Chicken Tater-Tot Pot Pie

I’ve said before, the recipes are driven largely by what the Kids Cooks want to make. After discussion, they decided they wanted comfort food — like pot pie! I also had ulterior motives to help them learn how to create with a rotisserie chicken. Pre-cooked, rotisserie chickens are readily available at the store and a great way to shorten steps for them, create a great meal, and have chicken left for another recipe or lunch as a sandwich during the week. Here’s our adapted recipe for Chicken Tater-Tot Pot Pie! We like it. Enjoy!


Chicken Tater-Tot Pot Pie                                                                       Makes 4 servings

Need:

8 inch square baking dish

Non-stick cooking spray

Large mixing bowl

Wooden spoon

Medium microwave-safe bowl

Strainer or sieve

Get:

  • 2 cups packed rotisserie chicken meat (no skin or bones)
  • a 12 ounce bag of frozen mixed vegetables (if from larger bag: 2 + ⅔ cups)
  • a 12 ounce jar of gravy (chicken or turkey flavor)
  • enough frozen tater tots for topping (need about half of a 32 ounce bag)
  • In a small bowl put
    • ¼ teaspoon thyme
    • ½ teaspoon black pepper
    • ½ teaspoon salt

Prep:

  • Vegetables — In medium bowl:
    • Place frozen vegetables + 2 tablespoons water.
    • Microwave for 5-8 minutes until vegetables are defrosted.
    • Scoop vegetables into strainer; sit on bowl to drain liquid.
  • Chicken — Chop or shred chicken into bite size pieces + Place into mixing bowl.
  • To chicken in mixing bowl, add and stir to combine:
    • Jar of gravy
    • Sprinkle seasonings over the bowl
    • Add drained vegetables

Cook:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Lightly spray the baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Add the chicken vegetable gravy mixture to dish; level out the top of the filling.
  3. Across the top, place tots close together in one layer.
  4. Place pie in the oven; bake for 35 – 40 minutes until tots test done and filling is bubbly.
  5. Remove dish from oven. Turn oven off.
  6. Let the pot pie rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Adapted from Epicurious and other sources.


pdf version of recipe>> Chicken Tater-Tot Pot Pie

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