Not only is it the best comfort food ever...
It’s a dope alternative to boring ass grilled chicken.
It feeds the whole family, everybody loves Chicken Pot Pie.
It’s the perfect solution for leftover meat (see: Thanksgiving).
Shit, Chicken Pot Pie leftovers are wonderful in and of themselves, for at least a week…
Any way you put it, it’s a fucking team player.
That’s why, for like the past 2 weeks, I’ve had Chicken Pot Pie on the brain.
Telling everybody I was going to make me some Chicken. Pot. Pie.
I made sure to say that last part with a southern accent; pah
Let it be known… this shit is about to go down.
Alright, you get it.
I’ve made my point, now I’m just going nowhere.
That’s why I admire writers, you know?
Like, real writers.
I like to think I’m a writer but who’s kidding who.
I’m not a fucking writer.
People use that title too easily.
It’s like being a Lion Tamer.
You can never really tame a lion.
You just had a good day.
You’re on a good run.
But you know what’s going to happen eventually.
One of these days, Johnny BagOfDonuts over there is going to forget to lock the gate.
And then that’s it.
Your winning streak is fucking over.
This thing is like, pulling your neck out.
Real writers though…
Their shit is like fucking art.
It is an art to build a virtual environment from words.
Translate a feeling.
Communicate an emotion.
I can’t do any of the above.
Not like you’re wondering but here are some bloggers who’s writing I looooove: Tana, Suzanne, Sanj and GirlSeule
These marvelous writers humbly call themselves bloggers.
Some of them know I’m a groupie, others don’t know I lay up late at night..
Looking at their blogs.
Back to this magnificent Chicken Pot Pie.
Because remember Thanksgiving is around the corner, right?
And you can make it even leaner and healthier by omitting the potatoes and just packing it with protein and veggies.
But now you’re going wait a min – Chicken Pot Pie is comfort food.
And you’re absolutely fucking right.
Forget what I just said about leaning it out.
Overlook that for one day so you can make this.
I was going to have a whole apple pie as dessert on Thanksgiving but now I’m pretty sure I’ll make this the next day.
Seroiusly though, if you eventually choose to make this, try and cook the corn the way I did here.
And keep in mind this recipe makes a lot.
I’m talking at least 6 servings.
I thought I could do it but after having 3 of these blue ramekins, I had to put my hands up like,”I’m out.”
I’m all carbed out.
I brought the rest into work because luckily Don is also a Chicken Pot Pie fan.
And no – I am not fooling around with Don alright, stop asking me that.
Chicken Pot Pie
What I Used:
3 cups Coconut Milk/Heavy Whipping Cream. 8- med assorted potatoes. 2 cups Pre-cooked Chicken. A Large Handful Wild Carrots. 1 Yellow Onion (diced). ½ cup All Purpose Flour. 1+ cup Chicken Broth. 1 Puff Pastry Sheet. 1½ cups Cooked Corn. 2 tbsp Butter. Salt. Pepper. Crushed Red Pepper.
What I Did
Again, this is with pre-cooked chicken…
Roughly chop the chicken.
Peel and chop your veggies.
Turn the oven to 375F.
Melt 2tbsp butter and add the onions.
Saute until the onions turn translucent.
Then add in the 1/2 cup flour.
Stir until the flour starts to lightly brown.
When that happens, slowly pour in the chicken broth.
Stirring as you go so that it creates a thick yet creamy, gravy.
Add more broth as necessary.
Add in the potatoes, carrots and milk/cream.
The milk/cream should nearly cover the veggies.
Season to taste with salt, pepper & crushed red pepper.
Then raise to stir, every so often to scrape bits that stick .
If the veggies start to really stick to the bottom of the pan, add more broth.
Cook in this manner until the potatoes and carrots are cooked then remove from heat.
Lay a sheet on top of each dish.
Careful to tuck in the sides.
Place in oven and cook until pastry has puffed up and/or is golden brown.
Remove from oven and set aside to rest for at least 5 mins.
Do what you can.