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Martha Stewart's Chicken Pot Pie

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It's the What's Cooking Recipe Swap again, hosted by A Taste of Home Cooking! The theme of the swap was celebrity recipes. I submitted the salted caramel brownies I made from Ina Garten's book Foolproof. In return, I received a recipe for chicken pot pie, a Martha Stewart recipe, from Mary Ellen's Cooking Creations.

I was really excited about it. I made a chicken pot pie last year (in another round of the recipe swap). It was tasty, but it didn't have the thick, creamy sauce in the filling that I was used to. Also, looking at the ingredient list, the filling was chock full of colorful vegetables. And finally (please don't judge me), Pillsbury biscuits. I love them. I could eat an entire can by myself.

I also love that the recipe includes the step of cooking the chicken, rather than calling for pre-cooked chicken. Poaching the chicken in broth and herbs both cooks the chicken, and creates a base for the sauce that goes into the pot pie.

This will be my go-to chicken pot pie going forward. It was so easy to make, so colorful, so flavorful, so comforting. The only thing I might do differently next time would be to cut back on the second addition of thyme, or substitute with a different herb, like rosemary or sage.

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Jenna

Saturday 19th of January 2013

I've never made pot pies for us because I'm scared of making a puff pastry topper. Pillsbury topper with a delicioous filling...I'm in! This looks fantastic!

Coleen

Saturday 19th of January 2013

The last time I made pot pie at home, I just used store-bought puff pastry -- it's a PITA to make puff pastry at home!

Lindsay (life and kitchen)

Friday 18th of January 2013

That looks like the ULTIMATE comfort food!

The Home Cook

Friday 18th of January 2013

I love when the swaps bring people recipes they love and want to make again. :) So glad you enjoyed this!

Mary Ellen

Friday 18th of January 2013

I'm glad you liked this as much as I did!

thedoseofreality

Friday 18th of January 2013

My husband would propose marriage all over again if I made him this! :) Stopping by from SITS.

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