Monday, January 18, 2010

Speedy Chicken Potpie and A GIVEAWAY!!


I think the best way to look at this dish is more as a stew with breadsticks. To me, potpie is covered in a rich and flaky top, and while this is an absolutely delicious stew, it's just not potpie to me. However, don't let that stop you from making this. It's so flavorful, chunky and comforting. My kids gobbled this down and asked for seconds, which means it's definitely going to be a regular at our house!

Speedy Chicken Potpie
Adapted from Cooking Light Jan/Feb 2010

Ingredients

Cooking Spray
1 pound rotisserie chicken, shredded
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups fat free chicken broth
1 bay leaf
3-4 peeled, diced potatoes
1/2 onion, chopped
1 cup green beans
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
15 ounces pie crust

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425.

2. Bring 2 1/2 cups broth and bay leaf to a boil in a large saucepan. Add potatoes and onions; cover and cook medium-high for 8 minutes. Stir in greenbeans; cover and cook 2 minutes. Stir in chicken. Combine remaining 1/2 cup broth and flour; stir into potato mixture. Reduce heat to medium; cook 2 minutes until bubbly and thick. Remove bay leaf. Stir in thyme, pepper and sage.

4. While stew cooks, cut pie crust dough crosswise into 12 strips. Arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 425 for 7 minutes or until browned and puffy. Top chicken mixture with piecrust strips.

Serves 4: 1 1/2 cups stew, 3 piecrust strips

Per Serving: 341cal, 8.5g fat, 30.4g prot, 33.6g carb, 2.5g fiber

Points per Serving: 7

And to say thank you to all of you for being such wonderful reader, I am FINALLY having a giveaway! You can enter for a chance to win a Silpat!


These are smaller silpats, as you can see by my scientific fork comparison. They are 11 3/4 x 8 1/4, and being smaller practically guarantees that they'll fit into your favorite baking sheet. They are SO wonderful for baking and absolutely nothing sticks to them. I swear by mine, you'll love this!

For a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me what sort of delicious goodies you plan to bake with it. That's it! BUT, for extra chances, you can subscribe to me as a reader (or let me know that you're already subscribed). You can link this giveaway somewhere on your blog. Or, you can post this giveaway on facebook or twitter. Just be sure to leave me an extra comment for each additional entry. If you leave an anonymous comment, be sure to leave contact info. And...
1. You must be 18 or older to enter.
2. You must live in the continental US.
3. You DO NOT have to be a food blogger to enter, you just have to have contact info.

This giveaway closes Thursday Jan 21st at 10pm. I will announce the winner on Friday the 22nd. Good luck, and THANKS FOR READING!

76 comments:

Megan said...

Teresa! How fun!! I would LOVE something like this! I actually really hate cleaning baking sheets. Anyway, I would love to use these for our APPLESAUCE cookies! They are so delicious, but they always stick to the pan. Thanks!
megpayne@gmail.com

Megan said...

I am a subscribed reader too. :)

Mireya said...

I've recently started baking macarons and these would be perfect to prevent them sticking to parchment paper!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Mireya said...

I'm already subscribed :)

Megan said...

I love my silpat! That size would be perfect for my small cookie pan that I use all the time. I would make cookies, or buns! Hamburger buns!

Megan said...

I'm a subscriber too!

Natalie said...

ahh my silpat is huge. i would LOVE a smaller one! i'd make some oatmeal cookies for homemade oatmeal cream pies :) thanks for the giveaway!

Natalie said...

and i'm a subscriber!

Cheryl said...

I am so glad there is someplace I can come for some lighter dishes! Speedy is good!

Rebekah said...

how fun!!!! brownies would be ideal for these! YUM!!

Rebekah said...

i subscribe!!!!

Devon said...

Pot Pie is usually a butt buster, but this recipe actually looks reasonable. Hurray Cooking Light.

Erin said...

I'd love to make some shortbread cookies with this Silpat! I think I'm a subscriber. I follow via Google Reader.

Jessi said...

Cookies are a must first. Maybe some chocolate oatmeal kind first. And then some graham crackers because I have an issue with those sticking sometimes. :(

Jessi said...

I subscribe already. :)

A Year on the Grill said...

first, I love the easy peezy pot pie...

and I am now a bread baker (god help me)

so all things bread!

Emily said...

I want these! Great giveaway! We are going to do some chocolate dipping for Valentines Day . . . these would come in super handy then AND in working with fondant!

Emily said...

I just subscribed to your blog!

Emily said...

I just linked this giveaway on my blog!

Ingrid said...

I'm thinking my kids would enjoy this too. They love foods loaded with veggies.

Hey, thanks for the chance to win! Can I tell you what I WON'T be baking on the silpat? Cookies, ha-ha! I will use it for my toaster oven baking pan and make cinnamon toast. YUM!
~ingrid

Heidi said...

I love kid approved recipes!!

Great giveaway. I would make some sort of cookie for sure :)

Jenn said...

I'd like to think of this as a pot pie semi-deconstructed. ;-=D Delicious.

The silpat is probably one of the best inventions ever made. I accidentally cut into the other one I had, so now I'm without a silpat. I'd do anything to get another one so that I can make my biscuits once again. Actually I want to try making candy on the thing.

Jenn said...

Subscriber right over here too.

The Blonde Duck said...

I want someone to eat pot pie with. Ben doesn't like it and try as I might, I can't eat a whole one alone...

Katy ~ said...

Love chicken pot pie. It's one of the best cold weather comfort foods around.

Melanie said...

I've never seen such cute little silpats. Fun giveaway. Thanks!

Annie Jones said...

Great recipe!

I haven't tried a Silpat yet, but I bake a lot of bread and cookies. I'd love to try a Silpat instead of the parchment paper I currently use.

Annie Jones said...

I am already a subscriber!

Annie Jones said...

I just posted about the giveaway on my blog!

Julie said...

The potpie/stew looks great. I love that it has green beans instead of peas & carrots (blech!)
I've really been wishing I had a silpat but too cheap to buy one...ha!
I'm sure I'd put it to good use making some sort of ooey gooey cookies!

Julie said...

Is subscribing the same as following, cause I'm already a follower. I'm a doofus :)

Janelle said...

I would use them in baking cookies, which I do often with three kiddos. Thanks for the chance!! :-)

Janelle said...

I subscribe via feed.

Janelle said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/JanelleKC/status/7923101610

♥peachkins♥ said...

Oh I'd love to win that! too bad I don't live in the US. Thats a great giveaway.
The chicken pot pie looks really yummy!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

The potpies look hearty and delicious! And I love how easy they are. I've never used a silpat before! I would make cookies! I'm craving PB ones.

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

I'm a loyal and happy follower!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

I tweeted it for you!

Stacey said...

I am going to have to try that recipe - it sounds so good! And maybe I would be able to get Brooklyn to eat it too - which would then make it a regular meal here :)

And I would make cookies using the silpat :)

Deborah said...

Sometimes you just need a fast recipe, and I'm betting this one will work great in a pinch!

I've been wanting to get a Silpat forever so I can try making macarons. I don't know why, but I feel like I have to have one to try them!

Brooke said...

I freeze cookie dough so that I can make a few at a time. That way we have warm cookies anytime we want, but don't eat too many! Those little silpats would be absolutely perfect! Thank you for this!

Brooke said...

I am a new follower, too!

Burp and Slurp~! said...

Oh cool! I love that. I would love to bake a free-form bread. Or try my hand on southern biscuits!

Love your speedy chicken pot pie..I have frozen puff pastry that will work, too!

Petra said...

this seems to be a perfect size for a toaster oven!

Donna-FFW said...

What a yummy looking pot pie and I love that its so easy to make!!

If I won the silpat, Id use it for rugelach!

Donna-FFW said...

I am already a follower/subscriber:)

Debbie said...

Love chicken pot pie...so good this time of year. I would love to win the Silpat! I would just bake good old chocolate chip cookies!

Kim said...

I think this is a great recipe for a quickie pot pie or for those who are behaving and want all the taste of a pot pie. Plus, it's a very cute idea. Great giveaway. I've always wanted a silpat for cookies and pastries.

Kim said...

I'm also a follower :D

jscardon said...

Whoa! Sweet! I would bake double chocolate chip cookies on those things if I had the chance. Pick me! Pick me!:)

jscardon said...

I'm subscribed now. It's official!

Katherine Aucoin said...

My picky eaters turn their noses up to pot pie but i think i could get them to eat this...it looks so much better!

Cookies, cookies and more cookies with the siplat!

Barbara said...

Your chicken pot pie sounds delish. Love that there is some sage in it!
I use silpat nearly every day. I make pie crust on it, cookies, you name it!

theUngourmet said...

I love the idea of making the pie crust into sticks! We eat pot pie quite often and it's always nice to have a new way to make them.

I am dying for a silpat!! Great giveaway! :)

Cristine said...

The dish looks so yummy and comforting!

I keep meaning to buy silpats and, actually, my husband and I were just talking about them last night. :) I would love to give it a go with cookies.

Oh, and I am already subscribed!

Laura said...

I will make the grandkids some cookies!

Laura said...

Also I just subscribed.

renee9558 said...

I subscribed! I love chicken pot pie/silpat!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh looks yummy, i want one to bake bread he eh will tweet it lol Rebecca

Diana said...

I would definitely bake some lavender shortbread, that's next on my baking list!

Lara @ GoodCookDoris said...

I would love this for my roasted winter veggies...and cookies...and rolls...

Lara @ GoodCookDoris said...

I tweeted it too!

The Hip Hostess said...

I just want to say Thank You for the great Chicken Pot Pie recipe. I've never made it, but this I think I can handle. Of course, I would LOVE the silpat!

Cathy said...

Your pot pie recipe looks yummy, and its such a timesaves to start with a rotisserie chicken.

Love the smaller silpats. I have a large one that only fits my biggest cookie sheets.

Abderia said...

The silpat mats are exactly what I need for making some fussy french macaroons. Ive wanted to try the recipe but I's so afraid they would stick. I'd Love to win! Thanks.
abderia@comcast.net

Pam said...

The little pot pies look so tasty - I love that they are only 7 points.

I would use the silpat mats for cookies of course! :)

michelle said...

I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THESE! I don't have any, and would love to ry them with...everything!

Erica said...

This dish looks awesome! I love the idea of a faster version of potpie. Plus you can totally play around with the veggies and seasonings and create new versions each time (a mexican-ish version would be fun).

GREAT giveaway. I've always wanted to try these. I would use it for my granola and a cookie recipe that I have that is super sticky!

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Momgateway said...

I'm glad I stumbled upon your beautiful blog! I'm having a giveaway too!

Elaine said...

First cookies, then meatballs, then more cookies. Otherwise I never make cookies.

Haden News said...

What a great giveaway! I have one very worn silpat and would love a new one!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Haden News said...

I am a follower of your blog :)

Kristin said...

Ooh, those baby silpats are so cool! I will bake anything and everything on them - cookies, bread, cream cheese danishes...yum!

Kristin said...

I'm subscribed, too!

biz319 said...

I want that silpat!

Pick me! :D