Thursday, December 8, 2011

Chicken Pot Pie Cups

I'm sharing another recipe today from the latest Gooseberry Patch cookbook, Rush Hour Recipes. I wanted to make sure I shared a couple of recipes from different parts of the book. If you missed the Better than Brownie recipe, be sure to check that one out.
Suppertime is probably one of the most challenging meals of the day for most folks. After getting the kids off to school in the morning,  a long day at work, running errands and running the kids around to all their activities, the last thing you usually take the time to think about is what's for supper until everyone starts complaining that they are hungry.
So when I saw the chapter on 5-ingredient Favorites, I knew I had
 to share one of these recipes with y'all.
Do you see my little scribble in there? I'm not one of those folks who thinks cookbooks are Bibles. In my mind, they are meant to be scribbled in. How else will I remember my changes for next time? Besides, if my child grows up and looks through all of my old cookbooks, he'll see his Momma's handwriting in there and maybe remember back on the time I made these foods for him.

Anyhoo, I decided to go with Mini Chicken Pot Pies.  We love Chicken Pot Pies round here. One day soon I'll have to share my recipe that I make from scratch. I usually reserve that meal for a day when we are all off work and I have time to do it up right.
Seriously, we could eat pot pies a few times a week and never get bored. 
So this here was a perfect recipe for us.
Ingredients:
1 (7.5 oz.) tube refrigerated biscuits 
1 cup cooked chicken, diced
1 (10.75 oz.) can Cream of Chicken Soup
2/3 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
*1/2 cup frozen peas & carrots 
Directions:
(Before I got started, I boiled 2 small chicken breasts and then diced them up into chunks)
Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Spray 10 muffin cups with nonstick vegetable spray. Place a biscuit in each muffin cup; press down and 1/4 of the way up the sides.
In a bowl, combine remaining ingredients; stir until well blended.
Spoon chicken mixture into biscuit cups, filling about 3/4 full.
I overfilled some of my cups and the mixture did bubble over a bit but it didn't affect the taste at all  and it was still easy to get the pot pies out.
Bake for about 15 minutes (until bubbly and biscuits are golden).
Makes 4 to 5 servings (2 pot pies each).
Cook's Review: The frozen peas and carrots are not in the original recipe. I added them in because we enjoy veggies in our pot pies but they are optional in this.  My family enjoyed this meal and I enjoyed it even more because it was so incredibly easy to throw together. I might even try some different kind of cheese next time just to see how we enjoy the different combination of flavors. Serve with a small salad and you have a nice, easy meal that everyone will appreciate.  Also, if you have a large family, you may want to double this recipe. My husband gobbled up 4 all by himself!

Enjoy!
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Recipe submitted by Amy Hunt of Traphill, NC and can be found on page 27.



27 comments:

Mama J said...

These are so cute. I'm such a sucker for anything baked in a muffin cup. (And I think my kids are too!) :)

Rustown Mom said...

I think these are definitely going on the menu for next week. My 13 yr old announced he would like to start the cooking around here - the angels sang. But I need some recipes and this sounds like the ticket!

Val said...

This looks fantastic for those week night meals that you want to be quick and satisfying at the same time. I love the idea of preparing them in a muffin pan, brilliant! Would love to hear more about your recipe from scratch too :)

The Mom Chef said...

Yum, this does look very tasty and easy to make. I love this kind of dish on those busy evenings.

Cookbooks are made for altering here too. I always mark mine up after I've made something. :)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I am going to try these!!

Parsley Sage said...

I like the sound of this cookbook! Perfect for a working wifey :) These minis look amazing! Well done!

Buzzed

The Better Baker said...

OHMYWORD! I've not seen a simple recipe like this one. We ate out this week...hubby hadn't eaten for 48 hours because of a 'test' at the hospital...so he was really hungry. We BOTH ordered chicken pot pie - such comfort food. I will be making this soon. Sounds wondermous!

Cara said...

I think my boys would love this - thanks for sharing! I do the same thing with my cookbooks - they are all scribbled in and marked with dates/comments/changes. We have a few recipes that my mom had done that with, and I love seeing her handwriting and comments when looking through one of her old books! :-)

Krista said...

These are too cute! I love this cook book. Can't wait to get a copy.

Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week, and Merry Christmas!

Everyday Mom's Meals

Julie said...

Love your blog, and this receipe looks yummy. Here in Australia there is not a product to replace the frozen 'biscuits' is it a pastry, or more like a bread dough, I'm sure I can come up with a substitute if you can describe the biscuits a little. Thanks Julie xx

The Country Cook said...

Hi Julie,

Biscuits here are not like a pastry but not exactly like bread. They are kinda their own creature. And it's funny because I've never had to explain what a biscuit is to someone..lol. You can make your own from scratch. We like biscuits here with everything; sausage gravy, butter and jam, etc. etc. You can make your own from scratch fairly easily! Here is a simple recipe for them:
2 cups self-rising flour, plus more for dusting
1 tablespoon granulated sugar (caster)
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream (I believe this would be double cream in your part of the world)

Directions
Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, and cream until the dough forms a ball. Turn the dough out onto a surface dusted with additional flour. Fold the dough in 1/2 and knead 5 to 7 times, adding just enough flour to keep dough from sticking to your hands. Gently roll out dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Using a 3-inch round cutter coated with flour, cut dough into biscuits. Place on baking sheet coated with cooking spray, leaving at least 1-inch between each biscuit. Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.

Anonymous said...

Wow made this for dinner tonight! Incredible. I used Grands buttermilk biscuits. I also used a rotisserie chicken. My son just loved them, he ate way too many of them! LOL I loved too. Quick and easy and easy clean up as well!!! A must try.

The Country Cook said...

I love that you used rotisserie chicken - I bet that tasted so good in this!! Thank you so much for letting me know how it turned out for you. I'm SO happy you liked this one!

Anonymous said...

I've been making something similiar to this for years, called "Bar B Cups" using the bisquits(now use Grands NEW Honey Butter biscuits). Made with hamburger meat, barbecue sauce & brown sugar. Sprinkle with cheese for last 5 mins. Can't wait to do this with chicken!! Thanks!! -M

The Country Cook said...

Oh I love the idea of BBQ and ground beef with this! Thank you for the idea - will definitely try it!

wynnebaer said...

Made these over the weekend and the family loved them.

The Country Cook said...

Thank you so much for letting me know! So happy you liked these!!

Joan said...

Made this recipe and it was so good, quick and easy too!

Leesy said...

I was just posting some ideas for mini cups on my blog, I honestly forgot all about this nice little convience item until I read the gooseberry patch challenge this week.

I have a ton of ideas to use the cups with, just about any left overs can me turned into mini pies or "cups" I am planning on making a variety of these for my sister's summer school she will be having. I got some ideas from the kids on what they like so I will be posting the recipes as I get them. When you get time please check out my blog
http://leesyslife.blogspot.com/2012/05/taco-cups.html

Alyssa Frost said...

Oh my husband would LOVE this recipe! He's always asking for chicken pot pi but its just so much work! I will definitely make this for him.

I totally agree with writing down your alterations in the cookbooks. I truly treasure finding marked up recipes in my grandmothers and moms cookbooks- I love knowing how they made it better. HOWEVER I do write a lot ( and highlight) in my bible. I mostly highlight verses that really speak to me or impressions I get when reading Someday when my grandchildren read my bible they'll know how treasured it was and what I believed.

Anonymous said...

what a great idea and we love pot pies also..I can eat them a couple times a week. these are home made and easy although I wouldn't mind the recipe for yours from scratch to see how difficult it would be to try that. I did make 1 that a chef made and it was tasty but the crust came out too thick and although i love it my bf didn't like the crust that thick. ty for sharing, Eva Nagy
babidoll2012@gmail.com

Just me :) said...

How well do these freeze? My husband is a vegetarian and I won't eat 10 in one sitting :). Can I freeze the leftovers then nuke them when I want to eat some?

Anonymous said...

I made these a while ago and never did get to comment but they were positively delish and EASY!
You never disappoint!
sharon
shana1035a@aol.com

Anonymous said...

we have made these fore years and my mom made them way back when but we called it chicken in a biscuit only she used something called veg all in a can for the vegies, we add chopped cooked potatoes and frozen vegies ,never knew there was a recipe for it. But they are a wonderful quick meal

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to making these tonight with my almost 5 yr old daughter. She loves to try and help me with dinner and this is a great recipe for her skill level (except for the chicken boiling part, of course ;) )
She also tends to eat more of dinner when it's something that she's "made."
Have a blessed day!
TheirMommyHisWife

Judy F said...

I made this last night for dinner with a side salad and fresh corn on the cob! My husband and I loved it! We are never disappointed with your recipes! Thanks for sharing!

srasmoo Rasmussen said...

My favorite meal as a kid was my mom's fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy. But this casserole might be my future fav!