I’ve had a fierce craving for chicken pot pie. Earlier this fall, my husband and I sneaked away to enjoy a weekend in Bayfield. We enjoyed a quiet lunch at a funky, slow-food deli called The Fat Radish while we were there. The chicken pot pie recipe they used was the best I’d ever had; with each bite, I’d ramble on about the flavor, the texture, the consistency. So flippin’ good.
That night, I dreamed of chicken pot pie. We went back to The Fat Radish the next day, so I could indulge again, but alas… the quaint deli had a constantly rotating menu. There I stood heartbroken and S-O-L.
Since then, I’ve been on a mission to find the perfect chicken pot pie recipe. I’ve been ordering it at restaurants and experimenting at home, but nothing seemed quite right… until now.
1 cup potato, diced
1 cup onion, diced
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup carrot, diced
1/3 cup melted margarine
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup half-and-half
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 cups chicken, cooked and chopped
2 pie crusts ( either store bought or your own recipe)
Preheat oven to 400°F. Saute onion, celery, carrots and potatoes in margarine for 10 minutes.
Add flour to sauteed mixture, stirring well, cook one minute stirring constantly.
Combine broth and half and half. Gradually stir into vegetable mixture.
Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until thickened and bubbly. Stir in salt and pepper;
add chicken and stir well. Pour into shallow 2 quart casserole dish and top with pie shells.
Bake 30-40 minutes or until crust is golden and flaky.