Pot Pie as an Hors D'oeuvre

Pot pie probably isn't the first food to come to mind when you think chic dinner party appetizer, but why not? Filled with a traditional chicken or turkey mixture, these pot pies of mine go from a last minute microwave dinner to a fresh, sophisticated finger food for your party.


You can really get creative with what ingredients you put into these guys and it's a great recipe to use if you're looking to keep costs down. And as much as we love shrimp cocktail, given the choice at a winter dinner party, you bet we're grabbing one of these warm and cozy bites without thinking!

Note: If purchasing the mini tart shells at your local supermarket be sure to buy savory rather than sweet shells.

Ingredients
  • 5 chicken breasts cut up in small pieces
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1 10-ounce can of cream soup
  • 2 cups frozen vegetables
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • garlic powder to taste
  • flour (as needed)
  • milk (as needed)
Directions

If not using leftovers, cook your chicken and set aside. Melt 1/4 cup of margarine in a pot, then add flour to the margarine until it becomes a thick paste.

Add your milk until the pasty mixture takes on more of a thick sauce appearance, stirring constantly.

Add 1 can of cream soup and 1/2 a cup more of milk if needed. Make sure sauce is slightly thick.

Pile in your frozen veggies, chicken and seasonings, then cover and cook on a low heat for about an hour, stirring occasionally.

Spoon out your mixture into pre-made or store brought tart shells and serve.

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