Chicken Pot Pie Crumble

Oh gosh . . .

The Ad that was running when I opened by blog,

took my breath away!

Not sure it was quite appropriate for a food blog.

If you don’t know what I’m referring to . . . enough said.

Hi there,

I’m back.

I baked . . . CHICKEN POT PIE CRUMBLES.

It seems I’ve been away forever.

I hope someone missed me.

We flew from one end of the country to the other . . . it seems.

Well, not really.

We went from Idaho to Richmond Virginia.

I hate flying, but it was the only way I was going to get to see this little beauty.

I’d like you to meet my newest little Granddaughter.

CAMRYN DANIELLE

She’s gorgeous . . . and I held her and held her and held her . . . then we had to fly home!

Sad but true.

We have 10 little beauties now. We feel very blessed indeed.

You’ll feel blessed as well, when you make:

Chicken Pot Pie Crumbles

This is a variation of the “normal” pie crust topped pot pie.

It’s a bit quicker to pull together . . . but I don’t believe it would qualify for a lean cuisine!

Just saying.

It’s delicious though.

O.k….this picture stinks.

It’s blurry.

I’ll blame it on jet lag.

In case you’re wondering, it’s finely sliced carrots, chopped steamed broccoli

and

grated Cheddar cheese and cooked chicken breasts torn into small pieces.

FYI:  You could do the “normal and use frozen green peas instead of the broccoli.

Do all the prep work before you start the sauce.

For the sauce:

Melt the butter in a heavy skillet over medium heat.

Add your seasonings and give it a whisk.

Add the milk and the chicken broth and blend well.

(I just mix them together in my measuring cup)

Measure 1/2 cup of Cold water and stir in 1/4 cup of Cornstarch . . . blend well.

Slowly . . . Slowly . . . whisk it into the skillet.

Continue whisking . . . don’t check your email, answer your phone or get involved in Facebook!

I really don’t like Facebook – I seem to forget about it.

Continue whisking over med. heat.

Add those finely sliced carrots if you so desire.

Whisk away while it starts to thicken.

It should thicken into a glorious delicious sauce.

Oh . . .Your not done.

Well, you could be if you don’t like cheese.

Who doesn’t like cheese!

Turn the heat to LOW and add the grated cheese.

Stir, stir, stir until it’s melted and ultra smooth.

DO NOT LET THE SAUCE BOIL!

Now just in case you feel the sauce is too thick for your tastes,

simply add a bit of chicken broth or milk.

Go easy though!

Add the steamed broccoli or frozen peas instead.

Stir.

Add the small pieces of chicken breasts.

Stir.

Guess what?

Sometimes I make this into a fabulous soup instead.

You might want to thin it with a bit more with cream, milk or even broth.

Or . . . if you like your cream soups thick . . . like I do,

leave it alone!

Today, I’m making Pot Pie Crumbles.

If I was just having soup though . . . I’d top it with grated cheese and crisp bacon bits.

Just saying.

You can use a 9×13 glass baking dish or individual ramekins.

My ramekins are (2) 16 ounce and (2) 8 ounce

Cover your dish or dishes with saran wrap, while you make the crumble topping.

Now for the Crumble.

It’s a cross between a Parmesan Cracker and Parmesan shortbread.

Cut the cold pieces of butter into the flour mixture.

You can even use your hands if you like.

Once it’s the size of small pea size chunks, you’re good to go.

Add your Parmesan Cheese.

Mix it all together.

Pour in your cream or even half & half.

Stir it all together . . . just until mixed.

It should look weird . . . like this.

Spread it out on a cookie sheet.

Plop it into a 450 degree oven for about 10 to 13 minutes.

Or until lightly browned.

Top with as few or as many crumbles as you like.

Bake in a 400 degree oven until filling is bubbling and the topping is well browned.

The crispier the topping the better.

15 to 20 minutes should do it.

mmm good.

So, it’s a New Year, what kind of recipes would you like to see?

Let me know.

It’s good to be back . . . I almost forgot how to blog!

 

Chicken Pot Pie Crumble
 
This is a delicious variation of a pot pie with Pie Crust. The crumble is a cross between a parmesan cracker and shortbread.
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Category: Chicken Main Dish
Ingredients
  • For the Sauce mixture:
  • 1 cup of steamed broccoli pieces - Break in very small pieces, or chop
  • * can substitute 1 cup of frozen peas instead
  • 2 cups cooked chicken breasts
  • *use Rotisserie chicken or boil chicken 3 large breasts or about 6 tenders until tender. Cool then tear into small pieces
  • 1 or 2 carrots sliced very thin (opt)
  • For the Sauce:
  • ⅓ cup Butter- melted
  • ¼ cups Cornstarch, dissolved in ½ cup COLD Water
  • ½ cups Chicken Broth
  • ¼ tsp. Salt (add more if desired)
  • ¼ tsp Pepper
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes (opt)
  • 2 Cups Milk (use 2% or Whole milk)
  • 1½ to 2 cups of grated Cheddar Cheese
  • For the crumble topping:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 6 Tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into ½" cubes
  • ¾ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream or half & half
Instructions
  1. Instructions
  2. Directions for the Sauce:
  3. In saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter, then salt, pepper, pepper flakes and the sugar. Stir well.
  4. Add the cornstarch dissolved in cold water, chicken broth, and milk.
  5. Add the thinly slice carrots. (opt) Stir well, and continue stirring until sauce has thickened, stirring constantly.
  6. Turn heat down to low, and add 1- ½ to 2 cups grated cheddar cheese. Stir until melted. (Do not let sauce boil)
  7. Add steamed broccoli and chicken pieces and stir well to combine.
  8. NOTE:
  9. If sauce becomes too thick, simply add more milk or more chicken broth until it reaches your desired consistency.
  10. For the Crumble:
  11. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and cayenne. Sprinkle butter pieces over top of flour mixture. Using a pastry blender or your fingers, cut or rub butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse cornmeal. Stir in the Parmesan cheese. Add cream and stir until just combined. Crumble mixture into irregularly shaped pieces and put them onto a baking sheet. Bake at 450 until fragrant and starting to brown (10 to 13 min). Set aside.
  12. Note:
  13. You can use a 9x13 inch glass baking dish or make individual Pot Pie crumbles.
  14. Pour mixture into 9x13 pan or small individual size oven safe dishes.
  15. Scatter half baked crumble topping evenly over the filling.
  16. Bake at 400 until filling is hot and bubbly and topping is well browned. (about 12-15 minutes)
  17. This is great served hot - with a green salad and toasted french bread.

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  • Valerie - January 10, 2013 - 8:47 pm

    Oh my word~ this looks delicious!

    And the new grand baby is beautiful! Congratulations.ReplyCancel

  • Ellie - January 11, 2013 - 1:12 am

    This looks so yummy! I’ll make it on the weekend when my family is home. Everyone loves your recipes so far!
    Your grandbaby is adorable! I always feel sad when they live so far away…mine live across the street! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren | Have Fork, Will Eat - January 11, 2013 - 6:46 am

    Congrats on the newest granddaughter!

    Also…those little pot pie crumbles look AMAZING. Oh I love pot pie so so much.ReplyCancel

  • ArmyMum - January 11, 2013 - 7:31 am

    OH MY Gosh….. that looks so good…..
    Making roasted chicken tomorrow for dinner…..
    DEFINATELY making this with the leftovers to take to work for lunch during the week….
    I’m going to be thinking about this all day now…..ReplyCancel

  • Niki - January 11, 2013 - 7:59 am

    Oh my she is so beautiful!!! That photograph is amazing! I haven’t even looked over the chicken recipe yet, I just first had to tel you congrats on your granddaughter!ReplyCancel

  • deedee - January 11, 2013 - 9:14 am

    This looks amazing, planning on making this dish this weekend!
    Grand baby is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon B - January 11, 2013 - 9:41 am

    Looks delicious, can’t wait to try. Your granddaughter is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • colleen - January 11, 2013 - 9:59 am

    Welcome back!! Your newest addition to the family is beautiful. I can’t wait to make this!ReplyCancel

  • Dineen - January 11, 2013 - 2:02 pm

    Precious!!! and the crumble looks fantastic too. but really preciousReplyCancel

  • Maureen - January 11, 2013 - 3:34 pm

    I have a growing and busy family of six. I love to cook and have adventurous kids…I’d love to have tried and true recipes that are yummy and fill up a busy family:)

    I’d also love ideas or tips on how to prep early to throw dinner together either earlier in the day or pulling it together right when we all get home.

    I love your recipes. They are so yummy and fun.

    Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Marcia - January 11, 2013 - 6:13 pm

    You have such a pretty new addition, and I love the name! Congratulations, I can’t wait to be a Grandma someday! The Chicken Pot Pie Crumble looks great too!ReplyCancel

  • Dezi A - January 31, 2013 - 8:42 am

    Made this last night for dinner. It was delicious!! Next time I’ll probably cut the crumble in half just cause I’m kinda sorta counting calories. And I actually used 1% milk instead of the cream in the crumble and instead of the whole milk in the sauce and it still turned out yummy. Thanks! Can’t wait to try more of your recipes!!ReplyCancel

  • Alana - February 5, 2013 - 3:15 pm

    I made this last week and it was sooooo good. If you want to save some time and effort, you can drop the biscuit dough onto the pie, if using a 9×13-inch pan, and bake at 375 for about 16-18 minutes. Thanks for the recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Terry Levesque - September 18, 2013 - 1:53 pm

    Where can i purchase the Individual Ramekins that are shown in your recipes.I can’t find bakeware like this.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Ann Agee - October 4, 2014 - 3:27 pm

    Definitely, will try…I just love pot pies. Keep posting your wonderful recipes. Your granddaughter looks so precious. Looking forward too more of your delicious recipes. Thank you!ReplyCancel