Recipe by Aquaholic's Anonymous
My son wanted some of my homemade chicken pot pie, I do not like chicken pot pie, so I decided to try something different. It was AWESOME! and my husband and son ate almost all of it! A MUST TRY.. many variety and optional add-ins and substitutions are included (**STEPS 12- 21 ARE OPTIONAL! NOT A MUST!) as we have used and fixed this many ways. Hope you enjoy. Please share your thoughts. PACK & TAKE WITH YOU, GREAT FINGER FOODS FOR KIDS, sac lunches, OR great OFFICE PARTY food, pot luck dinner, church meals, even HOLIDAYS!!
Top Review by StacyMD187373
The concept was interesting to me so thought I'd make up a half batch. Mine didn't turn out muffin-like and definitely not a grab and go meal. Not sure if I did something wrong? They were tasty, just didn't quite make what was advertised. Not leaving stars in case I did something wrong...I did make in a regular muffin tin. May try again at another time b/c they were tasty.
- 2 cups chicken
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 (15 1/2 ounce) can cream of chicken soup (or 2 small or 1 cream of chicken AND 1 cream of mushroom soup)
- 1⁄2 cup onion, finely diced
- 2 cups mixed vegetables, your choice of vegetables see varieties listed in directions
- 1 cup self-rising flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1⁄4 cup butter, melted (or 4 oz.)
Directions See How It's Made
- I used a mini loaf pan and mini muffin pan for these.
- Mix all filling ingredients together in a bowl or if you would like to have some to pour over a loaf or three, mix in a medium pan.
- Chicken can be diced, chopped, or just pulled off the bone, but make sure the chicken is boneless.
- Chicken broth can be canned or the juices from the baked chicken, which I prefer.
- VEGGIES! you can use carrots, peas, green beans, corn, peppers, etc.
- Use a spoon to dip chicken filling into pans or whatever baking dish you are using.
- Mix the crust (flour, milk, melted butter, and seasonings of your choice) ingredients.
- Pour mixture over chicken. I do not stir it. The mixture down in the juice will make the dumplings and rise up to make the crust.
- Bake mini-muffins about 30 minutes at 350 until the middle of the loaves start to bubble. 45 minutes for Loaves, and 1 hour for 9x13 baking pan. If you make the mini muffins keep an eye on them as they cook quicker. When I bake the 9x13 dish it usually takes about an hour. just check for golden brown tops, they're done.
- Take out of the oven and let them set for about 5 minutes. PACK & TAKE WITH YOU, GREAT FINGER FOODS FOR KIDS, sac lunches, OR great OFFICE PARTY food, pot luck dinner, church meals, even HOLIDAYS!
- ALL FOLLOWING STEPS: ARE OPTIONAL, IDEAS, TRIED AND TRUE variations. To help clear up any questions you may have.
- I have seen recipes with the veg-all cans used; I just do not like the flavors.
- I use 1 or 2 cans of the baby carrots; they are in a silver can, not sure of the brand, it's the only kind my husband and daughter will eat. *- as much as you want and the types you like. We use canned green beans, freezer corn (which I saute with the onions). I use red potatoes, silver canned baby carrots. Sounds like a lot but it's not. It's very easy to make and never lasts very long with my family around.
- I have some pictures posted that have the remaining chicken filling that would not fit in the pans, cooking on the stove. I did not want it to go to waste and thought I would fix it to go over the top of the loaves/muffins as a gravy. Sadly, I didn't fix enough, for they wanted more!
- *You can substitute canned chicken (I have used 2 (12.5 oz) cans before and it was still delish!
- I do NOT boil any type of chicken (thanks to my daughter). I bake the chicken. NO boiling of chicken in of chicken in our home. I bake it with about 1 Tablespoon butter, lemon pepper, garlic salt, and about 1 teaspoon of honey; cover with foil paper; bake until tender.
- Whichever seasonings you would like can be added to the crust (flour mixture) or the chicken. I do not add any to the filling as the filling has more than enough.
- I almost mince the onions because the kids do not like them but we do :) so I saute mine and my husband's, but that is optional.
- I put 1/2 with diced jalapenos, a little tip for the spice lovers.
- (If you do not have cream of chicken soup you can use 14 oz of milk. I have used 1-15 oz can cream of chicken and 1-15 oz can cream of mushroom-BOTH delicious.
- If you find other ideas for add-ins, please leave a comment to help other food lovers enjoy this great recipe in other ways.