Now, normally Chicken pot pie wouldn't necessarily go together. But today they do. Cause I'm gonna give you my super top secret recipe! (Well, its not super top secret, but that just makes it sound better eh!?)
And I made my mom a wrestling shirt for the Bush Brawl this year. She's going to wear it all week I think!
OK... BEST EVER CHICKEN POT PIE! (Notice a trend here?)
Gather your ingredients:
*Two or three boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I have to use frozen because I live in Kotzebue and we don't have fresh Chicken breasts available...cheap ah?)
*A can of corn (Or a handful of frozen/fresh organic corn if you have it available, I don't!)
*A handful of frozen/fresh peas
*A few carrots (Yes, my carrots look all lame cause I thought I had carrots, and it turns out I only had a few baby carrots left, but that'll have to do for now!)
*A half of one onion
*A can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
*Two pie crusts (Notice I'm using pilsbury ready made, because if my mom isn't eating it, no one cares if I use ready made! If you want a recipe, CLICK HERE for a great recipe from Tundra Gypsy, and check out her knitting and crafting and baking...yum!)
Cut up your carrots and throw them in a pot.
Cut up your chicken and throw it in the pot with the carrots. Fill with just enough water to cover and boil until the chicken is done. Your carrots will still be slightly crunchy, which is best, in my opinion!
Slice up the onion and place in another pot. Cook until translucent.
Add the Cream of Mushroom Soup, about 3/4 of a can of water, the corn and peas to the onion pot. Boil until nice and bubbly. (Note: I noticed that Campbell's Cream of Mushroom has MSG (GASP!) in it. And I can't eat that, so now I'm gong to have to make a roux for my chicken pot pie, but that's ok, five more minutes is OK!)
Drain the chicken and carrots, then add to the Cream of Mushroom pot, or vice versa, if your pot is too small.
Place a pie crust on the bottom of your pie pan, fill with the chicken mixture, careful not to overfill. Place the other crust on top and fold the top crust over the bottom to seal in the chicken mixture. Poke vent holes on top.
Bake for 35-40 minutes at 355 degrees, or until the top is browned. I let mine set out for about ten minutes before we eat it, but if I didn't stand there with a wooden spoon swatting away grubby, hungry fingers, we would eat it before then.
OK, now for the SHIRT recipe!
Get a shirt. Get some freezer paper. Get some fabric paint.
Draw your design onto the paper side of the freezer paper.
Cut it out with an exacto knife.
Iron it onto your shirt, plasticy side down.
Let it cool.
Paint on top of the paper with your fabric paint.
Let paint dry.
Peel off freezer paper.
Bring shirt to your mom at work.
(Koy is my son, who is 14 and wrestling this weekend here in Kotzebue. "Aana" means Grandmother. My mom is Koy's Aana. And she graduated from this school in 1974.)
Make sure the back is painted too!
OK, now whatever you can draw and cut out, you can make into a shirt!
Now go make yourself a Chicken Pot Pie shirt! :) Enjoy!