With the winters having arrived in most parts of the world, most families like to have piping hot meals for dinner. When parents are working, it might seem like a task to cook up a fresh meal every night but the benefits can be numerous. All one needs to do is keep certain vegetables and condiments ready and some lean meat like chicken to make a complete meal quick and easy. There are several advantages of cooking chicken. It is one of the easiest ingredients to cook and goes along with any other ingredient. Hence, all one needs is thirty minutes to prepare a meal and it will be ready in no time. Here is one such dish recipe to try out.


An Introduction to Chicken Pot Pie

This is a diet friendly version of a meal that used to be traditionally topped with potatoes, cream, cheese and other fatty ingredients. In this version the lean meat is combined with vegetables like mushrooms, onions, carrots, peas and others and is topped with sour cream and whole wheat biscuits.


The dish would need the following ingredients:

  • A cup of small onions
  • Three teaspoons of olive oil
  • A cup of baby carrots
  • Ten ounces of mushrooms in halved parts
  • Two and a half cup of chicken broth and cooked and diced chicken
  • A cup of frozen peas
  • A fourth cup of sour cream
  • Salt and pepper

For the biscuit topping one would need to have three forth cups of pastry flour and all-purpose flour, half a teaspoon of baking powder and baking soda and two teaspoons of sugar along with salt, dried thyme, one and a half tablespoon of butter, a cup of buttermilk and canola oil.

Preparation Method

The filling can be parred by heating the oil in a skillet where the onions are tossed along with carrots and mushrooms. The chicken broth is then added and brought to a boil and simmered with the cornstarch to thicken the sauce. Alter these peas, the chicken, salt and pepper and sour cream should be added in to complete the mixture. After this the biscuit topping should be prepared which means mixing all the pastry ingredients and then set on top of the mixture in a baking dish. The pot pie needs to be baked for a time period of thirty to thirty five minutes till the top is golden or the filling is bubbling.


Nutritional Benefits

There are many such chicken dishes that can be done, quick and easy and will serve as wholesome hot dinners for the entire family. Check out this link Two Meat Dishes to Keep You Warm this winter which also offers a great recipe that will enable you to make a nutritious dish with this versatile meat. The need for protein is high in adult and growing bodies during winter and will help one to feel full for long as well as provide fuel to the system to keep up the heat and warmth as well as the metabolism levels.