PPQ: All Sold-Out Chicken Pot Pies

by Shawnda on December 11, 2011

in Chicken & Poultry,Project Pastry Queen

Chicken Pot Pie

Emily chose this week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge: All Sold-Out Chicken Pot Pies.

If you make no other recipe from the Pastry Queen, this is the one you should try. I’ve made it before, probably no less than 50 times over the last 4 or 5 years. It’s our absolute favorite chicken pot pie recipe.

The from-scratch filling is easily customizable to whatever happens to be hanging around your vegetable bin or freezer. And the pastry? It’s spiked with cream cheese which makes for an indulgent tender and flakey crust. It’s the ultimate comfort food.

I usually skip the heavy cream and use skim milk or more chicken stock for a lighter filling. And I increase the vegetables by 50% to stretch the dish from 2 8×8 pans to 3. Bake one, freeze two!

Check out the full recipe on Emily’s blog and see how much the other Project Pastry Queen members served their chicken pot pie.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Joanne December 11, 2011 at 5:14 am

sounds like a winner of a pot pie to me! I always try to lighten mine up also. Gotta save those calories for where it really counts (cough dessert cough).

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2 Sara December 11, 2011 at 5:48 am

I wish my family liked chicken pot pie as much as I do! This looks super tasty, and I love the idea of making 3 at once!

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3 Ann P. December 11, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Best comfort food ever, and even better when homemade. I love the Pastry Queen, too! Also, great tip about making it into 3 pans w/ extra veggies!

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4 Kelsey December 13, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Okay. That does it. This dish WILL be on my menu for one of the weeks of my Christmas break. Yum, yum, YUM!

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5 Sarah from 20somethingcupcakes December 15, 2011 at 8:04 am

Wow, Shawnda – favorite out of all 3 books? That’s a bold statement! I remember when someone picked these a while back and I think they changed their mind, and I was so disappointed. I’m definitely going to try them – and Daniel will be happy, chicken pot pie is his absolute favorite! We love the Ina recipe, love those little onions in it.

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