Chicken Pot Pie

Nobody makes chicken pot pie like good old grandma.

There is just something amazing about a grandmother’s cooking, isn’t there? I know that my grandma could cook way better than anyone else in my life when I was growing up. Yes, my mama was a great cook and still is, however, there was just something special about grandma’s recipes. Sadly, my grandma passed on in 2011 so I don’t get to enjoy her cooking anymore. I was really excited to come across the Bless Us O Lord food blog though as Barbara has many recipes that remind me of my gram’s. Especially, this chicken pot pie casserole. It’s totally scrumptious!

Ingredients :

1 cup potato, diced
1 cup onion, diced
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup carrot, diced
1/3 cup melted margarine
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup half-and-half
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 cups chicken, cooked and chopped
2 pie crusts ( either store bought or your own recipe)

Directions :

Preheat oven to 400°F. Saute onion, celery, carrots and potatoes in margarine for 10 minutes. Add flour to sauteed mixture, stirring well, cook one minute stirring constantly. Combine broth and half and half. Gradually stir into vegetable mixture.
Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until thickened and bubbly. Stir in salt and pepper; add chicken and stir well. Pour into shallow 2 quart casserole dish and top with pie shells. Cut slits to allow steam to escape. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbly and cooked through.