My aunt came up with this recipe, and I tweaked it to fit my family's tastes. I think they like it so much because of the sage—it brings a totally different flavor to the dish. —Lysa Davis, Pine Bluff, Arkansas
I remember Sunday dinners at my grandma's farm. Chicken potpie was probably second in popularity only to chicken and dumplings. I like to collect heritage recipes from my area and hope to compile them someday into a cookbook.
I ACTUALLY created this recipe when I was a girl. Since then, I've found it's a good way to use up the second pastry when I make a one-crust pie.
When I tell my husband, "It's chicken potpie tonight," he lights up and thinks I've slaved in the kitchen all day!
-Marva Vandivier, Battle Ground, Washington
The first time you make this recipe, you'll understand how it got its name. Just about as fast as you can open a couple of cans and brown a crust, it's done. It's great year-round, but it's especially suited to the winter months because it comes out of the oven hearty and steaming hot.
Ribbons of buttery phyllo dough provide a crispy topping for this impressive entree. Pearl onions, mushrooms, asparagus and chicken are treated to a creamy sauce that our home economists flavored with thyme and sherry.