Make this simple yet delicious chicken pot pie for your next family dinner.
Grand Prize Winner
Southern Living DECEMBER 2001
Bring first 5 ingredients to a boil in a large Dutch oven; reduce heat, and simmer mixture 1 1/2 hours or until chicken is done.
Remove chicken, reserving 3 1/2 cups broth in Dutch oven; discard celery tops. Let chicken cool; skin, bone, and cut into bite-size pieces.
Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 3 tablespoons drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon, and set aside.
Sauté green onions and chopped celery in hot drippings in skillet over medium heat 5 minutes or until tender. Gradually whisk in flour until blended. Gradually add reserved broth; cook, whisking constantly, 3 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Stir in chicken, bacon, eggs, and next 5 ingredients.
Spoon mixture into a 3-quart baking dish, and top with refrigerated piecrust.
Bake at 450° for 25 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Serve with cranberry sauce.
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