Lauren Conrad's Chicken Pot Pie Is #DinnerGoals

If you don't know what to make for dinner tonight, let Lauren Conrad help. The Hills alum and perpetual queen of the perfect outfit, decor, and foodstagram, is schooling us in the art of making a chicken pot pie from scratch.

Now, before you panic (because the idea of making pie dough from scratch on a weeknight is daunting as fuck), hear us out. Thanks to L.C.'s Instagram stories, we've got a step-by-step photo diary-and-recipe for chicken pot pie. So you'll see exactly what each part of the process should look like, pretty much guaranteeing that it'll all turn out okay.

And the best part is, she made enough for two pies. One for tonight and one to freeze for a chilly fall or winter weeknight down the road. We know what we'll be having (and photographing) for dinner. Check out her full Instagram Story instructions ahead, so you won't have to toggle back and forth on your phone.
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Here we go!
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First, start the pie crust...
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Grab a food processor.
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Add flour.
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Chop some butter.
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Add the ice water.
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Pause to see if your dough is the right consistency.
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Dump your dough onto a floured surface.
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Form a disc.
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Wrap your dough in plastic wrap and chill it in the fridge.
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Moving on to the filling!
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Chop the broccoli.
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Dice those carrots.
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Same with the celery!
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Chop some onion.
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Cut potatoes into bite-sized chunks.
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Shred a chicken. (Using a store-bought rotisserie chicken will save you some serious time.)
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Measure out the chicken broth.
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Chop the parsley.
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Measure your oil.
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And some almond milk. (Any milk you have in the fridge will do, though.)
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You'll also need a little flour to thicken up everything.
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Okay, now you're ready to cook!
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Always start with the oven.
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Start the soup.
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In a separate pan, start your onions.
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Get your stir on.
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The onion-and-flour mixture will thicken up the stock.
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The rest of your veggies go in.
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Then, the milk.
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Time to turn down the heat.
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Adding the chicken now keeps it from being overcooked.
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Fresh herbs go in at the end to keep them fresh.
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Don't forget to season!
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Did we mention this makes enough for multiple dinners?!
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Unwrap the dough and place it back on a floured surface.
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Roll it out so that it's big enough to top both pies.
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Place it over the pies and trim to the right size.
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Crimp the edges (if you want) and cut some slits for air.
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You can freeze the extra so you've got an easy dinner ready to go! Just let the frozen one defrost before you bake it.
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Your oven should be preheated by now!
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YUM.
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