Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Last night I got off work kinda late. I knew the leftovers were officially dusted off. However, I still wanted to make something warm and comforting but with less time. I literally pulled this together too quickly. The good old chicken pot pie was what I decided to go with. A southern winter staple food. So how I did I pull this together so fast? Welp guys, I cut some serious corners. This is just to let you know you can really make your family a good meal without it being this huge project.

Filler Ingredients:

1 Whole Rotisserie Chicken (meat removed from the bones)

2 cans of condensed cream of chicken soup

1 1/2 cup of buttermilk

2 celery stalks diced

3 cloves garlic chopped

1/2 cup peas

1/2 cup corn

1/2 cup of onion

Fresh rosemary chopped

Sea salt

Black pepper

2 tablespoons of Maggi Chicken Bouillon

Crust:

5 frozen pie crusts

Equipment: 9 x 13 inch pan

Maggi Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon, 15.9 oz

Preheat oven 350 degrees. While your pie crusts are thawing mix up the filling of the pie. In a large bowl, combine the filler ingredients, season and stir it well. Line the bottom and sides completely with the pie crust. Pour in your filler and make sure it is even across the pan. Then cover the top with remaining pie crusts. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes until the crust is nice and brown. I don’t care if it doesn’t look the cutest. The job was done and everyone loved it. You will thank me later when you are rushing home from work. Lol!

Southern Oxtails

Ingredients:

2 packs of oxtails

2 onions chopped

1 green pepper chopped

3 cloves of garlic chopped

3 star anise

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

1/4 cup Golden Mountain Seasoning sauce

1 cup red wine

2 cups beef broth

onion powder

thyme

sea salt

black pepper

Rick’s Hot & Spicy All Purpose Seasoning or a seasoned salt

3 tablespoons flour to thicken

vegetable oil

Equipment: Crockpot

Oxtails take a while to make them tender. You will need to let them slow cook overnight. This is not really a precise kinda recipe. You will season liberally initially so I provided the basics. Set the oxtails on low in the crockpot and cover them with water. Add 1 onion, garlic, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, star anise, All purpose seasoning, black pepper, thyme, and sea salt. Let it cook overnight. Check them in the morning and verify that they are tender aka meat is coming off the bones. I cut them off and went to work.

Once I got home I removed the oxtails from the crockpot one by one and set them aside in separate bowl. Do not throw away the juices you will need them later. In a large stock pot, saute the 2nd onion and green pepper in a little vegetable oil. Sprinkle a little sea salt and pepper. Then add the oxtails and continue to saute them gently. Pour in beef broth Golden Mountain seasoning sauce and red wine, stir and let simmer.

Now add about 3 tablespoons of flour to the juice in the crockpot and whisk until thoroughly mixed. This will thicken the sauce. Then pour into your stock pot and stir. Let simmer then taste to see if you need a little more salt. I added seasoned salt and pepper to finish it off and stir.

Serve over rice.

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