Inside The Kitchen: Chicken Pot Pie Mini Appetizers
Another Block Island reference! I’m sorry I’m talking so much about this darn vacation!! But it will make sense – I PROMISE. When I was there I wanted to order chicken pot pie off of a menu but the woman told me it would take like an HOUR to come out.
We just didn’t have the time.
So, I made a mental note and ordered a chicken sandwich (or was it chili) instead. Then we went to see ‘The Breakers’ – but that’s a whole other story.
When I got home, I went food shopping and saw this little filo cups. I thought how FUN it would be to make mini chicken pot pies – something that you can cook in no time AND could be used for a dinner party as appetizers.
Here’s my recipe. Mind you – I used whatever I had in the fridge. You can add or omit however much you like.
Ingredients: (I don’t measure when I cook – so use more of what you like and less of what you don’t)
- Filo cups (about 24)
- 1 celery stalk
- 1 cup chopped onions – if you like use 1.5 cups
- 4 cloves minced (I zest it actually) garlic
- 1/2 cup of chopped sun dried tomato
- 1/2 can of Campbell’s Cream of Chicken Soup
- 2 pounds of chicken diced
- 1/2 cup of heavy cream
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons of oil
- 1 tablespoon of thyme
Brown chicken, thyme, salt and pepper in oil. Remember to cook through because this isn’t something that’s going in the oven.
Set aside once cooked. Reuse pan for veggies.
Next add a little more oil (perhaps another tablespoon) and brown the garlic and onions. About 5 min on medium heat. Then add the chopped sun dried tomatoes, carrots and celery. Salt and Pepper again. These have to cook through and soften because we are just arranging at the end. Cover for a few minutes to help work on the carrots.
Now, don’t freak out with this picture. It looks gross. But use a half a can of cream of chicken soup with 1 cup to 1.5 cups of water. Stir until all combined. Add the chicken back into the pan. Heat through for a few minutes.
Now comes the cream to give it that slow cooked home style taste. Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream. I might have put some more… 🙂 Did I mention this isn’t really a diet friendly recipe? Taste it first to make sure everything is soft enough to eat. Those carrots can be tricky.
So truthfully, I warmed the filo cups up prior to stuffing them, but I’m not sure it was worth the effort. I would just bring these down to room temperature before filling.
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