Hey guys! Here is a simple recipe for Chicken Pot Pie which requires only 5 main ingredients!! I found this recipe Atta Girl Says, but I used the technique found on Lovely Little Kitchen so I could make it in the form of a casserole with a golden lattice crust! The hardest part is to get the lattice pattern right. There is a short tutorial provided by Lovely Little Kitchen, but if you don’t have the time.. it’s no big deal! I didn’t do too bad for my first time, but I could have definitely done better.. but it surely didn’t affect the taste!
You can use leftover chicken for this recipe or boil 2 to 3 chicken breasts (I boiled mine in Flavor God Himalayan salt and peppercorn) until cooked through. Cool, then chop or shred chicken (I did this in my Ninja Food Processor).
Whisk together the can of cream of celery soup and chicken broth (I used about 2/3 of a can for the consistency that I like) in a sauce pan over medium heat.
Add a half bag (or more, to taste) of mixed vegetables to soup mixture. (You may need to add more chicken broth at this point)
Cook until heated through. Stir in chicken. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. (Taste, taste, taste.. until you get the flavor you want. Not too much salt if you're trying to avoid high blood pressure)
I used a 9x13 pan here, but you can use any pan you have... preferably a 9x9 one, but who owns that?!
Add one sheet of the dough to the bottom of the pan and stretch it out carefully.
Slice the other sheet one strand at a time and make an interlaced pattern.
Using a pastry brush, brush (beaten) egg onto the top of the puff pastry.
Bake for 30-35 minutes. The puff pastry will be a deep golden brown color.
Cool for 5 minutes before serving.
For something really fresh and delicious.. Try this Toasted Chicken Pesto Baguette recipe I found on Damn Delicious! Very delicious.. I made the pesto in my Ninja Food Processor.. It was a little TOO EASY! You can use any food processor to make this. I followed the recipe as is, but I used more chicken to pesto ratio in the mix to get a lighter pesto taste. I bought this baguette from Publix… If you don’t have a Publix bakery near you… Sorry I just love their deli and bakery! Slit the baguette in the middle and toast it in the oven on broil for about 4 minutes.. Keep your eye on it so it doesn’t burn! I then layered it in this order.. mozzarella, arugula, roma tomatoes, chicken pesto mixture… Eat promptly when warm… SO GOOD!
First and foremost, let me tell you that if you love lasagna.. you will probably eat the entire pan! You have the option of swapping out the beef for turkey if you want, but I prefer it as is with lean sirloin beef (A little more expensive but more than worth it). If you would like to add chopped veggies to this recipe, I would add them right before you add the sauce over the broken lasagna shells due to the fact that you don’t wan’t to overcook them!
Another helpful hint, broiling in this recipe is just to brown the top, so keep your eye on it and don’t leave it in there for too long! ENJOY!
Pulse the tomatoes in a food processor until coarsely ground and no large pieces remain
Heat the oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and 1/2 tsp of salt and cook, stirring often, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Sir in the garlic, pepper flakes, and Italian seasoning and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds
Add the ground beef to the skillet. Cook, stirring often and using a wooden spoon to break up the meat, about 3 to 5 minutes, or until it's no longer pink.
Scatter the pasta in the skillet, then pour the tomatoes over the top. Sir, increase the heat to medium-high, and cover. Cook at a vigorous simmer, stirring often, until the pasta is tender, 20 minutes. Make sure you stir it often or the pasta will clump together and to the bottom and sides of the skillet!!!!
Meanwhile Preheat your oven on broil!
Remove the skillet from heat, and stir in half the mozzarella and parmesan, and 1/4 cup of the ricotta. Dot the remaining ricotta over the noddles in tables spoons, then sprinkle the remaining mozzarella and parmesan. Transfer to the oven and broil until the cheese melts and is starting to brown (This will only take a few minutes.. keep an eye on it).
Remove from the oven, sprinkle with basil, and serve.