Deconstructed Chicken Pot Pie

I love comfort food dishes, but they can take quite a bit of time to make. And sometimes after a long day, all you want is a comforting meal without having to put forth all that effort and time. This recipe for a deconstructed chicken pot pie from Cooking Light uses rotisserie chicken meat to speed up the process without taking away from the overall taste of a traditional pot pie. The “crust” is actually a round of puff pastry that is baked separately in the oven to stay crispy. This recipe takes about 35 minutes to make so you can have this comfort food even on busy weeknights! Ingredients: 2 sheets frozen puff pastry dough, thawed Cooking spray 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped carrot 1/2 cup chopped celery 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour 2 cups unsalted chicken stock 1 1/2 cups chopped skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast 1 1/2 cups chopped skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken thigh or drumstick 2 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

We (hopefully) just had our last snow of the season. This has been one crazy winter! I figured I should make just one more “comfort food” perfect for a cold winter day. This recipe for Chicken Cacciatore from Cooking Light uses a slow cooker to make tender chicken thighs in a slightly spicy chunky tomato broth. (Cacciatore, or “hunter”, in Italian usually refers to a dish made with tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, and wine.) You only have to cook the chicken in the slow cooker for 4 hours, so this recipe isn’t exactly good for a weeknight if you work during the day. It would make a great Saturday meal; prepare everything in the early afternoon to have dinner ready that night. Ingredients: 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 2 pounds) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 large red bell pepper, chopped 6 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup dry red wine 1/2 cup tomato puree 1 tablespoon tomato paste 2 tablespoons capers 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon black pepper 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 (14.5-ounce) can unsalted petite diced tomatoes, drained 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Stuffed Chicken and Herb Gravy with Creamy Polenta

I am seriously starting to think that Cooking Light has a way to read my thoughts. It’s like they know exactly what ingredient I want to work with next, or a particular product I might be craving. And I don’t mind that one bit. The latest issue has a recipe for Stuffed Chicken and Herb Gravy with Creamy Polenta that upon seeing in the magazine, I immediately put on my boots, coat, hat, scarf, gloves, etc. etc. and headed for the supermarket, despite the slippery and freezing walk I had ahead of me (it’s a whopping 5 blocks away, but I still managed to almost fall a good 3 times). And I have to tell you, it was worth it.   Chicken breasts stuffed with prosciutto and provolone, over creamy polenta, topped with an herb gravy… What’s not to like? The recipe suggested making it with bacon green beans, but we had some Brussels sprouts in the freezer that I wanted to use so I substituted them in instead. Ingredients: CHICKEN AND GRAVY: 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 2 very thin prosciutto slices (about 1/2 ounce), halved 4 (2/3-ounce) slices reduced-fat provolone cheese 1 tablespoon canola oil 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper … Continue reading

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...