A Twist to Chicken Pot Pie

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Who doesn’t love pot pie? I decided to mix it up a little and throw in some vitamin K! I also added chorizo and some chili’s to give it a little kick! This is definitely no ordinary pie, so if you’re afraid of a little spice or something different, you may just want to check out my plain pie recipe.

To get started, you’ll want to boil your chicken for 20-25 minutes, then set aside to cool. You can also use rotisserie chicken which is a little messy, but is easier and takes less time to make. While your chicken is cooling, preheat your oven to 350° (or according to your dough‘s packing directions).

Take a skillet and place on medium high heat. Slice your chorizo keeping the casing as intact as you can. After 2-3 minutes add your onions. Cook until the chorizo is slightly browned on both sides and the onions are translucent. Set aside.

In a medium to large size pot, on medium heat, melt your butter and gradually stir in the flour in bits. Careful not to place too much flour at one time or it will become clumpy. You also don’t want to boil the butter and flour. Once melted and the flour thins, add your milk and half and half. Next add your chicken broth, stir to combine.

Once your chicken is cooled enough to handle (or if you’re impatient and hungry, like I usually am, you can use two forks) and shred the chicken. Place in all of your ingredients except your squash, peas, and spinach. 

To make life easier, I had all steam in bags, so I microwaved my spinach, peas, and squash. Once they’re done place in the pot and stir until incorporated. Careful not to stir too much or your veggies will make the mixture mushy.

Get out your pot pie pan, you can also use a basic square baking dish. Place your dough on the bottom layer, then pour in your filling and place your second layer of dough on top and seal. Take a butter knife and make in four lines to create air pockets. Place in the oven according to package directions of your dough of choice. I like Pillsbury and I also like Whole Foods whole wheat pie crust. After the first 15 minutes take foil and cover up the edges of your pie crust, this prevents it from burning when the rest of the dough isn’t ready to come out yet.

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That’s it!! You’re all done and I promise you’ll love the end result! If the chorizo is too spicy for you, I recommend leaving out the chili’s or vice versa. I tend to like the spicier things, so if you’re new to trying spicy foods, I would suggest just starting with the chorizo.

What you’ll need:
1lb boneless skinless chicken breast (or rotisserie chicken if you’re pressed on time)

1 link of chorizo sausage
1/2 yellow onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 tbsp flour, add more if needed based on sauces consistency (if too thin add more)
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
A dash or so of half and half
1 cup chicken broth
1 square of chopped chili DOROT seasoning (freezer aisle at any natural/whole foods store)
1 tsp each or so (add more to taste) of cajun seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper
Salt & pepper
2 peices of your favorite pie crust or dough

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