Chicken Pot Pie

What could be more comforting or more fall – winter-ey than

chicken pot pie?

That question was totally rhetorical.

In my opinion, no store-bought pot pie will ever come close to the taste of a home-made pot pie.

I’ll be totally honest, home-made takes a little more time to make, but it is totally worth it.

Creamy, hearty and oh so good.

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The recipe I use is not my own. It’s an Ina Garten recipe.

Here is the ingredient list.

I use less butter than the recipe calls for. I will mark my changes in blue.

I use store-bought crust, but you can totally make your own.

    • 3 whole (6 split) chicken breasts, bone-in, skin-on I used boneless, breast fillets
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • Kosher salt
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
    • 5 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade
    • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
    • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter I used 1 stick of butter
    • 2 cups yellow onions, chopped (2 onions)
    • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 cup heavy cream
    • 2 cups medium-diced carrots, blanched for 2 minutes
    • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen peas (2 cups)
    • 1 1/2 cups frozen small whole onions I omitted the whole onions
    • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley leaves

The directions and the full recipe are listed on the food network website.

How do you make your pot pies?

And now a teaser about tomorrow’s post……

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19 Comments

  1. Yay for that teaser ;D And yummm, pot pie. I love Ina Garten, so I’m sure that version is deliciously homey! I need to make a vegan pot pie, I haven’t yet and it is most certainly the season for them. Plus I’m weirdly in love with peas right now, and what better home for peas than a pot pie?

    • Peas are awesome. Veggie pot pie, split pea soup. Yum.

      🙂

      • Ohh, now I want pea soup! It is cold, dark and rainy for the second day in a row here, definitely thick green soup weather!

      • AND you’ve also given me an idea for this weekend’s slow cooking adventures…

      • I can’t wait to hear about it!

  2. This sounds great. I think I’ll try it this weekend.

    • It’s very tasty. I’d love to hear about it if you make it.

  3. Oh how cool having a teaser for tomorrows post. I think it may be something on somebody’s head?
    Your pies look fabulous and I agree, you cannot beat homemade!
    🙂 Mandy

  4. Oh I can’t wait to do this with leftover turkey.

  5. Ina’s recipes are always winners for me! And like you, I do reduce the amount of butter she normally uses!!

  6. How funny – I´ve just made a chicken pie and typed a post on it! I love chicken pie and this one looks gorgeous…very comforting. Ok now, tomorrow´s teaser…is it a small sheep sitting on the head of a person with green hair? No?! Oh well, will just have to wait….

  7. Oh I just posted a pie as well, yours sounds great! c

  8. Ummmm, I love chicken pot pie! and it is definitely the perfect comfort food.

  9. It’s Pie-Day on WordPress!
    I just posted a chocolate…
    Love this, Jamie…now if the weather would go back to normal – 60 degrees in mid-November is Not Normal – I’d be cranking up the oven for one of these!

  10. Love it. You can never go wrong with an Ina recipe.

  11. This is one of my husband’s favorite things and I’ve never made it for him. Bad wife. Hmmm… maybe next week. 🙂

  12. KLZ

    You know the males are going to steal that hat, don’t you? Because who can resist a frog?

  13. Your chicken pot pie looks great. I like pot pies that have a crust on the bottom as well, not just the top. I might steal this, but use store bought pie dough as I’m lazy when it comes to baking.

  14. Great choice for this time of year!

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