Chicken Pot Pie
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Why I Love This Recipe
This was the first grown up recipe I started making in college. I vary the ingredients based upon what is in the fridge or pantry. I try to make the crust from scratch, but have been known to cheat with Pillsbury refrigeraged pie crust.
Ingredients You'll Need
1 C sliced mushrooms
1/2 onion, chopped
1 12 ounce can evaporated skim milk
1/4 C all-purpose flour
1/4 C water
1 tsp Better than Boullion chicken base
1/2 tsp dried sage, marjoram or thyme
1/8 tsp pepper
1 10 ounce package frozen peas and carrots
1 1/2 C cooked cubed chicken
Heat large pan with olive oil
Cook mushrooms and onions
Reserve 1 TBSP of milk
Pour milk into flour and mix until no lumps remain
Stir into vegetable mixture
Stir in water, chicken base, seasonings
Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly
Stir in peas and carrots
Transfer to baking dish (I use deep pie pan)
Place pie crust on top of chicken mixture, brush with reserved milk.
Bake 375 degrees for 30 minutes until mixture is heated through and pastry is golden brown.