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Chicken Pot Pie with Onions & Salt Pork

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Chicken; cooked & deboned
  • 1 c Baby onions
  • 2 c "Chicken Soup Stock" (see
  • -recipe) or chicken broth
  • 2 tb Each butter & flour; cooked
  • -to form a roux
  • 1/2 ts Paprika
  • 2 tb Chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Recipe "Basic Easy Crust"
  • -(see recipe)
  • 1/2 lb Salt pork
  • Salt & pepper to taste (be
  • -careful with the salt; the
  • -salt pork should do it.)


The addition of salt pork to this dish certainly marks it as an old meal
from the colonies. The combination sounds a bit strange to us, but salt
pork was a common flavoring in the old days. People literally lived on salt
pork and beans, thus the origin of the line about "scraping the bottom of
the barrel." It was the salt-pork barrel, and when you touched bottom you
were in serious trouble.

This is a very enjoyable dish and I have blanched the salt pork so that
some of the saltiness and fattiness have been removed.

Cook and debone the chicken as in the previous recipe. Make stock if you
wish just as above.

Parboil the onions for 5 minutes and then cool in cold water. Peel the
onions and set aside.

Thicken the stock with the roux, as above. Add the paprika and parsley,
along with the salt and pepper.

Cut the salt pork into 1/4-inch dice. Quickly blanch in boiling water and
then drain and saut”š in a small frying pan until the pork begins to brown.
Drain the fat from the pan.

Mix the boneless chicken, onions, and sauce together. Place in a
2-1/2-quart casserole or souffl”š dish and top with the diced salt pork.
Roll out the crust and place on top.

Bake in a 375ø oven for 45 minutes.

Add a good corn dish, such as Fried Corn with Green Chile (see recipe),
along with a green salad, and you will have full menu.

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