Chicken Pot Pie Bites
October 9, 2012 - Fearlessly Archived - Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
We love chicken pot pie. We love it so much that we recently developed Trader Joe's Chicken Pot Pie Bites, for those times when you crave pot pie, but don't really want the whole thing. While you may think that “mini” foods are easier to put together, we'll admit that it took more than two years to get this one just right.
In its original incarnations, these finger-foods had both a top and a bottom crust. We liked the idea of that, because it closely resembled the full-size version. But in the smaller format, the crust overwhelmed the filling. And we wanted to highlight the filling. So we took off the top crust and liberated the inside. File that under: right thing to do. In its final incarnation, Trader Joe's Chicken Pot Pie Bites have a bottom crust made with unbleached flour and savory filling that includes chicken, peas, carrots, and a rich béchamel sauce. Great as passed hors d'oeuvres at a party or appetizers before a dinner of… Chicken Pot Pie? Okay, maybe that's taking it too far.
We're selling each 11.5 ounce box of 12 Chicken Pot Pie Bites for $4.99, every day. You'll find them in our freezers.