Author Marta Perry & Amish Chicken Pot Pie

Marta Perry

My guest today is my dear friend author Marta Perry who writes some of the best Amish romances and romantic suspense. It’s always a delight to have her stop by and share something good! Today she’s offering a copy of her latest Amish suspense WHEN SECRETS STRIKE so don’t forget to answer the QUESTION below to enter the drawing. (Print book for US Only) And she’s sharing her recipe for Chicken Pot Pie. YUM! Here’s Marta:

part of my cooking repertoire since childhood

One of the pleasures of writing Amish fiction is the opportunity to mention the typical Pennsylvania Dutch foods that have been part of my cooking repertoire since childhood. When I was growing up, a Sunday never passed without some variety of chicken and homemade noodles on the table, and my mother was a great believer in putting out traditional sweets and sours with a meal, especially in the summer when the bounty of the garden could be used in her pickled vegetables and relishes.

In my current book, WHEN SECRETS STRIKE,

the protagonist is Amish quilt shop owner Sarah Bitler, and the food on her family table is typical of the meals my mother served. A favorite recipe is Amish-style Chicken Pot Pie. Now, there are nearly as many versions of what constitutes a pot pie as there are Amish cooks. My family especially enjoys one with a biscuit topping, but a more traditional one includes homemade noodles cut into squares and added to the chicken broth. The noodles thicken the mixture into a rich, stew-like dish that is wonderfully warming on a cold day.

Here’s the recipe.


For noodles: mix together 1 T butter, dash of salt, 2 cups flour. Add 2 beaten eggs and 2 T milk. Mix, then roll out thin on a well-floured board, working in more flour as needed. Let stand for ½ hour to an hour. Cut in 1 inch squares.

For pot pie: In a heavy kettle, add 2 thinly sliced potatoes, 3 cups chopped cooked chicken, 2 small minced onions, salt and pepper. Add the cut noodles. Pour 2 cups of hot chicken stock over all. Cover tightly and simmer for twenty minutes, adding more chicken stock if needed. Adjust seasonings and serve.

I hope you’ll enjoy this taste of Amish food.”–Marta

When Secrets Strike

To purchase, click here. When Secrets Strike


In Laurel Ridge, Pennsylvania, a community once united must suspect one of their own 

Amish quilter Sarah Bitler’s dreams no longer feature a husband and family. Instead, she searches for success in the quilt shop within Blackburn House, a place once tarnished with deadly secrets. She refuses to let the past influence her future…until an ominous fire forces them to collide.

Firefighter Aaron King was the first to touch Sarah’s heart—and the first to break it. Now a widower and father of two small girls, his return to Sarah’s life brings her buried feelings to the surface. As a string of horrific incidents tears apart their community, an arsonist’s wrath threatens to destroy them all. With Aaron as the only suspect, Sarah must follow her instincts to find the truth. But to protect an innocent man, she might risk her heart to Aaron again…and risk her life to an unknown killer.

QUESTION: What’s your favorite chicken recipe?

Thanks so much, Marta. I am definitely going to try this recipe sometime this winter. I KNOW MY DH WOULD LOVE IT! Now don’t forget to leave a reply to the QUESTION in order to be entered into the book drawing.–Lyn

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12 Responses to Author Marta Perry & Amish Chicken Pot Pie

  1. Melanie Backus says:

    I love to flatten chicken breasts a bit then place two to three jalapeño slices in the middle and roll starting at one end. When that is done, I secure with a toothpick. After they are placed in the baking dish, I will combine a can of cream of chicken soup and a can of mushroom soup. I pour over the chicken breasts, cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Delicious and so flavorful!

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  2. Joye says:

    Still my favorite is good ol Fried Chicken. I love a good crispy outer crust and juicy inside. The gravy that goes with it has the cracklings from the fried chicken in it. Can’t beat that for a good Sunday dinner.

  3. Kathi Hadden says:

    Fried buttermilk chicken is my favorite but growing up in the south we eat any type of chicken ! Can’t wait to try your recipe for the pot pie and can’t wait to win your new book ! Ask Ann Gabhart I love anything Amish and y’all corner the market there ! Would live your other recipes as well so look for my email next!

  4. Connie Lee says:

    There are so many ways to fix chicken, chicken salad would be one of my top favorites.

  5. Ann says:

    Hi, Marta. Love the cover of your new book. Looks great. And the story sounds like one that would keep somebody reading into the night to find out what happens. I’m not throwing my name in the drawing, but wanted to stop by to say hello. I like chicken pot pie, but I’d have to say my favorite in chicken and dumpling which my husband doesn’t like and which, from lack of practice, I can’t make. But Cracker Barrel does a fine job and that’s what I get most of the time when I go there.

  6. Karen G. says:

    I love Amish Chicken Pot Pie and Chicken and Dumplings but the hubby does not. I used to make both before I got married and that was a long time ago. Maybe someday I will try a make it for one person. Looking forward to reading When Secrets Strike.

  7. Marta Perry says:

    Thanks so much for your comments! My husband liked Roast Chicken, too, so I make that fairly often, and it’s nice to have the leftover chicken to use in other recipes like the pot pie or our favorite chicken and wild rice soup.

  8. I think my comment is in limbo as says there are 3 comments and 4 here,blogspot seems to not like me today…

  9. Diane Blaser says:

    Baked chicken…I use it for all kinds of recipes like the chicken pot pie one Marta shared! The book sounds awesome Marta and I would love to win a copy. Thanks to you and Lyn!

  10. I do love chicken pot pie -it is so filling. I am not the best cook of it though so prefer eating with those that make it better. Baked chicken with stuffing is second best to this dish.
    I love to read this author and would be pleased to be in the drawing,thanks for sharing Marta.

  11. Sonja says:

    I love BBQ’d chicken. My son loves chicken pot pie, so I will have to try this. He is always asking for it, but time is a big factor for me, so he doesn’t get it too often!

  12. Susan Fletcher says:

    My favorite chicken recipe would be chicken and dumplings. Both of my grandmothers could make it. I can taste it now! Now that they’re gone, I have to eat it at Cracker Barrel. (not the same, but tasty)

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