“I have long days at work, so I really appreciate quick recipes,” says Lisa Sjursen-Darling of Rochester, New York. “My husband Peter enjoys this casserole, and often makes it while I'm working.”
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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
I adapted this recipe from a cookbook that I have had for many years. It's an excellent way to use up leftover chicken. Even though it takes a bit of time to prepare, everyone agrees it's well worth it. Sometimes I make small individual pies and freeze them to have on hand.
—Bonnie Jean Lintick, Kathryn, Alberta
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.
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
Here is from-scratch comfort food at its finest. The pies might take a while to prepare, but the chunky chicken and veggies in the creamy sauce and flaky crust will impress and satisfy! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
I created a new title for my mom's pot pie recipe while trying to come up with a clever menu for our Presidents' Day Party. An old political slogan came to mind that fit the theme and my main dish just fine! It's chock-full of chicken and vegetables.
-Mary Beth de Ribeaux, Gaithersburg, Maryland
These little pies look so appetizing with their paprika-sprinkled crust and colorful veggies in a saucy filling. Always well-received by guests, they taste elegantly rich. Sometimes, I adapt the recipe and make one large casserole.
My kids love chicken potpie, and I really like that this is so quick and easy to put together with frozen veggies and store-bought gravy. To make it even simpler, my friend and I decided to top it with a biscuit crust instead of homemade pastry. It’s delicious! —Linda Drees, Palestine, Texas