I grew up on this stuff. It was tradition in my family. No dinner was as exciting as dinners when chicken pot pie was served. I remember my grandma spending hours in the kitchen to make this scrumptious meal and every second was worth it!
And lately, I've been craving comfort foods, so I thought I'd give chicken pot pie a whirl in my own kitchen. For the first time, I carried on the tradition of my grandmother and my mom (and I'm pretty sure my great grandmother, too), and made my own batch of chicken pot pie. It took about 4 hours on a lazy Sunday afternoon, but oh my, it was so, so, so worth it and every bit as delicious as I remembered.
I followed this recipe and it was definitely right on.
I'm thinking that this year's Thanksgiving turkey leftovers are going to morph into some kind of turkey pot pie, maybe with peas instead of carrots or even topped with hot cranberries. And because I'm trying to eat as many whole, clean foods as possible, I'd like to try making the dough with whole wheat flour instead of white flour. Who knows? Maybe I'll start my own turkey pot pie tradition.