Chicken pot pie is an American family staple. It makes great use of leftover chicken (Hi Foodies on a budget!) and low cost vegetables like carrots, onions, and celery. If you are struggling to think up a busy weeknight dinner, then give this easy homemade chicken pot pie recipe a chance! It promise it will come through for you when you need it the most. READ: you just had a confrontation with the cheerleading coach and it’s 8:30pm and you just want to disappear to bed, but everyone wants food.
How To Make Easy Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
This easy homemade chicken pot pie has all the classics in it; onions, garlic, celery, carrots, butter, flour, and white wine tanging it up as a bonus. It all starts with sauteeing the onions in grapeseed oil. Grapeseed oil has a high smoke point and works perfectly for sautteing vegetables that you don’t want to brown. You don’t want to brown these vegetables!
Next you will add in the garlic, which is about to smell amazing in the next two seconds. After you swirl it around a little, you add the celery and carrots and keep going.
Next, you will push everything to the side and melt the butter and whisk in the flour. Stir the whole thing up with the vegetables and keep working it around the pan, cooking out the raw flour flavor. Pour in the three cups of milk and it will magically start to bubble in the next two minutes. Keep working it around the pan, you also don’t want to brown this mixture.
Stir in the cooked chicken next and you are really almost done. Put it in your preferred dish and let it wait until 30 minutes before dinner; when you will put the ready made pie crust on top and bake it. I love to make this during the baby’s nap time, have all the dishes done, and this chicken pot pie ready to go in the oven. My daughter sets the table after school, I throw a quick salad together and we eat.
Or in the case of confrontations with cheer coaches, we smile on the inside knowing we win because we already have dinner made and waiting at home. We just hope her kids scream at her until she throws them a bag of chips and cries in her closet. I WIN. * I really don’t wish for her to cry in her closet, but I still win. Scroll to the bottom for the full story of what happened!
How To Make Keto Low Carb Chicken Pot Pie
If you are following me here for my low carb recipes, you should know that we have some carbs going on here. There are some easy substitutions that you can make though to keep this low carb.
- Instead of ready made pie crust, make a fat head dough. It will be more biscuit like, but low carb.
- Use xanthan gum or konjac powder (my vote is for konjac powder) as the thickener in place of flour.
This easy homemade chicken pot pie is perfect for busy weeknights. This recipe is makes two chicken pot pies. You will cook the filling for both and save half in the freezer for another night. You will also save one ready made pie crust in the freezer. Yay for two nights tackled!
2 Tbsp Grapeseed oil
2 onions, diced
4 carrots, diced
5 celery stalks, diced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1.5 lb cooked chicken, diced
4 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup white wine
3 cups fat free, lower sugar milk like Fairlife
2 ready made pie crusts
In a heavy bottom skillet, heat Grapeseed oil on medium heat
Add onions and saute until translucent
Add garlic and saute until fragrant
Add celery and carrots
Continue cooking until they become slightly softened, 5-10 minutes
Move vegetable mixture to one side of the pan and melt butter in the other
Whisk in flour and then stir into the vegetables
Continue cooking, constantly moving the vegetables around the pan
Pour in white wine, scraping all the bits off the bottom of the pan
Add milk and stir the vegetables until everything is incorporated
Allow the mixture to come to a low simmer and stirring continually until thickened
Remove half the mixture to your desired dish and the other half to a freezer safe container
- Category: Easy Weeknight Dinners
- Method: Saute + Bake
- Cuisine: North American
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A SAD STORY:
At the end of the cheer season, there is a Showcase. There is a championship football game and all the cheer squads from across the county gather to show off their cheers.
At the time this took place, there were 2 practices until Showcase.
My sweet girl is 7 years old.
This was her first time participating in group sports, she has never danced a day in her life.
HERE WE GO:
The coach introduced a new dance routine, put on by a professional dance team. She introduced it via iPhone at the front of the squad. The girls tried so hard to see the tiny iPhone screen to learn the moves. My daughter, being 7, with no dance experience, was struggling to understand the moves.
Picture this: You are at Zumba and the instructor expects you to learn the routine by placing an iPhone on the stage. You are lost.
None of the girls get it, but especially my sweet girl. The coach begins to yell at her. I stand back because…you know…life isn’t easy, and they need to learn.
But then, she got 6 inches from her face and started screaming “if you weren’t so scatterbrained YOU WOULD GET IT”, with attitude no less.
I am shocked and make a mental note that I will have to address that. She then moves her down the line of girls to a new spot on the end. She continues to yell saying “everyone gets it but YOUUU”. None of the girls were getting it. So I walked up and grabbed my daughter out of there and had intense words. My sweet girl was crying hysterically telling me she was no good. She would never get it. She cried for three days. We never went back.
You can see why I might just have ugly feeling towards her.