Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I Found a New Chicken Pot Pie Recipe!

I have been using the recipe on the back of the Cream of Potato Soup as my recipe for Chicken Pot Pie. It was always good but recently I was at the Real Simple site and found a recipe for Chicken Pot Pie that seemed easy enough. This way we are not using another processed food. Determined to weed them out of our diet... but we do enjoy hot dogs. I also usually use a crust on the top and bottom of the pie (we are crust fans). But what the heck a few less calories can only help.

This will be the new go to Chicken Pot Pie recipe of our house. It was light and quite tasty.


1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 onions, chopped
4 carrots, diced
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup dry white wine

2 cups 1 percent milk
1 10-ounce package frozen peas

1 tablespoon fresh thyme

3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

1 9-inch store-bought piecrust, thawed if frozen

Heat oven to 400° F.
Cook the chicken in a pot of simmering water until cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes; let cool, then shred.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and carrots and cook, stir-ring, until they begin to soften, 6 to 8 minutes (do not let them darken). Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
Add the wine and cook until evaporated, about 5 minutes. Add the milk and simmer until the sauce thickens, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the chicken, peas, thyme, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Transfer to a shallow 1 1/2- to 2-quart baking dish.
Lay the crust on top, pressing to seal. Cut several vents in the crust. Place the pot pie on a baking sheet and bake until bubbling and the crust is golden, 30 to 35 minutes.


Kim said...

I love chicken pot pie. It's the perfect thing to make as the weather starts getting cooler! Looks great : )

My Little Space said...

I'll definitely going to try this soon! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Proud Italian Cook said...

I love chicken pot pie but hate the calories! Thanks for sharing, I also like your wine addition. Nice blog Lucia, I love your header with your mom.