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Warm-Up-To-Fall Recipe: Chicken Pot Pie

June 18, 2018

Cooking for yourself can be a chore, but when you are elderly or disabled living on your own, it be can even more difficult to maintain a healthy diet, which can lead to serious health problems.  Hartford HealthCare Independence at Home offers a number of nutritious freezer meal recipes that are the perfect solution for those who are not able to visit their elderly or disabled loved ones on a frequent or regular basis.  These meals save time and ensure that your loved one always has something to eat that is delicious and easy to prepare.

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Here’s one:

Chicken Pot Pie

Ingredients

  • 1.5 tsp Butter
  • 3 tbsp Onions
  • 1 tbsp Celery
  • 2 tsp Flour
  • 3/4 cup Chicken Stock, Low Sodium
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Thyme
  • 1    Dough, Puff Pastry Sheets
  • 2-3/4 ounce Mixed Vegetables, Garden Blend
  • 8-1/2 ounce Cooked Chicken

Directions

  • In a large sauce pot, melt the margarine over medium heat.
  • Add the onions and the celery; sauté until the onions are tender and translucent.
  • Add the flour and stir to combine. Continue to cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly to cook out the flour taste.
  • Add the stock and bring the mixture to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring constantly until the consistency of the sauce is just right. It should coat the back of a spoon nicely. Remove from the heat add the salt, pepper, and thyme.
  • Combine the cooled sauce from step two with the chicken and vegetables. Gently reheat the filling in pans stirring occasionally.
  • Cool mixture.
  • Cut puff pastry sheets into strips.
  • Bake the pasty at 375F degrees for 8-10 minutes for until pastry is puffed and golden brown.
  • Add 6 ounces of chicken pot pie filling to an oval casserole dish and top with baked puff pastry pillow.
  • Cover with plastic film and aluminum foil.
  • When ready to eat, remove from freezer and turn oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove foil and film, then replace foil and cover. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove foil cover after 15 minutes and bake for another 10.

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