For today's One Pot Meal, I asked CinnamonScallop to tell us how to make her family's favorite one pot comfort food: Chicken Pot Pie Casserole.
Here's what CinnamonScallop had to say about this one pot recipe: When Billy [her husband] calls from the restaurant, and I tell him this is what's cooking in my kitchen, LOL, he is a happy man.
Oh, and CinnamonScallop's DH is a professional chef, so you know this recipe has to be great!
Chicken Pot Pie Casserole
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 bag baby carrots, chopped
2-3 celery stalks, chopped
1 parsnip, peeled and chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, peeled and ends trimmed off
1/3 cup butter/olive oil together (I use both, but you can use one or the other)
1/2 cup flour (I use whole wheat to sneak in a little extra nutrients, and it darkens the sauce a little)
2 heaping teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt (or garlic salt)
Pepper to taste
1 teaspoon dried herbs (I use Italian herbs; you can also add fresh herbs to taste)
4 cups chicken broth
1 package frozen broccoli, chopped
1 store-bought, precooked chicken (take the meat off the bones and chop)
In a large saucepan, deep bottom iron skillet, or Dutch oven, sauté onion, carrots, celery, and parsnip, and as it's cooking, smash garlic cloves with a spoon and crumble into the sauté. Stir until all are tender, but not too soft.
Add your flour, sugar, salt, pepper, herbs, and chicken broth and bring to a boil, stirring with your spoon on the bottom of the pot so as it thickens it doesn't burn to the bottom. Reduce heat. Add broccoli and chicken. Stir until well mixed, then set heat on lowest setting and mix your dumplings.
2 cups mix (Bisquick or store brand)
2 teaspoons dried herbs
2/3 cup milk
Combine baking mix and dried herbs in a mixing bowl with a fork. Slowly pour in milk, fluffing with a fork until combined.
Drop tablespoon-sized balls onto your casserole, if possible leaving a little space between each dumpling. If you want, shred a little cheese over the top of the casserole, and for extra richness, melt some butter and herbs and drizzle over the dumplings.
Bake uncovered at 350 for 30-35 minutes (check dumplings for doneness). Cover and bake another 10 minutes if needed for more doneness in your dumplings.
What's your favorite one pot comfort food to eat when the weather gets chilly?