The BEST recipe for Chicken Pot Pie! Carrots, peas, and rotisserie chicken (or use leftover turkey from Thanksgiving!) come together in a deliciously flavorful gravy. All wrapped up in a buttery, flaky pie crust! If you’ve only tried frozen pot pies from the store…please, I’m begging you, make this.
Eric’s grandpa is 86 years old and still gets up and goes to work every day. No, I’m not kidding. He had surgery last week. ON HIS BRAIN. He went back to work a couple days ago.
He owns the hardware and furniture store in the little town where Eric grew up, Sidney Montana. (Where are all my Sidney folks??) He doesn’t do it alone of course; it’s a family business that’s been around 100 years.
So I get this text a few weeks ago from Kris, my mother-in-law (who also owns the store) with this picture:
“Bumpa keeps bringing in stuff from his house and trying to sell it!” The tag says, “Trunk Cocktail Table, nice trade in.” Trade-in! As if!
Kris and the rest of the family always have to keep their eyes open for random junk that Bumpa will try to sell in the store so that they can take it off the shelves before anyone sees it. (The trunk was actually a great idea since they are so trendy right now, it sold in just a couple days.)
But one time he tried to sell a shoe horn. Another time he tried to sell an outdoor temperature gauge that had been hanging in his backyard for 40 years. The girls who work the front counter wrapped it up and gave it to him for Christmas. Someday on his tombstone they’ll write, “Paul: Father, Husband, and The Best Darn Salesman in Richland County.”
I have been trying to share this chicken pot pie recipe on my blog for years. I’ve made it SO many times and it is a huge family favorite. (Isn’t chicken pot pie everyone’s favorite?) But every time I try to shoot it for the blog something goes wrong–I over bake it, or the photos are washed out, etc.
Today I almost dropped my phone directly on top of the pie while holding it with my shoulder, chatting with my sister and trying to take overhead photos. (When am I going to learn that multitasking is not the path to success for me?? It is usually the path to tripping and dropping things.)
This pot pie is amazing. It starts with the most gorgeous tender and flaky crust you can imagine. The crust recipe has half an egg in it, which is kind of annoying, but it makes the dough really workable and tender. Plus for this recipe, we are going to use the other half to brush the top of the pie.
I know I just went on about the crust, but the filling! Oh the filling. Juicy dark and white meat from a rotisserie chicken and veggies sauteed in butter. The sauce is amazing.
I seriously can’t think of anything more comforting than chicken pot pie. It’s my favorite! If you have leftover turkey on Thanksgiving, you could use that instead of the chicken.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Check out my Thanksgiving board on Pinterest if you need more menu ideas.
More comfort food!
Mini Chicken Pot Pies (Quick and Easy!) << no lie.
One Skillet Chicken Pot Pie << this is basically the same filling, but it’s way faster because you only need on skillet and one pie crust.
Classic Shepherd’s Pie with Crispy Cheddar Topping << ultimate comfort food.
Chicken Parmesan Pot Pie << super easy.
More pot pie goodness!