Stuck on My Mind: Chicken Pot Pie

Have you ever thought of one specific thing and all of a sudden you started to see it everywhere?  It could seem like the thought was following you and catching your attention every chance it got. Well it happened to me the other day. On one cloudy morning I thought about how great it would be to have some chicken pot pie. Sure enough when I checked my email I got an update from this food blog I subscribed to about… chicken pot pie. Then when I tuned into Cooking Channel later on that same day I saw two different shows presenting…chicken pot pie! I guess the chicken pot pie goddess must have wanted me to make the dish badly.

So I surrendered to the chicken pot pie calling and found a few recipes online and decided to  follow Rachael Ray’s: (click the link) Creamy Chicken and Mushroom One-Pot with Pie Toppers.

I did a little tweak to the recipe:

  • I used a frozen mixed vegetables (corn, carrots, green beans, and peas)
  • I opted out of using butter, heavy cream, and wine
  • Instead, for the broth, I mixed the poaching liquid, chicken stock, three tablespoons of flour, and a tablespoon of dijon mustard in a bowl. Whisked the broth well (until, as the author said, it “thickens to a light gravy consistency”) and then returned it back to the pot where the vegetables were cooking. Then I added the chicken back to the pot along with some salt and pepper

The meal was delicious, full of flavors, and fragrant. I especially enjoyed the peppery taste that came from the dijon mustard and the sweet aroma of sage. What a perfect winter meal!

So plan a movie night at home with loved ones, cozy up on the couch under a blanket, and enjoy a nice bowl of chicken pot pie. Have a good Monday!

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