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Comfort food to crave: local company Willow Tree’s Chicken Pie

Willow Tree is delighted to receive the following review of our chicken pie from Eat and Sip in the City blog author, Michelle Levine. For the original article, click here.

By Michelle Levine, author of Eat and Sip in the City

Willow Tree Poultry farm, located in Attleboro, Massachusetts, is loved for making everyone’s favorite comfort food, pot pies, perfect for the winter weather or any time of year. Available in three kinds, which include original, classic with vegetables, and chicken pot pie with red bliss potatoes, there is something for everyone. On a chilly Sunday, I finally got a taste of the New England favorite, which was established in 1954.

Ready to bake from your freezer

I enjoyed the classic pot pie featuring vegetables, which had three servings and was under 300 calories for a serving. They take premium white meat chicken and create a pot pie with home-style gravy, classic vegetables including peas, corn, green beans, and carrots, along with a flaky crust. 

You keep the pot pie in your freezer until you are ready to bake and in one hour and fifteen minutes in a 400 degree oven, you have yourself a meal you will look forward to. Just place it on a cookie sheet lined with tin foil for easy clean up (since the sauce can bubble over the pie plate). I didn’t have milk on hand, which they recommend for a darker crust, but I thought the crust was just right.

The ingredients are kept simple and wholesome. The filling of the pie has the veggies and chicken broth, thickened up with flour and flavored with margarine, onion powder, and salt to name a few ingredients. The crust is a basic recipe with items such as flour, shortening, milk, and oil listed to create the top of the pie.

Flaky brown crust + creamy hearty filling = the perfect chicken pie

I was so impressed with the chunks of chicken. Huge pieces fill the pie and easily shred with your fork.

Jam packed with veggies 

I served it alongside white rice on a plate but next time would love it piled on top of the rice in a bowl instead, so I can scoop up every last drop of the creamy warm treat! It’s the perfect staple to stock in your freezer for a hearty meal, any time of day, when you don’t want to cook or venture out in the cold weather.

Rice compliments the meal and the chicken is the star of the show

Willow Tree Farm Chicken Pies Review from Saving U Green

Willow Tree is delighted to receive the following review of our chicken pies (all 3 varieties) from SavingUGreen blogger, Marla Z.  For the original version, click here.

By Marla Z: Author of Saving U Green

My family was sent a a sample of each pie to review.  I was extremely excited to try these!  Food can stir up so many memories.  My grandma and I are very close. I spent a great deal of time with her as a child.  She would make so many amazing dishes, homemade chicken pot pie was one of them.  

The great thing about Willow Tree farm Chicken Pies, is the fact that you simply take them out of the box, place on a baking sheet, bake at 400 degrees & an hour and fifteen minutes later dinner is ready.  No muss, no fuss! Perfect as a wholesome meal, when your rushed to get dinner served during the week.  Week nights can be so hectic.  I put the pie in the oven ran to pick my kids up from their after school activities and when we arrived home ~ dinner was ready!  They also would be a great idea, to take to your potluck lunch at work or as a dish to a holiday gathering!

Mr. Green was intrigued by the pleasant smell, when he came in the house from work.  It’s shameful to admit… but I might have tried to pass these off as my own, if my family wasn’t reviewing them!  I’m sure you can tell from the picture above,  how much they look like a homemade pie, definitely not like a packaged item available at your local grocery store!
This is Willow Tree Farm’s Chicken Pie with Classic Vegetables. The first thing I noticed is the huge pieces of chicken.  The vegetable are crisp and very fresh tasting!
My favorite pie of the three, is Chicken Pie with Red Bliss Potatoes! The perfect size potatoes are baked to perfection and covered in creamy gravy. It feels like velvet in your mouth.  With the 2 side dishes I prepared to go along with our meal, 1 –  26oz pie was enough to feed my family of 6. I will admit… It tasted so good, and all in the name of research.  I had to have a slice of the Chicken Pie with classic vegetables & a slice of Chicken Pie with Red Bliss Potatoes, even though I was full and satisfied with just one slice! I just couldn’t help myself!
Willow Tree Farms Chicken Pies are the closest I have found to replicate the time and care, my Grandma used to put into her homemade chicken pies!