Thursday, January 27, 2011

Chicken Potpie

This took a lot of time to prepare--mostly because I've never made pastry. The Pastry Topper for this did not turn out as nice as I had wanted it (it was a little dry), but overall it was good. I think piecrust just takes some practice to get right.

What's Needed:
Pastry Topper (1)
*2 1/4 C. flour
*3 tsp. salt
*2/3 C. shortening (I used butter)
*9 T. cold water

3 T. butter or margarine
1 1/2 C. onion, chopped
1 1/4 C. celery, chopped
1 medium bell pepper (red or green), seeded and chopped
1/2 C. flour
1 1/2 tsp. herb de provance
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 1/4 C. chicken broth
1 1/2 C. milk (I used whole)
3 3/4 C. chopped cooked chicken
1 1/2 C. fozen peas and carrots

1. Prepare Pastry Topper; set aside. Preheat oven to 400.

2. In large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and sweet pepper. Cook and stir for 5-8 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

3. Stir in flour, poultry seasoning, salt, and black pepper. Add broth and whole milk all at once. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in cooked chicken and peas. Pour into ungreased 9x13-inch baking pan.

4. Place Pastry Topper over chicken mixture in pan or dish. Brush pastry with egg.

5. Bake, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes or until topper is golden brown. Let stand 20 minutes before serving.

Husband's Grade: A-
PointsPlus: 9 (for 1/8 of the casserole)

Inspired by: 9x13: The Pan That Can

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