Foodie Friday…Fabulously Easy Chicken Pot Pie

This fabulous recipe comes to you from my sister, Mariellen. She’s a great cook and said that everyone loves this recipe. It’s a deconstructed chicken pot much easier than making a crust. I gave it a try and it was DELISH!! Super simple and quick!

10 oz. bag frozen vegetables (no need to thaw them)
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup chopped onion (chopped frozen works great)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
14 oz. can chicken broth
2/3 cup milk
3 cups cooked chicken cubed…about 5 boneless skinless breasts depending on size (I sear roasted mine, but you could just pick up ready-made roasted at TJ’s)
1/4 cup finely grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese (I used parmesan because that’s what I had)
1 1/2 tsp. chicken bouillon granules
1 roll Pillsbury old-fashioned buttermilk biscuits

(this first part is pretty much like a basic Bechamel sauce with onions added…a good base for so many recipes)
Melt butter in a pan and add chopped onion. Mix in flour, salt & pepper a little bit at a time until well combined. Slowly add chicken broth, stirring ’til well combined, then add milk. Cook over medium heat until mixture thickens – don’t worry, it doesn’t get really thick, it just thickens a bit.

Add veggies, chicken, parmigiano (add more to taste) and chicken bouillon granules. Keep warm on low heat (thin with more broth if necessary) while you cook the biscuits.

Bake biscuits according to directions on the package. When done, slice them in half horizontally (you’ll have two round biscuits) and place in a bowl. Spoon chicken/veggie mixture over the warm biscuits and serve immediately. Top with more Parmigiano if desired.

(note…you can also use a cookie cutter and make a little decorative top out of one of the biscuits or some puffed pastry…as I did in the top pic)

If you want to get creative at your Oscar party this weekend, do as my other sister, JoAnn, is doing and make La La Lasagna and Manchester by the Ceasar salad. Let’s carry her theme even further…”Moonlight” Margarita, Calamari (Arrival), Jalebi (Lion), Galaxy Ice Cream (Hidden Figures)?? Have fun with it…and…as Mariellen always says when we’re ready to eat her delicious meals…

Bon Appetit!

You cannot direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails!

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