Comfort Food

Ok it’s snowing. AGAIN! What do we do? WE COOK! (and sew and crochet etc. etc.). This recipe has been a favorite in our family for years. It warms the innards and soothes your heart on these cold days! It is easier than most pot pies and I am all about easy. I am off to sew and fish a crazy chocolate lab out of the snow in the backyard. (She came from the south, but loves the snow – go figure!) Enjoy this hearty dish!

Cheddar Chicken Pot Pie

One pre-made pie crust (the rolled up kind) Pillsbury makes a good one

1-1/2 c. chicken broth

2 c. peeled cubed potatoes

1 c. sliced carrots

1/2 c. sliced celery

1/2 c. chopped onion

1/4 c. flour

1-1/2 c. milk

2 c. shredded cheddar cheese

4 c. diced cooked chicken (good way to use up leftovers)

1/4 teas. poultry seasoning

salt and pepper
—–> Heat broth to a boil in large saucepan. Add vegetables, simmer 10 – 15 minutes or until tender. Blend flour with milk, stir into broth mixture. Cook and stir over medium heat until slightly thickened. Stir in cheese, chicken and spices. Heat until cheese melts. Spoon into 2-1/2 to 3 qt. casserole. Unroll pie crust and place on top of mixture. Can pleat the edges if you want to make it pretty. Seal edges against casserole.  Make several slits in pie crust for steam to escape. Bake at 425 degrees for 40 minutes or until golden brown.   Serves 6.


2 Responses to “Comfort Food”

  1. Jenny Pat Says:

    I make a pot pie from turkey leftovers at Thanksgiving, but have been sad because one of our favorite store pot pies (cheesy chicken) was discontinued. I will definitely have to try to make this. Although I have always made my own crust, I may cheat this time.

    It doesn’t matter where retrievers come from. They all love snow. Virginia isn’t exactly north and my goldens think the snow is a gift from God to them.

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