You may have had a chicken pot pie before, but have you ever had a delicious homemade pie? Sure, there are frozen pot pies you can stick in the oven, but nothing beats homemade. Putting one together from scratch is not as challenging as you may think. Follow these steps, and dinner will be ready in no time.
What to Buy and Assemble
You may very well already have some of the ingredients on hand for this pot pie. But if you don’t, your local grocer will have what you need. The main ingredient is a pound of cubed chicken breast. Ideally, the chicken should be skinless and boneless. The other ingredients needed are:
- 2 (9-inch) unbaked pie crusts
- 1 cup carrots, sliced
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 cup frozen green peas
- 1/2 cup celery, sliced
- 1/3 cup chopped onion
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
- 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
- 2/3 cup milk
The process of putting together this chicken pot pie may intimidate you at first. But there’s no need to worry! The prep time is only 20 minutes, and then it just needs to cook for 30 minutes.
To start out, make sure to preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Then combine the chicken, peas, celery, and carrots into a saucepan. Add water and bring to a boil. Once it is boiling, cover for 15 minutes. Then remove from heat, drain, and set aside.
In the saucepan, cook the onions in butter over medium heat. Cook until the onions are soft and translucent. Next, add flour, celery seed, salt, and pepper. Stir in chicken broth and milk slowly and then simmer over medium-low heat until thick. Afterward, remove the pan from the heat and set it aside.
Meanwhile, place the chicken mixture in the bottom pie crust. Pour hot liquid mixture over it. Cover this with top crust, seal edges, and remove any extra dough. Importantly, you should make enough small slits in the top to let the steam escape.
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Finishing up and Enjoying
Bake the pot pie in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Ensure that the filling is bubbly and the pastry is golden brown before removing it from the oven. Once done, allow the pot pie to cool for about 10 minutes before serving and eating it.
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