HEN IN A PUMPKIN! (I am begging for someone to get that refrence)
Kidding. I always get ideas for strange food combos and then Google them hoping someone else had made it up before me. This has only failed once...so I had to do something about it. Pumpkin chicken pot pie. NOT pot pie in a pumpkin. Pumpkin chicken pot pie. I have made it at least twice but I don't think I have ever written down the exact recipe. I haven't made it in a year, and I am not very good at giving directions (I'm a bake it til it's done type of gal) so I hope this makes sense and that I don't skip anything.
You can use soup mix frozen veggies or fresh, I have done both (bagged frozen soup veggies are definitly easier) Peas, carrots, celery, corn, green beans, onion, give or take if there is something you hate on that list. Soften them by cooking in a little chicken broth.
I cook and chop chicken tenders into tiny chunks...the raw chicken I season with pumpkin pie spice...or cinnamon cloves and nutmeg and black pepper.
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 small can pumpkin
more pie spices and pepper
then put it in a casserole dish...I believe the one I use is 9X13
mix up boxed pie crust (or your own recipe if you's like) and make a lattice on top.
bake until golden.
That is just the burner under the clear dish by the way lol.
When I cook dinner, it is a secret from my boyfriend. I rarely tell him what I am making...it really keeps things interesting. When I was making this I kept giggling to myself imagining his reaction. We are both pumpkin fanatics! He was completely blown away.
This is a great thread, I hope to surprise my boy with some (if not all of) this stuff!!!