two quick disclaimers:
1. if you saw this post with only the photos, so sorry! i wasn't going minimalist on you or trying to leave you hanging without a recipe, it's just that blogging comes in spurts these days & i'd managed to get the photos up, but not run downstairs to get the recipe! & then forgot i scheduled it to post today, shoot!
2. people who bring new parents meals are making stars in heaven. especially breastfeeding moms who are eating like 14 year old boys these days. so, to all the wonderful people who have cooked for us over these past few weeks, i'm so, so grateful. that's how i stumbled on this AMAZING recipe. i didn't even think i liked chicken pot pie until i had this, now i'm hooked.
when this arrived in the days following ellie, i honestly would have been happy just to eat the crust (confession: every piece i cut for myself had crust stolen from the other slivers, sorry ryan) , so when i found out it was homemade crisco crust, i knew it was worth the extra effort (little did i know the pillsbury ready made crust i've been using all these years doesn't hold a candle to crisco...)
i followed this recipe for the double crust (be sure you make double recipe!)
ingredients for crust: 3/4 cup or stick crisco all vegetable shortening; 2 cups flour; 1 tsp salt
line pie plate with bottom crust
and place cooked chicken (i just baked 3 chicken breasts with light salt/pepper & cubed them); cooked vegetables (i used potatoes & carrots, you can boil or roast them or use other favorite veggies you have around the house -- i would advice using fresh veggies as opposed to canned/frozen) in pie plate, then pour this filling in:
melt 2 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp flour, 1 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp pepper, 1/8 tsp thyme; stir in 1/2 cup chicken broth & 1/2 cup buttermilk or cream; let boil 1 min to thicken.
place additional pastry on top, crim edges (i clearly forgot that step...) & make a steam slit on top
bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 min (pastry is cooked & insides are bubbly & hot!)
this was the valentine's dinner i made for ryan (brownies i made the same day in next recipe post!) & it was the perfect, rich, comfort meal for that evening.
it did take me ALL day to make these two recipes. ellie was on a napping strike & wanted to be in her sling in the kitchen with me all day long (& spit out her pacifier every 5 seconds just so i could chase it...) that said, it was so, so worth it. bon appetit!