Hearty (warm hug) Pot Pie

This is a hearty warm and comforting hug for winter weather, if you’re sick, or to get rid of leftover poultry.  It’s also a good way to get kids to eat some veggies because the taste should be up their alley.  It’s usually made to finish off leftover Christmas or Thanksgiving Chicken and Turkey, but honestly this is a treat anytime of the year.  It’ll feel like a Chicken soup type of comfort food.

Time:

About 65 minutes

Serves:

6

Good for:

  • Comfort food (a hard day)
  • Finishing up poultry leftovers
  • Getting kids to eat veggies

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Chicken or Turkey, cooked (by default for leftovers) and chopped
  • 1/3 cup Onion
  • 1 Potato
  • 1 ¾ cup Chicken or Veggie broth
  • 1/3 cup All-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp Black pepper
  • 2 Pie dough pieces (to line and cover your casserole)
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1/3 cup Margarine or butter
  • 2/3 cup Milk
  • 1 package Mixed vegetables, frozen

Kitchen things you’ll need:

  • Knife and board (lots of chopping)
  • Large saucepan
  • Large bowl
  • Casserole

Making it:

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
  • Melt the margarine or butt in the large saucepan in low heat – add the flour, onion, salt and black pepper.  Cook by stirring, constantly until is has a smooth consistency and starts to bubble.
  • Remove from the stovetop and add in the broth and milk, mix in well and then over the stove top again and cook to a boil by stirring for about a minute, until nice and thick.
  • Add the meat, potatoes, and veggies.
  • Place the dough into the casserole, line the sides and bottom (if there are gaps, stretch it a bit with a rolling pin) and cover the top (cut small incisions into the top crust to allow it to vent some steam).
  • Cook for 30-35 minutes in the oven, or until the crust turn golden (and the filling becomes bubbly).
  • Let it cool for about 10 minutes before serving.

Tips/notes:

  • You can totally make this as a veggie option by removing the meat and adding beans and small pieces of broccoli.
  • You can some exotic flavour by adding some all spice and a splash of cinnamon.
  • You can egg-wash the top crust for a shinier look, but not a must.
  • If you like it a bit thicker, add tbsp. of flour to the mix.

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