$2.91 each 77% savings save $37.47 yearly
About a month ago, I posted a fabulous recipe for Homemade Bisquick Mix courtesy of Lydia from Parents.com. The photo above was featured on that post, and subsequently, I had loads of recipe requests.
Let me tell you... this chicken pot pie is soooooo YUMMY! People will think you slaved for hours, when in reality, it comes together in minutes.
...But, you don't have to tell them that.
I would definitely put this recipe in the "I-don't-have-time-to-be-in-the-kitchen-tonight" category.
Steamed veggies, and tender chicken smothered in a thick, creamy sauce and topped with an easy, hearty, golden-brown crust... what's not to love?
The first time I made this it was a complete experiment.
I'll be honest... sometimes my culinary "experiments" are met by the stink-eye from most of my family.
However, this particular experiment was a raging success! My husband raved about it several times throughout the course of the meal. My little wife-y heart was pretty happy, I tell ya.
One of the best things about this recipe, is that you can cater it to your personal taste... choose your own veggie mix, use whole wheat in the bisquick, go for shredded beef instead of chicken, use a different sauce base, double up the chicken and sauce... you can make it completely your own, and it will cost you a mere fraction of what it could cost to buy one from the store.
You're gonna love it!
Easy Chicken Pot Pie
*Makes one 9" pot pie (6 servings)
(Note: If you are a "filling" person, you can easily double the sauce and add an extra cup of shredded chicken. I've done it both ways, and loved it both ways.)
12 oz. bag frozen vegetables (I love the Bird's Eye Asparagus, Gold & White Corn, and Baby Carrots)
1 cup shredded chicken (Canned chicken could work in a pinch)
1 can cream of chicken soup (yes, yes, I know... cream of chemical soup)
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp dried thyme (opt.)
1 cup Homemade Bisquick Mix (or regular Bisquick)
1/2 cup milk
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 9" pie plate. Set aside.
Cook the veggies according to the package. If using fresh veggies (approx. 2 cups fresh), steam to cook.
In a large bowl, mix together the steamed veggies, cooked shredded chicken, condensed soup, 1/4 cup milk, salt, pepper, and thyme. Pour into the greased pie plate.
In a medium bowl, mix together the Homemade Bisquick mix, 1/2 cup milk, and egg. Pour on top of the chicken filling. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
~ Savings ~
12 oz. bag frozen mixed vegetables - $0.75 (on sale)
6 lb. bag frozen chicken (Sam's Club) -$10.98 = $1.83/lb = $0.915
10.75 oz. can 98% fat free cream of chicken soup - $0.75 (rollback)
1 gallon milk (Sam's Club) - $2.89 = $0.181/cup = $0.181
26 oz. salt - $0.44 = 48 T = $0.009/T = $0.002
pepper - $3.84 = 37.75 tsp. = $0.102/tsp = $0.013
1 dozen eggs - $1.78 = $0.15/egg = $0.15
Homemade Bisquick - $0.15/cup = $0.15
Total Recipe Cost = $2.91
Cost per Serving = $0.49
Grand Traverse Pie Company 9" Chicken Pot Pie = $12.49
"Over a Year" Scenario:
Make Easy Chicken Pot Pie 4 times = $11.64
Buy Grand Traverse Pie Company 9" Chicken Pot Pie 4 times = $49.96
*Money Saved = $37.47