My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Chicken Pie

Puff pastry is one of the staples of life. Keep some in the freezer for quick meals that look like you have slaved all day. I found this recipe in an old Marshall Field's cookbook that Joyce sent. This is how I made chicken pie when I first started cooking. It's still wonderful.

Did I mention two more boxes of cook books arrived from Joyce yesterday. The woman is an angel. It's cold and rainy today and I'm not leaving the house, or my jammies. I'm cooking and reading.

Catherine, this one's for you sweet girl!

Chicken Pie
4 pies
print recipe

1 sheet frozen puff pastry dough, thawed
3 tablespoons chicken fat or butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups chicken broth
Salt and pepper to taste
12 ounces cooked chicken breast meat, cut into strips
1/4 cup tiny frozen peas, thawed
1/4 cup diced cooked carrot

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Have ready 4 individual casseroles with 1 1/2-2-cup capacity.

Cut circles from the puff pastry to fit the tops of the casseroles. Make two 1-inch slits in the center of each casserole.

Melt fat or butter in a medium pan and stir in flour. Cook 1 minute. Add broth, whisking until smooth. Heat to a boil and cook 1 to 2 minutes until thickened. Season with salt and pepper.

Add chicken, peas, and carrot. Divide mixture among the casseroles. Top with a pastry round, tucking the edges in.

Bake 22 to 27 minutes until puffy and golden. Serve hot.


  1. I can just see you all snuggled down with a bowl of this chicken pie reading your books from joyce,,enjoy!

  2. This is true comfort food! Delicious!

    Not a good day for being out around here, either, but obligations will take me out sloshing around. Thank goodness for that trusty umbrella!


  3. Do not leave us in suspense! List the cookbooks she sent you- I want to know. And I agree with you about packaged puff pastry. I cannot do without it. It makes great empanadas as well.

  4. Yummy!
    I love Chicken Pies, such comfort food:)

  5. I love the cold, rainy days spent in my jammies....reading cookbooks, baking, etc... the best.


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