My sister gave me an idea with the squash we bought last weekend. I love Chicken Pot Pies and Squash, especially Delicata Squash, I think these round shape are a variety of Delicata.
I checked out my Farmhouse Cookbook and googled Chicken Pot Pie and came up with a recipe.
First I cut the bottom off the squash, just a little bit. Cleaned out the seeds and “stuff”, put them in a baking dish with 1/2 cup water in the dish, added a small slice of butter to each squash and covered with foil. Baked 1 hour on 325 degrees, I may up that to 350 degrees but they were pretty tender.
Meanwhile: I prepared the filling…….
2 chicken breasts , cubed
2 carrots, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1/4 sweet onion, diced
1 cup frozen peas, petite green beans, cut one inch
14 ounce can of chicken broth
1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons flour
2 premade pie crusts
Put 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in skillet, heat, add cubed chicken and garlic, sauté until almost cooked through, add carrots first cook 5-8 minutes then add celery and onion. Cook till onion are transparent add peas and green beans cook a couple minutes then sprinkle flour over the top and mix into veges. Don’t let it burn….lol ….just start to brown add 1/3 chicken broth mix in then slowly add more until all is used, then slowly add milk. This how I make gravy too. You will notice as you add the liquid it will work in and get thick , keep working so it doesn’t get lumpy, you want the mixture to be a bit soupy. It will get thicker in the squash bowl. So add more broth or milk as you want.
I filled the squash and a bit more, then used premade pie crusts. Cut out shape, I couldn’t find my leaf shapes but that is what I will use next time. I wasn’t sure how the steam would rise so I arranged them differently, they both held together equally. I brushed the tops with egg whites before baking too. Why? Because grandma did…..it makes them crispy, shiny…and I loved Grandma soo I do too! Oops forgot to say bake 30 minutes here!!
And here they are!! I was pretty excited and hungry, mine was way more than I could eat but I gave it a good shot. My first homemade Chicken Pot Pie! :))
I had some crimini mushrooms so I sautéed them in butter, and some Blue Moon beer I was drinking while I cooked. No wine in the house!! That's why I used beer….I use whatever, it is a wheat beer, have you tried it. I put the sauted mushrooms on the plate with the pie. I’m not PW and my little silver proves it…lol…
Yes, lots of filling left over, I filled 3 ramekins, no bottom crust used. Covered them and cooked them for dinner the next night. They were so good too and the filling did not stick to my pottery. I love my Longaberger Pottery for that very reason. Emile Henry is just as wonderful and Mary of Quilt Hollow loves her blue Polish Pottery for this same reason.
Well this was fun, now I need to make that darn apple cake, I have the apples so this weekend I will get to it.. You know I really don’t need the calories but hey its Fall and maybe it will warm up to the 60’s this weekend and feel like Fall too!!! Its been way to cold, except for my night sweats, cold nights feel good!! My DH says he is freezing, he has a down comforter, wool blanket, quilt with wool batting and I use the flannel sheet with one leg out!! How cold can he be, yep his toes are still cold, now I am worrying about his circulation!!
I’m going to go check out some more recipes, have a wonderful weekend.