What’s Cooking? cheating chicken pot pie

I love a good chicken pot pie. But I hate making pie crust. Yes, I can make them, but I prefer not to.

So I do this instead.

This makes 6 mini loaves, and I promise to add pictures the next time I make them!

Cheating Chicken Pot Pie

1/4 cup butter

1/2 med onion diced

1/4 cup flour

1/2 tsp of poultry seasoning

1 cup chicken broth

1 cup milk (or milk alternative)

1 cup shredded chicken

1 cup frozen peas and carrots (or 1 can)

3/4 cup of Bisquick

3/4 cup of milk (or milk alternative)

1 egg

Now while I use real butter,  but I don’t use real milk. I use oat milk, and to be honest, no one knew a difference.

Also, where it calls for 1 cup of chicken broth and 1 cup of milk? Use your best judgment. Flour is a funny thing, some times it takes more or less liquid. If you need more, add more. If you need less, use less. If you want more chicken broth than milk, then make it happen. It is YOUR dinner, so you’re good!

First, let’s saute up those onions. Melt your butter in a med size skillet and add your onions. Saute until tender.

Add flour and poultry seasoning. You can add salt and pepper at this point, but I usually forget, and the broth is usually pretty salty.

Bring to a boil.

Now here is a sticky point. Boil this kind of thickish goo for at least a min. They say you can do it longer to develop the taste and the color, but that is up to you. Just make sure it is at least 1 min.

Next, add that broth and milk. Bring to a boil. You want it to thicken, but not so much that it is like the goo from the rue you made. It needs to be like gravy here. At this point, you add more liquid if you need to get it to the right consistency.

Look there! You just made gravy! I am so proud of you!

Add in the chicken and the veggies, mix it well, and set it aside.

Now onto the crusty part

Mix up the Bisquick, milk, and egg in a mixing bowl.  I get spicy sometimes and add a bit of poultry seasoning there too. Just cause I can!

Don’t beat it; mix until it’s all together.

Now, here is the thing. I use mini loaf pans.  Not everyone has these, so cupcake tins work just as well. Use what you have. Just keep in mind I do not know how many cupcake sizes come from this recipe. Sorry.

Grease the tin well with Pam, butter, or whatever you have on hand.

Add a spoonful of your Bisquick mixture to each.

Grab your chicken mixture and add a spoonful of that in next.

Then another spoonful of the Bisquick mix.

Continue till you run out of ingredients.

Ohh, doesn’t that look good?

Now pop it in the oven at 375 for about 20 to 25 min. It will be golden brown on top.

Take it out of the oven and enjoy!

 

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