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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie Recipe #LittleChef

I have mentioned from my  Fitness and Fashion blog that I received a coupon to try Hello Fresh. It's a food subscription company that deliver fresh ingredients right to your door. The coupon was a 50% discount off a box so I wanted to see if we will like it.  I only got the three meals a week for two people.  We are not big eaters so  the meal for two is actually  enough for the four of us.  My daughter got inspired that everything was in the box so she volunteered to cook us dinner.  She chose the  Skillet Chicken Pot Pie.  
Now that she's ten, I give her freedom to  explore in the kitchen by herself although I am still worried that she might  get burned or  cut herself but I guess, she won't learn if I won't let her.  I am just  glad that she shows interest in cooking at an early age unlike me who hated cooking when I was younger.  In fact, I only learned to love cooking when I became a wife and Mom.
But anyway, here is the recipe for this.
Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breast
  • 4 oz of green peas
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 chicken stocks concentrate
  • 1/4 oz thyme
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3/4 cup four
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1tsp olive oil

Preparation:


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  Halve, peel, and finely dice the onion.  Finely dice the celery.  Peel and finely dice the carrot.  Mince or grate the garlic.  Strip the thyme from the stems and roughly chop the leaves.
  • Heat 2 tbsp butter in a medium oven-proof pan over medium heat.   Add the celery, onion, carrot, garlic, and thyme to the pan and cook for 10 minutes, stirring  occasionally, until very soft.  Season with salt and pepper.
  • Make the biscuit dough.  IN a medium bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup flour, 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.  Gently stir in 1/3 cup heavy cream until a very shaggy dough form.  Sprinkle your counter with  1 tablespoon flour, then turn the mixture out onto the counter and briefly  knead into a ball.  Press into 1 inch thick disk, wrap with plastic, and place in the freezer to chill.  
  • Make the gravy.  Sprinkle  2 tablespoon flour over the vegetable in the pan. Stir to combine  and cook for 1 minute.  Very slowly whisk 2 cups water and the chicken stock concentrate into the pan.  Bring to a boil. then reduce to a simmer for 8 minutes, until very thick.  Taste and season with salt and pepper.  Remove from the heat.  

  • Cook the chicken.  While the gravy simmers, heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium high heat.  Season the chicken breast on all sides with salt and pepper.  Add the chicken to the pan and cook for 5 minutes  per side  until cooked through.  Set aside to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Form the biscuits. Remove the biscuit dough from the freezer and  place onto a lightly floured surface.  Lightly pressed into a 3/4  inch thick square.   Cut into  4 quarters.
  • Finish the pot pie.  Dice the chicken into  1/2 inch cubes.  Fold the chicken and peas into the gravy.  Top the mixture with the biscuits.  Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until the biscuits are puffed and golden brown.
Shadow Shots
Below is a video that I recorded of my daughter when she was five years old  talking about  wanting to be a chef when she grows up.  She used to get upset when I cook and she is not invited.

32 sumptuous burps..:

Elizabeth O. said...

That's really awesome. I love cooking and would like to give this a try. I'm happy that your daughter loves cooking, I hope she pursues it!

Ralph said...

This looks great - too many commercial pot pies have way too much crust and not enough filling. The girls in your home know how to make a proper pot pie. Do I need a reservation?

nova hedges said...

She is indeed very serious on cooking the food, you have one talented chef there.

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe. I live in the south, so I am so appreciative of any recipe that incorporates biscuits.

Masshole Mommy said...

Isn't is awesome when the kids help out in the kitchen? It's such a great thing for them to learn at a young age!

Jeannette said...

We have a rule in our kitchen that our son will have to make one meal a week, because I want him to know how to cook when he is on his own.

Kaitlin Ryan said...

Wow - this looks so good! My husband loves pot pies! I think I will have to try this for dinner!

Miles L. said...

This should be a great recipe to try. I haven’t tried to cook skillet chicken pot pie before.

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

Your daughter is amazing! I guess when a child shows interest in something early on, we must support it and help her develop the skills for it. Thanks for the recipe for Chicken Pot Pie.

LifeAsAConvert said...

This looks good! I think the favorite part for me is the filling. This one looks perfect.

Liz Mays said...

Yum, I do love recipes like this in the winter. This is such a cool new way to make chicken pot pie.

Ricci said...

I love Chicken Pot Pie and this recipe looks delish!! I love that your daughter is helping you cook!!

Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey said...

That looks good! It's so cool that she's able to help you now in the kitchen and so amazing of you to let her explore and learn.

Victoria Heckstall said...

I never try to cook pot pies. I would love to but i don't know how to start. I'm so glad you share this.

Ourfamilyworld said...

Her Chicken Pot Pie looks delicious! It's important kids learn how to cook at an early age. The twins are only four, but I get them to help in the preparations.

Lynndee said...

So nice to see your daughter working in the kitchen. :) Looks yummy sis! The hubs is a big fan of chicken pot pies.

Ann B said...

This looks amazing. I will have to get the ingredients i need to make it this weekend.

Chelsea said...

This looks so yummy! I love that your little one wants to be a chef! Super cutie!

Sicorra Richardson said...

I love chicken pot pies. So cool to have your daughter in the kitchen learning how to cook. Great life skill for her to have.

Rika Agustini said...

I love chicken pot pie! It's one of my comfort foods. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe

Ashley Whipple said...

I love that your daughter is in the kitchen! I need to get my kids cooking more.

Erica Brooks said...

I'll have to try this recipe. I usually bake my pot pies in the oven.

Bonnie Gowen said...

This looks really good. I have always liked chicken pot pies. They are so good.

Christy Garrett said...

This looks delicious. I haven't had chicken pot pie in a long time. I think it's super important to teach kids how to cook. My 4 year old helps prepare things.

Ryan Escat said...

What a healthy recipe. Your daughter looks good in cooking by the way i would love to try your recipe. Glad you share it.

Crystal said...

This looks super yummy! What a great dish for dinner and it looks hearty with everything you need all in one meal!

Jacqui Odell said...

This sounds pretty yummy!!! I love that you got a little helper in the kitchen with you.

Lisa Rios said...

My goodness, that looks like a wonderful recipe with lots of healthy ingredients with chicken & green peas being my favorites. Your daughter looks very much involved & I would love to try out the recipe at home.

Becka M said...

My ten year old has gotten interested in cooking too and I was a little resistant at first in letting her but it also dawned on me that I needed to let her learn or she would be like me and trying to learn to cook as an adult.

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg now this is some food porn if I don't say so myself!!!! I need this in my life like right now! Yummy

Ashleigh Walls said...

We have thought about ordering from here before. Now that I see one of the meals it looks so delicious!

krystal said...

We like our HEllo Fresh boxes. They are really good and easy to prepare. I love using them!

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