Monday, March 3, 2008

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

I grew up eating chicken pot pies. Twice a week my mother would drive to a local university to take night classes in order to finish her doctorate. My dad can fry a mean egg and make rice, sort of, but that was the end of his culinary talents. Anyway, he'd heat us up chicken pot pies and we'd sit in the den (ooh, don't tell my momma) and eat them while we watched TV. Tonight I made my first attempt at a homemade chicken pot pie and all I have to say is Marie Callendar watch out!
Here's how I did it.

While I was boiling the chicken in one pot, I diced potatoes and carrots.
Then I sauteed them in butter with some garlic, salt, and pepper.
I added chicken broth and let it cook down until it was tender.

Next I added a can of cream of chicken, a large dollop of sour cream,

about a 1/2 cup of milk, and some English peas.

After mixing well, I poured into a store bought pie shell and covered with the extra shell.

I just baked it at 400 for about 30 minutes.

I think they liked it.


Farm Chick Paula said...

MMMMMM! That sound dee-licious! I never though about putting sour cream in my pot pies.... I'm going to try it next time.
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woolies said...

yum, my family loves it when I make chicken pot pies. I do it a little bit differently, but yours sounds very yummy.
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Momma TaderDoodles said...

Oh that looks sooo yummy!

I'm a big cheater though... so I stole an idea from Rachael Ray and I make mine in a big pot and scoop it into mugs topped with a homemade biscuit! I think she called it chicken mug pie...

I cooked up some chicken Monday night that didn't get finished... I think you just helped me decide whats for supper tonight! Thanks