We challenged Tablespoon bloggers to choose a classic recipe from the "Heirloom Recipes and New Twist" section of the brand new Betty Crocker Cookbook and throw down their own spin to share with you.
Also today: Check out Smwise's twist, Curry Chicken Pot Pie, over on Taste for Adventure!
Pie for dinner!? Absolutely!
You should have seen my son’s eyes light up when he heard we were having pie for dinner. And even after I explained that it was chicken pot pie (as opposed to apple or pumpkin), he was psyched. His glee continued all through his whole single-serve pot pie.
Though pot pies
are a classic dish (and one that’s highlighted in the heirloom recipes included in the new Betty Crocker Big Red Cookbook), they aren’t one I make often and for good reason: the classic recipe takes 40 minutes just to prep it – and then it still has to cook. Sorry, but that’s just too much for this working mom.
Here at Quick Dish, we're all about easy. Fast. Simple. So I took that classic chicken pot pie recipe and turned it on its delicious head. The result? Easy Individual Chicken Pot Pies
My zippy recipe yields four individual pot pies in about 30 minutes. Here’s how I did it:
1. Use rotisserie chicken and Steamers veggies.
Rotisserie chicken is delish, easy and readily available at most supermarkets. Add that to Green Giant Steamer veggies and purchased chicken gravy and this is a snap. You could also make your own gravy or use leftovers. Mix that all up and then divide it between the four individual baking dishes.
2. Replace the homemade crust with Pillsbury Pie Crust.
This is so easy. All you have to do is roll out the dough into four squares. To do this, instead of unrolling the roll, cut it into four even pieces. Then use a rolling pin to roll each piece out. It takes mere minutes.
In about 25 minutes, it’s all ready to dig in. Well, maybe 30 since it does need to cool ever so slightly. Hey, it’s easy enough for any night!
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Check out these twists on the classics from Tablespoon Bloggers!Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.
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