Chicken Pie

One of Britain’s favourite savoury pies is chicken pie- small pieces of chicken and mushrooms in a creamy sauce between layers of pastry.

In America,  chicken pot pie is popular- one variety is made in a pot with strips or squares of noodles in a creamy chicken base, and the other is more closely aligned with the British chicken pie- the chicken and sauce being placed in a pottery dish or pie pan and topped with a single pastry crust.

My husband’s grandmother made the square noodle type.   I was personally more familiar with the chicken pies with two crusts.  I remember one of my sisters and I eating chicken pot pie often and hiding the peas!

For tonight’s dinner I am making a  turkey pot pie- the one crust variety to be baked in my mother’s stoneware deep dish pie plate.


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