Skip to main content

What To Do For Dinner? Modified Chicken Pot Pies

During lunch at work, I will go and watch the Food Network. Usually, it's either Paula Dean or Barefoot Contessa. Yesterday, I caught them both. They were both doing pockets, Paula was doing apple strudel pockets and Ina was doing some greek pocket. On my way home I thought....hmmm....I can modify that with what I have, easy.

I started with boiling one chicken breast. It was only Jason and I, so one was just fine. You can bake it if you want, but I find that when I use chicken inside something as a filling, boiling it makes it more tender and it's just easier to cut or shred. This recipe really makes more than two people need, but my husband will eat it anyway, even if it is too big. :-)

I had all-purpose baking mix, canned peas, fresh broccoli and carrots, cream of celery, and sliced colby jack.

I wanted the veggies to be very soft, so I cut the broccoli and carrots into small pieces and steamed them in the same pot.

Once the chicken was done, I just cut into small, bite size pieces.

I didn't need to cook the canned peas as they were already soft, so I poured those from the can, the cream of celery, the cooked broccoli and carrots and the chicken in a bowl and stirred.

I prepared the baking mix, using the biscuit instructions (most all baking mixes have the recipe for biscuits dough on the box). I rolled it out flat, cut it in half, and took each piece and rolled it out very flat again. I poured half of the filling in one half of the dough, then did the same for the rest. I took half a slice of cheese for each and put them on top of each filling mixture. I rolled the dough over to create a pocket and used a fork to secure all edges. I brushed it with butter on a greased baking sheet. I cooked the pie by the specifications on the box - since everything was already cooked on the inside, all I needed was the dough to bake and the cheese inside to melt, so I baked it at 450 for 8 minutes.

Apparently, the finished product picture has gone MIA, but they were really good. I didn't even use one bit of salt, pepper, or seasoning and they still had alot of flavor, but you can adjust the seasonings to fit your taste.

This whole meal took me about 40 minutes, and cost:

One breast of chicken: $1
Can of Peas: $.50
Cream of Celery: $50
All-Purpose Baking Mix: $1
Package of Cheese: $2 for 10 slices, $.20 each
Fresh Carrots: $1.99 for the pack, one carrot probably costs about $.20
Broccoli: $1.50 for 3 bunches, so about $.30 for the amount I used

Total: $3.70!! Not too shabby!


Popular posts from this blog

It was a very good day.

I love it when God smiles upon us. I mean, He smiles upon us all the time. But sometimes, it's like sunshine, and Christmas morning, and rainbows, and babies, and awesomeness. On steroids. And I know that those times are not always permanent, so I learn to really wrap myself in His goodness, to take it all in, be happy, and just sit back and wait to see what He is going to do in my life.
We have been struggling so long. I knew it was only a matter of time before things would be OK again. Where we would feel a little stability. Where we would take all of the things we learned while struggling and apply then when times are good.
We have alot of great things going on in our lives right now. Some really great things. Some amazing, mindblowing, off the grid kind of great things. I wish I could share more, but for right now, let's just say that we are incredibly blessed with some great opportunities God is putting in our lives.
I leave you with a gorgeous picture of our biggest blessin…

What is Your Skin Care Regimen?

Since turning 34 this year, I've been really trying to make sure I am taking care of my skin. I have been using Cover Girl Liquid Powder for years, but it always seemed to break my neck out. And full disclosure, my face cleaning routine consisted of using Avery's baby wipes (which actually do remove eye makeup surprisingly well). So, needless to say, my skin didn't always look its best. So, I received some gift cards for my birthday and I decided to go ahead and spring for some better products. First thing I did was get something designed to clean my face. I ordered the Olay ProX Microdermabrasion System. This system came with the battery-operated scrubber with both a brush and foam pad, plus every day face wash and microdermabrasion wash to be used twice a week. I have really loved using this system. The beauty is that you can really use any face wash you'd like. I will probably buy a pore-reducing wash after the tube they sent me is empty. This system really exfolia…

Our Trip to Orlando and Universal/Disney Travel Tips! (Long Post!!!)

Well, we just got back from our trip to Orlando! And I am tired and sore, but happy and so very glad we were able to do this as a family! Most of my Facebook peeps saw our pictures, but I wanted to share about our vacation and a little travel tips for those thinking of planning something similiar! 
Use a Travel Agent!
First and foremost - I booked my trip, basically last minute, through the amazing and wonderful Lana Kluge . Booking through a travel agent costs you, the consumer, NOTHING. It doesn't make your trip any more expensive and adds nothing to your end bill. What it does do is add a valuable service to your vacation, and that's exactly what Lana offered us. She has been to Disney multiple times and was able to answer all of my many questions up to, and while on, my vacation. Even with booking our resort, we were able to ask where our room was located, as the resort we stayed at (Art of Animation) is very large and I read people saying they had to walk a very long way …