Hello everyone! I am back from vacation and can’t wait to share the fun we had…but I still have a lot of photos to go through and some decompressing to do! So, until then, how about an awesome recipe and a giveaway? Let’s do it!
As you know, I love America’s Test Kitchen and have a great relationship with them. When I visited the kitchens this summer, I was given an advance copy of their new cookbook The America’s Test Kitchen Quick Family Cookbook. Of course I love it…delicious and reliable recipes that are FAST? Yes, please. I found a real gem of a recipe in this book that has found a permanent place in our dinner rotation…the easiest-ever chicken pot pie.
This chicken pot pie recipe is soooo yummy and it really is super easy. Everyone in our family eats everything on their plate and I’ve made the recipe several times. Boursin cheese is the secret ingredient. I love Boursin, but was a little worried it might taste too Boursin-y. It doesn’t at all, the flavor is fantastic and the gravy has perfect consistency.
Now that the cookbook has been released, I can share the recipe with you AND give away a couple copies of the book! Yippee!
Two of you lucky people will receive a copy of The America’s Test Kitchen Quick Family Cookbook. As always, simply leave a comment on this post to be entered to win! You can add extra entries by liking This Week for Dinner and/or America’s Test Kitchen on Facebook. Be sure to leave separate comments for each extra entry! All comments must be added by Midnight PT on Wednesday, October 10, 2012.
And now for the recipe, with my modifications. To get the even easier version from America’s Test Kitchen you’ll have to win or buy the book!
Easiest-Ever Chicken Pot Pie
Modified from The America’s Test Kitchen Quick Family Cookbook (their version is even easier than what I outline below…get the book to see the tricks!)
- 8 ounces white mushrooms, trimmed and sliced
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 (5.2-ounce) package Boursin cheese
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- salt and pepper
- 1 1/2 cups frozen peas and carrots
- 1 refrigerated Pillsbury pie crust
Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Boil chicken breasts until just done. Cut/shred with a knife and fork into bite-sized pieces.
Saute mushrooms until softened and liquid has released.
Combine broth, cream, cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper in large saucepan. Break up cheese and mix in. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until cheese is melted and mixture has thickened, about 5-7 minutes. Stir in chicken, mushrooms, peas and carrots. Season with more salt and pepper if needed. Transfer to 9-inch deep dish pie pan. My pie pan was not deep enough, so I used a 10-inch cake pan.
Carefully lay pie crust over top. Tuck overhanging dough underneath itself so crust is flush with edge of pan. Cut three 1-inch slits in top of dough. Bake until filling is bubbling and crust is browned, about 25 minutes. Rotate dish halfway through cooking. Let cool slightly when done then serve.