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Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Chicken Pot Pie Made Easy

It's that time of year for bonfires, hot chocolate, boots and comfort food. My husbands favorites are Beef Stroganoff, Baked Ziti, Chili, and most of all Chicken Pot Pie.  For a while we were buying our pies from the Moravian Bakery in town. Although they were mouth-watering, it got kind of pricey as we needed two pies because we love this dish so much!

Chicken Pot Pie Made Easy


I thought that making Chicken Pot Pies from scratch was going to be time consuming and difficult. And when you have hungry boys in the house you can't do time consuming and difficult. Then a friend taught me how to make my own for super cheap and it was so easy!!! I made one for dinner last year and it clearly wasn't enough for my ravenous family.  We are a two Pot Pie family!!!

Here is how you make your own without all the kneading and tons of prep work:


Chicken Pot Pie Made Easy



Just a few ingredients a little bit of cooking time and your family will thank you. No peeling and cutting potatoes and carrots. Believe me this is super easy.

Ingredients per pie:

1 can of Cream of Celery Soup
1 can of Veggies
1/2 a can of Chicken Broth
Pie Crust (store bought if you want it to be fast)
4 - 6 Chicken Breasts (we like lots of chicken in ours)
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 drop Rosemary Essential Oil 



Directions:

1. First things first you need to boil your chicken. I boil it in chicken broth, salt and pepper, celery seed. Boil it till it's no longer pink and it's tender. You can now shred it with your Kitchen Aide or cut it up in chunks with your Kitchen Shears.  It just depends on your preference.

2. In a Pot, add your Cream of Celery Soup, Chicken Broth, Veggies, Salt and Pepper. Personally, I love the taste of Rosemary with chicken so I add a drop of  Rosemary Essential Oil to the mixture. A little goes a long way . Essential Oils are concentrated so you don't want to add too much or it will overpower your meal. Let that heat up on medium for about 5 minutes or so. Just till it's hot.

Chicken Pot Pie Made Easy


3. Add your chicken.

4. While that's heating up on low. Get one of your pie crusts out and place it in the bottom of your pie plate or plates if your family is like ours. Using a fork. Poke a few holes in the bottom crust to ensure even cooking.

Chicken Pot Pie Made Easy



5. Pour your veggie/chicken mixture in your pie pan and place your second pie crust on top. Taking care to press it all together.  Cut slits in the top for the steam to escape.

Chicken Pot Pie Made Easy


6. I add an egg wash to the top to make it pretty and golden brown.  Bake it at 350 for 30 minutes. Let it sit for about 10 minutes after you take it up. If you don't, the pie slices will fall apart. I'm speaking from experience (see first picture).


Chicken Pot Pie Made Easy


Enjoy!!!!!

To find out more about essential oils please visit Naturally Essential. There you will find information on benefits, uses, and how to get your own!


8 comments:

  1. whoa that's a ton of chicken in one pie! Very heart that's for sure. I think I would cut that down but other than that the recipe sounds so delicious and simple!

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  2. Oh my goodness, looks so delicious! I love that you added essential oil to it!! Definitely something I will make for my family!

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  3. This looks delicious and easy!! I always stayed away from making stuff like this because I thought it was too time consuming. Not anymore!! Thank you!

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  4. My husband and older two love chicken pot pies. I will have to try this one out for them. I have never baked one and made from scratch before.

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  5. The second I saw your filling I was drooling. That looks fantastic!

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  6. I love pot pies this time of year. I fill mine up with tons of veggies, because it's an easy way to get the kids to actually eat them. I haven't ever tried adding oils to them.

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  7. Oh that's SO easy!! A friend recently gave me her easy recipe but I totally butchered it.

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  8. I love chicken pot pie but I have to admit I've never made it myself. It seems so hard- but your version seems totally doable!

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