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Chicken Pot Pie with spinach

Chicken Pot Pie with spinach

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Introduction

Chicken Pot Pie with spinach is a delicious and healthy meal that’s perfect for any day of the week. It’s quick to make, too! Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

Chicken Pot Pie with spinach

  • 1 package pre-made pie dough
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3/4 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 11/2 cup heavy cream
  • 6 cups cooked and chopped chicken breast
  • 3 cups fresh spinach leaves

1 package pre-made pie dough

The first step is to make a pie crust. You can buy pre-made pie dough or you can make your own. Either way, it’s easy—just roll out the dough and cut into circles using a cookie cutter or glass. Then use those same circle cutters to cut out small pieces of dough for each corner of the pan that will hold your potatoes and chicken (or whatever else you decide).

While waiting for these to cook, preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius).

2 Tablespoons olive oil

2 Tablespoons olive oil

This is a great fat to use in cooking, baking and dressing. Olive oil contains monounsaturated fats, which have been shown to lower blood cholesterol levels and promote heart health.

1/2 cup sliced celery

To make the filling, cook the chicken in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook until it is white throughout and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly before shredding with two forks into bite-size pieces (you can also use a food processor).

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients for the filling, including salt and pepper to taste; set aside until ready to assemble your pie.

1 cup sliced carrots

1 cup sliced carrots

I like to use frozen carrots for this recipe because they’re already chopped and ready to go. If you’re using fresh, just peel them and slice into thin rounds. You can also chop them into small pieces if you prefer.

1 onion, diced

1 onion, diced

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 green bell pepper, diced

2 cloves garlic (or 2 teaspoons garlic powder)

2 tablespoons butter or margarine (I use Earth Balance)

2 cloves minced garlic

Garlic is a common ingredient in many recipes. It’s good for your immune system, and has anti-inflammatory properties that can help with pain and discomfort.

3/4 teaspoon salt, divided

Add the salt and pepper to a small bowl. Stir until well combined.

1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided

You can use any type of pepper for this recipe, but I recommend using a blend of red and green peppers.

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

2 Tablespoons flour

Flour is a type of flour that you can use in cooking, baking and making gravy. There are many different types of flour including:

  • All-purpose flour (AP)
  • Bread flour (Bread)
  • Cake flour (Cake)

2 cups chicken stock

The chicken stock is what makes your pie taste so good. If you’re short on time or don’t want to make it from scratch, use 2 cups water instead of the vegetable or beef stocks—or even better, combine them!

You can also use a bouillon cube in place of the vegetable stock. Whichever you choose will depend on what kind of flavor profile you like best; if it’s something that doesn’t have much flavor (like corn), then using bouillon cubes might not be necessary at all.

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

  • Heavy cream is a dairy product made from milk. It’s the thickest of all dairy products, and it’s used in many recipes, including desserts.
  • You can find heavy cream at your local grocery store or specialty shop. Some brands will have “whipping” listed on the packaging, which means they’re especially high-quality and should be used for this recipe.

6 cups cooked and chopped chicken breast (about 3-4 medium chicken breasts)

You can use frozen or leftover chicken breasts, as well as rotisserie chicken. If you want to make it from scratch, cut up a whole chicken and use the pieces for this recipe. You’ll need:

  • 3 cups cooked and chopped spinach (about 10 ounces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

To prepare: In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients except spinach. Mix well so that all ingredients are evenly distributed throughout the mixture; top with additional salt if desired (it’s not necessary). Stir in spinach until completely coated with sauce mixture.

3 cups fresh spinach leaves (about 4 oz.)

You can use fresh spinach or frozen, but don’t use canned or dried. The texture of the cooked spinach will be too soft.

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Conclusion

This Chicken Pot Pie with spinach is a great way to use up leftover chicken, and it’s sure to become a family favorite. It’s easy enough for kids to make too!

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