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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Challenge 10: Chicken Pot Pie

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There are few dishes as comfortable and homey as Chicken Pot Pie. I am a self proclaimed CPP connoisseur and with all of the fabulous ones I have had, I have had my fair share of disgusting ones.

This, my friends, was one of the best in the world.

I saw a Throw Down with Bobby Flay not long ago and the challenge was CPP's. Since that day, I've craved them some intensely that I couldn't wait any longer to make it. I usually make one several times during the Winter season, but for whatever reason, I didn't make one at all this year!

And wouldn't you know that when I buckled down and finally bought the ingredients for it and planned an evening to make it, the temperature was 83 degrees outside. Ho Hum. Oh well, it was still scrumptious! Seriously, the best homemade pot pie I've ever had. Make it. Now.

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I don't know how people dice carrots into teeny tiny squares. Really, it's a mystery to me. But I prefer big chunks of carrots anyway, so I just cut 'em up like I usually do. The base of this recipe is a beautiful trio of carrots, onion and celery. Oh, and half a stick of butter. Buttah.

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A pot pie isn't a pot pie without some sweet peas. Delish, friends. Delish.

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Well look at all of those beautiful colors. Pretty like a picture! Oh wait...

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Chunks of chicken. Roasted chicken. This chicken smelled so good I wanted to hide in a corner with a jar of salt and pepper and commence to gorging.

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A cup of flour covers the mixture and makes it really sticky and really thick. But just for a minute.

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In goes the chicken stock and bouillon cube. I love bouillon cubes because they are so little and cute yet they throw a kick of flavor that will knock your socks off.

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See? Cute little cube.

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After lots of salt and pepper, it was time to add some heavy whipping cream and stir for a few more minutes to let thicken. The saucey gravy this makes is UN.REAL.

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In to the pie dish we go! Make sure your pie plate is super deep. You've been warned.

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What a pitiful little X I made. Silly me. That's what happens when you have a Weebie tugging on your legs.

After half an hour in the hotsy totsy oven, this is your result!!

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It is so hot, creamy, and packed full of robust flavor. It is absolutely delicious and I want to give Ree a standing ovation for sharing this recipe with the world.

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If Husby told me once that it was "fantastic", he told me 87 times. Seriously. Yum.

11 comments:

one of nettie's girls said...

I have got to make this one. Diana Coverdell is always raving about it. But, I will have to leave out the peas. No one would eat it at my house with the peas except me. Wait a minute.....a plan is forming.........

Brittany said...

Looks amazing!! I just bought hubs this cookbook for his bday. I can't wait to make some of the items in there myself!

Emily said...

i'm pretty sure my husband can eat this whole thing! he love chicken pot pies as well.

Elle said...

I made this too and Hubs loved it. he wanted to immediately add it to regular rotation!

Amber said...

awesome. cant wait to try it!

Bonnie said...

Looks good! Did you make her pie crust as well or use a store-bought?

Amey said...

Looks yummy! Too bad Joh won't eat any of those veggies!

Katy and Chris said...

Oh, haven't tried this one! Need to!

Brandi said...

This looks yummy! Way to go on getting your crust looking absolutely perfect and golden brown. I struggle with that. :)

Amanda said...

When I made this, my husband called me a Master Chef! But I have to say, it doesn't freeze well. Or, maybe I just didn't do a good job freezing it. I split it into two pans and after cooking both, froze one for later (when I would be gone for dinner and hubs would have to cook). He said there was something bad about it. :(

prashant said...

Looks amazing!!
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