"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Menu Planning
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-29-2011, 12:27 PM   #1
Senior Cook
 
pengyou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 326
Freezing chicken pot pies-

I have googled this site and a few others and have found what look to be good recipes of cpp (chicken pot pie). I have 2 questions to add to my find.

In the past, when I made chicken pot pies the chicken was always too dry. How do I avoid this? Ok, ok, I am sure that I am overcooking it...what method should i use? and how long should I cook it? Which part of the chicky should I use?

I would like, if possible, to freeze them so that I can eat them later. Should I cook them first? or put them in the vacuum sealed bag and then cook then right before I want them?

__________________

__________________
pengyou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2011, 01:00 PM   #2
Master Chef
 
Snip 13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Brakpan, South Africa
Posts: 5,431
Using the thigh and leg meat will give you juicier chicken. I prefer freezing my pies with the crust still raw so that when I bake it the crust is fresh and crispy. Fully cooked pies can be frozen too and just reheated in the oven.
__________________

__________________
Odette
"I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass."

"I hear voices and they don't like you "
Snip 13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2011, 01:58 PM   #3
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,380
When we make chicken pies, we roast the chicken first, cook the other ingredients to make the filling and mix in the chicken at the end. Then you just add the crust and bake just until the crust is GBD. Wrap and freeze.

Chicken is fully cooked and safe at 161F. Cooking it longer will dry it out.

Do not consider partially cooking with the idea that it will finish cooking in the pie. That's a food safety nightmare and could cause serious illness.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2011, 02:08 PM   #4
Master Chef
 
Snip 13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Brakpan, South Africa
Posts: 5,431
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
When we make chicken pies, we roast the chicken first, cook the other ingredients to make the filling and mix in the chicken at the end. Then you just add the crust and bake just until the crust is GBD. Wrap and freeze.

Chicken is fully cooked and safe at 161F. Cooking it longer will dry it out.

Do not consider partially cooking with the idea that it will finish cooking in the pie. That's a food safety nightmare and could cause serious illness.
Thanks Andy, I forgot to mention that I fully cook the filling first!
__________________
Odette
"I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass."

"I hear voices and they don't like you "
Snip 13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
chicken

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.