Drool worthy yet so simple…it can only be Bisquick potpie!
Here is the scenario. You drove to Monroe and back to pick up 2 of your kids from your mother in law. You have been up since 5 because your husband and youngest were up insanely early to go turkey hunting. You are wiped out. You know these little people you are raising and your biggest baby (mine is called Big Daddy) are going to have to eat something. Ya’ll ate out last night and the budget does not allow another meal splurge (keeping it real people, that is all…no money tree growing in our yard and going out to eat with 4 kids is expensive no matter where you go). You have some cooked chicken breasts in the fridge, so what now? Yeah, this is not a hypothetical scenario. That was me last night. Ya’ll know when you are feeding a hungry bunch of monkeys that you have to think on your feet and fast. If the natives get restless, they may rebel. Cannot have that. Keep them fed. And so I do. When mommy is tired and kiddos are hungry, Bisquick potpie is always a good fast choice. Yes, yes, it has Bisquick in it. Bisquick has preservatives, gluten or whatever in it. You can always take the high road and make your own…or suck it up and use the flipping Bisquick already in the pantry. That is what I did. I don’t tend to stand on the high ground when it comes to feeding my kids. I like the middle ground. It is solid, grounded in tradition and allows me to keep my ever fleeting grip on reality. So if you are like me and love you some middle ground, keep reading. Ok, we all here? Alright! This potpie is so warm, comforting, filling and fast to throw together. Added bonus, there are veggies (canned, yes) in there. The kids are so preoccupied with the buttery tasty crust that they actually get a veggie in their pie holes, I mean, precious little mouths. he he he. 🙂 I am so kidding. Unless you thought it was funny then I was dead serious. Wink Wink! So, if you want to know how to get a good meal on the table fast, this is the post for you. ~AMB
Bisquick Chicken Potpie
Stuff you need for the filling~
1 chicken breast, cooked and cut up into 1 inch pieces
1 cup of peas and carrots (I use a small can, drained)
1 cup cooked potatoes (I use a half of a regular size can because they don’t make the small cans…get on that Del Monte)
1 can cream of chicken soup (I have used cream of celery and I rather it that way)
1 cup Bisquick mix
1/2 cup milk
What to do with the stuff~
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. In a 9″ pie dish or round dish, combine soup, chicken, and veggies. Now, in a separate bowl, combine Bisquick, milk and eggs. Pour this over the the chicken/veggie mixture. Pop it in the oven for about 25 minutes or until crust is nice and brown. *I double the recipe for the crust usually because my kiddos really like it.
He loves this potpie. His sweet smile gives it away. He had 2 helpings.
Double the crust means double the smiles around the table (for about 5 minutes then chaos resumes…but I take what I can get)