Challenge Grant: Our Boosters will match donations up to $45,000. We have $41,060 to go. Please donate!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Recipe: Chicken and Vegetable Pie

    INGREDIENTS

  • 25 pounds (ready-to-cook weight) stewing chicken, cut up
  • 8 quarts boiling water, salted
  • 3 pounds white onions, peeled
  • 3 large bunches carrots, scraped, cut in chunks
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons basil
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons celery salt
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups cold water
  • Biscuits (see recipe)
  • Details

  • Serves: 50
  • Prep Time: 3 hours
  • Difficulty: N/A
  • Cost: n/a
  • For Ages: n/a
  • Origin:

Not exactly a pie, since this has no crust, except the biscuits on top. But this is a delicious entree for a large crowd.

DIRECTIONS

Simmer chicken in salted water to cover 1 hour. Add onions and carrots. Simmer until chicken and vegetables are tender — about 1-1/2 hours. Cool in broth. Skim off fat; strain. Measure broth. If necessary, add enough water to make 8 quarts. Bone chicken, and divide chicken and vegetables among 4 shallow roasting pans (11 x 19 x 2-1/2 inches). Add seasonings to broth; bring to boil. Blend flour and cold water; add slowly to boiling broth, stirring constantly; simmer until thickened and smooth, stirring frequently; pour an equal amount over chicken and vegetables in each pan. Top with baked biscuits (see recipe). Heat at 375° for 15 minutes or until bubbling hot. Makes 50 servings.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965
Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Cardinal Kasper's nose is growing again October 18
Challenge Grant Begins as Synod Ends October 17
What's wrong with this Synod, IV: Unprepared for marriage October 17
No, mainstream religious orders aren't attracting vocations as fast as younger traditional orders October 17
The Synod: Is the sky falling? October 17

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
Cardinal Parolin: UN must protect innocents from Islamic State CWN - September 30
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6