Monday, July 5, 2010

Our First Recipe Is....

Here is our first recipe. - Chicken Pot Pie. I probably got a little more into this than I should have but I was excited. I read a ton of reviews on probably 5 different recipes. My gut told me to go with this one. Plus, I LOVE anything Pillsbury. That being said, I have a few things that I am planning on changing/modifying when I make this. I am not going to post about my changes now because I want everyone to adjust this according to their own tastes & cooking know how.

I am planning on making this for dinner on Thursday night. I will use regular chicken breast that I will probably prepare on Wednesday night to make things easier. I am also going to double the recipe & put the mixture in a freezer safe Ziplock bag. So, next time I will only have to defrost & bake. I am all about working smarter, not harder.


1 box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box

1/3 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 3/4 cups Progresso® chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/2 cup milk
2 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken or turkey
2 cups Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers™ frozen mixed vegetables, thawed


1. Heat oven to 425°F. Make pie crusts as directed on box for Two-Crust Pie using 9-inch glass pie pan.

2. In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until well blended. Gradually stir in broth and milk, cooking and stirring until bubbly and thickened.

3. Stir in chicken and mixed vegetables. Remove from heat. Spoon chicken mixture into crust-lined pan. Top with second crust; seal edge and flute. Cut slits in several places in top crust.

4. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until crust is golden brown. During last 15 to 20 minutes of baking, cover crust edge with strips of foil to prevent excessive browning. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Thank you Laura for sending this one in. If all of our families are is on you! Just kidding. I can't wait to try this out. It sounds absolutely yummy.

I am not planning on making any side dishes with this meal because everything that we need is already inside. So, get to the store, grab your ingredients, cook your chicken up, prepare your families, & get EXCITED!! Please let us know what you thought, if your family enjoyed it, any tips or modifications, & if you would make it again.


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