chicken pot pie casserole
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Loaded with veggies, this chicken pot pie casserole is picky eater approved
I’m sure I’m not the only one that has a hard time getting my kids to eat their veggies. One week they like green beans, the next week they don’t. Broccoli is great one night, and gross the next. If I serve cooked carrots they want raw. If I serve raw, they want cooked. And so on and so on…
I am always on the lookout for healthy meals for my kids that won’t take pulling teeth to get them to eat, and if it’s an easy healthy meal, that’s even better. As a kid I loved chicken pot pies,and they are a great way to sneak in extra veggies.
My kids don’t feel the same way I do about pot pies, but they never turn down a cheesy casserole. SO I put the two together.
Chicken and veggies, lots of C&W Vegetables that I stocked up on during my last trip to Walmart, in a lightened up creamy gravy with egg noddles and some cheese. Because if the veggies are covered in cheese, they are bound to get gobbled up.
- for the gravy -
- 2 cups of chicken stock
- 1 cup of fat free or 1% milk
- 1/2 cup flour
- salt and pepper to taste
- for the casserole -
- 2 Tbsp butter, melted
- 2 chicken breasts,cut in small pieces, seasoned with 1/2 tsp salt. 1/2 tsp onion powder, and 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 1/2 cups of frozen vegetables - I used a mix of peas, corn, and green beans
- 1/2 cup frozen bell pepper strips
- 12 ounces of egg noddles, cooked according to package
- 1/2 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
- begin by making the gravy -
- in a medium saucepan over medium heat whisk together the chicken stock, milk, and flour
- bring to a boil, and continue to whisk until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes
- season with salt and pepper
- heat oven to 350 degrees
- pour melted butter in a large casserole dish
- add chicken and all the vegetables
- top with egg noodles, gravy,and finally the shredded cheese
- bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes
- allow to sit 5 minutes before serving
If you’re in a hurry you can substitute a can of cream of chicken soup, but homemade is SO much better, and it really doesn’t take that much extra work.
Believe me when I say this chicken pot pie casserole is one meal that even your pickiest eater will approve, and the leftovers are even better the next day!
Make sure you add C&W Vegetables to your shopping list and don’t forget to take advantage of the $.50 off of 1 package of C&W vegetables Ibotta coupon good at select Walmart stores. (while supplies last)