Joe’s Favorite Chicken Pot Pie may not be Italian, but it’s definitely one of his go to comfort foods! This chicken pot pie has a creamy filling full of onions, carrots, peas and chicken. It is so comforting that it makes you feel like you are getting a big hug.
Making this Chicken Pot Pie is easy with a few simple Shortcuts
Joe’s favorite chicken pot pie isn’t difficult to make as I use a few short cuts. Using leftover chicken or a rotisserie chicken, pre-made refrigerated pie crusts and frozen peas make this dish quick to assemble. You can roast your own chicken and make your own pie crusts, but you don’t have to. I use fresh carrots and the take the extra step to pre-cook them for a couple of minutes before adding them to the filling since they take a little longer to cook than the other ingredients. All-in-all this is a delicious way to combine all of the food groups in one simple, but complete dish.
Lighten the filling, but keep the Flavor
This pot pie is a hearty and tummy filling dish. I use some lighter options to keep it on the healthier side. Most chicken pot pies contain cream, but this version is made with milk and chicken broth. The combination of these two ingredients maintain the creamy texture in the filling that you want. At the same time, it still reinforces the chicken flavor you’re looking for.
Many restaurants today feature a pot pie dish that is really a bowl of stew with a biscuit or a small piece of dough on top. Its an easier way to make it, but Joe loves the golden, flaky crust that surrounds the creamy and delicious filling.
This chicken pot pie is a great one dish meal. If you make it up ahead of time, you can slip it into the oven when you get home from work and dinner will be on the table in an hour.