Vegetable Chickpea Pot Pie
Chicken pot pie has always been a favorite dish of mine. It’s a classic comfort food that can warm the soul. Most people think of the Pot Pie as a southern dish, or English dish, when in fact its origins trace back to Europe.
According to answers.com, the Chicken pot pie gets its ancestry from the Greeks and Romans. The Greeks cooked meats in open pastry shells called ‘artrocreas‘, however, its was the Romans who added to top crust making the first pot pies. There’s your interesting fact for the day!
We don’t eat a lot of meat in our household, so we are always looking to incorporate meat alternatives for meals that we love. I was going to make a mix of vegetable and chicken pot pies by omitting the chicken from some of the pies. But then I got thinking, what could I replace the chicken with that would be equally satisfying? Chickpeas! They have a meaty texture to them that will compliment the dish. I decided to forgo the chicken altogether and just make all of them with chickpeas.
These would also make great make-ahead meals. You can make the pies and freeze them before cooking for a quick meal during the week. They’ll hold for about three months in the freezer, just be sure to fully thaw them overnight before cooking.
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