Monday, October 16, 2006

Sunday Dinner x2

What to do with this after Sunday Dinner?


Not complicated in any way, chicken pie is easy and a true comfort food. Any pie dough will do but, as with many things, homemade is best. My favorite pie crust recipe is this:

Pie Crust

Single :

1 1/4 c flour
1/4 t salt
1/3 c shortening
3 to 4 T ice water

Combine flour and salt.
Cut in shortening until it looks like small peas.
Add water and knead a few times.
Let rest covered for 10 minutes and roll out as needed.

Double crust:

2 c flour
1/2 t salt
2/3 c shortening
6 to 7 T ice water

Same method as above.

Simply cut up the leftover chicken, potatoes, carrots and onion (if you have that) into bite sized pieces and mix with about 2 cups of leftover chicken gravy. Season to taste (I like salt, pepper, thyme) and sprinkle the bottom pie crust with a tablespoon or two of flour before adding the chicken mixture. Top with the second crust, vent and bake at 350°until the crust is browned and the filling is hot and bubbly.

Easy second dinner and not at all like typical leftovers!


CraftyCarole said...

mmm mmm.. back in my meat eating days I LOVED chicken pot pie.. and made it every chance I got.

BTW.. how did you know about my blog????

Anne Coleman said... haf our vays. :O)

Actually, it's called Sitemeter lol Someone came here from your blog and all I could think was "Hey...I know a Carole!" Sure enough, it was you!

dalene said...

That's so funny! I made four chicken pot pies last night with my favorite recipe from a friend. Another of my friends had a baby and I wanted to take dinner in, so it was the first thing that came to mind. I figured it's just as messy--and just as easy--to make a big batch so I came out with my dinner, her's, lunch leftovers for the rest of the week and one to freeze for a rainy day. How great to visit your blog this morning and see we were of like minds across the miles...