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Chicken Pot Pie Comparisons

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When I don't feel like making an actual chicken pot pie I often default to KFC, which really is not bad. I just heard a commercial for Boston Market chicken pot pie, however, and am wondering how the two compare. Anyone got a comparision? More to the point, here in Los Angeles, what's the best chicken pot pie from a "quick service" restaurant? This is a "wobbler" post so please reply in accordance with the CH Moderators instructions. Thanks.

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  1. I've been thrilled with the take-out (baked and ready to go) chicken pot pies from Moffets in Arcadia and from Henry Moffets in Bellflower (not owned by the same people but by the same family, apparently). Pies are crust (top and bottom), chicken, and gravy. No vegetables. If you're getting cooked pies to go, and they ask if you want gravy (I don't think it's necessary, but that's me), specify that you want it on the side, else your pie'll be soggy.

    1. what is a wobbler i like the boston market pot pie alot!

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      1. re: textex

        A "wobbler" is a criminal offense which can be prosecuted either as a misdemeanor or a felony. Here, my OP had to do with both a comparison of chains (Chain board) and an inquiry about LA (LA board). I've give the BM pot pie a try today, thanks!

        1. re: textex

          A "wobbler" is also the name for a Weeble that is at or near the end of its life cycle. This classification occurs once its average angle of recoverable declination no longer exceeds 45 degrees.

        2. Marie Callendar's pot pie, both from the restaurant and in the freezer at the grocery, is VERY good.

          1. If you've got a John Harvard's in your area, you may consider that. I like theirs better than Boston Market. A friend of mine used to work there and claimed that there was 3 sticks of butter in the filling and 1 stick in the crust. It's certainly not health food :-)

            1. If you want to continue loving your chicken pot pies, for the love of Pete, don't make the mistake I did and ever, ever so much as glimpse at the nutritional label or check their breakdowns online. You don't want to know how much fat and sodium they pack into something that looks relatively healthy.

              I still give in to the urge, occasionally, when I have some caloric karma stored up.

              1. The pies at Mimi's Cafe aren't too bad, I enjoy them. I know this is not "quick serve" but you can always call ahead and your takeout order will be ready when you get there.

                1. Claim Jumper chick pot pie is delicious. They may sell it in the frozen food section of the grocery store, but I haven't tried it yet. Just get it to go from the restaurant.