I made these yesterday to start our Pi Day celebration early and b/c it's a million times easier to cook when Tyrone is home to entertain Ansley.
Recipe courtesy of Oprah.com
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1 medium Onion , chopped
1/4 cup flour
2 cups chicken stock
2 cups chopped Roasted Chicken (I used boiled chicken)
1/2 cup frozen sweet petite peas
1 potato , diced and boiled (I used a few small yellow potatoes)
1 1/2 cup chopped, cooked carrots
1/2 tsp. salt
Dash of Tabasco® sauce (I did not use this)
3/4 cup white or yellow cornmeal
3/4 cup flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup milk
1 large egg
2 Tbsp. canola oil
To make filling: Preheat the oven to 400°. Spray a 2-quart casserole with cooking spray. In a large sauce pan, heat olive oil and unsalted butter together. Add onion and sauté until tender, about 4 or 5 minutes. Add in flour until blended. Slowly stir in 2 cups of heated chicken stock, whisking well. Cook mixture over medium heat until thickened and bubbly, about 4 minutes. Stir in chicken, peas, potato, carrots, salt, pepper and Tabasco®. Pour into a 2-quart casserole dish coated with cooking spray and cook until heated and thickened. Spread evently into an ovenproof dish.
To make crust: In a bowl, stir cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Stir milk, egg and canola oil until well combined. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Spoon the batter evenly on the filling. Bake until the top is golden brown, about 22 to 25 minutes.
I also made these a few weeks ago. I didn't like them as much as the Oprah Chicken Pot Pies, but the bacon was a nice addition.