Friday, December 28, 2012

Betty Crocker's Gluten-Free Chicken Pot Pie

I use to love chicken pot pie. It was one of my favorites of the pre-gluten-free "era." I loved the crunchy-ness, gooey-ness, and the fact that it was a one-pot dinner. Now that I am gluten-free chicken pot pie seemed totally off limits.

I was curious if there was such a way to make chicken pot pie gluten-free and went about doing a Google search. It came up with plenty of gluten-free chicken pot pie recipes, of course, but most of them were crazy convoluted with hard-to-find ingredients and 20+ steps until done. I did find one gem, though, a Betty Crocker recipe featuring their gluten-free Bisquick.

This recipe had simple ingredients, just a few steps, and most importantly - was delicious! Many of the ingredients can be substituted and its open to add-ons. I fell in love. I'm not kidding when I say this either. I made this three times in one week.

I am currently not a fan of chicken. This is kind of a problem when making chicken pot pie. I'm simply sick of it and sick of the ways its farmed and I don't like contributing to this process. Anyway I substituted free range ABF turkey because while I don't care for meat, some people do.

There are several steps to this recipe but they're all pretty straightforward. To make the biscuit-y crust you use the Bisquick as seen below.

Then you make the slurry for thickening purposes, using naturally gluten-free corn starch. Corn starch is such a useful ingredient! Much better thickening properties than regular flour and if you have tons you can make Oobleck

Once you cook the chicken, onions, and veggies, you add stock and let cook. I added a little more veggies than the recipe calls for because I love them. You then add in the milk and corn starch slurry and watch it turn from soup-ish into straight chicken pot pie goop (for lack of a better term.) 

After take the goop (it's a term of endearment, really) and pour into a deep baking dish, you scoop the Bisquick mix on top. You let that bake and then enjoy! It's so, so yummy. 

Betty Crocker Recipe can be found here: Hearty Chicken Pot Pie (Gluten-Free).

If you haven't before, take a minute to look through Betty Crocker's other recipes. It is a real resource of tried and tested recipes, gluten-free or otherwise. It's a place that I always check when I need a basic recipe for something I want to make.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this recipe and for the site. Hope to try it. Trying to go gluten free this week. I struggle at times with energy levels and memory. I've been told some people struggle with this due to gluten allergies. We will see how it affects me.