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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Slow-Cooker Chicken Pot Pie...mmm...Tastey!

This is one of my favorites--and my family's, too, until they get tired of it when I get stuck in a cooking rut and make it 3 times in a month!

It's Chicken Pot Pie made mostly in The Working Mom's Favorit Contraption (aka, the Crock Pot/slow cooker).

This is so easy I didn't bother to take a million pictures. (That and my hands were fooded-up.)

1. Use a about 1 lb. of pre-cooked chicken meat*** and about 4 cups of chicken broth.
***My preference is to cook my own in the crock pot ahead of time (ie, when it's on sale for cheap) from leg quarters. I remove the skin and bones after cooking, then strain and save the broth.
2. Add a one-pound bag of mixed frozen veggies.
3. Peal and cube 1 or 2 medium-sized potatoes, 2 stalks of chopped celery and an appropriate amount of diced onion.
4. I add at least a clove of garlic.
5. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.

6. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. **be sure to move the racks to accommodate the crock
7. Slip off your shoes and pour a cold drink (This is optional; it's just how I do it.)
8. Dip out a little of the broth from the crock (about 1/2 a cup) and whisk with about 3 T. of flour. Then stir that back into the crock pot mixture to thicken it. (You can use corn starch.)
9. Here's my favorite part: Mix up 2 packages of good ol' Jiffy Corn Bread mix per the directions. Spoon over the top of the crock pot mixture.

10. Bake for 25 minutes (or until corn bread is cooked through). Which looks like this:

Our family loves the corn bread crust better than the old-fashioned kind.


  1. That looks and sounds easy, the closer we get to fall the more I want to break out my crock pot and start fixing these meals. I especially liked #2 of the directions. :)

  2. Sounds delish! I'm adding it to my recipe box!

  3. Who would have ever thought about corn bread for the upper crust. Fantastic. So stealing this recipe!

  4. I did not know you could make this in the crock pot! It sounds delicious. I will definitely give this a try.:)

  5. OOooh this recipe sounds DELICIOUS!! I love chicken pot pie dishes...absolutely love 'em. And what's better than a crock-pot dish? No fuss, no mess, and so easy!

    I love how you added the "take off your shoes and get a cold drink" option. Too cute! You seem like you have such a sweet personality and sense of humor. I also LOVE that this blog is for you and your daughter to share. That is wonderful!

    Thanks so much stopping by my blog and saying hi : ) I really do appreciate everyone who takes the time to leave a comment.

    Lots of love,

  6. What an awesome recipe! Thanks for sharing!!!

  7. Wow! You had me at "jiffy." I'm a jiffy fan.

    Thanks for sharing!