Trisha Yearwood’s Chicken Pie Is a Hearty Version of the Comfort Food Classic

As a child, Trisha Yearwood was a fan of the comfort food classic Chicken Pot Pie. It’s a dish her mother Gwen cooked for dinner. This included the country superstar, sister Beth, and her father, Jack. Yearwood has built upon this original recipe to create several different versions of the one-dish meal. These included Chickless Pot Pie and a Chicken Pot Pie Burger. Yearwood has also developed an all-meat version of the comfort food classic, which she calls Chicken Pie.

Yearwood’s Chicken Pie is so hearty and filling; you’ll forget there are no vegetables.

Trisha Yearwood on the set of her Food Network Show Trisha's Southern Kitchen.
Trisha Yearwood on the set of her Food Network show Trisha’s Southern Kitchen | Food Network/Discovery Press

What is the origin of Chicken Pot Pie?

In the days of the Roman Empire, pot pies were served at banquets.

The LA Times reported that the trend of meat pies topped with a pastry crust was revived in England in the 1700s.

Subsequently, English settlers who came to America brought these recipes with them to the new world.

However, their recipes were modified due to the availability of items in the United States.

As a result, they morphed into what has become traditional American pot pie recipes.

The first American-written cookbook titled “American Cookery” featured variations of pot pie recipes reported Order Pie Bar.

Some of these creations included recipes for Stew Pie, Sea Pie, and Chicken Pie.

The pot pie’s popularity increased during the convenience food era of the 1950s. Subsequently, frozen entrees allowed these types of foods to become more accessible with minimal effort.

Chicken pot pie and its many versions are famous because it truly is a one-dish meal that contains protein, vegetables, and a luscious sauce, topped with a thick, savory crust.

What are the ingredients in Chicken Pie?

Trisha Yearwood came up with a recipe for Chickless Pot Pie, which contains vegetables in a creamy sauce and a tender crust.

There are only seven ingredients in Yearwood’s recipe for Chicken Pie.

The saucy chicken mixture is topped with a hearty, flavorful crust. 

Each plays a significant part in creating the finished recipe.

These include pepper, butter, cooked, shredded chicken, and chicken broth.

Ingredients include chicken broth, chicken soup, self-rising flour, and buttermilk.

Trisha Yearwood’s recipe comes together in one dish

Trisha Yearwood poses in her kitchen.
Trisha Yearwood | Discovery Press/Food Network

Yearwood’s recipe for Chicken Pie is so easy, even a novice cook can pull it together.

Firstly, the chicken goes into a deep dish, followed by the rich broth and soup which cover the meat.

Secondly, the dry ingredients are mixed, followed by the addition of both butter and buttermilk.

Thirdly, the mixture is poured over the top of the meaty filling.

Finally, the casserole bakes until the crust is lightly browned.

The complete recipe for Trisha Yearwood’s Chicken Pie is available on the Food Network website.

Trisha’s Southern Kitchen airs Saturdays at noon on the Food Network.

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