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Easy Peasy Chicken Pot Pie

If you visit here very often, then you probably already know that I do not cook all that much.  The chef in our house is most definitely my husband.  He actually likes to cook, whereas I run away screaming most times.  My poor children ate a lot of take-out before he came along (my little guy would probably tell you that was the dinner golden age).

 

Easy Chicken pot pie using on a few simple ingredients. Great for a weeknight meal! #chickenpotpie #quickmeal #weeknightdinner #chickenAnyway, there are a few actual meals that I can prepare on my own with minimal cursing….stoves bring out my more colorful vocabulary words.  This week, I prepared my chicken pot pie recipe that is a very minimalized version of my mother’s meal.  She gets pretty fancy making her own sauce and chopping fresh vegetables.  Not I.  My version is Easy Peasy 😉

My husband suggested I make a series called So Easy I Can Cook It….consider this the kick-off 😀

First things first, stick that chicken in the pan/baking dish and sprinkle with the seasonings.  I used my super adorable casserole dish, it is one of the smooth ceramic kind like this (affiliate link), and I love it! Easy to clean,dishwasher safe, AND it is lime green with polka dots.

Easy Chicken pot pie using on a few simple ingredients. Great for a weeknight meal! #chickenpotpie #quickmeal #weeknightdinner #chicken

Cover with foil and bake those chickens for about 20-25 minutes at 350.  I always dice the chicken after I cook it because I don’t like to touch raw meat, it freaks me out, but if you want to dice it before, whatever, or maybe you just want to buy an already cooked rotisserie chicken and throw that in the pan.  Hey, okay by me, I’m not a hater 😉

Easy Chicken pot pie using on a few simple ingredients. Great for a weeknight meal! #chickenpotpie #quickmeal #weeknightdinner #chicken

Next, add your cans of soup and frozen vegetables.  You can use whatever you like here.  I usually just use up whatever is in the freezer, this time, I had a little bit of mixed veggies, some corn, some green peas and a tiny bit of okra. A little bit of diced potato would not be amiss, but I have no idea how that would affect cook times.  If anyone wants to experiment with that and get back to me, I would like to have potato in my pot pie. Okay? Thanks.

Easy Chicken pot pie using on a few simple ingredients. Great for a weeknight meal! #chickenpotpie #quickmeal #weeknightdinner #chicken

See those polka dots peeking through? Adorable, but I digress…Stir it up.

Easy Chicken pot pie using on a few simple ingredients. Great for a weeknight meal! #chickenpotpie #quickmeal #weeknightdinner #chicken

Unroll the pie crust and toss it on top.  Depending on the size of your dish, you may need to roll the edges.  Then you bake it according to the crust directions.  Mine was 425 for 12 minutes, but I slathered some butter on top of the crust to keep it from being too healthy and that required about 5 extra baking minutes to get the crust all flaky.  Now, listen: I am not a food blogger, and I have not really studied enough of my food photography book to make this finished product look all super amazing.  I didn’t hate about the rotisserie chicken..so go easy on my poor casserole (also I was a little too rough with the crust and kinda mangled it).  Promise this guy tasted better than he looks!!!!

Easy Chicken pot pie using on a few simple ingredients. Great for a weeknight meal! #chickenpotpie #quickmeal #weeknightdinner #chicken

So yeah.  I did it all myself.  No help at all from the chef extraordinaire, promise.


Easy Peasy Chicken Pot Pie

  • 2 large Chicken Breasts-skinless/boneless
  • 2 cups Frozen Vegetables
  • 2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 Rolled Pie Crust
  • Pepper, Seasoned Salt, Onion Powder (to taste)

Preheat oven to 350.

Place the chicken breasts in your casserole dish and season with the pepper, salt and onion powder.  Cover with foil and bake for 20-25 minutes or until no longer pink.  Dice or shred the cooked chicken and return to casserole dish.

Add the frozen vegetables and soup, and stir the mixture until evenly distributed.  Unroll the dough and place on top of the mixture, you may need to roll up the edges depending on the size of your baking dish.  Return the pot pie to the oven.  Follow the temp and time instructions for the pie crust as listed on the box.

If desired, brush a little butter on top of the crust before cooking.

Makes 6 large servings.


Easy Chicken pot pie using on a few simple ingredients. Great for a weeknight meal! #chickenpotpie #quickmeal #weeknightdinner #chicken

Do you have a super easy recipe you think I could handle?

12 thoughts on “Easy Peasy Chicken Pot Pie

  1. I love easy peasy recipes, cause like you, Hubby does the cooking. This looks easy and doable! My fave is Mexican Chicken. Put plain tortillas in a 9×13 pan. Mix 2 cans cream of mushroom, 1 chopped onion, some fresh cilantro, 1 jar of green salsa, 1 lb. sour cream, and 3 cans canned chicken (an easy cheat). Pour that shiz over the tortilla chips and top with sharp cheddar. Bake till the cheese is done. Easy and delish!!!

    1. Hmmm. If I could leave out the sour cream (nasty stuff) then it sounds like a winner to me. Maybe you can do a guest post for the “So easy I can cook it” series 😉

  2. I love chicken pot pie, but the one time I tried to make it here was before I had my kids. It definitely wasn’t an easy recipe like this and gave up making again after that. But your sounds seriously so simple to make. So may just have to cave and make once again. Thanks 🙂 #happynowlinkup

    1. Trust me, if I can make it, it is SIMPLE!!! I am not a fan of being in the kitchen. I avoid recipes that require too much chopping and mixing 😀

    1. Yep! I love easy!

      I am not going to claim it tastes as good as a homemade flaky crust, but for the time it takes, it’ll do 😉

  3. Chicken pot pie is one of those classic comfort foods that everyone needs to make sometime. I love that you made a super simple recipe. I do love to chop everything up fresh and make a sauce nearly from scratch…but that’s probably why we only eat it once or twice a year. Thanks so much for joining us at the #happynowlinkup!

    1. And I avoid chopping like the plague 😀

      I am one of those people that will definitely pay the extra couple of bucks for the pre-chopped vegetables in the produce aisle. It makes my husband crazy!!!

  4. I have never made chicken pot pie before. I thought it was kind of out of my ability range, but now with your awesome recipe, I feel pretty confident about it. Thanks! #happynowlinkup

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