Left over chicken makes a great pie
Roast chicken is a wonderful family dinner, but there's usually a decent amount of meat left on the bones after one meal. Why not take that extra chicken and make personal pot pies for the family? You'll not only get a delicious dinner, but you'll use up the rest of the chicken as well.
Casseroles and pies are just a few of my favorite ways to use up chicken leftovers. But my most favorite is the chicken pot pie. Not only do you get to finish off that yummy chicken, but there are also vegetables and gravy all wrapped up in a delectably flakey crust. There's just one problem with chicken pot pie: the crust.
See, as much as I love the pot pie crusts, I'm not the best crust maker. Not only does it take an extra hour or so to mix together all the ingredients to make that flakey goodness, for me it never seems to turn out quite right. So I stopped making the delicious entreé for a while. I really started to miss it, but then a friend said to me, why waste all that extra time making a crust when you can just buy a package of puff pastry and use that as your crust? It was like a bolt of lightning. I couldn't believe I'd never thought of it before. Puff pastry also makes it easy to create personal pot pies for the family or for that special someone.
Personal chicken pot pie recipe
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