October 19, 2010

No Pie Chicken Pot Pie

So the other day I had this intense craving for homemade hot stew. There's nothing like a hot bowl of stew on a cold day. Unfortunately, I had no beef except for ground beef, but I did have some leftover chicken so I experimented a little and came up with this delicious recipe!

Chicken Stew for Two

2 potatoes, peeled and diced
1/2 onion, chopped
1 or 2 carrots, diced
sprinkle of flour
1 1/2 C. chicken stock
salt and pepper
1/2 lb cooked chicken (or enough to balance potatoes), cut in small pieces
1/8 C. cream

1. In saucepan, combine potato and cold water to cover. Bring to boil and cook until almost cooked through. Remove from heat. Cover and set aside.

2. In a skillet cook onions, carrots and celery (if desired), until carrots are softened, about 7 minutes. Add basil and flour- cook for 1 minute. Add stock, cook until mixture comes to a boil and thickens, about 4 minutes. Drain reserved potato and add to mixture. Season with a sprinkle of garlic, salt and pepper.

3. Add chicken and cream. Cook until hot and bubbly.

Serve with grainy brown bread and butter!

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