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Easy Chicken Pot Pie – And I Mean Really Easy!

I had half a tray of boneless, skinless chicken thighs in the fridge and thought…. ‘What will I make with these?” The first half of the tray was used to make Chicken Tortilla Soup (watch for that post later). I decided on chicken pot pie. It’s a great fall dish, but I don’t eat a lot of cream or milk, so I made it with more of a gravy. Here’s my super easy version.

Put about 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs and some good quality olive oil in a frying pan which has a lid. Season with salt and pepper, cook until done which should take about 15 minutes at medium high heat. Turn often, and press down with a fork or spatula. Remember to season both sides.

In a large glass pie plate, layer in mini carrots, one tin of sliced potatoes, one onion sliced. Sprinkle generously with non clumping flour. I love this product for gravies and anything you have to add flour to make a sauce. Chop up the chicken thighs and put on top of the mixture in the pie plate, it should mound quite high. Pour about one cup of chicken stock over the whole thing, enough to pool about 1/2 inch of liquid at the bottom of the pie plate. When it cooks, the flour and stock will make a gravy. I use a frozen deep dish pie shell which has been sitting out if the freezer for about 15 minutes. Turn over the pie shell onto the mixture, cut a few vent holes. And put the whole thing on a cookie sheet and into a 350 oven for about 45 minutes. Voila. Chicken pot pie.