February 20, 2013

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie

For Valentine's Day we decided to stay in.  It is super expensive to eat out on Valentine's Day around here so we opted for a quiet night in with a bottle of wine, cupcakes and a nice homemade meal.  I decided to make Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie; I had seen this recipe on another blog and figured it looked good enough to give it a try.  It was also super easy to put together and given that it was a slow cocker recipe I threw it together, went to work and everything was essentially ready when I got home.  We ended up splitting the cooking because unlike a 'regular' pot pie this recipe is served over biscuits - so Adam ended up making his delicious homemade buttermilk biscuits to go along with dinner!  It more or less ended up being like a chicken stew served over biscuits but it was so good none the less!
Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie
3 - 4 large bonless chicken breaks
1 large onion
1 cup celery
1.5 - 2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of chicken & herb soup
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 bag frozen vegetables (corn, peas, green beans and carrots)

Grease the slow cocker with 'Pam' ~ place the chicken breasts on the bottom of the slow cooker ~ chop the onion and celery (seperately and set aside) ~ in a large mixing bowl mix the soups, onion and black pepper ~ pour the soup mixture over the chicken ~ place the celery on top of the chicken mixture ~ ocver and allow to cook for 8 - 10 hours ~ about 1 hour before serving shred the chicken (do this in the slow cooker with a fork and knife - the chicken should easily fall apart) ~ add the frozen veggies and stir ~ recover and cook veggies for an additional 45 minutes - 1 hour (less if you turn the slow cooker up to 'high') ~ in the meantime bake your favorite biscuits ~ serve the stew over sliced homemade biscuits.  Enjoy!
The stew/biscuit combo was hands down delicious!  It surprised me that it was THAT good!  And better yet - it easily reheated for lunch the next day.  I will definitely be adding this recipe into the rotation!
Slow cooker chicken pot pie - served over homemade biscuits!

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