Thursday, December 15, 2011

Chicken Pot Pies

Greyson and I made Chicken (Turkey) Pot Pies yesterday for lunch. They were so very yummy! I had pilfered some turkey from Thanksgiving and decided that it would be great in this recipe. Definitely a keeper!

Recipe from adapted from RealSimple

Serves 4| Hands-On Time: 25m | Total Time: 40m

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 tablespoon flour
3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 can carrots
1 can green beans
2 pounds cooked shredded turkey
2 refrigerated 9-inch piecrusts (from a 15-ounce package, such as Pillsbury)
Heat oven to 400° F. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes.
Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
Slowly stir in the broth. Cook until thickened, about 3 minutes. Add veggies, turkey, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Remove from heat.
Cut each piecrust in half. Spoon the chicken mixture over one side of each half-circle, leaving a ½-inch border. Using your fingers, wet the border with water. Fold the crust over the chicken. Press to seal. Make three 1-inch slits in the top of each.
Transfer the empanadas to a baking sheet. Bake until golden, 15 to 18 minutes.

**Next time, I will buy two boxes of the piecrust. I stuffed the four individual pies really well, but had enough leftover stuffing to make at least two more pies.

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