Enjoy this farm fresh recipe, originally featured in the Savor the Season Recipe Cards, created by From the Land of Kansas!
Classic Chicken Pot Pie
2 pie crusts, homemade or store-purchased (such as Pillsbury refrigerated pie
½ cup unsalted butter
½ yellow onion
4 ribs celery, sliced
3 carrots, chopped
½ cup all-purpose flour
¾ tsp. kosher salt
½ tsp. black pepper
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup whipping cream or whole milk
3 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 cup corn (frozen, canned, or freshly cut from the cob)
½ cup frozen peas
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat, then add onion, celery, and carrots, cooking until vegetables soften, approx. 12-15 minutes, stirring often. Stir in flour and cook for 2 minutes, whisking constantly; remove skillet from heat and whisk in cream and broth. When cream and broth are incorporated into the flour, return skillet to the burner and continue to cook until filling is until bubbly and thickened; add chicken, corn, and peas to filling and remove from heat.
Meanwhile, press one of the pie crusts into a 9-inch pie plate; when pot pie filling has cooled slightly, pour filling into the pie crust, then top with the second pie crust. Seal the pastry crust edges together and flute, as desired. Cut air vents in the top pie crust.
Bake pot pie, uncovered, on center rack of oven for 30-40 minutes, or until crust is nicely golden, covering pie with foil towards end of baking time, if crust begins to brown too quickly. Filling should be bubbly and hot throughout; let pot pie stand 5 minutes before serving.
Kitchen Tip: If you don’t have time to cook chicken for this recipe, feel free to use the meat from a rotisserie chicken, available at your local grocer. These will typically yield 2 ½ – 3 cups of shredded chicken meat.
Let’s Get You Cookin’,
This recipe was featured as part of Savor the Season, a set of recipe cards created by From the Land of Kansas in conjunction with the Kansas Farm Bureau to help promote Kansas specialty crops. Savor the Season is designed to educate and excite consumers about cooking with local produce using tasty, seasonal recipes and providing tips and tricks to cooking with these special ingredients.