Okay – it’s officially that time of year. Cold weather = warm, hearty Comfort Food!!! You know – the kind that warms you up from the inside out. A wonderful thing after spending all day outside in the cold, bone-chilling, wind howling weather. 🙂
This is one of my son’s favorite foods, and I “developed” this recipe one day when I was in a hurry and had no time, or inclination, to make dinner that night. It has become one of our Go-To recipes, and one that he even has written down to take with him to college. It is perfectly EASY enough for ANYONE (take notice here teenagers and hubbys!), with or without any cooking abilities, to make at a moments notice.
Now, keep in mind – this recipe is custom tailored to a busy, exhausted mom; a college student; or starving man with no time to cook. Which means that there are no “Made From Scratch” parts to this recipe.
GASP!!! SHOCK!!! AWE!! The Horror!! Blasphemy!!
Get over it! 🙂
We don’t all have the time on a daily basis (if ever) to chop, skin, peel, roll, mix and bake EVERYTHING that we make/cook from scratch. And spending hours getting dinner on the table after a long day is just not my idea of a good time! 😉
So, here ya go.
Quick. Easy. Hearty. Warm. Filling….. and best of all – it can also use up the previous nights leftovers!
What more could you ask for? 😉
SHADY’S EASY CHICKEN POT PIE
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
13″ x 9″ Baking Dish, spray with non-stick cooking spray
2 pkgs store-bought ready-made pie crusts (4 crusts total)
4 cups cooked, de-boned, skin free, diced Chicken meat ( approx. 2 cans or 3 leftover chicken breasts +/- )
1 – 1lb. bag of Frozen Mixed Vegetables (do not thaw)
1 large (or 2 small) cans of Cream Of Chicken Soup (can substitute Cream of Mushroom if necessary)
1/2 to 3/4 cup of milk (depending on how thick you want your filling/gravy)
Garlic Powder, Black Pepper, Paprika to taste (all optional)
Line your baking dish with 2 of the pie crusts (they will overlap in the middle of the dish – this is okay).
Place chicken meat in pan on top of the bottom crusts. Level it out.
Dump bag of Frozen Veggies over top of chicken and level out.
In a small bowl combine the soup and milk to desired thickness, then pour over veggie layer as EVENLY as possible.
Sprinkle pepper, garlic and paprika over top of soup layer – if desired. (I use approx 1/4 tsp. of each spice on ours)
Top dish with the remaining 2 pie crusts, overlapping them slightly in the middle and crimping/sealing the edges all the way around the dish.
Take a fork and poke several holes thru the top of the pie crusts to let the steam escape and prevent overflows.
Place dish on a cookie sheet (just in case of overflow) on CENTER oven rack.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 – 50 minutes (until crust is golden brown like any good pies should be). 😉
Pull from oven and let sit for 5 – 10 min (the roof of your mouth will Thank You for this) then serve with biscuits/buttered bread for a great meal!
Recipe easily feeds 1 hungry boy for 2 days – or a family of 4 for 2 meals!
Oh – and please forgive my lack of photographs in this post……. Pot Pie was consumed too quickly for photos the other night. 🙂