Thursday, November 3, 2011

Old Fashioned Chicken or Turkey Pot Pie Recipe

Another one of hubby favorites. I never make it with onions because I am allergic, he also said that leftovers with onions would be a very strong taste the next day and drowns the delicate sauce flavor. So I added them as an option for this recipe and leave it up to you!

We prefer a thick crust so I double the recipe of the crust and make it thicker!



1 cup canned diced or sliced carrots
1 cup canned peas or corn
1  can cream of chicken soup or cream of mushroom
1/4 cup dry sherry or white wine
3/4 cup chicken broth
optional: 1 onion diced, 1/4 cup celery, 1/2 cup mushrooms, 1/2 cup broccoli, any of these can be added in addition of in place of the above.

1 lb boneless chicken or turkey cut into chunks
2 cloves minced garlic
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1/4 teaspoon rosemary, thyme, sage
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
In a large fry pan, add oil to heat  on  medium hot, add garlic, chicken saute till browned.  Mix in the canned vegetables, seasonings, soup, sherry and chicken broth and set aside.

Make crust: (double the recipe if you like a very thick crust)
1 1/2 cups flour
1 stick unsalted butter cut into small chunks
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup shortening
4 tablespoons water

Place all ingredients in the food processor and pulse till this forms a soft dough Refrigerate wrapped in wax paper 1/2 hour.
Roll out to the size of the pan you would like around 1/4 inch thick, using an oval, glass 9x9 or( mini ramkins you would need six for individual ones.)
Place dough on the bottom of pan, fill. Roll out a top and cover. Crimp edges with a fork then make fork tine  marks poking evenly on top for venting purposes while cooking.

Bake on 400 degrees, brush top with  one beaten egg yolk, make slits on the top and cook till nicely browned on top around an hour.

27 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

A gorgeous chicken pot pie! The crust must be really crumbly and melt-in-mouth delicious.

My Little Space said...

Simply lovely. Such a good reminder. Haven't had this for such a long time already.
Hope you're having a wonderful day.
Cheers, Kristy

Tina said...

This tasty recipe is a perfect thing for all that leftover turkey after Thanksgiving! I have never made my own pot pie and you do make it look easy. I may not wait until after Thanksgiving to make this-thanks so much for sharing Claudia and have a great day XOXOX

Becky said...

Claudia, This yummy looking pot pie is a wonderful way to use that turkey from thanksgiving. The crust looks so good.

Lizzy said...

My hubby loves pot pie...and you've reminded me to whip one up soon! He'd love your yummy crust~

Curt said...

I love pot pie, and haven't had one in years. This one sounds perfect!

I don't know why I quit eating them. Funny how some foods get left behind until someone reminds you!

Greg said...

Last weekend, I was going to make Chicken Pot Pie and Annette convinced me to make beef stew instead. I have been craving the pot pie every since, now you go and rub this in my face. I think this weekend a chicken pot pie us gonna happen.

Mari @ Mari's Cakes said...

I love pot pies! I am so craving some now!

Have a fantastic day :)

Angela said...

Beautiful--and chicken pot pie is one of my favorite dishes, ever.

Cajunlicious said...

So delicious and comforting, perfect for this cold weather!

Claudia said...

This brings me back to my childhoods. I'd also forego the onions - and double the sherry!

Spicie Foodie said...

Chicken pot pie is also a favorite in my house. The double crust sounds like a great idea. So yummy!

Big Dude said...

As long as I can remember, I've liked chicken pot pie, even the frozen ones as a kid. Yours has me wantinmg one right now.

Emily Malloy said...

Beyond comforting, Claudia!

anthony stemke said...

An old-fashioned chicken pot pie, looks very appealing.

Drick said...

I love a good pot pie and I know this is it... love the sherry in it and all of the optional ingredients are not optional at all, I would put 'em all in....

Trix said...

This is soooo gorgeous - I could see it in a cookbook!

redkathy said...

Hey GF, This one is sheer beauty! Supposed to be in the fifties tonight. How perfect is this meal with temperatures like that... Woo Hoo

Catherine said...

Dear Claudia, I just love the picture of the rolling pin with the dough. It looks cozy and comforting. The pot pie sounds delish! I love dishes like this for the fall and winter. Blessings, Your friend, Catherine xoxo

healthyfoodietravels said...

Looks amazing! It's always best when a bit bubbles over - just tells you there's deliciousness inside :)

Our Eyes Eat First said...

As long as I can leave out the mushrooms - Im loving it! lol.. looks super yummy and rich - great looking crust (my fave part)

Baker Street said...

Perfect recipe for any leftover turkey after Thanksgiving! Looks absolutely perfect

the food dude said...

Great pot pie, delicious!

Lacy said...

Looks amazing!! I've been searching for a really great chicken pot pie & I'm also a huge fan of the crust -- perfect recipe!!

janet@cupcakestocaviar said...

Delicious looking pot pie Claudia! I love the crust also; it's great when mixed with the pie gravy. MMMmmmmmm... now I want this. Immediately.

easyfoodsmith said...

Yummy looking pot pie. The crust and those juices oozing out are making me drool...

Peggy said...

I remember growing up and having pot pie a lot when I was younger - haven't had it in ages! This recipe might bring it back for me =)