Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Heidi's Chicken Yumminess

My friend, Heidi, sometimes asks me to post recipes. I don't think she intended for me to post HER recipes, but this one really is divine. It's the perfect meal when you need to take someone a meal....kid friendly, meat and veggies all in one nice little package, made with ingredients you have on hand. nice...
Chicken Pie

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup chopped celery
6 TBSP flour
3 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3 cups cooked, shredded or cubed chicken
2 cups cooked potatoes
1 cup cooked peas
1 cup cooked carrots

Saute onion and celery in butter until soft, add flour, seasoning, and broth. Cook until creamy and thick. Layer chicken in a 9x13" greased baking dish. Add veggies and potatoes. Pour sauce over and mix.

1 1/2 cups flour (add more if needed)
6 TBSP Crisco
4 TBSP softened butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup cold water (add more if needed)

Roll out dough and cut into strips to make a lattice pattern on top of casserole. Bake at 350 for 45 min or until crust is brown.

Lynn's shortcut tips...
-I cook the vegetables together (add the peas for the last 5 min), and I use whatever vegetables I have on hand. Potatoes, carrots, and peas are staples around here, but I usually throw in some edimame (soy beans) too since we like them.
-If I don't have Crisco for the crust, I just use more butter and change the amount of flour and/or water to get the consistency I want.
-I don't take the time to roll out the dough. Sometimes I just flatten parts of it in my hands and lay it over the top. Sometimes I grab balls of it and roll it in my hands to make a rope and then lay it on the top. I never take the time to weave the pieces together.


Anonymous said...

No weaving? I actually use a ruler to make sure everything is the same length and width. No wonder it takes me so long to make the dish! Maybe I'll try your way....


Mari said...

Yummy - this looks so good!

Kara said...

Oh that seriously sounds amazing and is going in the recipe file to take to people who need a warm homecooked meal that looks divine! Thanks for sharing!!

Jen said...

I will testify to the yumminess of this dish - that's one good reason to have a baby so that Heidi blesses you with this meal! :) Now, I have the recipe - it's very similar to the one I make, but it always tastes so much better when you don't have to make it yourself. :)

Kristen said...

yum, yum, yum - i can't wait to try this. i have been looking for a chicken pot pie type recipe. this looks perfect. thank you for sharing!