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Simply Samantha: Homemade Chicken Pie

Looking to impress someone? Here's how!

Hey guys! Welcome to Simply Samantha, where the cooking is simple, and the results are oh so satisfying!

I learned the hard way before I married my hubby that he was addicted to his momma's cooking—which, aren’t we all?

My mother-in-law taught me how to make her chicken pie, which was one of my favorite meals to eat at her house on Sundays. I didn’t realize how simple it was until I watched her make it.

Of course, every recipe is going to be tweaked from person to person. So, I add things that she didn’t and added a different flavor than hers.

This is a recipe that I believe is perfect for someone trying to impress someone, like on a first date, or for your first get together at a new boy/girlfriend's house. It’s simple, yet full of flavor and full of love.

Ingredients

  • 5-6 large chicken breasts (you can use dark meat too, but my mother in law doesn’t like dark meat)
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup (22.6 oz)
  • One cream of chicken can ¾ of the way filled with the water you boiled the chicken in
  • One cup of the chicken broth (separate from the can listed above)
  • One cup of flour (self-rising)
  • One tablespoon of butter (melted)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoons of both S+P (salt and pepper)

Directions

  1. In a large pot, place your chicken breast in the bottom and cover completely with water. Boil them until they are cooked all the way through. The time will vary depending on the sizes of the chicken breasts that you have.
  2. After the chicken is done boiling, remove it from the water and place somewhere to cool. You will need to shred this once it's cooled. (Go ahead and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.)
  3. Open the can of cream of chicken soup, and place into a small sauce pan, then fill the soup can with the chicken broth that you have and add it to the cream of chicken soup.
  4. Once the two are combined and are beginning to warm, you can add your garlic salt and one teaspoon of salt and pepper (the other teaspoon will be used in the topping).
  5. For the topping, take one cup of the chicken broth, and the one cup of flour and mix them together, then add in the butter and the other teaspoon of salt and pepper and mix again.
  6. Spray a 13x9 pan with nonstick cooking spray and then place your shredded chicken into the bottom.
  7. Pour the soup mixture over the chicken, and the make sure everything is coated.
  8. Then take the flour mixture and pour it all over the top. Try to spread it as evenly as possible so that everyone will get some breading.
  9. Once steps one through eight are done, then you can cook chicken pie in a 350-degree oven for about 35 to 45 minutes, or until the topping is a nice golden-brown color.

All that’s left is to enjoy!

I always make mashed potatoes and at least one veggie with almost every meal that I fix, and mac and cheese (just because hubby is super spoiled), but of course you could always just serve this as a meal in itself. Just be sure that if you are to add any kind of vegetables into the pie itself, you drain them. If not, your pie will be too wet and won't stay together!

I hope you enjoy this as much as my family has and remember, don’t knock it until you try it!

—Simply Samantha

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