Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Easy Crust Chicken Pot Pie

I can't remember the first time I ever tasted this recipe.

Literally. I can't remember it. I was only a year or two old.

I got this recipe from my mother just before Christmas 13 years ago and have eaten it all my life but never thought to ask where it came from until tonight when Alexis asked me if it was my grandmother's. I called my mom and found out that she got this from an old friend from nursing school that we visited in Greensboro around 1969.

What I like about this is that there is no bottom crust like a true "pie" but it has a big puffy top crust. It's almost a cross between chicken and dumplin's and pot pie.

Easy Crust Chicken Pot Pie

Ingredients
1 ea chicken, cooked and cubed into bite size pieces
2 ea hard boiled egg, chopped
1 cup peas and carrots
1 1/4 cup chicken broth
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 cup milk
1 stick butter, melted

Instructions
Layer cooked, cut chicken into a casserole dish. Top with chopped egg and veggies.

Mix broth and soup and pour over chicken mixture.

Mix dry ingredients with milk, then add butter.

Spoon crust mixture over the chicken mixture evenly.

Bake at 425f for 30 minutes or until brown.

I'm not sure what made this batch so good.

Maybe it was the smoked chicken that we used. Or maybe it was the sleet falling outside, demanding comfort food.
And comfort food is best served on paper plates, right? Actually, I wasn't going to post about this tonight or I would have plated it on something better than paper.

20 comments:

  1. Moms food( or that she got from a friend) is always the best.. Your mom is a nurse also? The pot pie looks perfect, nothing beats comfort! Snowing here again this am in NJ..

    Wishing you and yours a very very happy horny new year.

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  2. Ah, that pie would help make the sleet a little more tolerable. Family recipes are jewels to treasure.

    I hope you have a healthy and happy new year Chris.
    Sam

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  3. Loks fantastic Chris - I've decided smoking makes about all poultry dishes better.

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  4. Now that is some southern comfort food I can dig a spoon into...hmmm do we have ingredients for this...

    Happy New Year!

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  5. My wife would knock you down to get at that! Happy New Year, Chris!

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  6. This looks really good Chris and thanks for sharing the recipe. I like the idea of no bottom crust. I've had a couple of chicken pot pies where the crust was just too much, but I've also been known to scrape pie out of the crust to eat it. :-)

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  7. That looks really good and easy! It is suppose to be cold here this weekend, we might give this a try. Happy New Year!

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  8. Yum, chicken pot pie is one of my favorite comfort foods. This sounds like a gorgeous one :D Happy New Year to you!!! :)

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  9. Hey, I made a chicken pot pie this week to, only mine had bacon in it, and I used puff pastry for the crust. Probably added a zillion calories to the humble pot pie. Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

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  10. Excellent Chris! Sometimes the oldest and/or simplest recipes make for the best comfort food, this is definitely one of them!
    Happy New Year my friend :-)

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  11. Nothing is as comforting as the food of our childhood. My mother made a similar dish, it had drop biscuits on top. The smoked chicken must have made it wonderful.

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  12. OMG! I love chicken pot pie. Yours looks warm and soul satisfying. Everyone should have at least one good pot pie recipe!

    Happy New Year to you and your family.

    P.S. I am making a big batch this afternoon of your chicken wings for the Florida Gator game this evening. I am hoping to post it in the near future with all credit for the recipe going to you.

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  13. Mmmmm, drool! As for the paper plates, who wants to dishes all the time?
    Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  14. Wow! That looks delicious! This looks like a wonderful chicken pot pie recipe. Happy new year!

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  15. This recipe sounds awesome! I like the idea of the hard boiled eggs in the recipe. I think I can even get my picky eater to eat this one.

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  16. the only way I like chicken pot pie is without pie crust. I make a very similar one...except I just use bisquick for my topping. I never thought of putting egg in it though....might have to give that a try

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  17. Thanks a lot for the wonderful recipe. Every New Year , I try something new in my kitchen. I wanted to try something new for this time too to treat my family and friends with. This will be a real treat!

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  18. This looks so good that I didn't even notice the plate!

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  19. I have my own tried-and-true pot pie filling, but I am always willing to experiment with crust and this sounded good, but I thought this top crust was WAY too thin. It overflowed my pie pans (thank goodness I put them on cookie sheets just in case) and you can see the filling in places where it thinned out so much that there's almost no crust there. I like the flavor and the idea, so next time I think I would just reduce the milk (significantly).

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