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Apr 11, 2008 02:20 PM

Chicken Pot Pie without a crust?

I want to make it without the top crust and use more chicken and veggies, is this ok and what are some good recipes? Thanks

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  1. I'd use a typical chicken and gravy with peas and carrots. I think that the top would dry out and be crusty.

    1. Or, the other thing to do would be to make it without the bottom crust. And put a pie or cobbler crust on the top. Then you don't have the drying out problem Lenox mentions.

      But am not sure if that fits your conception well enough.

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      1. re: karykat

        That was my first thought as well.

        1. re: MMRuth

          Me too. No bottom crust and a nice puff pastry top which will puff up and be airy and light and give a nice flaky crunch.

          1. re: Candy

            Puff pastry on chicken pie, NO WAY for us in Texas! Everyone has his taste, but good old pie crust is the best. If someone does not like the crust, they can remove it.

      2. Doesn't it then become a kind of "Chicken a la King" ?

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        1. re: dockhl

          That's what I thought, too, if you don't bake it.

          If baking is important, I've made it w/ a corn bread batter on top which would keep it moist.

          1. re: chowser

            I make my favourite biscuit recipe, pat it out and cut it in pieces to fit on top. Then bake until the topping is done.

            1. re: Sooeygun

              my brother-in-law just made some, super-easy, using pillsbury flaky canned biscuits on top. he said he should have halved them, as the full biscuit didn't cook through completely.

              i'd rather skip a bottom crust, because it is usually soggy (and to me, a waste of calories).

        2. Make your filling well seasoned using all the veggies and chicken you want!
          Bake your very best homemade biscuits...Open the biscuits up...ladle the filling over the top....A good dash of black pepper...a few shakes of Louisiana Hot Sauce, or Tabasco, and...


          1. you could use mashed potatoes/mashed mixed root veggies instead of the top crust.

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              1. re: Infomaniac

                Me too with the mashed potatoes.

                Tonight made it and served over noodles as it wasn't very cold.

                But it maybe this weekend and will do it with potato topping.

                Also like it with puff pastry at times too.