Good recipe for chicken pie without veggies?!
And I need it quick, within the next hour!!
I'm including my pastry recipe, but if you have your own or use one from the store, that's fine too
Admittedly, there is onion and celery in the filling but it is used to stew the chicken and then discarded. If you use a rotisserie chicken from the store, you won't need to cook it or use the onion and celery
For the pastry:
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons cold water
For the filling:
1 raw roasting chicken or one cooked rotisserie chicken
1 celery rib
6 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup flour
12 ounces evaporated milk
2 teaspoons kosher salt, then more to taste
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, then more to taste
Mix flour and salt. Cut in shortening, butter and cheese till crumbs form. Add water and toss with a fork just until dough just forms a ball.
Turn onto lightly floured board. Press large chunks away with heel of hand. Gather and repeat. Shape into thick circle. Wrap in plastic and chill at least 30 minutes.
Stew chicken with enough water to cover it, along with the onion and celery, until done. This usually takes from 60 to 90 minutes. Remove chicken from broth. Debone and skin. Chop meat. (No need to cook a rotisserie chicken if using)
Skim off fat from broth. Discard the celery and onion. Reserve 3 cups broth for this recipe. (The more concentrated the broth, the better.).
Melt butter. Add flour. Cook and stir until bubbly. Add reserved broth and evaporated milk. Don't just dump all the liquids into the flour mixture--work in about 1/4 cup at a time until it is thinned out, and then you can increase how much liquid you can work in each time. Season with salt and pepper. Mix in chicken. Put chicken filling in a round casserole dish.
Roll out dough, a little bigger than your dish so that you can have some dough to crimp. Place dough over chicken filling. Crimp edges.
Bake at 425 degrees for about 30-60 minutes or until crust is golden. If you check it and the edges of the pie are looking browned before the rest of it is ready, put foil over the edges -- just make like a long little tent and loosely attach over the edges.
varying quantities of: (depending on preference)
combine in pot, simmer until thick sauce forms,
make into pie :)