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chicken pie

No this isn’t chicken pot pie.  This is a traditional southern chicken pie.  Once you try this you’ll not want to settle for chicken pot pie again.  I remember, as a child, going to the country church for dinner on the grounds.  it was usually a singing or “Decoration Day”.  All the families came together, each bringing something special.  My grandmother always made a chicken pie.  Most of the time it was in a big dishpan.  I decided to try to re-create her specialty.

I use the this Perfect Pie Crust for the pastry shell.  It makes 2 10 inch shells.  Because I use a small dish pan I use 2/3 of the recipe for the bottom and the remaining for the top.

This recipe can also be made in smaller individual ramekins.

pie crust resipe

This pie crust is so versatile.  it can be used with any fruit pie.  I love using it for Old Fashioned Southern Chicken Pie.

One of the secrets to a flaky pie crust is to work with very cold butter. Cut the butter into cubes and freeze, at least 15 minutes, best over an hour or even overnight. The minute I even think I might want to make a pie, the first thing I do is cut some butter into cubes and put it in the freezer.