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Today I totally forgot to take something out of the freezer to make for dinner. I did come up with pie dough and thought chicken pot pie, but I didn’t have any chicken. However we did have chicken tenders. A little google later I discovered you can chicken pot pie with chicken tenders. OMG it was fantastic. I highly recommend trying this if you find yourself on the lazy side.

 

you need about 10 chicken tenders (but I used 5), sage, oregano,sweet paprika, and olive oil for frying. Vegetables I used were carrots, onions and garlic. I had pea’s on hand but forgot totally to use them in my haste. Only thing left is chicken stock, cream/milk and flour. It cooks quickly in a cast iron skillet which makes is a one dish meal. YAY!!

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Chicken Pot Pie

Lately our left over chicken has been making it’s way into a pot pie recipe. I started out by using this recipe. But have done some of my own tweaking. Dave loves it and so do I, ┬áNatalee is learning to like it. As with most children she is afraid of the food. I’m still trying to figure that one out. She even taste it, take 5 bites but it’s almost like she has to choke it down. Ah the joys of a 5 year old.

Anyways here is what I do.

  • dice up about 2 Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 cup of onions
  • 1 cup of carrots
  • 1 cup of celery
  • 1 cup of peas
  • melt 1/4 cup of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 cup of broth
  • salt and pepper
  • 1-2 cups of cubed chicken or whatever amount you have left over
  • 2 frozen pastry crusts

Boil the potatoes briefly, then fry up the vegetables in the butter for about 5-10 minutes. Then add a cup of broth and the milk-cream mixture. Cook down, add salt, pepper, chicken and shift in flour. Once thicken pour into the pastry crust, cover with second crust. Coat with beaten egg white and bake for 30 minutes in a 400 degree oven.

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