Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Chick'n Pot Pie
In case you haven't noticed, I'm really into comfort food. Lots of people think vegan food has to be strictly spare and healthy with weird, unfamiliar ingredients and that it has to take forever to make. If this recipe doesn't disprove that, I don't know what will. It has all the classic, familiar elements of pot pie: veggies in a thick, brothy sauce, tender chick'n and, of course, a warm, buttery crust. Comfort food in a bowl. Actually, if you look closely enough, you'll see that the bowl actually says "comfort food," like it was daring me to make this.
This recipe uses Gardein's Chick'n Scallopini, which can be found in the freezer section of most grocery stores (look here for a location near you). I use this chicken substitute for all sorts of things and it's been great in all of them. This pot pie, in particular, has fooled a lot of people into thinking it was chicken. If you're thinking I've heard that before, trust me. It looks, feels and tastes like chicken. It may not seem like much before you cook it, but the results will surprise you.