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Classic Chicken Pot Pie

classic chicken pot pie Entree
Classic Chicken Pot Pie
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 6

Tell everyone you’re having pie for dinner and see how big their smiles are. This homemade chicken pot pie recipe streamlines your work by using frozen peas and carrots and Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts. Swap out different proteins and vegetables to put your own unique spin on this old-fashioned favorite. MORE+ LESS-

September 21, 2018

Ingredients

1/3
cup butter
1/3
cup all-purpose flour
1/3
cup chopped onion
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1 3/4
cups chicken broth
2/3
cup milk
2 1/2
to 3 cups cut-up cooked chicken or turkey
1
box (10 oz) frozen peas and carrots*
1
package (15 oz) refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box

Steps

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  • 1
    In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, onion, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is bubbly; remove from heat. Stir in broth and milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in chicken and peas and carrots; remove from heat.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 425°F. Roll 1 pie crust into 13-inch square. Ease into ungreased 9-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish. Pour chicken mixture into crust-lined dish.
  • 3
    Roll remaining pie crust into 11-inch square. Cut out designs with 1-inch cookie cutter. Place square over chicken mixture. Arrange cutouts on top crust. Turn edges of pie crust under; flute edge.
  • 4
    Bake about 35 minutes or until golden brown.

  • For a lump-free white sauce, use a medium wire whisk to stir in the flour and then to constantly stir the sauce as you pour in the broth and milk.

Expert Tips

  • Swap in 1 1/2 cups of any frozen vegetable combo for the peas and carrots, slicing larger pieces (like broccoli or cauliflower) into smaller pieces so they blend more evenly in the sauce.
  • Substitute 2 (6-oz.) cans tuna packed in water for the chicken; be sure to drain it well before stirring it into the sauce.
  • To roll the round pie crust sheets into a square lay the pastry on a floured pastry cloth or sheet of waxed paper. Carefully press the pastry into more of a square shape before rolling it into a 13-inch square. Fold the dough in half and lay it into half of the baking dish. Unfold it and gently press it into the corners of the pan to create the bottom crust, being careful not to stretch it. The dough should extend just a little over the edges.
  • Use the small cutters to create steam vents in the top crust or just cut slits in the pastry with the tip of a paring knife.
  • For a pretty finish to the crust, brush it with an egg wash (beat an egg with 1 tablespoon water) and sprinkle lightly with a coarse salt.
  • Pot pie for dinner is possible even if you’re busy. To save time, pick up refrigerated pie crusts—we recommend Pillsbury brand—instead of making them yourself. You’ll cut your preparation time in half.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
562.1
Calories from Fat
390
% Daily Value
Total Fat
32.6g
50%
Saturated Fat
15.3g
76%
Trans Fat
5g
Cholesterol
92.1mg
31%
Sodium
675.0mg
28%
Potassium
276.1mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
47.7g
16%
Dietary Fiber
2.4g
10%
Sugars
4.0g
Protein
20.3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
110%
110%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
5.50%
6%
Iron
10.30%
10%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Chicken pot pie is truly an heirloom recipe—cooks have been making it for centuries. One of the earliest New World mentions of a recipe for chicken pot pie was in the cookbook American Cookery, published in 1796. Similar to the meat pies that had been popular in 16th century England, the American versions often called for the use of plentiful poultry instead of harder-to-source beef. This time-tested chicken pot pie recipe was first featured in the Betty Crocker Cookbook in 1950, and it’s remained a favorite of home cooks ever since. Once you’ve tried this recipe, you can find more in Betty’s collection of best casserole and pot pie recipes

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