Happy New Year everyone. Back to the grind of everyday life. I have been spending the past week working on the mundane backend stuff to make my website work better. I hope you notice a difference, I have noticed an improvement on my end, so I hope you do too!
Truth be told, I’m obsessed with Chicken Cordon Bleu. Earlier this year, I rolled it up into a “fatty” which was delicious. This time, I stepped it up and made the ultimate comfort food, pot pie. I’m not sure that if there is a man, woman or child who doesn’t love a warm and comforting pot pie.
These pot pies are packed with lots of (store-bought) rotisserie chicken, a 1/4 pound slab of ham from the deli, mushrooms, veggies, a creamy white wine sauce, lots of cheese and the big cheat, refrigerated pie crust. I tried to make it simple and delicious. Perfect for a weeknight supper.
This recipe makes enough for one large pot pie or 4 mini pies. I decided to make my Chicken Cordon Bleu pot pies in these cute mini aluminum disposable pans mainly because I can’t eat a whole pot pie over a week. Making mini versions allows me to freeze them and make when I am craving something warm and hearty. Yes! This freezes beautifully and can be cooked from it’s a frozen state.
As an added bonus, while these aren’t low on calories, they are better for you than the store-bought brands because you know exactly how it’s made!
Enjoy this recipe. It’s perfect for a chilly night this winter! Follow along with the pictures. I walk you through on how to make the mini pot pies.
Until next week! 🙂
Are you looking for other warm and comforting “Frenchy” type foods, how about trying my French Chicken Onion Soup or my Easy French Cassoulet?
Chicken Cordon Bleu Pot Pie
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup chopped onions
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 2 cups chopped rotisserie chicken or turkey
- 1 cup chopped ham
- 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 1/2 cups frozen pea/carrot mixture
- 1 cup shredded Swiss or Gruyere cheese
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional)
- 2 refrigerated pie crusts
- 1 egg (for egg wash)
- Remove pie shells from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature while the filling is being made.
- In a large saute pan over medium-low heat melt the butter. Add the onions, garlic and, mushrooms and cook until the vegetables are softened. About 5-8 minutes.
- Sprinkle the flour over the vegetable and mix well. Pour in the wine and milk and cook until mixture begins to thicken.
- Once thickened, add the chicken, ham, thyme, salt and, pepper. Mix to combine well and remove from heat. Stir in the frozen vegetables, cheeses and parsley. Set aside to cool.
- Unroll the pie crust and lightly roll out with a rolling pin. If making mini pies, trace the pie tin with a paring knife to form a circle. You will have enough from two crusts to make 8 circles. If making one large pie, place one round into dish and spoon in the cordon bleu mixture. Top with the other shell and crimp the edges. If making minis do the same 4 times and add about 1 1/4 of filling into each tin. Cover and crimp with the remaining crusts.
- Crack the egg and 1 tablespoon of water into a dish. Mix well with a fork. Brush the egg wash over the pie or pies.
- Bake in a 400-degree oven for 45-50 minutes or until the crust becomes a lovely golden brown. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.
This recipe worked great using my boyfriend’s mini pie maker! I didn’t have all the ingredients, so substituted oat milk for cow milk (plus a pat of butter), bacon for ham, apple cider vinegar for white wine, smoked cheddar for Swiss, used dried parsley instead of fresh, omitted the mushrooms, added chopped celery to the onions about midway through their cooking, and pre-sautéed fresh diced carrots because my frozen veggies were only peas. Oh, I also added a dash of cayenne pepper. I think I used at least half a cup less liquid than the recipe called for, but my filling turned out the perfect consistency to fill my pies. Delicious!
Do you cook these before freezing ?
Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) says
Great idea and fabulous photos. Pinning
Thanks, LeaAnn! I appreciate the pin!