Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie Stew

Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie Stew

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Instead of a normal “this is how I do it” type of post, I thought I would do a more “behind the scenes” type of post. This way you can see what’s really going down around the Myers house. As you know, I’m all about keepin’ it real. I’m also all about chocolate and coffee…and sleep. But not dusting.

First off, I got the idea for this recipe when my friend Karen told me she was making it…and I said to her, “I bet I could make that in the crock pot.” And I DID. I love it when I get ideas from friends. So, go ahead…you can always ask me if there is a new recipe you’d like to see in the crock pot. I like getting fresh ideas – I also like getting a haircut. My college major was Random 101.

Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie Stew

So, when I’m conjuring up a recipe in my head, most of the time I write it down like this…on a scrap piece of paper. And then I make changes and notes as I go along. It lets me have something to focus on if my creation turns into a disaster zone.

Sometimes I might look a recipe up in a book or online to get a general idea of what should go in there – it’s always good to have a general idea. For this one, I knew what goes into a pot pie, so it was pretty easy. Most pot pie recipes call for cream-of yadda yadda soup, but I wasn’t going to go there, so I just used sour cream…which is a favorite food of mine.

Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie Stew

So, what is Annie doing while I am cooking? Well, this. She’s making her own stagecoach in the kitchen with Andy’s high chair and the table bench. Shouting, “Ya! Ya!” and “Whoa!!!” Special note: she’s still in her pajamas at 10am…because if I would let her, she would wear them all day, every day.  She has also used other various pieces of furniture to block her brother from getting to her – because it’s some kind of code that sisters are supposed to torment their brothers.

Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie Stew

For this recipe, you can use any type of chicken you like…boneless, unless you want to pull those out before you add the sour cream. I used chicken breast because that’s what I had on hand. Cut it into nice sized cubes. And while you’re knee deep in chicken juice, the phone is going to ring, someone is going to play in the toilet, OR you’re going to turn around and see…

Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie Stew

Your son chewing on his daddy’s shoe that most likely has chicken poop on the bottom. You shout, “NO, ANDY!” So, he puts it down and then decides to play under the trash can. A much better improvement until you realize that he’s pulling out all the trash bags.

Yes, he’s still in his pajamas too. Oops? Important note: I was not still in my pajamas.

Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie Stew

I used onions, peppers, potato, carrots, and celery in this soup because that’s what I like in my pot pie. I also added green peas, but you should wait to do that until the end. Otherwise you end up with pea mush, which isn’t very appetizing. Which makes me wonder why they have that in the baby food aisle. It’s like some kind of baby torture. Have you tasted that stuff?  GAG ATTACK.

Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie Stew

So, what do I do while I cook? Most of the time I listen to a podcast or video…very loudly so that I can hear it above, “Ya! Ya!” This is when I get most of my “reading” done. I’m very much into learning new things all the time, so with my lack in the time department, this really helps me learn new things. I love multi-tasking! And I SERIOUSLY need a set of wireless headphones.

Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie Stew

For the “pot pie” effect, you’re going to serve this with bread. I used sourdough (recipe coming soon), but you can use whatever you have. You could also serve it up with a nice side of Kefir Drop Biscuits…just leave out the cheese…because cheese in pot pie is just bizarre. They put cheese in the weirdest things. Like hot dogs. What is that about?

Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie Stew

This is a very easy recipe, but very filling. It’s a great comfort food and it will make you want to call your mama and hug your babies. It’s food at its finest. It’s happiness in a bowl. It’s not full of junky canned junky junk. Get your soup on, y’all.

Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie Stew

 

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About Stacy

Stacy is the author of Crock On: A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook and Keep Crockin': A Poorganic Slow Cooker Cookbook, and a stay-at-home and homeschooling mom to her two children, Annie (June 2009) and Andy (August 2012). After an “awakening” in March 2011, her family switched to a more natural, whole foods diet. She likes to blog about how to live on less than you make and how to eat good food while doing it. Her passion is teaching others how to save money and she tag teams with her husband in this endeavor. At Stacy Makes Cents you’ll find information on how to save money in the kitchen, how to have fun with your kids, and how to be thrifty in all areas of life. Her passion is teaching others how to live debt free. Make sure to follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest and more to keep up with her daily antics.