An Oldie but a Goodie!

10 Apr
Ok, guys! I’ve been busy packing up my apartment, running miles and miles, testing recipes, packing some more, spending time with the in laws, etc. etc. BECAUSE…..

GORDON GRADUATED! Hooray! So, we’re packing up and moving a few states over to Oregon for some employment! Its pretty exciting. This all means that we’ve been a little busy these days…..

SO, here is one of my first recipes I ever posted on my food blog that made it to the finals in the Pillsbury monthly bake-off late last year. Its one of my family’s favorite recipes and its honestly SO easy! I have a few brand new recipes I’ll be posting some time next week! (pie and pizza recipes!) Something to look forward to! Until then, here’s my SOUTHWEST CHICKEN FLAT PIE recipe! Enjoy! Talk with you all soon!

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Not only is this a delicious meal, it comes together in a snap and its a great way to get rid of some leftover chicken in your fridge. When I made this, the feedback from my family was ‘you didn’t make enough!’. So, be sure to make 2 if you have some hungry people to feed! And, this recipe is one I entered into the Pillsbury Monthly Bake-off for October, and its now being voted on in the finals, so you know its going to be good! You can check it out HERE.

1 Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crust (from 15-oz box)
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1/2 cup salsa
2 green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup canned black beans, drained, rinsed
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1 egg, beaten

Avocado slices
Chopped tomato
Shredded lettuce
Shredded Cheddar cheese
Chopped fresh cilantro
Sliced limes
Sour cream

1. Heat oven to 425°F. Remove pie crust from refrigerator. Unroll and place flat on ungreased cookie sheet.
2. In large bowl, toss together chicken, salsa, onions, cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Spoon chicken mixture onto center of crust spreading to within 1 1/2 inches of edge. Top chicken mixture with beans and 1 cup cheese.
3. Fold crust edge over filling to form 1 1/2 -inch border, pleating crust as necessary. Brush crust edge with beaten egg.
4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until crust is golden brown. If necessary, during last 10 minutes of baking cover crust edge with strips of foil to prevent excessive browning. Let stand 5 minutes. To serve, top with avocado slices, tomato, lettuce, cheese, cilantro, limes or sour cream then cut into wedges. Or, cut into wedges and top each individual serving as desired.


2 Responses to “An Oldie but a Goodie!”

  1. Lo & Go April 10, 2010 at 5:00 am #

    Great innovative idea for the crust. Sounds really easy too. I remember it was delicious!

  2. The Jensen Family April 15, 2010 at 3:44 pm #

    Check your email. I emailed you a little thing about your move to Oregon.

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