April 8, 2011

Inside-Out Chicken Pot Pie

I've been working in the garden all afternoon trying to get those darn weeds under control and completely forgot to plan something for dinner tonight.

Chicken pot pie sounded really good except that I didn't have time to make a pie crust and I need it to be quick and really good.  After all, Little-man was on his way home from Rugby and he would be hungry.

Here's what I came up with instead...affectionately referred to as Inside-Out Chicken Pot Pie.

Inside-Out Chicken Pot Pie
Double this recipe if you have a HUNGRY family of  5 or more
1/3 c. butter
3/4 c. celery, chopped
1/3 c. flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
2 c. chicken broth
1 c. milk
2 c. cooked and cubed chicken
1 c. frozen peas and carrots
6 biscuits, any type

Cook biscuits according to package directions.  meanwhile in saucepan melt butter.  Add celery and saute for 2 minutes.  Add flour and whisk until it's incorporated.  Continue to stir for another minute, until golden and bubbly.  Whisk in broth, milk, salt, pepper, garlic and onion powders.  Bring to a boil, stirring gently.  Add chicken and frozen peas and carrots.  Turn heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes until heated through.  Split biscuits in half and spoon filling mixture over top to serve.