Friday, October 9, 2015

20 Freezer Meals: Chicken Pot Pie

Potpies to me are comfort food. There is nothing like digging into a fresh out of the oven potpie. So, I knew I wanted to share my potpie recipe with you all during this series.

I have been making this potpie recipe for years. I love the fact that it is simple to make; however, the flavor is out of this world. I have made this recipe many different ways. I even substituted the chicken one time with beef and it still was really good. Actually, this recipe could be made anyway you would like and I think that is one of the reasons it is my go to recipe.

Usually, I by the precooked chicken from Tyson in the meat section. However, I found chicken thighs on sale one day and decided to use those. All I did was bake the chicken seasoned with salt/pepper and then cut the chicken into chunks. Honestly, this is the way I will prepare this recipe from now on. The flavor profile definitely changed with that one added little step. Plus, it saved money on the overall cost of the meal. Also, you can put any type of vegetable you would like in this potpie. Any frozen vegetable would work in my opinion. This is based solely on your's and your families' preferences.

Now, on to the recipe!

Chicken Pot Pie
20 Freezer Meals
The Busy Cooking Momma

This recipe makes TWO freezer bag/9X13 pan meals.

Ingredients:
6 c chopped, cooked chicken (3 c)
2 pkg (16 oz each) peas and carrots (1 pkg)
1 lb Mexican flavor processed cheese (8 oz)
2 cans cream of chicken soup (1 can)
1 can crescent rolls or dough sheet

In a gallon size freezer bag, add you cooked chicken,

frozen peas and carrots,

cubed processed cheese,

and cream of chicken soup.

Close the bag and remove as much air as possible. Mix the ingredients together to combine. Freeze the bags.

Cooking Directions:
Thaw the bag in the refrigerator overnight. When ready to cook, pour contents into a prepared 9X13 baking dish. Cover with crescent rolls or dough sheet making sure to seal around the edges. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through. Serve and Enjoy!

This is definitely a family favorite in our household. It is also a big favorite for this momma because it goes together quickly (even if you do not have it already made) and only has FIVE ingredients. Winner, Winner, Chicken dinner (LOL)! Remember, you can change the vegetables and cheese flavor based on your preferences. Just make sure that you use frozen vegetables. I know you and your family is going to love this recipe!

I hope you enjoy!!

Love to you all from The Busy Cooking Momma!


Chicken Pot Pie

by The Busy Cooking Momma

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20-25 minutes

Keywords: bake freezer meal entree chicken American

Ingredients (2 9x13 pan meals)

  • 6 c chopped, cooked chicken (3 c)
  • 2 pkg (16 oz each) peas and carrots (1 pkg)
  • 1 lb Mexican flavor processed cheese (8 oz)
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup (1 can)
  • 1 can crescent rolls or dough sheet

Instructions

Directions

1. In a gallon size freezer bag, add the cooked chicken, frozen vegetables, cheese cubes and soup.

2. Close the bag and remove as much air as possible.

3. Mix the ingredients to combine.

4. Freeze the bags.

**Note - If you decide to prepare this in the 9X13 aluminum pan, just add the ingredients to the pan and stir well. Then wrap TWICE with aluminum foil. **

Cooking Directions

1. the bag in the refrigerator overnight.

2. When ready to cook, pour contents into a prepared 9X13 baking dish (unless meal has been prepared in aluminum pan. If so, just cook the meal in the pan it was frozen in).

3. Cover with crescent rolls or dough sheet making sure to seal around the edges.

4. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through.

5. Serve and Enjoy!

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13 comments :

  1. what does the (1 can) after the 2 cans of chicken soup mean? thanks

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    1. The numbers in () are the measurements for ONE meal. The original recipe is for TWO MEALS. I put the other measurements there for anyone who only wanted to make one meal. I hope you enjoy the recipe!!

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  2. This recipe is for two meals that go into two separate bags. One can goes into each bag. Basically anything put into parenthesis is what goes into each bag.

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  3. Do you seal the dough even if you're using the crescent rolls? Or just with the dough sheet?

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    1. Tanya, I would recommend sealing the edges when using both. Especially the seams in the crescent rolls where it is cut. However, it is a matter of preference also. I hope you enjoy!!

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  4. Do you seal the dough even if you're using the crescent rolls? Or just with the dough sheet?

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  6. Is it 2 bags per 9x13 pan?

    Or is it 1 bag per 9x13 pan?

    And would I then only need 1/2 a roll of crescent dough...or is it 1 roll per 1 bag per 1 9x13 pan?
    Thanks!

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    1. Jen, it is one bag per 9x13 pan. And it is one roll of crescent dough per 9x13 pan. I hope you enjoy!!

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    2. Thank you so much! Making this next week...and looking forward to trying some other freezer meals. With an 8 month old at home and my husband and I both working full time...freezer meals are gonna be GREAT to keep us fed and sane :)

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    3. You are very welcome. Freezer meals are my saving grace!!

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  7. Judging that the measurements are for two meals and each meal is in its own bag.... One bag for one pan... As for the dough I'd say one roll but not sure

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    1. The dough is one roll for each pan/bag. I hope you enjoy!!

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