Have you ever been asked the question, “What’s your favorite food?”
For many people, the answer to that ever-popular question might be “pizza” or “ice cream” or “macaroni and cheese” – which, don’t get me wrong, are all excellent choices. But for me, the answer has always been easy: My momma’s chicken pot pie.
My momma’s chicken pot pie recipe is one that we have tweaked ever so slightly from Southern Living through the years, and remains a family favorite. I used to ask for it every time I came home from college on break, and it is the first meal I requested when I came home from studying abroad for a semester. The filling is rich and creamy with the most spectacular flaky crust. It will forever remain one of my favorite comfort foods.
It also serves 8 people.
Now, I have no problem making an outrageous amount of pie for just Alex and me and eating leftovers for a few days. But – and this may come as a shock – I also like to be able to fit into my jeans. Pot pie for two to the rescue!
This recipe makes 4 8-oz ramekins, perfect for serving just two people. I scaled down my momma’s pie filling and topped the pies with puff pastry – it is still flaky and delicious, but without the hassle of a full piecrust. This recipe is also perfect for using up Thanksgiving leftovers – I always have a few leftover veggies lying around in addition to the leftover turkey, and they always make their way into a pot pie. I love carrots, sweet potatoes and green beans, but you can use any vegetables you like or have on hand – onions, broccoli, peas or just about any winter squash make great additions.
If you still have a little bit of turkey leftover, try using it in Christina’s Chicken Bacon Pasta. Cooking for two never tasted so good!
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