Chicken or Turkey Pot Pie

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A great way to use up leftover chicken or turkey.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour

Serves: 8


1 recipe pastry for a (10
inch) double crust pie
4 tablespoons butter, divided
1 small onion, minced
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 carrots, diced
3 tablespoons dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
2 cubes chicken bouillon
2 cups water
3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken/turkey
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk


1 Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Roll out bottom pie crust, press into a 10 inch pie pan, and set aside.
2 Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over
medium heat; add the onion, celery, carrots and parsley, oregano, and salt and pepper. Cook and stir until the vegetables are soft. Stir in the bouillon and water. Bring mixture to a boil. Stir in the potatoes, and cook until tender but still firm.
3 In a medium saucepan, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Stir in the chicken/turkey and flour. Add the milk, and heat through. Stir the chicken/turkey mixture into the vegetable mixture, and cook until thickened. Cool slightly, then pour mixture into the unbaked pie shell. Roll out the top crust, and place on top of filling. Flute edges, and make 4 slits in the top crust to let out steam.
4 Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minute Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and continue baking for 20 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.


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