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Quick Chicken Pot Pie




Tonight I came home from work and my husband and I went for a walk around our town. By the time we got home, it was 7 pm and I didn’t know what we were going to have for dinner. We had a roasted chicken and gravy a couple of days ago and we had leftovers. There was about  1/2 of the chicken left, maybe a little more. I had Bisquick, frozen pearl onions (in the freezer since last Christmas), a can of peas (you can use any vegetable you have leftover, canned or frozen) and a can of whole peeled potatoes, which I cut into quarters. I cut  the chicken from the bones and picked it clean and cut it up into bite sized pieces. I put the chicken into a casserole dish along with the peas, 3/4 of the bag of onions, potatoes and 1 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper and a tsp. of dried thyme(optional) and 1 tsp. of poultry seasoning. If you don’t have the poultry seasoning, that is okay. It just gives it a little extra flavor. I heated up the leftover gravy and added chicken broth. I melted 2 Tbsp. of butter in a small saucepan, stirred in 2 heaping Tbsp. of flour and cooked it over medium heat for a couple of minutes stirring constantly. 
I then added it to the broth/gravy mixture and stirred until thickened. If  it is not thick enough, add some flour to a small amount of water, mix and add to the gravy mixture. I poured the mixture over the chicken and vegetables.
I then made the recipe for dumplings from the side of the Bisquick box, it took about 2 minutes, and put spoonfuls of dough on top of the casserole ingredients.
I put it into a preheated 425F oven for about 15 to 20 minutes

This literally took 40 minutes including cooking time.                                                                                                                                                                                            


Quick Tip: When there is a sale on canned vegetables, I always stock up on potatoes and vegetables. Also, if you have chicken and beef broth, vegetable broth if you are a vegetarian, one or more,  Basmati, wild or arborio rice, pasta, canned tomatoes, jarred sauce, shredded cheese, tortillas, canned beans such as small white, garbanzo and black beans, dried oragano, basil and thyme, onions and garlic on hand, you can make or enhance a quick meal and even a quick appetizer.

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