Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie

We have this wonderful new ST staff member who we have yet to introduce. And, she is quite the cook. Actually, many of our Tasty Tuesday recipes have come from her over the months. I would say years, but we have only been in existence for 1.4 years. I am quite impressed by this chicken pot pie... it might be a bit warm outside for baking in some portions of the country. But, even in Houston where it was 92 F today, it looks too amazing to pass up.

Sunday night, I made a most delicious chicken pot pie! I'd been wanting to make one for weeks, but things have been so crazy that I just hadn't. I went out to do a bit of Christmas shopping and decided that a pot pie would be an amazing dinner on a gloomy, rainy evening! I had most of the ingredients already, so just had to pick up the pie crust and some chicken broth. Pie crusts? Buy one, get one free! Awesome.

As you can see from the photos, the pie came out well and was so delicious!
Please also note my adorable Penelope Scarlet Threads apron. (Unfortunately, Penelope has been archived! But, the Mattie May is modeled after our popular Penelope and in fun summer fabrics.)

chicken pot pie, a la lexi

2-3 tbls butter
1 lb boneless chicken, cut into small pieces (I used three large breasts)
salt and pepper, to taste
8 oz veggies (I used a can of peas/carrots and a can of mixed veggies, including corn and lima beans...shhh, don't tell Steve about the lima beans!)
3-4 tbls flour
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup half & half
1 tsp spices (I used romemary, thyme, sage and oregano)
pastry crust, one pie crust

preheat oven to 425*

melt butter in large skillet over med-high heat. add chicken, cook/stir 3 min, until no longer pink in center. sprinkle with salt and papper. add veggies, cook 3 min

sprinkle flour evenly over chicken and veggies, stir and cook 1 min. stir in broth and half and half and spices. bring to boil over high heat, reduce to low and simmer until mixture is very thick.

transfer to pie plate and top with pie crust. cut slits to let steam out.

bake 20 min until crust is golden brown.

1 comment:

  1. Cutie Pie.......
    and the pot pie looks good too!!!

    LOVE this......
    must try:)