Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Individual Chicken Pot Pies

So what do you do when you have 2 inches of snow on the ground and the weather person is predicting at least 8-10 inches more in the next 36 hours?
I'll tell you what I do.  I make Chicken Pot Pies.

Individual chicken pot pies to be exact.  The perfect comfort food.  A flaky crust, flavorful gravy, chicken and veggies, that's all there is too it!
Want the recipe?  I started out with Ina Garten's recipe and changed it up a little.  You can find Ina's recipe here.
The differences I made was that I used an already cooked rotisserie chicken instead of cooking individual chicken breast.  I also used A LOT less butter.  I used 6 tablespoons instead of 12. I left out the frozen small whole onions too, since there was already chopped onion in the pie.  I also used Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust.  Ina's recipe says it serves 4, but I was able to make 6 individual servings with the ingredients.
I had told one of my sisters that I was going to start a Mediterranean diet at the beginning of the year.  She asked me yesterday how it was going.
I explained to her, that I think would be a lot easier if I lived in the Mediterranean where they have fresh fruits, veggies and seafood and that their rosemary plants don't look like this...
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  1. I love chicken pot pie, but it isn't on my eating plan. Love that last photo. Stay warm!

  2. Mmmmm... I have been looking for a hood chicken pot pie recipe. Thanks. Looks yum.
    Bbbrrr... stay warm.

  3. Looks delicious, oh my goodness! I'm now wanting to have that for dinner! Stay safe and warm~ Perfect time for chicken pot pie!

  4. Those chicken pot pies look scrumptious! It's the perfect hot meal for a cold winter day.

    P.S. I love your profile photo! Such a pretty dress!



  5. Those pot pies would be so welcome during this cold snowpocalypse weather that is headed our way. Yum.

  6. Perfect for your cold weather! The pot pies look fabulous. FG worthy too.

    Hugs, Penny

  7. You're so funny Penny. I agree that winter is not time for a light diet. Comfort food is needed this time of year. Your pot pies look delicious.

  8. How coincidental - I made chicken pot pies last night. I used readymade puff pastry for the crust, and made them full size. They are in the freezer - one's for my son and DIL who are expecting a baby any day now. Such a great comforting meal when it's chilly outside. Your photos look scrumptious.

  9. 6-8" down there!? Hope you've got your bread and milk! I love home made chicken pot pie, but sadly I am low carbing right now :>( I think winter is the worst time to diet, the fresh berries and veggies can be so expensive and the hardest thing is you can't get outside for exercise, but it's got to be done.

  10. Comfort food does seem a lot more suited to cold winter weather. Spring will find you trying out that Mediterranean diet. LOL about your Rosemary...I know I shouldn't laugh, but it was so cute how you said that (and showed it)!

  11. I just adore the little individual pies. I have never made them like that before. Yum! Enjoy the snow!

  12. The pies look super, Penny, and I'll bet they tasted great too. xoxox


  13. Funny, I had a chicken pot pie at one of my fav restaurants today when I dined with my youngest daughter.

    I told her I love them in winter, it is the perfect comfort foods.

    Love your individiual ones, great foodie pic - going to try indy ones at my next tea party, if I ever have one, this life is just too filled and busy, hate that.

  14. Ina Gartens pot pie is so yummy! These look amazing! come link up to centerpiece Wednesday and share this post with us. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2014/02/centerpiece-wednesday-113.html

  15. Your individual pot pies are adorable and perfect for the nasty weather. Stay warm Penny.

  16. You hit a home run with these, Penny. My entire family loves pot pie.

  17. Penny these look so delicious. Really comfort food on a cold snowy day. Love your snow pic.
    Stay warm.

  18. Thanks for the recipe, Penny! They look delicious!
    I had to laugh at your reason for not going on the Mediterranian diet! Great answer! :)
    It's so nice to have so many ways to take short cuts. The pie crusts..fillings sometimes, bread to just thaw and bake..all sorts of wonderful ways to make things easier, less messy and less time consuming. The Pot pies look just wonderful. The snow..though lovely to look at..not so much so.
    Have a warm and cozy day, Penny.
    STILL loving my adorable lamp, flower pot and house number! SO special. My daughter who passed away the past year, had asked me for the little teapot lamp.. breaks my heart when I remember. Thank you for adding to my home.

  19. I'll run away with you to the Med!!
    We can stay at my brother's home - he's just a short drive from the coast in the south of France, haha! Only thing is, it's even chilly there at this time of year.

    Snow falling heavily here for about an hour - sticking quickly and all is now covered and again the landscape is beautiful. Tomorrow may be bad though with ice to contend with - so canceling what we had planned to do and piling up the firewood on the front porch as it will be more easily accessible and stay dry.

    Your pies look delish - could I leave out the chicken and just make veggie pies that way?
    Just made a pot of broccoli cheese soup - Bob's request - too many calories for me to have more than a teeny weeny bowl!

    Stay safe in this latest bad weather - we are thinking about you and K up on that mountain!!

    Hugs - Mary

  20. One of my husband's favorites! I'll have to make them for him.

  21. Hi Penny
    Those pot pies look so beautiful and I KNOW they tasted good too! It has been snowing here for about 4 hours and we have a couple of inches. everything looks so pretty covered in snow, especially when we don't have to go anywhere! Hugs, Rhondi

  22. Chicken Pot Pie is a comfort food for me...I love making them, use puff pastry for the tops...these look so good I'm going to try them
    We ended up with 12 inches of snow today...I am over my snow love!

  23. Those pot pies are so cute Penny! Any idea how to make them gluten free? Your post was so funny at the end! Stay warm young lady! :)

  24. Your pot pie looks great and I agree with you, wintertime calls for hearty meals.


  25. I have not had a chicken pot pie in decades. My our pies look delicious.

  26. Hi Penny
    Just wanted you to know I mentioned this post on my blog today :)