Today I will share my method and recipe!
Keep in mind ingredients are approximate. I don't really measure as much as put stuff in until it tastes good to me. Feel free to switch up ingredients to your family's taste.
Chicken Pot Pie
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 small russet potatoes
1/2 C. carrots
1/2 C. frozen corn
1/2 can Cream of Chicken soup
1/2 C Milk
1-2 C. chicken broth or stock
1 t dried minced onions
1 t garlic powder
1/4 T Rosemary
1/4 T Thyme
1/4 T Sage
1/2 T parsley
celery salt (small pinch)
salt and pepper to taste
1 pre-made frozen pie crusts in foil pan (deep dish).
I use the pie crust that comes frozen in the foil pan in the freezer section. It usually comes in packs of 2. This serves 2 adults and the toddler. My daughter doesn't eat it, so I don't even make enough for her. If you need to make this for a larger crowd, just double the recipe, put it in a larger foil pan, and buy the crust that comes in the roll. Of course you can also make homemade crust. Another option is topping the filling with refrigerator biscuits instead of pie crust. I have also seen individual sized foil pie pans at the store. Those would be great to keep personal portions on hand for lunches, or quick dinners!
Take out pie crusts and let thaw.
(all the extra broken off pieces, I save and thaw also. They can be used to flatten out and fill gaps in the dough later)
Cube Chicken and cook in a large stock pot.
Once cooled a bit, flip the crust over off the wax paper on top of the pie pan. Carefully cut or push off any extra dough, making a clean edge around the pie. Push with a fork on the edges to seal crust to the pan, and make the edges look neat.
Wrap well with foil, write cooking instructions on foil, and freeze! They are sooo much better than the pot pies you get in the freezer section at the grocery store!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake with foil on for 1-2 hours. I know it is vague, but it depends how cold your freezer is, and accounts for the difference in ovens. After 1 hour, check every 20 min or so. Once it is heated through the center, take the foil off and turn heat to 400. Bake until top is golden brown. Let sit for 15 min before serving for best results. Enjoy!!
We had this today on a drizzly, rainy day, and it was perfect! YUM!
Don't forget to leave a comment if you try this recipe, with your critiques, and/or ideas for the recipe. Let me know what worked or didn't work for you. Hope you love it!