Thursday, December 20, 2007

chik'n potpie: inspired by my mom and step mom!

Yes, more comfort food. It's still cold out and I have wanted to make this for a long time now. Growing up, my mom made potpie about once a week with store bought piecrust, chicken breast, frozen mixed veggies and chicken gravy. During college, I lived with my dad and step mom and use to make them this chicken pot pie every once in a while. After I moved out, my step mom, Delia, made what she called a Mock Lori Chicken Pot Pie with puff pastry instead of piecrust. So, I made her version tonight since I have yet to use puff pastry as a vegan. Pepperidge Farm's frozen puff pastry IS vegan, by the way. I used some frozen chik'n strips that I browned up in a pan. Once the chik'n was browned I removed it and instead of frozen veggies I sautéed carrots, celery, onions together with olive oil, poultry seasoning, sea salt and black pepper. In a separate pan I parboiled potatoes and frozen petite peas. I combined the chik'n, sautéed veggies, potatoes and peas together. I then made gravy with Earth Balance buttery stick margarine, all-purpose flour, a box of veggie stock, sea salt and black pepper. I mixed the chik'n & veggies in with the gravy, added it to a casserole pan and topped the mixture with one thawed puff pastry. I baked the potpie at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes until the top was golden brown. The gravy wasn't as thick as I would have liked, but it was still AMAZING!
Right out of the oven:
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Served and about to be eaten:
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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

That looks absolutely delicious!!! Good job!

aTxVegn said...

That looks wonderful - perfect winter fare.

Leigh said...

Yum! Just right for this chilly, wet weather.

Vegan_Noodle said...

Definitely the perfect meal to warm you up inside! I haven't used puff pastry yet either, this looks like an easy introduction!

Calimaryn said...

Oh looks so good. I love that puff pastry and have yet to make a pot pie this winter. Thank you so much for the inspiration t do so! Yum.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Oooh, that sounds fabulous! Such a perfect cold weather meal, I wonder how it would be with chickpea gravy?!

VeggieGirl said...

hey, I'm all for the comfort food during these cold, winter months, so keep posting your fabulous, comforting meals!! the "chik'n" potpie turned out quite delicious-looking!!

bazu said...

ooooh, that looks so good. I've never made chicken pot-pie, either vegan or otherwise- what have I been waiting for??

urban vegan said...

Pot pie is classic comfort yumminess. Growing up, I only ever ate the frozen variety, so I need to make it from scratch soon, to get me through the long Northeaster winter.

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