Chicken Pot Pie (in Mason Jars!)

Everything in mini form is cute.  Throw a mason jar into the mix and I’m completely smitten!  I had recently come across a box filled with ½ pint, wide-mouth mason jars, and I immediately set them aside for a future recipe.  I have always admired cute little desserts in mason jars, like cupcakes and cheesecakes, but since I’m trying to eat healthier right now, I knew that making either of those would probably not be in my best interest.

Chicken Pot Pie (in Mason Jars!)

Ingredients
  1. - The dough for a double pie crust (can use homemade or store-bought)
  2. - 2 tbsp + 2 tsp butter, divided
  3. - ½ medium onion, diced
  4. - 3 medium carrots, diced
  5. - 1 cup cooked chicken, diced (I used a rotisserie chicken)
  6. - 2 cups milk
  7. - 1 cup chicken broth
  8. -  2-3 tbsp flour
  9. - ½ cup frozen peas
  10. - salt & pepper to taste

Directions
  • Preheat a large frying pan over medium heat.  Melt 2 tsp butter and sauté carrots until lightly cooked, about 2-3 minutes.  Add onions and cook an additional 2 minutes.   Set aside.
  • In large saucepan set to medium heat, melt remaining 2 tbsp of butter, then add 2-3 tbsp of flour (you’re going for a paste like texture here) and cook for 1-2 minutes until the mixture (roux) is lightly browned.