Quick and Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot PieYou know that feeling you get when you’re coming down with something really vile?  Yeah, I’ve got that feeling.  Swell.  Why can’t people just keep their germs to themselves???

Anyhoo…

Sometimes, when I post a recipe like this I think to myself, “This contains condensed soup! Refrigerated pie crusts! Frozen vegetables! I can’t admit I actually MAKE this!”

Then Beloved has four helpings

(Perversely, when I make something like handmade strudel I’m worried everyone is going to think I’m bragging if I post the recipe.  But, you know, Beloved certainly didn’t eat four helpings of the strudel; go figure).

Actually, I promised this after Thanksgiving when I posted a similar recipe (Enchilada Casserole) as a good use for leftover turkey, which it is.  But, naturally, it’s good with leftover chicken, and since I roasted a Sunday evening for dinner I had some and this is what I made Wednesday night.  It is quick, easy and apparently darn tasty – after having four helpings of it for dinner, Beloved polished it off for lunch yesterday.

Quick and Easy Chicken Pot Pie

serves 6

1 package refrigerated pie crusts (2 crusts; the kind that are folded or rolled), at room temperature

2 cups cubed, cooked chicken

1 cup frozen mixed vegetables, thawed

1 medium potato, peeled and cut into 1″ cubes

1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup

Milk

2 tablespoons dehydrated onion flakes

Salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste

Place a rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 425° F.

Place the potatoes in a small saucepan and cover with cold water; bring to a boil over high heat and cook for 3 – 4 minutes.  Drain and rinse with cold water; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the chicken, mixed vegetables, soup, onion flakes and sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder (go easy on the salt; there’s a lot in the soup).  Stir to combine, adding the milk a little at a time – about 1/2 to 2/3 of a cup – until the soup is a smooth consistency.   Stir in the cooled potatoes; set aside.

Unroll the crusts; dust one with flour and line a 9″ pie plate with it, flour side down to keep it from sticking to the pie plate.  Trim the crust about 1/2″ larger than the rim of the pie plate.  Pour the chicken/soup mixture into the crust, spreading it with a spoon so it fills the crust evenly.  Place the second crust over the top of the mixture; trim it evenly with the bottom crust.  Tuck the crust under around the edge of the pie plate and crimp with your fingers or the tines of a fork, and cut a slit in the top crust to vent the steam.

Bake the pie for 40 – 45 minutes; cover the edge of the crust with foil if it’s browning too quickly.  Remove from oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

And y’all have a lovely weekend.

19 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Chicken Pot Pie”

  1. This does sound good and something my husband would like but after being up with 2 sick kids all night with stomach flu it’s hard for me to think about food…:)…have a great weekend Jan and hope you feel better! XX
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  2. While I wouldn’t eat this (am meat-free)… I know that my child would love me a whole heck of a lot if I made this for him, and I think it is easy enough for me to handle…
    Thanks for posting.
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  3. OK, 2 things:
    1. “1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup”
    Oh for the love of all that is holy, can I use cream of chicken soup instead? I really really really don’t like cream of mushroom soup. I mean, really.

    2. How does serving the pie work? I mean I’m imagining you cut into the pie, try to get one slice, but it’s so gloppy, it doesn’t really “stay” in a piece that’s easy to cut and place on a plate or something. Is it more of a spooning into a bowl kind of thing?
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  4. As long as it is enjoyed, that’s what counts. And it is easy to make, which makes it a winner for me!

    If that is a picture of your pot pie, I’m jealous. I never get the crust edges to turn out nice. I suck at fluting the edges.
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  5. Now this is a chicken pot pie recipe I can wrap my mind around and accomplish successfully. 😉

    Sorry you’re feeling like you’re coming down with something really vile – it’s Princess Nagger’s fault because I’m feeling the same way and she’s been spiking a fever off and on for the past couple of days. With snot. The little snot. 😉
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