Saturday, January 24, 2009

Mini chicken pot pies

One dish that's especially comforting in cold weather is chicken pot pie. I make it year-round but it's even better when the air is bit chilly. The pictures will show when I recently made it using turkey and it's wonderful either way.

Makes one 9-inch pot pie or 3-4 individual pot pies

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1/4 cup flour
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
Salt and pepper to taste
2 1/2 to 3 cups cooked chicken (or turkey) breasts, cubed
1 1/2 to 2 cups carrots, cooked and sliced
1 1/2 to 2 cups frozen peas, thawed
1 egg white
Pie crusts

Preheat your oven to 400 F. In a saucepan, melt the butter and mix in the flour. Add the milk a little at a time, while whisking continually. Add the broth, and salt and pepper.

Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in the cooked chicken, carrots and peas.



Fill in 3-4 individual oven-safe bowls with the chicken mixture.



Brush an egg wash (1 egg white mixed with 1 tablespoon of water) on the rim of each bowl. Top with a pie crust, using a knife to cut off any extra.


Below are the pie crusts I use and due to the size of my bowls, I need one crust for each pot pie. If you prefer to do a traditional pot pie, simply use a crust on the bottom of a regular-size pie plate, fill it with the chicken mixture and top it with another crust. Make a couple of slits on the top and bake it the same way.


Brush some egg wash on the pie crust which will make it a beautiful shiny golden brown when cooked. Using a knife, make a couple of slits in the crust. Instead of slits, I usually put each family member's initial on their pot pie but a heart would be nice too.



Put the bowls on a baking sheet and bake at 400 F for 20 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 350 and bake another 10 minutes. Be careful that you do not burn your crust! Then take them out of the oven and let them cool on a rack for a minute.



Now dig in and enjoy! :)

50 comments:

Kelly said...

YUM! My husband would love these.

Carol said...

I've never made mini chicken pot pies, I will definitely try this!
Thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
Carol

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Melody! This looks wonderfully delicious! Thanks for this recipe...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Jess said...

Great idea..I love it...and Jason and I like different things in our pies...so the initial thing is great.

Have a good weekend
Love, Jess

The Victorian Parlor said...

Yum!!! I haven't had supper yet and that looks delicious!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Liz said...

That looks really yummy! I have never tried to make a pot pie. I'll have to give it a shot.

Jill (Sneaky Momma) said...

This is very similar to my pot pie recipe. It was the first meal I learned to make for my husband.
Thanks for sharing this. Reminds me I should make it again soon! :)

Susan B said...

Melody,
These look very good. I've never made individual pot pies. It's a good idea. Thank you for sharing the recipe. (I have a recipe for chicken pot pie on my blog too.):0)

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Okay, I read your post earlier and have had pot pies on the brain all day. These look so good!
Valerie

Debra said...

We love chicken pot pies! This looks like a great recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

Blessings to you!

Charli and me said...

Melody, What a beautiful name you have :>) This looks so easy and delicious. I cam going to try it. I like the way you put them in individual bowls and I know just what bowls I am going to use. Thank you for this yummy recipe.

Elizabethd said...

Those look delicious!

Chris said...

One of my favorite foods, I'll be copying this into my folder. Although mine won't be that beautiful. LOL I'm not good with pie crusts. :) Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,
Chris

Rhonda said...

Mmmm. Those look so good and like they might be easy to make.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

That looks like an easy recipe to make, it almost looks too good to eat :). My Mother had those same bowls when I was growing up, I wonder if she still has them...I may have to steal them to make your recipe :)

SarahHub said...

So yummy looking! Our forecast is calling for snow this week - these will be perfect! I even have leftover turkey from Sunday Supper today!

Happy @ Home said...

I love chicken pot pie. What a great idea to make them individual sized and also adding the initial.

Thanks for the recipe.

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

Yummy! I'll have to try this! :)

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket and Yesteryear Embroideries said...

I love homemade chicken pot pie and this sounds like a wonderful recipe. Thanks for sharing! Blessings,Kathleen

Tea said...

Oh my goodness, I thought I caught the aroma of those wonderful pies! You've got us wanting to make them for sure. Thank you for the inspiration and posting your recipe. I'll be at the grocery store bright and early tomorrow morning.

I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog. I'm so happy to have found yours and will surely visit again soon.

Diane@Diane's Place said...

I make pot pies but have never made individual servings. That's a neat idea. It's been a while since I've made pot pie so it may show up on my Sunday Dinner menu soon.

Hope you had a great time at the party and have a great new week. :o)

Love and hugs,

Diane

Tea Time With Melody said...

That looks so delicious and easy to make. Yummy.

Tea said...

Oh my goodness, I thought I caught the aroma of those wonderful pies! You've got us wanting to make them for sure. Thank you for the inspiration and posting your recipe. I'll be at the grocery store bright and early tomorrow morning.

I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog. I'm so happy to have found yours and will surely visit again soon.

Mae said...

Yummy, My family love pot pies, never tried to make them. Might have to try making these.

Elena said...

Those pot pies look really good. They are one of my favorite meals!

Gretchen said...

Oh, now that's nummy.

Erin said...

Those look awesome! I make a big pot pie once in a while for dinner but I am going to have to try these because they look so fun!

Yolanda said...

I'll be back, but I have to tell you that my man says to me...this makes no sense. So I was trying to figure a way how to go back in and do some editing, because Higher Grounds, "Doin' the 'thang'" makes perfectly good sense to me.

When I sent to see what could be done differently there was your comment...and I so welcome it. THANK YOU!

Lovingly as I reach for Higher Grounds,
Yolanda

PS: Are you doing Esther, currently?

the voice of melody said...

Yolanda, no I'm not doing Esther currently but I did an Esther study back in the fall. This one wasn't through Beth Moore though, just a few ladies getting together at a small group home study. Keep seeking Him! :)

April said...

Sorry I'm just now getting around to visiting! All I know to say is YUMMY! These would be a huge hit in my family, without a doubt!

Susan said...

These look so yummy. It is very cold here, and we are in the midst of an ice storm so it especially looks good today!!!
Susan

Becky said...

Those look so good. Why do I never make those??? I used to make it in a big casserole dish. I need to do that next time the weather is cooler. Thanks for the recipe and the reminder.

Nana 2 four said...

Ok - I am printing out this recipe and definitely going to make it! They look so good. I love your blog and I want to come sit in your tea room! Beautiful.

In Him,
Beth

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I always make mine mini! They seem not to dry out as much! Love that you use the store bought crust as well. I do like homemade, but these work out just fine in a hurry!

Aimee Kieffer, aka "Momzoo" said...

What a cute idea, I am going to have to make those.

Rebekah said...

Oh, this looks delicious...and very comforting! I will have to try it.

50s Housewife said...

They are SO cute and look delicious! I've never tried mini pot-pies.

Karen said...

That is a great Chicken pot pie recipe...I can't wait to try it!!!
Thanks for sharing. : )

"Dove" said...

Nothing like some winter comfort food. These are beautiful. I love the initial idea! I sometimes cut a shape from extra crust with a mini cookie cutter too.

Now I'm hungry! :)

delighted heart said...

They look yummy! I will have to give them a try! Thanks for stopping by! And Monday was supposed to be the most depressing day of the year? Do you think Hallmark had cards for it? LOL Can't you just imagine what what one might say....Hope you are having a wonderful depressing day? Well we'd hope they were all encouraging cards..."May the joy of the Lord be your strength!"
Blessings!
Patti

Lallee said...

I love chicken pot pie. It is one of my favorite things to make. I love the idea of individual pots.

I so enjoyed visiting your blog. I appreciate your recent comments! I will mark your blog so I can come back.

Shari said...

This looks like such a yummy winter dish. My husband loves chicken pot pie! I'll definitely use this recipe! Thank you for sharing!!

Abounding Treasures said...

These look scrumptious and are so easy!

I use the same pie crusts - foolproof and that's what I need :o)

Blessings1

Farrah said...

Melody this looks scrumptious! You are right that it is a winter comfort food. Thank you for sharing!

Bernideen's Tea Time Blog said...

These look fabulous!

Raise Them Up said...

What cute little bowls! I'm going to have to keep my eyes open for some of those. :) Thanks for a great idea!

Janeen said...

Wow, these look delicious! great photos by the way! Thanks for sharing.

Brenda said...

Just wanted to let you know that I made these and they were difinitely a hit. I've actually made them twice! It's a keeper. Thanks.
God bless.

Liz said...

I always make homemade chicken pot pie.....my family loves it! Your's looks delicious! Love your blog!

Shari said...

Just had to tell you that I finally got around to making this recipe last night. It was delicious! My hubby and son especially raved over it - so I'll definitely be making this one many times. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!!