Pot pie is one of the world’s great comfort foods. Take chicken, place it in a flaky, buttery crust with a creamy sauce, and add an assortment of your favorite vegetables for an easy meal that everyone will love. Here are three of the most unique and delicious pot pie recipes to be found.
Chicken Pot Pie with Herbed Potato Crust by Cheeky Kitchen
Chicken Pot Pie with Herbed Potato Crust – by Cheeky Kitchen
Brooke at the Cheeky Kitchen must have decided that one comfort food was not enough, so she decided to double down and add mashed potatoes to her pot pie. She starts browning ground chicken, onion and garlic, to which she adds bacon bits, asparagus, and a frozen blend of peas and carrots. Her sauce is chicken broth with a bit of lemon juice, thickened with cornstarch. Like another of my pot pie recipe favorites, she also adds a bit of cream cheese to her sauce. How did I never think of that?
The other interesting touches this recipe includes are a whole wheat pie crust, and, of course, the mashed potatoes. Brooke mashes them with butter, milk and an egg and then stirs in fresh herbs including chives, dill, thyme and the old standbys, salt & pepper. Spoon it roughly over the pie and bake. The golden brown ridges that form on the mashed potatoes as the bake give it a delicious appearance, don’t you agree?
Chicken Pot Pie Cupcakes by BevCooks
Chicken Pot Pie Cupcakes – by BevCooks
Cupcakes for dinner? It’s as awesome as you’d think, but not nearly as naughty. These pot pie cupcakes are not only completely cute, but they are super easy to prepare, making them a great choice for the next occasion where you don’t have a lot of time to cook, but still want everybody to rave over your dinner.
Bev’s secret is starting with prepared biscuit dough. Just press it into cups in a cupcake tin, then pour in a mixture containing chopped chicken, cream of chicken soup, and mixed veggies (frozen works fine!). Also included are some seasonings (you might consider a touch of cumin as well), and the finishing touch, a bit of shredded cheddar for extra deliciousness.
Chicken Pot Pie with Cream Cheese and Chive Biscuits by Joy the Baker
Chicken Pot Pie with Cream Cheese and Chive Biscuits – by Joy the Baker
Joy starts out by baking biscuits, which replace the crust in this pot pie. To her biscuit dough she adds coursely ground black pepper, chopped fresh chives and half a brick of cream cheese – which seems to me like a perfect choice. She uses a rotisserie chicken, though of course, you are welcome to cook your own chicken. Either way, I’d recommend using the bones to make your own chicken stock instead of using canned broth, if you want to make it extra special!
The sauce for this recipe is also unique, as it includes lemon, nutmeg and some of the leftover cream cheese, giving it a delightful taste that is both fresh and creamy at once. Add to this mix a selection of fresh vegetables including garlic, onion, zucchini, peas and carrots, and you have one of the tastiest and most unique chicken pot pie recipes I’ve seen.
There are many good recipes for chicken pot pie, but these three are extra special. Which sounds best to you, the mashed potato crust, the cream cheese biscuits, or the perfectly-sized pot pie cupcakes? Leave a comment to let me know your favorite, or point me toward your favorite chicken pot pie recipe!