Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mini Chicken Pot Pies

So I cheated in the kitchen. When my friend Debbie from Mountain Breaths gave the heads up that Williams-Sonoma was having a sale on the Breville Mini Pie Maker I jumped right away and ordered one. I'm a sucker for kitchen stuff! But I am a little baking challenged.  So I took the easy way out. Store-bought dough. Soup from a can. I know. I know. That was practice. Next time from scratch. But these mini pies were a big hit anyway.



photo from the Williams-Sonoma Website


Took a couple months to finally have a moment to use it and I am so glad I did. First time around was mini chicken pot pies. I need a little more practice, this one needed more filling so the top would have browned better. My son ate the one that was somewhat picture perfect. And it must have tasted as good as it looked because he wanted a second. And some to take to work tomorrow.







This is a basic recipe. Instead of pie shells in the tins, I used store bought pie crusts that are rolled. Two pie crusts per box, made about 6 mini pies, if you re-roll out the scraps. Next time I will try homemade dough. Hopefully. But this worked out fine.


Really Easy Chicken Pot Pie

2 (9 inch) deep dish frozen pie crust shells, thawed (or not!)

10-oz frozen mixed vegetables
2 cups cooked, diced chicken breast
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup milk
8 cremini mushrooms, sliced thin
1 potato, diced and par-boiled

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a bowl combine the mixed vegetables, mushrooms, chicken, cream of chicken soup and milk. Pour mixture into one of the pie crusts. Turn the other crust over and pop out of the tin onto the top of the filled pie. Poke a small hole in top crust.

Bake for 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

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61 comments:

  1. How fun that we both made chicken pot pie! Yours looks really pretty and yummy! Thanks for the tip on the mini pie maker! Hmmm...can you imagine mini cherry pies? Yum! A whole pie just for me? And lots of crust! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  2. You make my mouth water Carol! I haven't had a chicken pot pie in ages and I love them so. Your little pies are adorable and look delicious. And there's nothing wrong with easy sometimes. As moms, we just have to get dinner on and moving sometimes and your pies look amazing so the short cuts must have worked just fine.

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  3. I like pot pies, but haven't made them. I may have to remedy that, on a cooler day. :)
    -Karen

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  4. This sounds easy to make and delicious as well. Have a great week, Carol

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  5. Your pot pie is pretty and everyone loves having their own special one (or two:@). Glad to hear you're happy with the pie maker, I remember the sale and didn't grab one, hope I don't regret it!

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  6. Yay, you used the pie maker! I am loving mine, and I truly adore mini pies. I'm glad we got it for $100 off. The first pies I made were mini cherry pies and my new favorite is rhubarb. Just made some rhubarb filling tonight, and am baking more pies. I'm going to use your recipe to make chicken pot pies next week. Yum!

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  7. This looks amazing!!!! Love your new pie forms!

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  8. These turned out great! I'm thinking you are going to have some fun with this new toy.

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  9. They turned out PERFECT! Love your new kitchen gadget.

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  10. I love mini pies! they are such a lovely idea and you always have the right amount of food, these pies look delicious

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  11. These pies are the cutest little servings of deliciousness - picture and party perfect :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  12. with this little machine, i can make a perfect one! :) Lovely, and thanks for sharing

    Latest: BBQ with Wine

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  13. They are cute! I saw them in the outlet for what you paid, but I resisted! But I just bought a Ninja, LOL!

    Have fun with your new toy!
    Just got the call, they are in the hosp., baby coming!

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  14. Chicken pot pie is one of our favorites...those look yummy.

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  15. I've been kicking myself that I didn't buy this when it was on sale. Every time I see a post about the wonderful little pies it makes I become more determined to get it. I'll watch for another sale but if one doesn't come along before long I'm going to crack and buy it anyway.

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  16. Oh my gosh I'm so excited about this, your pot pie looks fabulous. We love the Breville Keurig coffee machine in our house, we can't live without it, so I would love to try this pie maker. I was just in Williams Sonoma today, too! Now I have to go back...

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  17. I am so pie challenged, I need this! Your pies look beautiful!! Havea great weekend.

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  18. I love the little pie maker! Oh gosh, do I *need* another gadget? No. Do I *want* another gadget? Why yes, yes I do. The pie looks yummy.

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  19. Hmmm, if I got this little pie maker then I could have a whole month devoted to Operation Use My Pie Maker. It's so tempting. ;) I love chicken pot pies and those mini ones would be perfect!

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  20. Love your cute mini pies -- and I'm coveting your pie maker. Great idea to practice with store-bought crust. They turned out nice :).

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  21. Oops, I meant to say, gosh, they look delicious

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  22. Oh my gosh that's so adorable. I've been making chicken pot pie by hand forever -- I never knew there was such a device!

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  23. I love that little pie maker. What a neat gadget.

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  24. Mini pie maker, where have you been all my life?! I need one of those ASAP. Your pot pies look delicious!

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  25. Hi there again - just to let you know I have revamped the way I list blogs on my sidebar and now have started a monthly list of featured food blogs. You are on it with 4 other blogs. Since it is almost the end of June this will run until the end of July. I do enjoy following your blog.

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  26. They look so good! I haven't had chicken pot pie in ages.

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  27. This looks fantastic!What a great gadget!Kisses,dear Carol!

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  28. I'd love to have this machine. I love pies after living in Sydney. All my friends were crazy about it, so it happened to me as well, hahaha. Thank you for the recipe as well!

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  29. What a cool tool! That looks like a fast and delicious way to get supper on the table.

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  30. Oh my gosh, I have to get one of these - those are fantastic. They throw me right back into being a kid. I've always loved chicken pot pies! They even have those edges from the ones we thew in the oven. LOVE!

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  31. These look yummy! Just think of all the potential that little pie maker has. Can't wait to see what other recipes you come up with :)

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  32. Your chicken pot pies look yummy. They are a favorite in my house. Another great recipe, Carol! Thanks for sharing, have a happy week ahead.

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  33. That looks just delicious! You know it had to be good when your son wanted another.

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  34. Oh how I love chicken pot pie! I didn't know there was a cooker like this! OH BOY!

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  35. Chicken pot pie is such a great comfort food! Looks like a fun gadget to have for sure...

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  36. What a fun new toy Carol...I may have to try one of those myself!!

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  37. What a great little gizmo for baking the pies and the recipe sounds delicious and easy. Valerie

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  38. Mmm, they make a nice little pot pie. I will confess I've been using the Pillsbury dough from the dairy myself, no fail pies!
    Judith

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  39. I love chicken pot pie but I've never seen an appliance like that!

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  40. I saw one of these in the W&S store in Lynnwood WA a couple of weeks ago. I wish I'd bought it, after reading your post. We don't have W&S here, and I believe that shipping costs are prohibitive....but next time I'm down in WA I think I'll have another look. These little pies would make great lunch or weekend fare.

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  41. Oh, this looks delicious! I haven't made chicken pie for ages.

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  42. They look really good, Carol! I have yet to use my knock off Breville mini pie maker that a friend gave me for Christmas. Now that fresh fruits are in season i have to get cracking ..lol!

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  43. Wow they look amazing!! I can see now that I need to buy us one of these!

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  44. ooooh! That chicken pot pie looks really really really really good!! And yeah, it's always been on my "to make" list too, but making it from scratch is A REAL PAIN!!! hahaha.. I might try this delicious and easy recipe of yours! Yummyyy

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  45. Sometimes a little cheatting doesn't hurt! The pies look delicious so creamy and tasty!

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  46. so cool to make them individually!!! I make a similar recipe but in a pyrex glass dish...like these mini ones better...more fun!

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  47. Love the idea of a piemaker! I wonder if they sell these in Malaysia...

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  48. Well, isn't that a cute gadget! I'm gonna save that recipe for later use!

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  49. Very cute! I was so tempted to get one myself but resisted. Now I wonder if I should have bought one. I love simple in the summer!

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  50. Your little pot pies are so cute. I can just imagine all the fun you are going to have with your machine.

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  51. Aw they're so cute, like little handpies. My husband randomly doesn't love chicken pot pie, but he might just have to suck it up because I want to make these.

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  52. Carol, this would be a good addition to the current Food on Friday: Chicken
    Hope you are having a great week.

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    1. Thanks, Carole :) Happy to join in!

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    2. Great that you linked this in.

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  53. Carole,
    I'm going to have to get that little pot pie maker. I love little chicken pot pies.

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  54. I have the Breville pie maker as well and it's fantastic! These look delicious.

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