwave chicken broth and milk 3-4 mins. Heat butter over medium heat in empty pan. Whisk in flour and thryme. Cook 1 min til golden. Whisk in hot milk mixture. Bring to simmer and continue to simmer until sauce thickens - bout 1 min. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  5. Place pie dough at bottom of pie dish. Save remaining piece for the top after the mixture is placed into dish
  6. Stir chicken mixture, parsley and frozen veggies into the sauce. 
  7. Pour mixture into pie dish with dough on bottom. Top it with the pie dough
  8. Cut 5 slits through pie dough on top to let it breath. To make crust, pinch the ends around edges of pie dish with ur fingers.
  9. Bake until golden brown 30-35 mins 

This is what it looked like before placing it in the oven
I forgot to take a picture of the chicken and veggie mixture in the pie dish and on top of the dough before placing the top dough on but I had a little mixture on the side to freeze for later. Here is a pic of what the inside looks like. gooey goodness! :)
Voila! To avoid the burning around the edges, u wrap them with foil a bit. We like a crisper crust. 

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