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Aug 5, 2011

Frozen Friday: Banquet - Chicken Pot Pie

Banquet's Chicken Pot Pie is a budget pot pie option that provides 7 ounces of the standard chunks of chicken, chicken gravy, peas, potatoes, and carrots for usually under a buck.

As I've stated before, the crust on the Banquet Pot Pies turn out quite nice especially considering the lack of a crisping disc.
Tired of having gravy escape out of my pies during cooking, I tried to make sure to poke a lot of holes in the crust before cooking. Some gravy still managed to find an exit but top pie crust also happened to rise into a dome somehow. I really need to learn to poke these holes better; maybe I should just mark a huge "X" on the crust.

The dome might have made the pie look better but the filling wasn't exactly filling it up even when I took into account the small amount that found the plate more enticing. Flavor wise, it was again mostly salt with the occasional chicken, potatoes, peas, and carrots.
It's not horrible but it's not really good either. For the price, I'd rather go for one of Banquet's regular frozen dinners.

Nutritional Info - Banquet Chicken Pot Pie (198g)
Calories - 370 (from Fat - 190)
Fat - 21g (Saturated Fat - 8g)
Sodium - 1040mg
Carbs - 35g (Sugar - 3g)
Protein - 10g


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2 comments :

  1. I didn't care for the chicken pot pie's gravy... I thought it tasted a little too rich or too artificial.  I prefer the beef pie.

    I noticed Banquet is also selling baked fruit pies (apple and cherry) for 99-cents.  They look identical to the meat pies.  I picked up a couple but haven't tried them yet.

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  2. Brand Eating reviewed the fruit pie back in February.

    Here's the link:
    http://www.brandeating.com/2011/02/frozen-friday-banquet-cherry-berry-pie.html#more

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