Chicken and Mashed Potato Pie

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350Ëš F.
  • Make the garlic mashed potatoes: cut each potato into 16 pieces (I leave the peels on, but you can peel them if you like). Place them in a saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Once the water is boiling, add 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt. Boil, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Drain well and return to the saucepan you cooked them inches Toss the potatoes over medium heat for a minute. This is to evaporate any excess moisture.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the garlic: in a small covered saucepan, heat the garlic cloves with the butter and cook over lowest heat for 10 to 15 minutes, until very tender. They should not color more than a creamy yellow. Pour 1/2 cup of cream in with the garlic and butter, add a good pinch of salt and pepper, and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cream, and the cream cheese to the potatoes and mash well with a potato masher. Taste and add salt as needed. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, sauté the celery, carrot, and onion in the 1 tablespoon of butter for 10 minutes over medium heat. In a large bowl, combine the sautéed vegetables, the peas, and the chicken.
  • Add the McCormick chicken base to the béchamel sauce, and stir well to combine. Add the sauce to the chicken and vegetables and mix well to combine.
  • Grease a 3 quart pyrex baking dish. Pour the chicken mixture into the dish, and cover it with the garlic mashed potatoes. Bake, uncovered, at 350ËšF for 45 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
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