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Hearty Chicken Pot Pies

Hearty Chicken Pot Pies

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep 50 mins
  • Bake 25 mins

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Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Pot-Pie Pastry (see recipe below)
  • 1 cup chicken or beef broth
  • 1 medium carrot, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken, beef, or pork roast
  • 1/2 10 - ounce package frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

  1. Prepare Pot-Pie Pastry. Divide into 12 balls. Roll out 6 balls of pastry dough into 7-inch circles and roll out 6 balls into 5-inch circles. Ease the larger circles into 6 individual 4-1/4x1-inch pie pans or baking dishes.
  2. For filling, in a large saucepan, combine the broth, carrot, potato, celery, and onion. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in the chicken or meat and frozen peas. Cook the mixture over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir together the evaporated milk, flour, parsley, thyme, pepper, and garlic powder. Add the mixture to the saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils.
  5. Spoon filling into prepared crusts. Cover with remaining pastry rounds. Press edges of pastry together. Trim to edge of pan. Press with the tines of a fork. Cut slits in top crust.
  6. Bake in a 425 degree F oven for about 25 minutes or until pot pies are brown. Makes 6 servings.

Note

  • Instead of individual servings, you can prepare this as one double-crust pie. Prepare 1/2 of the pastry recipe and divide into 2 balls. Roll out each ball into a 12-inch circle. Transfer one pastry circle to a 9-inch pie plate. Add filling. Brush edges of pastry with water. Place second pastry circle atop filling. Continue as directed. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Pot-Pie Pastry

Ingredients

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shortening
  • 3/4 - 1 cup cold water

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, stir together flour and salt. Cut in shortening until pieces are the size of small peas. Sprinkle cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, over part of mixture; toss gently. Push to side of bowl. Repeat until all is moistened. Shape the pastry dough into a ball.

Nutrition Facts

(Hearty Chicken Pot Pies)

Servings Per Recipe 6, sat. fat (g) 18, Fat, total (g) 72, chol. (mg) 32, sodium (mg) 629, fiber (g) 5, carb. (g) 86, vit. A (RE) 577, calcium (mg) 61, cal. (kcal) 1089, pro. (g) 23, iron (mg) 6, vit. C (mg) 8

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