Tuesday, March 29, 2011

first recipe

I wanted to have more discussions bout cooking and food on my blog but I don't feel right about posting recipes that I didn't make up myself. So I have starting writing down all my ideas in an attempt to try them, I will post my adventures here.
Yesterday it was Chicken lemon potatoe pot pies.  I LOVE chicken lemon rice soup and starting  thinking that it would make a tasty filling for a pot pie. So here it is...
Obviously you need a pie crust you can buy one but I think homemade is always better and more fun too.  This is the pie crust recipe I use..http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Never-Fail-Pie-Crust-II/Detail.aspx

-Roughly 1lb of chicken ( I used breasts but you could use thighs too.)
-1 onion diced
-3 cloves garlic
-3 stalks celery roughly chopped
-The juice and zest of 2 lemons
-1 egg
-2 lrg poatoes cubed and cooked
-1/2 tsp oregano
-1/2 tsp basil
- 2 cups chicken broth
-freshly ground black pepper

Boil potatoes and set aside. In a medium to large skillet cook chicken in olive oil just over medium heat just til cooked through.  Set chicken aside in a plate.  In the same skillet sautee onion and garlic, when soft and translucent add celery and chicken stock In a seperate bowl juice and zest lemon then beat egg into lemon juice. After about 3-5 mins of celery and onions cooking add potatoes and chicken back to the pan, add the spices then stir in lemon egg mixture.
Let simmer so that it can the juices can thicken up.
Pour into pie crusts and cover with top crust. Bake at 350 for about an hour or til golden brown. 
This made 1 large pie as well as 3 mini single serving pies which I froze for later. And a single pie crust that I froze and will use later for a cream pie.  I was fairly happy with results it had a pretty good flavor. I thought next time it might be nice to put lemon zest in the dough.

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