Apartment Therapy: Week 2 completed

The only things I had left to accomplish were to cook a meal using a new recipe and to clear one surface/go through one box in the basement. Both were completed before my trip to Maryland, so today I'll be moving on to Week 3. I thought I'd go ahead and post my recipe, since I liked it so much. It's a combination of 2 different versions of chicken pot pie, both by Paula Dean.

  • 1 sheet of frozen puff pastry (more if covering larger than a 9" casserole)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 chicken breast halves, cooked (or 2 cups leftover chicken)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 10 3/4 oz can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 small can of peas
  • 1 small can of carrots
  • 1 tsp minced garlic (optional)
  • salt and pepper (optional)

Preheat oven to 350° F.
Cut each sheet of frozen puff pastry into 1-inch strips. On a large cookie sheet, weave strips into a lattice large enough to cover pot pie. Brush beaten egg onto lattice square. Bake for 5 minutes, or until dough has risen and turned light golden brown. Set aside until ready to assemble pie. Leave oven on at 350 degrees F.

In a 2 quart casserole, layer the chicken, carrots, and peas. Mix the broth with the soup and season with garlic, salt and pepper, if desired. Bake covered at 350° F for 25 - 35 minutes. Remove from oven and add pre-baked lattice square. Bake for an additional 5 minutes.

It's actually a very simple recipe, and additional types of vegetables (green beans, corn, etc.) can be added if desired.

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