Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

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Sometimes you just can’t beat a classic, and there’s no better comfort food you can enjoy for family dinner than Homemade Chicken Pot Pie.

Sometimes you just can't beat a classic, and there's no better comfort food you can enjoy for family dinner than homemade Chicken Pot Pie.

I love to mix up traditional homemade dinners along with a few healthy shortcuts. Using items from the freezer isle not only cut down on my prep time (hello, chopping), but frozen foods like vegetables are always flash frozen when they’re at their peak ripeness, so I would say they’re a much better option than the limp carrot or slimy asparagus in the bottom drawer of my refrigerator.

Sometimes you just can't beat a classic, and there's no better comfort food you can enjoy for family dinner than homemade Chicken Pot Pie.

For this meal, I partnered with Kroger to remind busy families everywhere that the frozen aisle provides delicious meal ideas and solutions that provide value and are healthy. For my chicken pot pie, I went to Fred Meyer and picked up two bags Birds Eye Steamfresh veggies – the sweet peas as well as the gold & white corn, carrots, and asparagus mix. I can’t eat pot pie without a healthy amount of peas!  These veggie packs are awesome because they’re small enough that you’ll never waste half of an uneaten bag to freezer burn and you can’t get more convenient than just throwing the entire bag in the microwave! Aren’t all those bright and colorful veggies gorgeous?

Sometimes you just can't beat a classic, and there's no better comfort food you can enjoy for family dinner than homemade Chicken Pot Pie.

Kroger has put together a great site called www.freezerfreshideas.com that’s designed to inspire meal solutions, recipes, and offer great value for frozen ingredients. Their Fresh Ideas from the Freezer are all about changing the perception of frozen food and bringing the excitement back to the frozen department. I firmly believe that frozen foods, we’re talking anything from individual items to meals to ingredients like these frozen vegetables can be an integral and exciting part of your everyday meal planning.

Sometimes you just can't beat a classic, and there's no better comfort food you can enjoy for family dinner than homemade Chicken Pot Pie.

Now, I don’t know about you, but those veggies sure look a whole lot better than what is even available right now due to it being the middle of the winter. Frozen is totally the way to go.

Sometimes you just can't beat a classic, and there's no better comfort food you can enjoy for family dinner than homemade Chicken Pot Pie.

I went all out and made homemade pie crusts for this meal (you should definitely do this as well), but I know as well as anyone how little time us moms have to make dinner, so feel free to take another awesome shortcut and use a premade one from the freezer section!

Sometimes you just can't beat a classic, and there's no better comfort food you can enjoy for family dinner than homemade Chicken Pot Pie.

With all of those vibrant veggies packed into this pot pie, this is definitely a meal the whole family will enjoy.

Sometimes you just can't beat a classic, and there's no better comfort food you can enjoy for family dinner than homemade Chicken Pot Pie.

Are you hungry yet?  Enjoy!!!Sometimes you just can't beat a classic, and there's no better comfort food you can enjoy for family dinner than homemade Chicken Pot Pie.

 

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
 
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Sometimes you just can't beat a classic, and there's no better comfort food you can enjoy for family dinner than homemade Chicken Pot Pie.
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Recipe type: main dish
Yields: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • two butter pie crusts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • two Birds Eye single packs frozen vegetables (about 20 ounces total)
  • 2-3 teaspoons salt to taste
  • freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Using a heavy bottom pot or dutch oven, heat oil over medium high heat. Cook chicken until golden brown, about 5 minutes on each side. Remove from pan and set aside on plate. Once chicken cools a bit, shred the meat.
  3. Add onion to dutch oven. While the onions cook and release moisture, scrape the bottom of the pan to release any of the chicken that stuck.
  4. Add butter and flour. Stir and allow to cook for several minutes until fragrant.
  5. Stir in chicken broth and milk. Allow to come to a boil and stir well until the gravy thickens. Add shredded chicken and frozen vegetables and allow to cook in gravy just until vegetables are no longer cold. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  6. Line a nine inch pie pan with your first crust. Add the chicken filling as full as you can. Add the top crust and pinch the edges together. Cut a few slits in top crust to allow steam to escape.
  7. Cook in preheated 425 degree F oven for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 375 degrees F and continue cooking until the crust is golden brown, about 30 more minutes.

Sometimes you just can't beat a classic, and there's no better comfort food you can enjoy for family dinner than homemade Chicken Pot Pie.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kroger. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Individual Chicken Pot Pies

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Individual Chicken Pot Pies are the best kind of comfort food that are easy to make and are also a great family dinner that you and your kids will love!

Individual Chicken Pot Pies are the best kind of comfort food that are easy to make and are also a great family dinner that you and your kids will love!

Individual Chicken Pot Pies are the best kind of comfort food that are easy to make and are also a great family dinner that you and your kids will love!

On the menu this week was chicken pot pie. I had it in my mind because pot pies were a topic of conversation a few weeks ago while we were on an extended family vacation. All the siblings were talking about how much they love pot pie and I realized it had been far too long since I made one. I typically make it with my own homemade all butter pie crust, but since our schedules are transitioning into chaos with soccer and homework and such, I decided to forego the dough making and use premade biscuit dough instead.

Individual Chicken Pot Pies are the best kind of comfort food that are easy to make and are also a great family dinner that you and your kids will love!

Now, I know I titled this “chicken” pot pies, but I actually used turkey breast instead. It really doesn’t matter which you use, and I thought chicken might lure you in better than turkey. I apologize for misleading you, but aren’t you glad you’re here?  You can totally use fresh or frozen vegetables. I happened to use a mixture of both based on what I already had in my refrigerator. You can also use boxed or homemade broth based on what’s available.

Individual Chicken Pot Pies are the best kind of comfort food that are easy to make and are also a great family dinner that you and your kids will love!

You could totally just put the biscuit dough right on top, but I opted to flatten it out a bit to give my pot pie a lid.  I also used the mini pie tins because I was going for nostalgia.

Individual Chicken Pot Pies are the best kind of comfort food that are easy to make and are also a great family dinner that you and your kids will love!

The end result is a tasty little meal that everyone will love.

Individual Chicken Pot Pies are the best kind of comfort food that are easy to make and are also a great family dinner that you and your kids will love!

Its perfect for busy school nights. You can even make them ahead of time and then just reheat them while you’re working on homework.

Individual Chicken Pot Pies are the best kind of comfort food that are easy to make and are also a great family dinner that you and your kids will love!

YUM!

Individual Chicken Pot Pies are the best kind of comfort food that are easy to make and are also a great family dinner that you and your kids will love!

Individual Chicken Pot Pies
 
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Individual Chicken Pot Pies are the best kind of comfort food that are easy to make and are also a great family dinner that you and your kids will love!
Author:
Recipe type: main dish
Yields: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups chicken or turkey broth
  • 3 cups vegetables (I used a mixture of corn, carrots, and peas - can be fresh or frozen)
  • 2 cups cooked chicken or turkey breast, chopped
  • 1 packages Grands biscuits (be on the lookout for Bonus Box Top packaging)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In medium saucepan, cook onions in butter over medium high heat until they start to brown, about 5-10 minutes. Add the flour and stir well to combine into a roux. Allow to cook until the flour starts to smell wonderful, about 3-5 minutes. Add the broth and whisk well to fully combine. Allow gravy to thicken over the heat, stirring frequently.
  3. Add the vegetables to the gravy and cook until they are heated through and they start to soften. Add your meat and allow mixture to heat through.
  4. Add mixture to 6 mini pie tins (can be combined in casserole dish instead, but pie tins are more fun).
  5. Flatten six of the biscuits into disks that just about cover pie tins and loosely place them on top. You can either cook the remaining two biscuits on their own or divide up the dough onto the pot pies.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until biscuits are golden brown.

 

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