Last year I sat down and set family goals with my husband. One of the main ones that we agreed on is that we wanted to get the kids eating more food than literally the 3 meals that they would eat without a fuss. Now it hasn’t been easy and a lot of meals in this house if I am truthful I end up getting stressed about – please tell me I am not alone – as the food is pushed away without even trying. But after a few hard months, we are finally getting somewhere and I’m now at the point where I can share some of the family friendly quick and easy meals that we have been making. I am going to be starting off with one of my favorite fall and winter ones these Easy Chicken Pot Pie Recipe.

Easy and simple individual Chicken Pot Pie Recipe that you can batch make in advance and cook up quickly on a weeknight ideal for family meals.

One of the reasons I love this is because the base is very simple to make and then to it we can add fresh vegetables or frozen to bulk it up a little and give some of the five a day to the kids and me.

There are a few bits that you may need – I love making these in our Le Creuset soup bowls , they were a wedding gift and although having broke one it has been replaced.

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Although because there is quite a lot of space in them I make these in Ramekins when I make it for the kids as then they have a good sized portion for them. They are a little more pricey but they last really well and you can put them into a hot oven with no fear of them cracking as well as poor hot food into them when they are cold.

Easy and simple individual Chicken Pot Pie Recipe that you can batch make in advance and cook up quickly on a weeknight ideal for family meals.

They are a little more pricey but they last really well and you can put them into a hot oven with no fear of them cracking as well as poor hot food into them when they are cold.

Easy and simple individual Chicken Pot Pie Recipe that you can batch make in advance and cook up quickly on a weeknight ideal for family meals.

So onto the recipe – down below you have the full instructions which you can print out and add to your own recipe file so handy as I don’t know about you but I can’t cook without getting my hands messy and really don’t want to cover my tablet in flour and anything else that I touch.

Ingredients for Easy Chicken Pot Pies

This comfortable does 2 soup pots and a couple of small ramekins

2 large chicken breasts

1 large onion

5 medium to small mushrooms

3 cloves of garlic (or more to taste)

Sweet pepper (Bell Pepper)

1-pint chicken stock

2 tablespoons of plain flour (all purpose)

Salt and Pepper

2 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried Basil

Ready to Roll Puff Pastry (butter puff pastry sheets or premade pie crusts)

Olive Oil

Easy Individual Chicken Pot Pie Recipe for Moms

So you want to make this easy for you – one of the best things is that the base for this can be made in advance and frozen. So make a set bag up and freeze then on a weekday morning bring out defrost and you have everything ready to go on the evening making this easy mid-week meal take even less time to prepare.

Easy and simple individual Chicken Pot Pie Recipe that you can batch make in advance and cook up quickly on a weeknight ideal for family meals.

Grab a Ziploc bag and into it add chopped up chicken breast, chopped up onion, mushroom, sweet pepper, and crushed garlic. Sprinkle on the flour, salt, pepper, and herbs. And SHAKE. After it’s shaken that is the time to put in the freezer if you make this in batches.

If you are making this for tonight then heat a little olive oil in a pan and add the contents of the bag. Wait until the chicken is turning white and pour on 1-pint of chicken stock.

Easy and simple individual Chicken Pot Pie Recipe that you can batch make in advance and cook up quickly on a weeknight ideal for family meals.

Now is the time to add any vegetables you may have to the mix – it tastes great without adding anything but I like to add any that we have laying around.

Easy and simple individual Chicken Pot Pie Recipe that you can batch make in advance and cook up quickly on a weeknight ideal for family meals.

Simmer and let the stock reduce a little. Whilst that is happening take a sheet of your ready-roll puff pastry and cut around the top of the pots.

Easy and simple individual Chicken Pot Pie Recipe that you can batch make in advance and cook up quickly on a weeknight ideal for family meals.

Also, cut a strip of pastry for each pot and place it around the rim.

Easy and simple individual Chicken Pot Pie Recipe that you can batch make in advance and cook up quickly on a weeknight ideal for family meals.

Ladle the chicken pot pie contents into the pots and then add the lids. Press together your rim pastry and the lid to seal and put them all on a baking tray.

Easy and simple individual Chicken Pot Pie Recipe that you can batch make in advance and cook up quickly on a weeknight ideal for family meals.

Easy and simple individual Chicken Pot Pie Recipe that you can batch make in advance and cook up quickly on a weeknight ideal for family meals.

Place in the oven at 200C for 20 minutes until the top is golden brown and puffed up.

Easy and simple individual Chicken Pot Pie Recipe that you can batch make in advance and cook up quickly on a weeknight ideal for family meals.

Serve in the pot or like we do for the kids removed from the pot and on a plate.

Easy and simple individual Chicken Pot Pie Recipe that you can batch make in advance and cook up quickly on a weeknight ideal for family meals.


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Easy Individual Chicken Pot Pie Recipe for Moms

Easy Individual Chicken Pot Pies ideal for Moms to make for mid-week meals for the family. The base of these can be frozen so make batches in advance you have quick and easy meals to enjoy together.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Author: Cerys Parker

Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1 large onion
  • 5 medium to small mushrooms
  • 3 cloves of garlic or more to taste
  • Sweet pepper Bell Pepper
  • 1- pint chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons of plain flour all purpose
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried Basil
  • Ready to Roll Puff Pastry butter puff pastry sheets or premade pie crusts
  • Olive Oil

Instructions

  • Chop up the chicken, onions, mushrooms, sweet pepper and garlic.
  • Add all of these to a Ziploc Bag.
  • Add in flour, herbs and seasoning.
  • If you wish to freeze the mixture freeze at this stage - then defrost on the day you want to make the pies.
  • Add olive oil to pan and heat.
  • Shake the bag and then poor into the hot oil.
  • Cook until the chicken has started to turn white.
  • Poor in the stock.
  • Add any vegetables you have around the house frozen or fresh.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Cut around the pots on your pastry sheet.
  • Fill each pot with the chicken filling.
  • Attach the pastry lids
  • Place in a preheated oven 200C for 20 - 25 mins until golden brown
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Easy and simple individual Chicken Pot Pie Recipe that you can batch make in advance and cook up quickly on a weeknight ideal for family meals.

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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