Chicken or Turkey Pot Pie in Dutch Oven

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Pot pies are delicious and certainly one of my favorite foods.  They tend to be filled with calories, and that is the only reason I don’t eat them more often.

My new Dutch Oven Obsession cookbook contains a recipe which I followed (somewhat) to create the pot pie pictured here.

I used a lot less chicken, only about a cup, and there recipe called for 6 cups.  My favorite meals have more vegetables than meat.   After lots of chopping of the carrots, celery, onions, and herbs from the garden, and boiling the frozen peas, I was ready to create the sauce.  Then it was mixed together and a crust was added to the top.  

I always buy my dough for crust because it’s good, and I don’t want to spend the time to make my own.

pot pie filling
Sauce and vegetable filling

This would have been perfect with mushrooms, which the recipe calls for, but I didn’t have any.  The sauce turned out nice and thick.

Putting the pie crust on was not as difficult as I imagined.  A fork was used to push down the edges to make the outer crust.  Because it all fit down inside the pan, there was no bubbling over to make a mess.  Once it was assembled it was baked in the oven, uncovered.

pot pie
Digging in….

Making my own food is important in keeping excess salt from my diet.  I used unsalted butter, and fresh or frozen vegetables in this recipe.  It’s one of the wonderful aspects of cooking for yourself:  control of what is added.  I also changed the recipe to suit myself.  I didn’t have leeks or mushrooms, and I added potatoes and peas.

chicken pot pie
Pot Pie Goodness

I’m just starting to use the recipes from this book and there are many more I’d like to try.

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