Pot pie is a great home style comfort food that can easily be brought to the campsite. After a long day of hiking, swimming or geocaching a good warm meal is what you need. But no one wants to spend his or her quality outdoor time making a meal. This great pie iron chicken pot pie recipe is so simple yet delicious.
I have made many things in my pie iron from breakfast sandwiches to desserts but was looking for something different to make then just the pie iron staples. As I walked the grocery store aisles I spotted a frozen pot pie and immediately wondered how I could recreate that over a campfire. A tin foil packet may work but the best option for the job is the pie iron. If you don’t have one, check out the Rome Industries 1705. It works great.
My next step was to think about preparation. When I go camping I try to have as many meals or parts of meals prepared so at the campsite I can keep my cooking work to a minimum. More time to play! This camping chicken pot pie recipe was super easy to make ahead of time and required minimal work at the campsite. I prepared the inner portion of the meal before I went camping, put it in a container over ice and pulled it out when ready to use. This pie iron chicken pot pie will be a hit at your campsite and is a perfect meal for sitting around the fire.
PIE IRON CHICKEN POT PIE
6 oz Oscar Mayer Grilled Chicken Breast Strips
1 can mixed vegetables, drained
1 teaspoon chicken bullion granules
1 can cream of chicken
2 tubes of Pillsbury big crecent rolls
salt and pepper to taste
In a seal able container mix the grilled chicken breast strips, cream of chicken, vegetables and chicken bullion. Add salt and pepper to taste. Keep refrigerated or in a cooler until needed.
Spray the pie iron well with Pam or any other cooking spray. On a plate roll out the crescent roll package in to flat triangles. If you get the big crescent rolls, you should be able to use one triangle and mold it to fit inside one side of the pie iron. Put about 1/3-1/2 cup of the chicken mixture on top of the laid out crescent roll in the pie iron. Cover the mixture with another crescent roll. Seal the edges by pressing down on the dough.
To cook, shut the pie iron and place it near the coals of your campfire. Let it cook on each side about 2 minutes. It is usually good to check it before you flip to get an idea of how it is cooking. Once cooked, open the pie iron and slide out on to a plate. This is such an easy way to have a wholesome meal at your campsite!