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Today starts Author Dianne Venetta’s Annual Authors in Bloom Blog Hop. I’m so excited to be participating again this year. And of course, if you’re following and commenting on the ALL the blog posts in the 10 day stop, scroll to the end to see the official rules and how to enter.
I always love Spring and the new opportunities it brings. Did you know I consider Spring my real NEW YEAR?
Why do I consider Spring my “REAL” New Year, well during the winter, things are still a little slow. You are still rendered immobile sometimes by the final threats of severe weather and immobilizing cold and I don’t know about you, but the winter almost always still makes me feel a bit of a grumpy girl. Gotta work on this. I love Spring honestly because I feel my bones and my mind sensing a newness that the earth brings forth, buds, and even thawing my heart and muscles to softer, more pleasant temperatures and attitudes as a result. I also finally have additional daylight hours, rising out of bed just a few minutes earlier to get more done and “get on with it, already!”
What do you like about the Spring?
As we say goodbye to Winter (weather), it is officially Spring by the equinox of course; I have a little recipe you can make that’s still warm and hearty for still cuddling and chilly nights. I’ve been eating this a LOT lately and I’m sad to see it go.
My Chicken Pastry Pie.
Note, I make this very simply, no fuss, no frills. It’s so easy. If you want to do all the frills of egg-wash for the top and a sprinkle of salt, by all means go for it, but I’m here to tell you I make it with THREE ingredients and I don’t use the egg wash at all. Save your eggs for scrambled or boiled eggs and toast in the morning.
INGREDIENTS (just 3 things)
1 Can Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 Rotisserie Chicken – note you can make two pies because one chicken has enough meat for two Pastries.
1 Puff Pastry sheet – Pepperidge Farm sells a box with two sheets.
Heat the oven to 400°F.
Let your pastry sheet be cool (and pliable) but NOT warm so thaw it out in the fridge – DO NOT cut. Open it like a jacket.
In a bowl – pull off the chicken meat less than half the chicken – maybe enough for about 2.5 cups of chicken meat. Cut if you needed but I liked the rustic shredded look
Mix together the pulled chicken meat with the can of soup
Dump the soup and chicken mixture into the center of the pastry sheet – fold and toothpick the side “flaps” of the pastry closed to keep it from busting open while baking
Bake for about 20 – 25 minutes until the pastry is golden brown – remember the rotisserie chicken is fully cooked.
Some things you can do to make this a real Pot Pie
Add vegetables (cauliflower, carrots, peas) – a bag of steam vegetables also from Pepperidge Farm can be added to the soup/chicken mixture. Remember however, you may need to use less chicken so you don’t over stuff the pastry, or
Add Broccoli to the soup/chicken mixture
You could add a side salad since this recipe is like your chicken and bread all in one.
Depending on the chicken you like, I like something with a little more flavor like the garlic rubbed rotisserie chicken
A little more involved but not super hard, but these would also make great appetizers, simply get the puff pastry cups (or wonton wrappers) and spoon the soup/chicken mixture into each one and bake
Have fun with it, make it your own. Depending on portion sizes you cut, it could serve 2-4 people. And that’s also why you can get two of these out of one chicken. Here’s mine before baking.
See another version of this recipe here.
Show pictures if you make this and let me know how it goes over with your family.
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