Dad’s want every-day, Kid-friendly, family recipes that are easy to learn and make at home. Cook Like A Dad is all about helping Dads make healthy meals for their families at home. This month’s recipe is how to make Chicken Pot Pie at home.
CookLikeADad Recipe: Chicken Pot Pie
Dad’s want every-day, Kid-friendly, family recipes that are
easy to learn and make at home. Cook Like A Dad is all about helping Dads make
healthy meals for their families at home. This month’s recipe is how to make
Chicken Pot Pie at home.
How To Make Chicken Pot Pie
Now a couple disclaimers about this recipe: I am making a
quick and simple recipe for those parents who want minimal adventure in the
grocery store chasing ingredients and a simple recipe in the kitchen. Finally,
I am not pretending to make this recipe from scratch… In fact, all ingredients
used in this recipe were gathered on one short shopping run. In summary, if you
are looking to make a kid-friendly recipe that’s easy to make at home; this is
your recipe. Enjoy!
Shopping List / Ingredients:
Feeds a family of 4
2- Boxes of Ready Made Pie Crust
2- 10 oz. Cans of Chicken Soup, drain liquid
1- Jar of Chicken Gravy
4- Mini Pie tins
1-tablespoon, all purpose flour
Optional: Can of
peas and carrots, drained
Equipment: Pre-Heat Oven 400- Degrees F*. Rolling
pin, Cookie sheet
Cooking Steps: Start the
The first stage of this recipe is baking the bottom crust
first. Pre-Heat your oven at 400
Degrees F*. The next step, take out ONE BOX the un-cooked, ready-made crust and
roll it out on a "flour dusted" surface. Use a rolling pin and roll out the
dough. Take your mini pie tin and cut the dough about a quarter inch around the
tin. This allows you room to fill the piecrust into the mini pie pan. Use excess
dough and ball it up and re-roll the excess pieces back into a flat piece of
dough for the next pie tin. Repeat. These pans are your bottom piecrusts.
Place these pans on a cookie sheet and bake them for 12- 15
minutes, (lightly golden). Remove from oven and allow them to cool.
Drain the Soup
Our next step is to take the Cans of Soup and drain excess
liquid from the can. I like to have a pot pie with a thick, gravy like sauce in
the pie so you need to remove and drain the liquid away from the soup. Keep the
all the good stuff and place the soup in a bowl. Once the liquid is removed
from the soup, add the jar of Chicken gravy into the bowl. Mix well.
Now that you have the proper gravy thickness for the pot
pies, pour the chicken soup into each pie crust bottom that you just baked.
Take our SECOND BOX of ready-made pie crusts and do the same
steps as we did earlier and cut out the "top crusts" for our pot pies. At this
point, I like to use a little softened butter to rub into the edges of each potpie.
This adds a little flavor and when the pie bakes for the remaining 15-minutes,
the crust turns golden brown.
Bake for additional 15-minutes or when the top crust appears
golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10-minutes in room temperature
and serve warm.
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