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What bracha should one make on a chicken pot pie?

Choices that could make sense:

Shehakol: Because chicken is the main thing or if one is uncertain.

Mezonot: Because it is a pie crust made using wheat flour.

Shehahol and Mezonot: Because both items are of equal importance (I believe this is the standard opinion for spaghetti and meatballs).

Just to complicate matters, chicken pot pies often have "Ha-Adamah" root vegetables like carrots or potatoes or green vegetables like peas. Since they are of secondary importance, I do not know if it would affect anything or not.

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I believe the answer is: Mezonos because the crust is not insignificant and is chameshes minei dagan. http://revach.net/lists/index.php?bera=1&search=Chicken%20%20Pie&id=151

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    Further source for R' Bodner's p'sak. – Fred Feb 1 '15 at 21:35
  • Why is it not HaMotzi? – Double AA May 25 '16 at 23:36
  • @DoubleAA If you're kovea seudah on apple pie, you'd make a hamotzi too, so I don't see why chicken pot pie should be any worse. (Which is to say, I hear your point, and the standard brocho perhaps should be hamotzi if one is most often kovea seudah on it anyway and eats the equivalent of a kzayis of flour...) – Loewian May 27 '16 at 19:39
  • "if one is most often kovea seudah on it anyway and eats the equivalent of a kzayis of flour." That seems to describe chicken pot pie perfectly. It's not a snack food at all. Thus, it's clearly Hamotzi. – Double AA Jan 17 '18 at 3:31

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