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Sunday 25 September 2016
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Sunday Comfort Food – Chicken Pot Pie

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It’s Sunday, and another busy weekend comes to close.
Time for some good old, warm up your soul, comfort food. I know it was in the 80s again today here in Georgia, but just bear with me. DH was itching for some chicken pot pie so HE set out to make some. He was all ready to attempt to make his first ever pie crust from scratch, but I talked him out of it.

Pie crust is hard. Or so I hear. It’s not like I ever made it, but I watch it being made on the Food Network all the time. I figured he needed to get his feet wet working with some premade pastry dough first, even if it was just to see what it was like lining the baking dish, crimping the edges, etc. There’s plenty of time, with the cooler weather coming, for him to perfect a personal pie crust technique by the holidays. For now…store bought will do just fine.

Ingredients
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, boiled
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of potato soup

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
2. Line a 9 inch pie dish with pastry crust
3. Blanch frozen mixed vegetables for 3 to 4 minutes. Drain. (DH used a microwaveable bag of green beans)
4. Dice chicken and place in a large bowl. Add vegetables, thyme, celery soup and potato soup. Stir together.
5. Pour filling into pastry lined pie dish. Arrange top layer of pie crust, seal and flute the edges. Cut slits in the top of the crust to allow for steam to escape.
6. Place pie on cookie sheet. Put aluminum foil around the pie crust edges. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 30 minutes. 7. Remove foil and continue to bake for an additional 30 minutes until golden brown.
8. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes and then serve.

Doesn’t this look incredible?

Perfectly golden brown. Warm, comforting and delicious.

For next time, we will add assorted vegetables. I only had a bag of green beans handy. Baby requested carrots, but no peas, so we’ll see what we can do. I commend my husband for tackling this recipe. I have never even bought pastry dough for a pie crust. And he said it was so easy, he is already talking about using it again to make an apple pie.
Nice!
Perfect for the start of Fall.

What is your favorite comfort food recipe?

You can find the recipe here at AllRecipes.com.