Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tasty Tuesday

Some of my blogging friends are doing a series called "Tasty Tuesday" in which we share recipes with our readers.  Since i LOVE to cook, it seemed like something i should take time to do... but which recipe?? Hmmm.

Okay, here's a simple one for those of you who have dairy troubles like we do, and it involves YOUR family favorites!

Chicken Pot Pie
Ingredients:
Canned or cooked chunked chicken
Chicken broth of choice
Cornstarch
Canned and drained or frozen and thawed mixed veggies
Biscuit dough or recipe of choice
(quantities are left out because this is so easy to adjust to your family's size)

So, taking all your favorites (mine are canned chicken from Costco, Organic Better Than Bouillon Chicken Flavor, canned veggies, and homemade biscuits from America's Test Kitchen Cookbook), you assemble this simple meal in a cast-iron skillet (or deep 12-inch skillet with lid) and dinner is served in under an hour (half an hour if you're really efficient in the kitchen)!

Mix or pour chicken broth into warm skillet.  Whisk in cornstarch (this makes the "cream of" chicken base) and allow to thicken (not like gravy, but almost like a thick stew).  Add chunked chicken, veggies, and salt/pepper to taste (with the Better Than Bouillon, i don't add salt).  Allow mixture to come to a simmer and drop biscuit dough or formed biscuits onto bubbly liquid.  Cover and allow to simmer on low for 20-30 minutes or until biscuits are cooked through.  Serve and enjoy!

I like this meal because it uses pantry staples and no perishables so i can always whip it together for dinner at the last minute (that's actually how i came up with it!).  Plus, when hubby walks in the door, the kitchen smells good and he would never know that i didn't have a plan for dinner until 4:45 that evening! Shh! ;)

Go check out the other Tasty Tuesday entries by clicking HERE.

2 comments:

  1. I have never tried mixing corn starch with broth, but will be doing this. This sounds yummy. Thanks for linking with Tasty Tuesday!

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  2. Jennifer, i figured it out after doing without traditional 'cream of chicken soup' for 2 year (like making gravy, really). Since we limit our dairy, it has been a successful substitute - good luck with it!!

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