Sunday, February 20, 2011
The big reveal!
A little lesson we learned after cooking this recipe: it might be a good idea to put tin foil around the edge of the crust to keep the filling from bubbling out. It's no big deal if you don't do this (as we didn't), but it could be useful. We let our pie cool for a while before cutting into it. It keeps warm for a surprisingly long time before being cut, so this is a good dish to make a couple of hours before everyone gets home from school or work. Enjoy!
Ready for the preparation of this easy pie? Here we go!
Welcome back! 1. Preheat oven to 375. Place two thawed chicken breasts in a pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 8-10 minutes. If you want the chicken to have a little extra flavor, toss in a bouillon cube to dissolve while the chicken cooks. 2. In a larger pot, empty the bag of frozen veggies, breaking up any clumps that have frozen together. Add the can of soup by itself (no water!), and if you want to thin it out a little, add some low-fat milk or almond milk. Heat on a low setting until the chicken is done cooking. 3. Once the chicken is done (check that the middle isn't pink!), cut it into cubes or shred it. If you're using a rotisserie chicken, you can ignore all the chicken …
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Chicken pot pie is a staple on many dinner tables, but some recipes involve multiple steps. Here's an easy one with a healthy twist.
If your family is like most, chicken pot pie probably ends up on your dinner menu a few times a month. Some recipes can be time consuming, though; who has the energy to make their own crust or dice all those veggies? This week's recipe is so simple, it'll make you jump for joy. And we've added a twist: to make this staple even healthier, we swap out the regular home made or store bought crust with an organic spelt crust. Spelt is tasty, high in protein, easier to digest than regular white crust or wheat, and saves you from the chemicals a non-organic crust would contain. Grab these ingredients and meet us back here for the easy preparation! Ingredients: