Cleaning Out the Fridge – Chicken (or Turkey) Pot Pie

Chicken (or turkey) Pot Pie

Today I was cleaning out my refrigerator and came across some leftover turkey breast from Easter at my mother-in-law’s.  My hubby suggested I make pot pie (it’s his favorite).  The great thing about this recipe is that you can substitute just about any vegetable and it works great for both chicken and turkey.  A combination we love is chicken and broccoli.

Leftover Pot Pie

2 tablespoons butter

1 cup sliced carrots

1 cup sliced celery

1 cup diced onions

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 small potato, cooked, peeled and diced

1/2 cup frozen green beans or peas, thawed

3 cups chopped, cooked turkey or chicken

4 tablespoons butter

4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3 cups chicken stock, homemade or store-bought

1 cup whole milk

2 tablespoons sour cream

1/2 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese

salt and pepper

1/2 recipe perfect pie crust, recipe here

In a large saute pan melt 2 tablespoons butter, add carrots, celery, onions and garlic cooking over medium heat until just cooked through.  Add potato, green beans or peas and meat.  In another saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons butter, add the flour whisking to combine.  Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes.  Add milk and chicken stock whisking constantly until smooth and mixture comes to a boil.  Continue boiling for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat, add 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and sour cream. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir and add to vegetable mixture.  Pour into a 9 x 13 inch pan that has been lightly buttered.

On a floured board, roll out pastry dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch.  Top pot pie with pastry, tucking sides under and crimping edge.  Brush with egg wash mixture (1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon milk).  Make 3 slits in dough to allow the steam to escape.

Bake in a 400 degree oven for 30 – 35 minutes until pastry is nicely browned and sauce is bubbly. Let cool for 5 – 10 minutes for easier cutting.

Enjoy!  I hope you like this as much as we do! Do you have any recipes for utilizing leftovers?  I would love to hear about them!

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3 thoughts on “Cleaning Out the Fridge – Chicken (or Turkey) Pot Pie

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