Your family will LOVE my neighbor & good friend Elisa's homemade chicken pot pie!
This is so yummy, filling, and easy to make. These are also freezable!
Elisa's Freezable Chicken Pot Pie
• 4 Tablespoons butter (1/2 stick)
• 1 medium onion
• 2 medium carrots
• 1 stalk celery
• 1/4 C flour
• 2 cups shredded chicken
• 1/2 teaspoon thyme (optional)
Kosher salt & ground black pepper
1/4 C half & half (I use milk)
• 1/4 C frozen peas
• 1 potato, already diced and boiled (or 1 can diced potatoes, drained)
• 2 rounds refrigerated pie crust (or puff pastry)
• 1 large egg
• 1 1/2 C chicken broth
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat, then add the onions, carrots, and celery. Cook, stirring the vegetables around until they start to soften, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle the flour over the veggies and stir to combine. Cook the flour-coated veggies for 1 minute, then pour in the chicken broth. Stir to combine. Let heat up and bubble and thicken for about 3 minutes. If it's too thick, add a little more broth. Turn off the heat, and let it cook to room temperature.
*Meanwhile, roll the pie crusts out slightly and cut out 8 inch dough circles just a bit larger than the pie pan. Lay the bottom crust in the pan and then fill with the chicken mixture. Lay a round of pie crust over the top. Use a fork to seal the edges. Use a fork to seal the edges.
Mix the egg with 2 tsp water and brush it all over the surface of the pie crust. Cut a few slits on top of the pie crust to vent.
If you're baking the pies right away, preheat the oven to 350 degrees, place the pies on a cookie sheet, and bake 25-30 minutes until crust is deep golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
If you're freezing them, place pies on a cookie sheet and flash freeze for 45 minutes. Then cover tightly with heavy duty foil and then in a large zip-lock bag and freeze up to 6 months. To bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake the foil-covered pies for 1 hour. Remove the foil and bake an additional 30-50 minutes until hot & bubbly.
*I usually double the batch and only put crust on the top to be a little healthier.
I would love to hear how you like it!
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