Now that we are in a recession and money is pretty tight. As gas prices rise, it affects everything in our lives. Especially food prices. One way to make a dish go far is to make casseroles that will last a few lunches and dinners. If you don’t mind leftovers. Well, I like leftovers because it saves me money and time spent in the kitchen. One of my favorites is a homemade chicken pie casserole. This is a very simple dish to make.
1 package of chicken breast. (You can get the package with two halves. That should be enough.)
2 cans of Cambell’s soup. (I get the cream of chicken and cream of celery)
1/2 cup of milk (Makes it creamy)
2 cans of Pillsbury biscuits. (I like to get that flaky kind with the layers. You can get whichever kind you like.)
1 bag of frozen vegetables. ( You can cut up the fresh vegetables, but I’m thinking quick and less kitchen time.)
Sprinkle of salt and pepper to taste.
The first part is probably the most time-consuming, then the rest is pretty quick. First, you want to boil your chicken breast until tender. Pull the meat off the bone cut it up into small pieces and place the pieces in a 9 X11 baking dish. When that’s done, you’re finished with the hard part.
Take your frozen vegetables out of the bag and rinse in warm water. This will get rid of the ice that’s caked on the vegetables. (If you love spending time in the kitchen, you can cut up your favorite fresh vegetables and use those instead.) Put the vegetables in a bowl.
Add the milk and the two cans of soup into the bowl with the vegetables. Mix well.
Pour the mixture on top of the chicken into the baking dish and mix well. Then make sure you spread it out in the baking dish evenly. Add your sprinkle of salt and pepper to taste. Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes or until you see the mixture start to bubble. You want this mixture to get hot before we add the biscuits on top so that the biscuits will cook at the bottom. If not, then the biscuits will be doughy and gooey.
Now that the mixture is hot, take it out of the oven. Turn the oven up to 400 degrees. We are turning the oven up because the biscuits bake at 400 degrees. Place the biscuits on top of the hot casserole and bake in the oven until the biscuits are golden brown. I pretty much followed the baking instructions on the canned biscuits.
That’s it. Enjoy!!!
By the way, if you prefer turkey, just substitute it for the chicken.