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Chicken Pot Pie Soup
Chicken vegetable soup with pie crust biscuits.
Ingredients for Soup
- chicken (I used 5 frozen chicken breasts)
- 1 small chopped onion
- 3 sliced carrots
- 5 med size potatoes cubed
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 cup frozen beans
- 1 large carton of chicken stock
- 4 cups of water
- 2 tablespoons chicken stock paste or bullion granules
- 3pkg chicken gravy
- 1 cup flour (use more or less depending on how thick you like it)
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- pepper to taste
- salt to taste
Ingredients for Pie Crust Biscuits
- 2 sticks of Butter (the real stuff)
- 3-4 cups of flour
- 1/2 cup of water
Ingredients: Chicken, corn, peas, green beans, carrots, onion, potatoes, celery chicken broth, chicken gravy
Pour box of chicken broth in the stock pot.
Pour water in stock pot.
Place the chicken in the pot. (Mine is frozen chicken breast, you could use left over roasted chicken.. or a whole chicken. I’m not a whole chicken kind of girl they freak me out.)
Add chopped onion…
Add the cubed potatoes.
Add 2 tablespoons of chicken paste or 4 bullion cubes. Let vegetables and
chicken simmer and come to a boil. When the chicken is done..
Shred or cube it.. (whichever is your preference). Then add it back to the pot.
Add frozen vegetables.. I like peas, corn and green beans. Turn on med to
low heat to simmer.
In a separate bowl add chicken gravy packets. (I buy gravy in the economy size
so.. I’m adding about 3/4 of a cup)
add 1 cup of flour to the bowl with the chicken gravy.
Add the milk to the gravy and flour.
mix together so there are no lumps.
Pour it in the pot with the chicken and the vegetables…
Mix together and turn the heat up to boil. Once it’s thick turn down to simmer.
You could use a store bought pie crust.. but why?
Put both butter sticks in the mix and beat.. once the butter is soft…
Add flour… and salt
Start mix together…
Add water.. and mix together…
Until it looks like pie dough..
I dump the mixture on a floured surface.. and press into a pile.
Roll out dough to about 1/4″ thick.
I usually have to flip it a few times…
I cut my pie crust into round 2″ circles. I used to make it the size of the
bowls, but the family wanted 3-4 of those in their in their bowl.. I moved
to a smaller size so they could have more. Hey.. it works for the cereal companies..
it can work for me.
Put them out on a cookie sheet .. bake in a 375 degree oven for 10-15 minutes.
This soup will warm you up on a cold evening.
Here’s the ingredients.. very simple. Salt, Pepper, eggs, Chicken broth, Chicken (on the bone or off) chicken gravy & flour
(I forgot to photograph the milk & the Carrots)
Fill the pan with about 5 cups of water and
Box of Chicken Stock
Doesn’t look like much right now.. but it will be good I promise.. Put the chicken in to cook.
Now it’s time to make the noodles..
2 eggs + 2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of Salt
I then added about 1/4 cup of water.. You are suppose to add milk.. but I didn’t have enough
Water didn’t effect the flavor of my noodles either..
So this is what the dough looks like when it’s mixed together. It might be a bit sticky.. but not gooey–
If that makes sense..
Get your counter-top ready, because it’s time to roll some noodles
Flour your work surface
Get your dough.. out and ready to work
I flatten the ball a little bit with my hands and put a bit more flour on it..
Roll out the dough ( I like using a french rolling pin)
Once it is about 1/4 of an inch thick, take out your pizza cutter and make strips. I make mine firs
horizontally and then vertically.
I like my noodles about 1″ long.. you can make yours however short or long you’d like.
I scooch (is that a word?) them all together, and then add a little flour so they don’t stick together.
Then I pick them up and disperse the flour even more. Now.. some people like to dry their noodles before
they cook them. I don’t.. I throw them in just like they are.. covered in flour and yummy.
Some one tell this kid a watched pot never cooks..
Once the chicken is done take it out..
Now it’s time to shred it.. I’m going to let you in on a little secret.. I can’t shred chicken on the bone.
It freaks me out and grosses me out a little bit. But child #1 doesn’t mind So we make her do it..
And there will be no photos of the bones and the chicken… so just imagine it if you will…
While the chicken is being shred, I add the noodles to the chicken broth
#4 & #5 love to stir the pot (literally and figuratively)
Let the noodles boil for 5-10 minutes. They should be firm and really good when they are done.
Remember that chicken gravy? You need about 2 packages (unless you buy it in the convenient economy
size like I do) + 1/2 cup of flour and about 1/2 cup of milk. Mix these together.
It should be thick like pancake batter.
Pour it in your boiling noodles and chicken, and stir.
It will look like this when done.. It’s ready to serve now, unless you are like me, and need to take this
to a potluck, or need it for dinner later.
I pour it all into my crock pot…. and turn it on HIGH
I also cut up 2 carrots and put them in the crock pot now. IF you were going to serve this
straight from your stove, you’d want to put this in with the chicken. I didn’t want them to be mushy..
in the crock pot. OR no carrots.. if you don’t want them. I like to pretend this is a healthy meal, and the carrots help.
Here’s what they look like done.. UMM.. Now you can eat them like this..
Or you can eat them how my family eats them.
Before you look at the next photo.. you should know this is how my
mother taught me to eat chicken and noodles.. It’s not my fault..
Yes, those are mashed potatoes… and on a cold winter day it will make you feel happy.
Chicken & Noodles
3 Chicken Breasts (on or off the bone)
1 box of chicken stock
2 pkgs chicken gravy or 1/2 cup
1/2 cup of flour
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups of flour