Friday, March 9, 2012

slow cooker chicken pot pie

Thank You real simple magazine for putting this recipe in your recent issue. It was very tasty and super simple to cook. The only suggestion I would make would be to use regular mushrooms...i felt the criminis gave it a slightly woody taste... but still yummo... enjoy

real simple magazine slow cooker creamy chicken pot pie

8 ounces cremini mushrooms, stems trimmed and halved if large
4 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium onion, chopped
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 8)
kosher salt and black pepper
1 sheet puff pastry (half a 17.3-ounce package), thawed
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup frozen green beans
1/3 cup heavy cream


In a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker, mix together the mushrooms, carrots, onion, flour, thyme, bay leaf, and ½ cup water. Place the chicken on top; season with 1 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
Cover and cook until the chicken and vegetables are tender, on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours (this will shorten total recipe time).
Thirty minutes before serving, heat oven to 425° F. Using a 4½-inch cutter or large glass, cut the pastry into 4 circles. Place on a baking sheet and bake until golden, 8 to 10 minutes.
Ten minutes before serving, add the peas, green beans, cream, and ½ teaspoon salt to the chicken mixture and stir to combine. Cover and cook on high or low until heated through, 5 to 10 minutes more. To serve, place the chicken mixture in bowls and top with the pastry rounds.

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