Peach State says: The Crust Around the Edge!
I was back at church yesterday afternoon preparing for the second sound check and practice. The conversation turned to dinner and the list of possibilities from the others on the stage did not include cooking at home. I leaned out and said…”Mine is already cooked and ready to eat.” the shocked faces turned to face me…”I fixed a Chicken Pot Pie and it was almost done when I left for choir practice.” I was asked how I could make it in the time I was at home… “Well, the recipe is easy because my husband does not like soupy Chicken Pot Pie. The recipe is quick and I just hope they took it out of the oven.” I smiled and then said ” If they do eat before I get home I will only have the Crust Around the Edge!”
They really love this recipe and it is very versatile. I told them I would get them the recipe.
Chicken Pot Pie
4 Chicken Breasts
Large bag of frozen Broccoli Florets
3-4 cups of shredded cheese
1-2 refrigerated pastry/pie shells
Place 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts in a pot of water and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and let cook for about 15 minutes or until tender.
Remove from heat.
Add broccoli florets to the pot and let sit for 5-7 minutes.
Remove the chicken and, with two forks, begin shredding and pulling apart.
Combine the chicken and broccoli and place in a greased casserole dish.
Additional items that you can add: bacon crumbled, diced onion
Cover with your favorite cheese…cheddar used here.
Lay the pie crust shell on top and tuck around the edge. I use two shells because of the shallow rectangular dish I used.
Because the ingredients are already cooked the only thing left to do is browning the crust.
Follow the directions for baking on the package and brown.
Serve with a green salad.
This serves 5 people….well three growing boys and two adults on diets.
My family really like this recipe and it is not a time consuming procedure. I knew I would not be home in time to prepare dinner and get my youngest off to bed if I waited to cook when I got home. Planning ahead is the best! Besides…why cause strife about my schedule and not cook at home.
This recipe is quick and easy and a family favorite!
When I got home someone had already sampled it! I served up the portions and fed my youngest and sent him to bed. “School in the morning…remember!” and actually got some for myself and not just “The Crust Around the Edge!.
I hope you get the chance to try this recipe…let me know! I am off to exercise class! I will tell you about that experience another day. Wish me luck and have a great day!
Posted on February 27, 2012, in About me, cleaning, cooking, Diet, family, Just Between Cousins, recipes, Uncategorized and tagged broccoli, cheese, chicken, chicken pot pie, easy, family favorite, pie crusts, quick recipe, recipe. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.