Thursday, August 28, 2008

Old Fashioned Chicken Pie

yah so Im not the best at crusts ok I admit it lol
Old Fashioned Chicken Pies

1 lb boneless chicken breasts
1 3/4 C chicken stock or broth
1/4 C flour
Salt and Pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 C light cream
4 Tablespoons butter
3 carrots
1/2 lb mushrooms
2 scallions
2 T parsley
prepared pie crust a top and a bottom

1.Put chicken breasts in a frying pan with 1/2 C chicken stock. Cover and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and continue simmering, turning chicken once until chicken is just cooked through. Remove chicken, let cool and tear into pieces. Strain broth and reserve.

2.Cut carrots in half lengthwise and then into 1/4 inch slices. Bring to a boil in a large pot of salted water and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain.

Slice mushrooms. In a large saucepan melt 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add mushrooms, thyme, 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Cook until tender about 5 minutes.

3. Stir in 1/4 C flour into the mushrooms and cook 1 minute. Gradually stir in reserved chicken-cooking liquid, remaining 1 1/4 C stock and the cream. Bring to a boil and cook 1 minute, stirring all the while. Remove from heat, pour off 1 1/2 Cups sauce and reserve. Chop scallions. Stir chicken, carrots, scallions, and parsley into the remaining sauce.

Heat oven to 425 degrees

pour meat/sauce mixture into your prepared pie crust bottom, put top on and crimp edges. You can brush on with an egg/water mixture if you want.

bake for 35 minutes
The 1 1/2 sauce you reserved is gravy for the tops if you would like


Anneliese said...

The pie looks yummy! Just thought I'd answer your question about the header on the mennonitegirlscancook
blog. They are called Zwieback and they ae listed under the Mennonite Foods. (a yeast bread/bun)Posted by Lovella

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