Green Chicken Pie

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Maybe…just maybe….my kids have finally reached that age where if they make it, they will eat it. Like the majority of mothers out there, I sometimes have a hard time getting them to eat what I put in front of them. Getting them to eat anything that isn’t a potato chip or a cookie after nearly 2 weeks with grandparents and in-laws is nearly impossible. My kids are culinarily ruined.

Maybe I am too a little.

So, I am trying to steer them back onto the right path. A path that has grilled chicken and fruit and vegetables.

And, by God, if I have to sit them both on the counter in their underwear an hour and fifteen minutes before its time to eat dinner so that they can “help” me in the kitchen I will do it.

And I don’t want to hear any lip!

Awwwww, don’t do that. When you do that I want to give you anything you ask for. Go back to fighting with each other already!

So anyway, Jack helped with the Green Chicken Pie. I had about half a cup of Spinach Pesto leftover from yesterday and really wanted to use it up.  The result was FANTASTIC! Not only did I eat 2 helpings but so did Jack. And even little miss I-Don’t Like-It ate her dinner too.

Quick ( without kids and a camera), easy, and delicious. Can’t ask for much more!

Green Chicken Pie
1 pie crust
1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast
1/2 cup Spinach Pesto
1/2 cup mozzarella
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 425.
Beat eggs and milk until blended.

Season lightly with salt and pepper. Beat in pesto. Set aside.

Slice chicken, season with salt and pepper,

and saute in a skillet until almost done.

Arrange chicken in the bottom of pie crust.

Pour egg mixture on top. Sprinkle with cheese.

Bake for 30-45 minutes, or until middle is firm and set. Let cool for a few minutes before slicing.

Green Chicken Pie

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: dinner
Cuisine: american
Servings: 4
Calories: 500kcal
Author: jodiemo

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust
  • 1 large boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup Spinach Pesto
  • 1/2 cup  mozzarella
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Beat eggs and milk until blended.
  • Season lightly with salt and pepper. Beat in pesto. Set aside.
  • Slice chicken, season with salt and pepper,
  • and saute in a skillet until almost done.
  • Arrange chicken in the bottom of pie crust.
  • Pour egg mixture on top. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Bake for 30-45 minutes, or until middle is firm and set. Let cool for a few minutes before slicing.

Nutrition

Calories: 500kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 169mg | Sodium: 741mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 21.1% | Vitamin C: 0.4% | Calcium: 26% | Iron: 11.6%
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jodiemo

Jodie is a wife, mom, writer and lover of chickens and gardens. She runs her family's winery by day and cooks and writes by night.

This Post Has 8 Comments
  1. Haha!!! =) This is a GREAT way to get the veggies in. Don't make them sit there!! My parents used to put my veggies on a plate and I would sit there…wait it out for 2 hours and NEVER EAT THEM. It took 30 more years before I decided to try vegetables again. I wish I had this pie. I would have discovered good veggies a long time ago.

  2. nice pie – like it a lot…would make a great brunch or lite supper dish, great for these hot days around here……..

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  4. Jodie, you really out did yourself or did Jack out do himself? Your children are adorable! Very clever to get them in there helping you. I know you are so proud and I bet Jack was very proud too!

    I have had a hard time getting to your blog for the past two weeks and am thrilled I finally was able to get on. I got a message that your blog didn't exist. I've read that several people were have this problem randomly. Didn't want you to think I was staying away.

  5. This is perfect! Made a huge batch of basil pesto this weekend, so I am giving it a try tonite with basil pesto! (My kids are teenagers and older. And they do eat everything I make! But there was a time when I made mac and cheese as a backup some nights…) Now they say I have RUINED them for fast food and junk food! Music to my ears! Keep up the good work — it will pay off!

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