Sometimes when I want warm comfort food, I don’t want to spend a lot of time or energy making it. Chicken (or turkey) pot pie is great dish on these occasions. It is one of those dishes that you can make totally from scratch that day, use some items you’ve pre-made, use mostly store bought ready-made ingredients, or a combination of the three.
I use a combination of all three. I cooked a whole chicken in advance in my pressure cooker and stored the meat it in my refrigerator for a couple of days (I freeze it if I’m not going to use it for a few days or weeks). However, I could have bought a rotisserie chicken at my local club or grocery store and used it instead.
I used store-bought packaged stock and biscuits. I could have still had a quick chicken pot pie if I had made my own stock and pie crust in advance and froze them.
When making this recipe you can easily intermix whatever from-scratch and store-bought ingredients that suit your needs and add ingredients that suit your taste.