Monday, November 29, 2010

Turkey Pot Pie

I hope you all had a great holiday!  This is my mom's famous chicken pot pie recipe and I am using it with my turkey leftovers from Thanksgiving.  It is a great meal to bring to someone who's had a baby or surgery.  It's a great one dish meal. 

2 boxes of ready made pie crusts           3.96
1 stick margarine                                     .16
1/2 onion chopped                                  .15
2 ribs celery chopped                              .10
2/3 cup flour                                          
2 1/2 C chicken broth                             1.00
2 C skim milk                                           .50
4 C cooked and cubed chicken or turkey  3.88
3 C veggies of choice                                .98
  (for convenience I use frozen mixed veggies)


Saute onion and celery in the stick of margarine in a large pan on medium heat.  Once tender whisk in the 2/3 C flour.  Once mixed slowly whisk in the chicken broth and milk.   Let mixture thicken stirring occasionally.  Add salt, pepper and all purpose seasoning to taste.  Turn off heat and stir in veggies and cooked poultry.

Unroll two of the ready made pie crusts and line two 9 inch pie crusts.  (even 10 inch works well if you can find them)  Cut off the excess dough from the edges.

Fill each crust with about 4-5 cups of filling.

Top with second crust and cut off excess around edge of pie pan.  Press edges with the tines of a fork to seal and cut 4 slits in the top of the crust to vent.

At this point you have two pies.  I cover one with foil and label with directions.  Place this one in the freezer or give away to a friend.  Cover the edges of the other pie and bake 425 degrees for 30 min. 

Once baked it came out like this.

When ready to cook the frozen pie defrost in the fridge for two days.   Next cover the edges with foil.  Bake 425 degrees for 40-50 minutes.  It takes longer to bake the pie when it is cold from the fridge, but it tastes just as good.

I made two pot pies for $5.37 each.  I had left over filling which I put into a container and froze.
One day I'll warm this on the stove top and pour over biscuits.  Or if you'd like this just needs to be thawed and poured into a pie crust for an instant pot pie later. 

I hope you like my mom's recipe as much as I do.  I get lots of compliments on this one.

Christie aka Keeza