Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Chicken Veggie Ricotta Pie Recipe

Yesterday T and I met some friends at the zoo after his nap. We spent all afternoon there. By the time we got home I was not in the mood for frozen chicken chili I'd planned on reheating for supper. It sounded too heavy. I really wasn't that hungry. Actually the only thing that sounded good to me was pho. Which, apart from a trip to the local Vietnamese restaurant, just couldn't happen. Especially at such short notice. I hadn't planned my meals yet for the week (oops!) so I couldn't bump anything over to take the frozen chili's place.

Quickly taking stock in the refrigerator, I realized I still had some ricotta filling left. There was chicken in the freezer and a large bag of frozen vegetables. Very large. I bought it at GFS. There was also a pie crust in the freezer. Now I knew exactly what was for supper.

Ricotta Chicken Veggie Pie!

1 lb chicken, cubed 
1/2 tsp cajun seasoning
1 c ricotta
1 egg
salt and pepper to taste
little Better Than Bouillon Vegetable for flavor
1 pie shell
frozen mixed veggies
some biscuits for the top

Saute 1 lb cubed chicken lightly sprinkled with cajun seasoning. Take pie shell and prick and partially pre-bake. Fill the bottom of the pie shell with frozen mixed veggies and mix in the chicken cubes. 
Mix ricotta, egg, salt, pepper, and a little bit of better than bouillon vegetable flavor. Pour over the veggie/chicken mixture. Top with your biscuits. Bake for 40-60 minutes or until the eggs/ricotta mixture has set. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

It was devoured! We can't wait to have it again. I literally just threw it together so these are estimations of the amounts I used. My husband said I can make this any time as a variation on our usual pot pie. 

Very happy with how this turned out!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

Sorry this post is so late in the day. We did have a wonderful day today. T and I met with a friend at the zoo after his nap. Had a wonderful time and stayed until it closed.

Once again I'm joining in Org Junkie's Menu Plan Monday.

Here's the plan:

Monday- Chicken Veggie Pie

Tuesday- Curried Lentil Soup

Wednesday- Big Smokey Burgers and Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Thursday- Sweet Potato Burritos

Friday- Culinary Adventure

Saturday- Leftovers

Sunday- Pizza