My hubby isn't a huge pot pie fan... Maybe it's becuase until last night I had never been able to master the taste that he likes. So I made this dish following the recipe to the T and not giving the name of the meal until the end when Joe was getting his second helping and I asked... "how do you like dinner?" He replied with... "it tastes like Chicken pot pie with out the pie" haha... But he said it was good and my boys both scarffed down 2 bowls each. Everyone loved the croutons. Keep an eye on them in the oven... mine only took 12-15min rather than the 25min suggested. The soup in the bowl was so good I would use it as a filler for a real chicken pot pie... It was excellent!
Chicken Pot Pie Bowls with Puffy Croutons *Pickly Palate
3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced 2 stalks of celery, chopped 1 medium white onion finely diced 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded 1 stick butter (I know, I hear the groans) ½ Cup flour ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 2 cans chicken broth 1 Cup half and half (there go the groans again) ½ Cup low fat sour cream (better?) 1 Cup petite peas, frozen is fine Salt and pepper to taste Pinch of garlic salt, Lawry’s
1 sheet thawed puff pastry 1 egg mixed with 1 Tbsp water ¼ teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1. Heat oil into a large dutch oven or heavy pot. Saute carrots, onion, celery and onion until softened, about 5-8 minutes. Reduce heat to low stir in chicken and simmer.
2. In a separate medium pot, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Slowly whisk in chicken broth and half and half until smooth. Increase heat to high while continually whisking until mixture thickens and almost starts to boil. Reduce heat to low and stir in sour cream and peas. Season to taste with salt, pepper and a pinch of garlic salt (won’t need much). Simmer on low while croutons are cooking.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Gently roll out puff pastry with a rolling pin to even thickness. With pastry brush, brush pastry with egg wash and lightly sprinkle with Cajun seasoning. With pizza cutter, cut into ½ inch squares. Place squares onto a large baking sheet lightly sprayed with cooking spray and bake until puffed and golden brown, about 20-25 minutes. Remove and let cool.
4. Serve in pot pie base in bowls and top with puffy croutons, Enjoy!
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I decided a long time ago that staying home, with complete 24/7 focus on my family, was the career path for me.
I probably laugh more than I should, yell more than I should, and do not stay put anywhere as long as I should...
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President David O. McKay declared: "Motherhood is the greatest potential influence either for good or ill in human life. The mother's image is the first that stamps itself on the unwritten page of the young child's mind. It is her caress that first awakens a sense of security, her kiss, the first realization of affection; her sympathy and tenderness, the first assurance that there is love in the world." (Gospel Ideals, p. 452.) President McKay continues: "Motherhood consists of three principal attributes or qualities: namely, (1) the power to bear, (2) the ability to rear, (3) the gift to love. . . This ability and willingness properly to rear children, the gift to love, and eagerness, yes, longing to express it in soul development, make motherhood the noblest office or calling in the world. She who can paint a masterpiece or write a book that will influence millions deserves the admiration and the plaudits of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters, whose influence will be felt through generations to come, . . . deserves the highest honor that man can give, and the choicest blessings of God." (Gospel Ideals, pp. 453-54.)