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Love chicken pot pie but aren’t so fond of the crust? Or maybe you don’t mind the crust, but your little ones do? Want something tasty and easy to make? Try this.
When I was little, I loved the flavors in the pot pies that Mother brought home from the freezer section at the supermarket. (My favorite brand was Marie Callender’s.) For a long time, I wasn’t very fond of the crust, though (it didn’t help that the edges of the crust burn so easily on those frozen ones if you cook them in the oven, as intended). Once I got a little older, I came to like the crust more. But when I would ask Mother, “Why don’t you make something like this yourself?” she usually would say something along the lines of “Well, pastries just aren’t my strong suit. All that effort it would take to make a good crust, I’d just rather do something else.” And this was from someone who had no qualms about spending two hours standing over a stove to get a roux for gumbo just right, the old fashioned way.
Even some really good cooks just aren’t very confident about certain aspects of baking. And some people (children especially, I guess) just aren’t crazy about the crust on a pot pie, even if they like everything in it and love how it tastes otherwise. Solution: drop that crust and break out your slow cooker.
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Quick Tip: Mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish for this!