Friday, January 9, 2009

Old-fashioned Chicken Pot Pie

Comfort food defined.

2 1/4 c. flour
1 t. salt
1/2 c. shortening
6 T. ice water
2 cans chicken broth
5 diced, unpeeled red potatoes
4 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
1 onion, chopped
1/2 - 1 c. frozen peas
1/2 t. poultry seasoning
1/4 t. pepper
1/2 c. milk
2 c. chopped cooked chicken breast

Combine 2 c. flour and 1/2 t. salt in a bowl; cut in shortening with a pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle ice water over surface; toss with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened. Divide dough in two and gently press into 4" circles; wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Bring broth to a boil over med. high heat. Add potato; cover and cook 5 minutes. Add carrot and onion; cover and cook 5 minutes.

Combine remaining 1/4 c. flour, 1/2 t. salt, poultry seasoning, pepper, and milk in a small bowl; stir well. Gradually add to the vegetable mixture, stirring well. Cook over medium heat 3 minutes or until thickened and bubbly, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in peas and chicken.

Roll out dough to a size 1" larger than your casserole dish. Fit one piece into dish to form the bottom crust. Fill with chicken/vegetable mixture. Top with the remaining dough and cut two slits for venting.

Spray with cooking spray and bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

(the original recipe halved the dough ingredients and had only a top crust, but I like a top and bottom crust)

1 comment:

crystal said...

Michelle, I am putting this recipe on my menu SOON.

(Have you caught on yet that I peruse your recipe blog late at night when I am trying to resist the munchies? Besides, daydreaming about the food on your blog is better than anything that is actually in my fridge.)