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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Home Made Chicken Pot Pies! mmm...

Oh my, with all of the problems I've been having with my teeth we've been eating a lot of chicken soup!!  Nutritious but boring after the first week!  We've been trying to change it up a bit, and oh my - this was delicious!!!

Home Made Chicken Pot Pies!!
This was super easy to make and so yummy!  The only thing I will do differently the next time I make them is make my pot pies smaller.  While this was fine for my Sweetie, it was too much for me!  Since we are on a weight loss plan, I weigh all of my recipes as they are being made, they are then entered into a data bank on "My Fitness Pal" and we are able to track our calories each day.  Here's my recipe, feel free to change it to your liking.

Pot Pie Ingredients
1/2 oz butter
1/4 large onion 3 oz
1 large celery stock 1 3/4 oz
5 oz baby carrots 
4 small red potatoes 8 to 9 oz
8 oz cooked chicken breast
16 oz chicken stock
3 TBS or 1 pkg poultry gravy mix

Bisquick Crust (or what ever you like)
1 2/3 cup mix
2 egg whites
1 cup milk (I use Rice Milk - use your preference)

Chop onions, carrots, celery and potatoes into small pieces - not minced, not chunks - you want to have a nice bite of everything on the spoon!

In a small stock pot, throw in the butter and saute the onions lightly. 

Add stock, carrots and celery, bring to boil and simmer 30 minutes or so. 

Chop potatoes and chicken -
- add to pot and continue cooking 30 additional minutes.
Add gravy mix to thicken (this does thicken a bit more in the oven.)  Measure 1 1/2 to 2 cups in four individual baking dishes or all in to one 2 quart baking dish  -  preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix crust ingredients - if using Bisquik - DO NOT MIX BEFORE THIS STAGE - mix will be a bit loose, spoon over dishes evenly. 
Bake 30 minutes, remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes.  
Now, enjoy this yumminess!!

I love cooking, and if there are any changes you want to make, do them! 

We all like different things, which is the best part of cooking, making a recipe our own.  The chicken stock I used was from a huge pot of soup I made the day before.  I set aside 1quart of broth from my stock pot.  I buy half breast, bone in, skin on, chicken, boil water with reduced sodium chicken base and chicken breasts first for an hour or two, strain liquid to remove all of the chicken and bones.  Then debone, chunk chicken - then add vegies and start soup with broth.  I often make more broth than needed for additional recipes during the week.  It's just easier for me, but you do it what ever way fits your lifestyle!



  1. Sorry to hear you are having trouble with your teeth. Hope the problem solves itself soon.
    Your chicken pot pie looks absolutely delicious. We eat a lot of chicken in our house - this would go down a treat. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  2. Donna- This sounds wonderful. MyHero loves pot pie. I hope your teeth quit bothering you soon. I know how miserable that is! xo Diana

  3. That looks and sound fantastic!

    Sure sorry your teeth are troubling you so much. I do hope it gets better very soon. *HUGS*

  4. Donna that looks delicious my friend,
    I will write to you tomorrow , have just had the busiest weekend ever lol
    Hugs June xxxxx

  5. Mmmm! I swear by looking at the pics I could smell them baking :)

  6. Oh, my husband likes pot pies, but I have never tried to make my own. It sure looks delicious Donna! Thank you for sharing the recipe with us.

  7. Woo-hoo! This looks yummy, yummy, yummy...!!! Are you better with your teeth? I missed so many posts you have published and didn't realize you have trouble with them. I'm happy your teeth have been "happy" with these chicken pot pies! I must try to make it one day! Thank you for sharing how to make it!