Chicken Pot Pie


It is raining, cold, and just raw out and what makes you feel good on a day like today, some comfort food, and when I think of comfort food I think of Chicken Pot Pie! That warmness of the chicken gravy and the flakiness of the pie biscuit crust takes  you to the land of content and satisfaction and  gets the creeks out of your bones and puts a smile in your heart. The chicken stock for the gravy is made from a pre-roasted chicken either roasted in your oven or bought from the market. I made mine from some left-over roast chicken I had bought from the grocery store, and when you make stock out of it, the grease has already disappeared so it comes out with just the right  chicken flavor, less greasy, and more tasteful.

For the Chicken Stock:

  • 1 small cooked roasted chicken (about 2-3 lbs) whole or leftovers
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 whole medium onion ( ends sliced off and saved, cut in quarters with skin kept on)
  • 1 whole carrot (cut in half, unpeeled)
  • 1 celery stalk, cut in half
  • olive oil to cover bottom of stock pan
  • salt and pepper
  • water to cover chicken
  1. Take stockpot and place on medium heat with oil on the bottom of the pan
  2. Put bay leaves, onion, celery, carrot, and salt and pepper in pan and slowly cook for 5 minutes, add chicken, and continue to cook, add water to cover chicken completely and bring to a boil, turn the heat down to simmer and cook about 25 minutes, you do not have to cover:
  3. Take off heat to cool down a little
  4. Place a strainer over saucepan or bowl and strain stock saving solids, let cool a little. Save stockpot for the gravy.

  • Vegetables
4-5 potatoes diced in large dice
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
1/4 bunch of broccoli , just flowers, cut in small pieces
1 cup of frozen peas
  1. Cook potatoes and carrots in saucepan, with cover on,  and cook in boiling water to almost done or you can pierce them with a knife, take off cover and add broccoli, and cook a couple more  minutes. Throw in peas. Drain and save.
  • Chicken Gravy
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced fine
  • 1 celery stalk, diced fine
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dried sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 4 tablespoons of flour
  • enough chicken stock to make a gravy
  • 1/3 cup of light or 1/2 and 1/2 cream
  1. Place stock pot back on medium heat on top of stove
  2. Add the butter to the pan and melt
  3. Add onions and celery and saute till translucent
  4. Add sage and thyme and keep stirring
  5. Add the flour and cook for a couple of minutes and form a roux
  6. Add chicken stock till gravy consistancy
  7. Add cream just to lighten a bit
  8. Simmer
  9. Add vegetables and potatoes and stir
  10. Take chicken off the bones, throw fat and onions, and celery, and bay leaves away.
  11. Add chicken, both white and dark meat to the vegetables. potatoes  and gravy
  12. Stir
  13. Remove from Heat, cool slightly, and pour mixture into serving pan ( I used a 3 quart glass serving dish)
  • Make Biscuit Crust
  • Sift Together and place in bowl
  • 4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 6 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • Pour in Measuring cup and add together
  • 2/3 cup of canola oil or vegetable oil and
  • 1 and 1/3 cups of milk
  1. Pour all at once into flour until mixture leaves side of bowl. Knead and roll out dough into rectangle and place over serving dish and form and crimp  edges around dish.
  2. Bake in 400 degree oven for 25 minutes or golden brown.


About piesandeyes

I am a Chef, a Baker, a foodie, I love pots and pans, bakeries, and especially pies! I love the smells of something baking in the oven and I could live just standing next to a stove.
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5 Responses to Chicken Pot Pie

  1. This sounds like the ultimate comfort food! I will have to give it a go now that its getting cold. It sounds like its “good for the soul” food. Can’t wait to try it! 🙂

  2. piesandeyes says:

    If it is cold, this will warm you up! Good and healthy and hearty!

  3. I love chicken pot pie, it is wonderful comfort food, great for almost any occasion. My Mom makes a lovely chicken pot pie. It’s great when you are having lots of guests over too.

  4. debbrunson says:

    Definitely the classic comfort food, and yours looks perfect! I also love the daisies (and carnation?) peeking around from behind. 😀 Such happy flowers!

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