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From The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cookbook: Chicken Pot Pie

By Paula Deen

Ingredients

Filling

One 10 ¾-ounce can condensed Cheddar cheese soup

One 10 ¾-ounce can condensed cream of celery soup

½ cup milk

1 chicken, skinned, cooked, boned, and cubed

1 medium onion, diced

One 10-ounce package frozen green peas (or one 8-ounce can, drained)

3 carrots, sliced, cooked, and drained

Salt and pepper to taste

1 pastry for top and bottom (see recipe below)

Butter to dot pastry

Pastry

3 cups all-purpose flour

¾ cup Crisco shortening

1 teaspoon salt

Ice water

¼ teaspoon baking powder

Directions

Filling

In a large saucepan, heat soups and milk. Stir in chicken, onion, peas, carrots, and salt and pepper. Cook until mixture boils. Remove from heat. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour into a pastry-lined 13 × 9 × 2-inch pan. Cut pastry for top into strips. Lay over pie filling in a lattice style. Dot with butter. Bake for 45 minutes until golden brown.

Pastry

Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder. Cut in shortening with pastry blender until pieces are the size of small peas. Sprinkle 1 to 2 tablespoons of ice water over part of mixture. Gently toss with fork; push to side of bowl. Repeat until all is moistened. Form into 2 balls. Flatten each on a lightly floured surface by pressing with edge of hand three times across in both directions. With a floured rolling pin, roll out on floured surface. Roll from center to edge until ⅛ inch thick.

More About The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cookbook

Paula Deen’s first and best-selling cookbook proves that true Southern cooking never goes out of style. Paula has added 25 recipes to her classic collection of down-home Southern family favorites, including Paula’s famous Chicken and Waffles, Oven-Fried Catfish, Savannah Sloppy Joes, and Sweet Blueberry Corn Bread. This friendly cookbook from The Lady & Sons, one of the most frequently visited restaurants in Savannah, comes filled with hundreds of quick and easy recipes perfect for home entertaining, family picnics, or Sunday dinners.

The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cookbook is now available at AmazonBarnes & NobleTarget, and your local bookstores!

Paula Deen - As a young girl growing up in Albany, Georgia, Paula Deen never dreamed she would become an American icon. As a young mother, Paula was living the American dream — married to her high school sweetheart and raising two adorable boys — when tragedy struck. Her parents died, her marriage failed and she began a prolonged battle with agoraphobia. With her boys in their teens and her family near homelessness, Paula took her last $200, reached deep inside her soul and started The Bag Lady, a home-based catering company that marked the start of Deen's professional cooking career. With sons Jamie and Bobby delivering lunch-and-love-in-a-bag, beginning in June 1989, Paula turned her life around by sharing what she knew best, traditional Southern cooking.

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