Every family has its cherished recipes that are passed down through generations. Mama’s Chicken Pie is one such timeless classic that evokes memories of cozy family dinners and heartfelt conversations. This pie, with its creamy filling and flaky crust, is a true embodiment of comfort food. Perfect for both casual dinners and special occasions, this recipe is bound to win hearts. Let’s embark on a culinary journey and recreate this beloved dish.
- 1 whole chicken or 3 large boneless chicken breasts
- 1 can (10.5 oz.) of cream of chicken soup
- 1 1/2 cans of chicken broth (using the cream of chicken soup can for measurement)
- 2 thawed frozen 9″ pie crusts
- Salt and pepper to taste (quantities not provided in the original recipe)
- 2 Tbsp of butter (for dotting the pie crust)
- Start by placing the chicken in a pot, and covering it with water. Bring it to a boil and let it cook until the chicken is fully cooked. Once done, set it aside, reserving the cooking liquid. After cooling, chop the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, salt, and pepper. Stir well until smooth. Add in the chopped chicken and mix until it’s well-coated with the creamy mixture.
- Prep your baking dish by spraying it lightly with cooking spray. Pour half of the chicken mixture into the dish, spreading it evenly.
- Take one of the thawed pie crusts and cut it into strips. Layer these strips over the chicken mixture in the baking dish. Dot the crust with 1 Tbsp of butter.
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (205°C) and bake the pie for 25 minutes.
- After baking, remove the dish from the oven and layer the remaining chicken mixture on top.
- Cut the second pie crust into strips and arrange them over the chicken. Dot this layer with the remaining 1 Tbsp of butter.
- Return the dish to the oven and bake for another 25 minutes or until the pie crust turns golden brown. Once done, remove it from the oven and let it sit for 5 minutes before serving.
Mama’s Chicken Pie is a versatile dish that pairs well with a side salad, steamed vegetables, or even a glass of white wine. Its rich flavors and creamy texture make it a favorite across age groups. Whether you’re introducing it to friends or revisiting it with family, this pie is sure to create lasting memories. Enjoyed the recipe? Don’t forget to share it with friends and family, and let us know your feedback!