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Monday, April 26, 2010

Apr. 26 - Quick Chicken Pot Pie

Okay, before anyone goes berserk on me - I know this is not a "true" pot pie recipe. I am not defiling my husband's or my family's PA Dutch/central PA heritage, nor am I trying to pass this off as any form of authentic pot pie dish. What it is, however, is a quick chicken/veggies/biscuit combination that took me a whopping 35 minutes to make AND bake AND serve. Bisquick called it chicken pot pie, so therein lies the reason I call it chicken pot pie. (LOL - last time I posted a "pot pie" recipe, a few friends from back home were aghast at my description of the dish.)

Anyways, today the kids and I took a tour of the Sun & Earth Factory in King of Prussia, PA. For those not familiar with the brand, it is a company that manufactures organic, non-toxic, biodegradable, vegan, and better for the environment cleaning products. Their line is huge - everything from multi-purpose spray to detergents, dryer sheets, hand soaps, etc. It's a small factory - I was surprised how compact their operations were! - but it was fascinating to see how it all worked. Each kid was given an empty bottle that they were able to fill on the product line with some of their all-purpose cleaner. Linds thought it was "super awesome" and proceeded to spend over two full hours after her nap cleaning the downstairs. My house seriously looks better than when I clean it?! Afterwards she, Luke and I went to Cheeburger Cheeburger in Malvern and ate a huge lunch with burgers, fries, onion rings and milkshakes (she had the birthday cake one which was absolutely DELICIOUS!!!!!! and I drank the Almond Joy, which was not as good, but still way yummy). Luke loved the food, too - he ate half of Lindsay's burger! Little buddy is going through a HUGE growth spurt.

Needless to say, after doing the tour, lunch, getting home well after 2:00, putting the kids down for the nap, cleaning up around the house, etc., I was so not in the mood to make dinner. This recipe was quick and easy - well worth it in my opinion! And the 230 calories/serving wasn't bad either (way too many calories at lunch, so a low cal dinner helps me feel like I didn't totally blow the diet). Linds didn't eat much, but she also ate a humongous lunch. I even gave Luke bites of it and he devoured the veggies, screaming for more after each bite (this after 2 jars of food).

Easy Chicken Pot Pie
Ingredients
16 oz. frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
1 package Perdue shortcut chicken
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 cup Original Bisquick® mix
1/2 cup milk
1 egg

Directions
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. 
  2. In ungreased 2-quart dish, stir vegetables, chicken and soup. 
  3. In medium bowl, stir remaining ingredients until blended. 
  4. Pour on top of veggies and chicken. 
  5. Bake uncovered about 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

1 comment:

CFF Palmyra Blog said...

Great recipe and this is something the entire family will eat without any drama:) I roast a chicken every few weeks and freeze leftovers- this is a good way to use some of the extra chicken.

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