I am sooooooo excited about Thanksgiving this week! (I think Thanksgiving is almost my favorite holiday. . . but of course I do love Christmas too . . . . . .) However, if you're like me and wondering what to do with all that cheap turkey filling up your refrigerator, here's my favorite recipe for chicken pot pie, which you can easily make using leftover turkey also. And if you're looking for another way to simply cook a turkey or two (anybody else stock up on those cheap turkeys?), you may want to try out this Slow Cooker Turkey recipe.
This recipe is SOOOOO good, and it doubles easily so you may want to make two now, then stick one back in your freezer for a busy weeknight! I've made Pot Pie for years with cream of mushroom soup, but I was thrilled to find one that's a little more “homemade” and didn't use so many processed ingredients (although I did use Pillsbury crusts – I just can't make crusts that taste that good!) I'm betting you have all of these items in your stockpile, which will make one less trip to the grocery store next week 🙂
Turkey (or Chicken) Pot Pie
- 2 cups cooked turkey or chicken
- 1/3 cup butter or margarine
- 1/2 cup flour
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1/3 cup onion
- 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 bag frozen veggies
- 1 double crust pie crust
- Heat oven to 400 degrees. Take pie crusts out of refrigerator and set on counter to bring to room temperature.
- Melt butter or margarine in large skillet on stove top. Add onions and saute over medium heat until translucent.
- In bowl, stir together the flour, salt, pepper and thyme, add milk and chicken broth. Use whisk to mix until smooth, then add to onion and butter.
- Bring to a boil and cook two minutes while stirring constantly. Add the chicken and vegetables and remove from heat.
- Line pie plate with one pie crust. Fill pie crust with chicken mixture, then cover with second pie crust. Cut slits in top of pie crust, bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.
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