This is (in my opinion) the best chicken pot pie recipe ever. So what makes this pot pie recipe so special? Love, butter and a homemade pastry dough recipe!
One of the joys of cooking is being able to share a meal with someone in need.
Whether we’re delivering dinner to a sick friend or new parents, or simply inviting guests into our home, there’s something therapeutic for both the cook and the recipient when made-from-scratch food exchanges hands.
I get emotional benefits (and even spiritual benefits) from offering an act of love to another human being, and they receive the warm soothing message loud and clear.
You are cherished.
You are worth my time.
You are not forgotten.
That is what cooking can do. We often underestimate the power of a home-cooked meal. Yet feeding people well can bring a certain healing and internal peace that resonates deep within.
I love that.
Chicken pot pie is one of those dishes that is especially comforting and always well received.
I’ve made many pot pie recipe variations over the years, with pie crust and store-bought puff pastry. But I have found that what really makes a pot pie recipe stand out, is a killer, made-from-scratch pastry dough.
My very best chicken pot pie recipe starts with a pastry dough recipe that is somewhere between a puff pastry and a blitz pastry.
It’s light and airy, with crisp, buttery layers that bake to golden perfection.
The flaky texture of the baked pastry complements the rich goodness of white-meat chicken, veggies and a silken-cream chicken base.
I also like to add a dash (or two) of cayenne to provide an unexpected kick of flavor.
This is the sort of meal I would offer a friend or family member who needs a pick-me-up. My best chicken pot pie recipe can work its magic like nothing else!
Along with feeding those in your immediate circle, another wonderful way to share the joys of a good meal with people in need is to partner with Land O’Lakes, Inc. in Pin a Meal, Give a Meal.
Currently, one in six people is living at risk of hunger in America. But there is hope and there are ways to help. Land O’Lakes has partnered with Feeding America® to kick off their second year of the Pin a Meal, Give a Meal campaign.
If you love cooking and Pinterest, this is right up your alley…
For every Land O’Lakes recipe that is pinned or re-pinned between March 28 and May 31, 2014, the Land O’Lakes Foundation will donate 9 meals to Feeding America® – with the goal of 2.7 million meals. You’ll get easy meal ideas and help us fight hunger at the same time!
Isn’t that incredible?
You can pin my signature recipe, Mini Chicken Pot Pies, to contribute 9 meals to Feeding America. And you can also pin more recipes from Land O’Lakes to contribute even more meals.
When you help feed a family, you’re helping people live full, active lives and make a better future!
How to Participate
You will need a Pinterest account to pin or re-pin Land O’Lakes recipes. Creating a Pinterest account is free and easy. Visit https://pinterest.com/join/signup to learn how.
Then visit Land O’Lakes and start pinning! Make sure to include the #GiveaMeal hashtag.
Yield: 4 servings Prep Time:20 minutes (active time) Cook Time:40 minutes For the Pot Pie Recipe: Making this recipe? Why not take a quick shot and share it on Instagram! Make sure to tag it #ASpicyPerspective so we can see what you're cooking!
Best Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time:20 minutes (active time)
Cook Time:40 minutes
For the Pot Pie Recipe:
Making this recipe? Why not take a quick shot and share it on Instagram! Make sure to tag it #ASpicyPerspective so we can see what you're cooking!
$1 helps provide 9 meals* secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local member food banks. The Land O’Lakes Foundation guarantees a minimum of 2.7 million meals* (monetary equivalent of $300,000.00) to Feeding America and member food banks from March 28through May 31, 2014
A Spicy Perspective has partnered with Land O’Lakes for an exclusive endorsement of Land O Lakes® Butter for the Kitchen Conversations blogger program. This blog post is sponsored by Land O’Lakes.
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