Need a quick and easy dinner idea? Try making some Chicken Pot Pie Soup. Use Pillsbury Pie Crust to make the crust on top, saves time and tastes delicious!
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I’m always looking for easy dinner recipe ideas. I bought a package of Pillsbury pie crusts and had every intention of making some individual pot pies.
But then my kids requested broccoli cheese soup. So I thought, what if I combined the two?
To make life easier, whenever I cook chicken for dinner, I always bake up a few extra plain chicken breast. I stick them in a ziploc freezer bag and put them in the freezer to save for a quick dinner fix. If you don’t have any cooked chicken on hand, you can bake a couple breasts, grill them, boil them or go even more simple by using a Rotisserie chicken.
You then cook some butter in a skillet with onion, celery and broccoli. This makes your house smell amazing. I love the smell of onions cooking, is that strange?
Add some flour to thicken, then add your broth, cream, milk, chicken and seasonings. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes until heated thoroughly. While your soup is cooking, prepare the pie crust by cutting it into strips (I used a fancy pastry cutter, but a pizza wheel works too). Bake pie crust strips in a 450 degree oven for about 6-8 minutes, until browned. This dinner takes about 30 minutes, yet tastes like you’ve been cooking all day!
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