National Great American Pot Pie Day Date in the current year: September 23, 2016

National Great American Pot Pie Day The National Great American Pot Pie Day is celebrated every year on September 23. This informal food related holiday was created in 2002 by Marie Callender's, the pot pie and frozen food company.

Pot pie is a culinary term that typically refers to a type of meat pie with top crust generally made from flaky pastry. Some pot pie variations do not require a bottom crust and thus are similar to a baked casserole rather than a traditional pie.

To celebrate the National Great American Pot Pie Day, treat yourself to a delicious pot pie. You can either buy it or cook yourself. Here is an easy chicken pot pie recipe for you.

In a saucepan, combine 1 pound cubed chicken breasts, 1 cup frozen green peas, 1 cup sliced carrots, and 1/2 cup sliced celery. Add water to cover and boil for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and drain.

In another saucepan, melt 1/3 cup butter, add 1/3 cup chopped onion and cook until onion is soft. Stir in 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, and 1/4 tsp celery seed. Slowly stir in 1 3/4 cups chicken broth and 2/3 cup milk. Simmer over medium-low heat until thick.

Put chicken mixture in 9-inch unbaked pie crust. Pour hot liquid mixture over and cover with another 9-inch unbaked pie crust. Seal edges, cut away excess dough and make some small slits in the top. Bake at 425 °F for about half an hour.

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