Our children were always in sports and I was not one of the parents who made their children help a lot in the kitchen. I felt that they had already been at school all day and then soccer, baseball, basketball or football practice so when they got home I wanted them to be in a peaceful place and have dinner. Then homework. That was enough for any person in a day. This has its pros and cons…..
When my oldest daughter Amy got married she asked me for a few of my easiest recipes so she would have something to cook for her new husband. Since I didn’t write recipes down at that time and she had not spent time in the kitchen she had no idea of how to cook. I could only get four together for her and this is one of them. It is so easy to do and has a lot of flavor. You can do cut outs with the extra dough tha is left over from the pie top. This recipe held her over for a little while and now she has learned to cook well. Maybe she will let me share her shrimp tacos with you soon.
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Easy Chicken Pie:
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast
2 refrigerated pie dough, the flat type that is rolled up
3 cups of frozen mixed veggies (whatever you like)
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
1 teaspoon of thyme
1 egg and a little water for an egg wash
Salt and pepper
Boil chicken and then chop it up into bite size pieces. In a large bowl mix chicken, veggies, cream of chicken soup, thyme and salt and pepper. Roll out pie dough in pie pan and form to the pan. Pour all of the chicken mixture into pie shell. Take the other pie dough and cover chicken mixture. Cut off excess. Take your fingers and smush the pie dough together or a fork. If you would like, you can make an egg wash with 1 egg and ¼ cup of water. Take a pastry brush and paint the top of the pie lightly. I only do the egg wash when I cut out decorative things to put on top. You then cook for 35 to 40 minutes on 350*. The pie should be bubbling when you pull it out. If the outside crust looks like it is getting too brown, take a piece of foil and cut a hole in the center. Place loosely over the pie. This way the center will still get brown. And yes you can do cut outs with the leftover dough to make it look really pretty!
This is a great comfort food to have on the cold days of winter.