Pantry Challenge: Chicken Pot Pie

January 10th, 2010 by katie

I recently updated my chicken pot pie recipe.  Go check it out

Chicken pot pie has always been my go to pantry recipe.  It consists almost entirely of things I keep on hand so it is perfect for stretching the days between trips to the grocery store.  I keep pie crusts, vegetables, and usually some form of cooked or uncooked chicken in the freezer.  If you don’t have or can’t make the pie crusts you can serve this delicious chicken gravy over rice or noodles or make it into a soup, or top it with with biscuits or dumplings.

The key to any good pantry challenge recipe is to be able to use what’s on hand.  Pretty much the only ingredients you must have for this are flour, milk, and chicken broth or the ability to make chicken broth (i.e. chicken bones, meat, or bouillon cubes).  The rest is whatever bits of meat and veggies you have on hand.  Serve with a starch-rice, bread, potatoes, noodles, etc-and you have one of my favorite comfort foods.

Chicken pot pie also freezes wonderfully both before or after baking-you don’t even have to thaw it just put it right in the oven frozen.  You can also freeze the filling separately if you aren’t sure how you want to serve it.

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8 Responses

  1. DailyChef

    I love your chicken pot pie recipe. The dish itself is such a great comfort food, especially on a cold day. Unfortunately, I don’t usually stock pie crusts in my pantry – maybe I’ll have to change that!

  2. noble pig

    Your recipe is awesome and your crust looks beautiful.

  3. Ed Schenk

    Chicken Pot Pie is an A-list comfort food. You make a great case for having a well stocked pantry.

  4. Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary

    That crust really does look beautiful. I try to make a triple batch of pie crusts when I have time and then I stash them in the freezer like you do, but when they doesn’t happen, I will admit, I do use the crust in the red box. It’s great in a pinch and I’m not afraid to say I use it dammit, lol.

  5. Tami

    Oh yum! I love homemade chicken pot pies-never did care for the frozen ones, I think mainly because I always want potatoes and corn in mine and I can put in as much as I want. Looks delectable Pam!

  6. grace

    this delightful creation has recently dethroned lasagna as the tip-top of my comfort food list. yours looks and sounds absolutely perfect–bravo!

  7. Tom

    That crust looks to die for! Did I miss the recipe you used? cheers!

  8. Sally

    Made this last night. Doubled the recipe so I could have leftovers for today. It was a hit!

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