How to Make This Easy Chicken Pie Recipe
This easy chicken pie recipe is super simple to make, and on a delicious meter, it measures a 10+. This easy chicken pie recipe is quick to make and can certainly be classified as a comfort food. I remember, as a child, the chicken and vegetable pie that my mother made, and how good it smelled baking in the oven, and how we could hardly wait to eat. I love to eat, and I love food, so anticipation of a delicious meal has always been one of my favorite pastimes. And it still is today; some things we never outgrow.
While my mother had to precook the poultry before making her dish, we now have a time saving advantage – already cooked rotisserie chickens. And using the already cooked meat makes it easy to put this pie recipe together. I purchase my rotisserie chickens from Costco, and I usually get at least two meals from one of their chickens. The last one I purchased weighed a little less than five pounds, including the container – that’s a lot of meat for a very economical price.
Gather the ingredients to make this easy chicken pie recipe:
4 cups cooked rotisserie-chicken, chopped
1 medium/large onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, sliced
3 carrots, sliced
drippings from the rotisserie-chicken container
2 cups water
1 can Campbell’s® Cream of Chicken Soup or Cream of Mushroom Soup, condensed
½ tsp. celery seed
salt and pepper to taste
½ cup, uncooked, Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain Fast & Natural™ Instant Brown Rice
2 cups frozen broccoli, chopped
In a large stovetop and oven-ready casserole pan (I use a stainless steel casserole pan.), pour in one cup of water, and add the cooked meat, the chopped onion, celery, and carrots. Cover the pan, and cook on a low heat until the vegetables are done.
Add the drippings from the rotisserie-chicken container and the other cup of water. I use the cup of water to wash out the container to make sure I get all the drippings.
Stir in one can of Campbell’s® Cream of Chicken Soup or Cream of Mushroom Soup (condensed), the celery seed, salt and pepper to taste, and add the uncooked brown rice.
Gently fold in the frozen broccoli, cover, and cook while making the crust.
NOTE: The vegetables I use in this recipe are the vegetables that my family likes. Feel free to change them out for vegetables that your family prefers.
Easy Chicken Pie Crust Recipe
You can also use this easy chicken pie crust recipe when you want to make some good, old-fashioned country biscuits, too. This is another of my quick and easy recipes.
Ingredients needed make this easy chicken pie crust recipe:
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp. salt
1 tbsp. baking powder
¾ cup milk
¼ cup olive oil
Measure the milk in a measuring cup, and add in the olive oil.
In a medium size bowl, mix the flour, salt, and the baking powder together. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, and pour in the milk and olive oil mixture. Using a fork, stir until the dry ingredients are moist.
Place the dough on a lightly floured countertop, or a pastry mat, and gently knead four or fives times.
Using a rolling pin (place a little flour on the rolling pin), roll the dough out to fit the top of your casserole pan. (If necessary, a little more flour can be sprinkled on the dough when rolling it.) Fold the dough, to transfer it to the casserole pan. Unfold, and using a knife, place several slits in the crust.
Place in a preheated 425-degree oven, and bake approximately 15 minutes or until golden brown. Optional: Melted butter can be brushed on top of the crust after taking it from the oven.
When using the easy chicken pie crust recipe for biscuits, roll the dough to ½ inch thickness. The biscuits can be cut with a biscuit cutter, a glass, or with a table knife, into squares, and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake the biscuits in a preheated 450-degree oven for eight to ten minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
This easy chicken pie recipe is one of many recipes that I have using the meat from leftover cooked poultry. Some of these recipes completely disguise the fact that you are eating leftover poultry. For example, how about a stroganoff casserole, an enchilada casserole, a Brunswick stew, and a chili – all made from leftover poultry? These recipes can also be made using leftovers from your holiday turkey. Why not bookmark this recipe so that the next time you have leftover cooked poultry you can make this easy chicken pie recipe or some of the other recipes listed above or on my homepage.