Thursday, February 12, 2009

Stay at home Thursday

It's the first time. My family owned a pie company when I was a young girl. I remember going to the pie shop Saturday morning, I think that was Moms time to do what she wanted. We would play with the whipped cream and all the fun big machines. I have never been into making pies. When my Grandmother would make a pie from scratch it would look like a machine made it. Same goes for my Dad. I am sure the crust will never look like Dad's crust, but the filling is excellent. You could also use a store bought pie crust. This recipe made two pies so we gave one away.

First Time Chicken Pot Pie

Pie Crust
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup shortening
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/4 cup cold water
2 tablespoons vinegar

Mix flour and salt together, then add shortening. Work it i n until mixture is crumbly. Beat egg, then add 2 tablespoons vinegar and 1/4 cup water. Mix well together with flour mixture. Makes pie crust for two double pie (bottom and top)

3 boneless chicken breast
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large red onion
4 cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 cooked and skinned potatoes diced
1 cup of diced carrots
1 cup diced celery
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup whipping cream

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic saute until tender about ten minutes. Add chicken breasts, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg until cooked through. Add chicken broth, carrots and celery cook for about 20 minutes until sauce in thickened. Remove chicken breast shred coarsely and return to skillet. If sauce is thin continue to cook until it thickens. Add raisins and 1 cup whipping cream. Simmer 5 minutes. Pour half of chicken mixture into pie crust. Take second pie crust put over the top and flute the edges. Be sure and cut a few holes in the crust top. If you like you can brush the top with a egg wash 1 beaten egg and a little milk. Bake at 350 F for about 45 minutes until the top is brown. Let sit for 10 minutes before cutting.


Julie Pia said...

Oh Lynette,
This looks so good. I'm going to make it for dinner tonight. Thanks, I can tell you are such a great cook! loves...

teresa said...

mmm, how comforting and warm. i love chicken pot pie!

Tangled Noodle said...

This looks marvelous! Although you've noted that a store-bought crust can be used, the dough recipe you've provided is so easy and straightforward it would be a shame to use anything else!