Chicken Pot Pie
September 13, 2010
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Fall is definitely in the air, and I’m not sure how I feel about that. I’m still trying to cling to the last remnants of summer, while at the same time enjoying the cooler and crisp weather that fall brings.
One thing I do love about the colder weather is comfort food. By the time the end of August is rolling around I’ve kind of had my fill of grilling food every night, which is something we spend most of the warm weather doing.
I was thinking of recipes to make for something comforting for Sunday night dinner. The weather was overcast and raw out with some drizzle, so something warm and filling was on the menu.
My children love Chicken Pot Pie, and I haven’t made it in a while. I have a quick recipe for one that I normally throw together when I do make it but it’s not fantastic. Good, but not great.
I remembered visiting one of my favorite bloggers sites awhile back and seeing a recipe for this dish that I kept on the back burner of my brain to make one day. Today was the day. The blogger was Karen from Our Life in the Kitchen.
What drew me to this recipe on Karen’s site was the rustic feel of it. This was vastly different from the version I have normally made. My version has more shortcuts and is a quick fix meal. The irony of that is Karen’s version is definitely a homemade version, and took barely longer than it did for my quick version. I’m not going to share my recipe with you because it’s just not that great. I will tell you that the only two similarities my recipe had versus this one was that each used store-bought pie crusts and each contain chicken. Period.
But this version is one I will be making over and over. My family devoured it and there was nothing left. The only thing I changed was the addition of the peas. None of my kids will eat peas so I knew if I put them in I would hear complaints. As for the rest of the recipe, I followed it exactly.
Try it on one of these cool and crisp fall days. You will absolutely love it.
Want to know how to make it? Check out Karen’s blog and her Chicken Pot Pie and she will take you step by step through the recipe with her gorgeous photos. Enjoy!