Chicken pot pie with apples and bacon, a comforting and hardy meal for the entire family.
As a food blogger, I would like to say that I had pot roast for dinner on Monday, Monte Cristo and salad on Tuesday, homemade chicken rice soup on Wednesday, so on and so forth. But shamefully, I had ice cream dinners three times in two and a half weeks! You see, I frequented my favorite ice cream stand only three times this summer and am now suffering from a case of wanting-what-you-know-you-soon-can’t-have. Sadly, the stand is due to close for the season at any moment. Lordy! Say it isn’t so! I have to get one more half-Almond-Joy-half-black-raspberry-in-a-medium-cup before we sadly part ways for months on end.
When that day comes, I will seek comfort in something else. It could possibly be in this delightful pot pie I recently conjured up. Once again, I relied on my good old buddy, the bacon, to add a little somethin’ somethin’. I can’t help it! It’s true! Like butter, everything tastes better with bacon! (Sorry for repeating myself; I’m sure I have said that before.) Chicken and apple pie is a good thing, but add the bacon factor and you know I will have seconds.
Here is a confession, just between you and I, I don’t typically use made-from-scratch pie crusts. (In life, we have to pick and choose what to be OCD with and pie crust is not on my list.) I use store bought refrigerated and frozen ones—just as yummy as homemade, but a lot less work.
I came up with this recipe as an alternative to the traditional chicken pot pie. If the name of this dish sounds appealing to you, give it a try. Many of us have a limitless supply of apples this time of year, so why not put them to good use? This dish is a nice deviation from the regular menu rotation.