My husband loves Pot Pies. Me, not so much. I wanted to give us a delicious, hearty soup without all the preservatives you get in those frozen pot pies. Plus no crust! You could easily top with some buttered breadcrumbs and place under the broiler if you so choose.
- 4 tbsp. unsalted butter
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 celery stalks, diced
- 2 carrots, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 medium Yukon gold potatoes, diced
- 1/4 cup flour
- 3 (14 oz) cans chicken broth (low sodium)
- 1 1/2 cups of 2% milk
- 2 cups diced chicken
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 1/2 cup frozen corn
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large pot, heat the butter, add the onion, celery and carrots. Cook for about 5 minutes or so until tender.
- Add in the garlic, bay leaves, and potatoes. Sprinkle with the flour and stir until well coated.
- Add in the chicken broth, and 1 1/2 cups of milk. Stir and reduce heat to low and let simmer for a 1/2 hour.
- Stir in the chicken, peas and corn.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Simmer for another 20 minutes.
- Remove bay leaves before serving.
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