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A few years ago, I was at my friend Renee's house and she had made a chicken pot pie. It was delicious!! I had never attempted to make one on my own before and once she shared the recipe with me I realized just how easy it is to make! We have both made some adjustments here and there to the original recipe. It is a quick, easy, and delicious recipe! If you are looking for something simple and speedy to make for dinner sometime this week, this may be the recipe for you.
Easy Peasy Chicken Pot Pie
* 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
* 2 Cups chicken broth
* 1 onion, chopped
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 2 carrots, chopped
* 2 bay leaves
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
* 1 pinch (about 1/4 teaspoon) nutmeg
* 1 Cup broccoli, break up florets in small bite size pieces
* 1 Cup frozen peas
* 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
* 1 teaspoon lemon juice
* 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
* 1/3 Cup water
* 1 pie crust (9 inch), prepared according to directions on package or make your own
* instant mashed potatoes, made according to directions, or make your own
* paprika (optional)
Prepare pie crust. If using packaged pie crust, put in pie pan and bake according to directions for 10-11 minutes. Set aside. Cut chicken into 1/2 inch chunks and season with salt and pepper. In large pot, add chicken broth, garlic, onion, carrots, bay leaves, nutmeg, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Add chicken, reduce to medium heat and cook until chicken is no longer pink (about 5 minutes). Stir in broccoli, peas, Dijon mustard and lemon juice.
In a small bowl, whisk 1/2 Cup flour and 1/3 Cup water together. Whisk roux into large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook, stirring often, until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, or as thick as you would like your pie filling (about 5 minutes). Remove bay leaves. Spoon filling into prepared pie shell. Cover with mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with paprika or pepper. You can also place it in the oven and broil for a few minutes until mashed potatoes brown up a bit on top. Enjoy!
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