Ok back to the recipe at hand. I like chicken pot pie. In college, the banquet or swanson turkey and chicken pot pies were a favorite of mine b/c it was quick and easy. Now that I'm a momma and responsible for feeding my husband and half pint quality nutritious food, well I've had to adjust and I love it. I love to cook and try new things. I can't ever ever remember my mom making chicken pot pie. I'm from south Louisiana and we really don't eat that from scratch here.
I've tried a few recipes for chicken pot pie but the one I had last night really took the cake for me. My only regret was that I used a bag of veggies that had green beans and corn in it and it threw the taste off for me but I loved the base of it. I'm long winded, sorry ya'll! Here is what it looked like:
Here is my recipe:
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1.5 cup half and half
3 tablespoons cream cheese (cut into small cubes)
2 cups chicken stock
1 16 oz bag of frozen peas and carrots
1 cup cubed potatoes (preboiled to almost done)
2 cups shredded chicken (if you dont like as much meat, you can reduce this to the amount you
1 can crescent rolls
Seasonings you prefer-garlic powder, sage, season all, sea salt, cracked pepper, Tony's, paprika, etc
In medium pot, melt butter. Once fully melted, add flour and cook down for 2-3 minutes. Add cream cheese and melt it completely. Add in the half and half, all while whisking. It will get clumpy. It's ok--the stock will thin it out but remember to continue to wisk. Let it cook about 2-3 minutes. Add stock and wisk in completely. Add seasonings according to your taste buds. Let cook for approx 10 minutes. Then add shredded chicken and veggies. Preheat the oven to 350 at this point. Cook for about 15 minutes.
Pour chicken mixture into a square pyrex. I used a smaller 3 or 4 quart deep dish. Remember you have to use just one can of crescent rolls for the topping so you have to have enough dough to fit the dish. After you pour the mixture, lay each stretched out crescent roll on top of the mixture to cover it completely.
Bake at 350 for 26-30 minutes.