Unforgettable Chicken Sausage Pie
Crust - note: don't substitute a store bought crust in this recipe. the crust sets this pie over the top.
2 c. flour
2 tsp oregano
2/3 c. shortening
6-7 Tbsp cold water
Cut shortening into flour & oregano. Stir in water. Roll out 2/3 of the dough to fit the bottom of a deep dish pie plate. Roll out the remaining 1/3 of the dough to be used for the top.
1/2 lb pork sausage (I used HOT flavored sausage , but use a traditional bulk sausage if you prefer)
2 c. cooked chicken (chopped)
1/4 c. butter
1/3 c. flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 - 14 oz can of chicken broth
2/3 c. milk
1 - 10 oz package frozen peas
Brown sausage, drain and set aside.
In the same sauce pan melt butter, then stir in flour, salt and pepper. Add broth and milk. Cook until thick and bubbly. Stir in sausage, chicken and peas. Pour into unbaked pie crust.
Place top crust on the pie and flute the edges. Make knife cuts several place on the top crust to allow it to breath while cooking.
Bake 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes until crust is golden brown.
I am sad that when we sat down to dinner we were all so hungry we dug in before I remembered to take a picture of the pie fresh from the oven. It was so pretty.
Happy Pi Day!