Have you ever seen a restaurant, or perhaps a deli, driven by it several times, yet never have gone inside?

This was the case for me when it came to the Town and Country Market in Miller Place. I had driven by it several times, yet had never gone inside. Not because I didn’t want to go in, I just always ended up going to the usual spots.

But not until a few days ago. My dad started going into the market a few weeks ago and now it’s his new favorite breakfast spot. He always tells me how the owner and the staff are very nice, how he always gets an egg sandwich on a whole wheat roll and amazing coffee to go with it, and how he keeps seeing homemade chicken pot pies there that we should try for dinner one night.

So a few nights ago, I ended up going into the market to get dinner for my parents and I.

I’m so glad I did.

The man behind the counter was very friendly, and told me all about the homemade pot pies and how there are big ones, small ones, ones with regular pie crust and ones with cornbread crust. He told me how the small chili cornbread crusted pot pie is “rediculously good” (see last post for reference), and how it’s very filling and delicious. I need to try this one next.

But for now, I got a large chicken pot pie.

I ended up getting a sandwich the first night I went to the market (which was amazing too!). But tonight, since my parents were very won over by the pot pie a few nights ago, we ended up getting another one for dinner again, so I could try it.

After heating it in the oven for about an hour at 350 degrees, here is the beautiful, golden brown pie:

This pie, from first glance, looks like a beautiful seasonal fruit pie from the bakery. But lo and behold, this pie is magical. Its warm, buttery, melt in your mouth crust, with its creamy chicken vegetable filling was incredible.

The chicken was fork tender, juicy and moist. It was very flavorful and the creamy filling mixed with the fluffy potatoes, juicy string beans, peas, corn and diced carrots, made for an amazing dinner meal. It most certainly was filling, but like the counter person told me, wasn’t as filling as the chili cornbread crust probably would be.

If you’re looking for a quick, easy meal to bring home and heat up for yourself or for your family, a chicken pot pie like this one (or maybe a chili cornbread pot pie!) would be an excellent inexpensive meal idea.

And if you’ve been curious about that restaurant in your area that you haven’t been into yet, definitely stop in! You may be happily surprised.

Town and Country Market

85 North Country Rd., Miller Place, N.Y. 11764
Phone: (631) 403-4383

5:00 A.M – 7:00 P.M

5:00 A.M – 6:00 P.M