Cozy Up This Fall with Slap Ya Mama’s Cajun Chicken Pot Pie

Cozy Up This Fall with Slap Ya Mama’s Cajun Chicken Pot Pie

Autumn is upon us and everyone is getting ready for warmer clothes, hot beverages and comforting foods. Casseroles are some of the most comforting foods whether they are childhood favorites or new-found recipes. Here at Slap Ya Mama, we are all about comfort. In fact, the reason behind our spice blends come from our love of family and tradition. What is more comforting than that?

If you love casseroles, then you most definitely know that chicken pot pie is a classic. However, nothing is better than a cajun spiced chicken pot pie. If you want a quick and easy recipe that the whole family will enjoy, look no further.

One 9-inch round refrigerated pie dough

1 1/2 cups whole milk

1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme and basil

1 teaspoon Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seasoning

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 small green bell pepper, diced

1/2 medium onion, chopped

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

8 ounces small red potatoes, diced

3 cups coarsely shredded cooked chicken (from a rotisserie chicken)

1 tablespoon chopped pickled jalapenos

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place the pie dough on a baking sheet and brush with a little milk. Sprinkle with the thyme, basil, and 1/4 teaspoon of SLAP YA MAMA SEASONING. Bake until golden brown and crisp, 15 to 18 minutes. Break into quarters.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bell pepper, onion and remaining 3/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle in the flour and cook, stirring, about 2 minutes. Gradually pour in the milk while stirring to avoid lumps. Add the potatoes and 2 cups water. Bring to boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are cooked and the liquid is thickened, about 15 minutes. Add the chicken and jalapenos and simmer until the chicken is heated through, about 3 minutes. Thin the sauce with a little water if desired. Season with salt and pepper.

 

 

Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs fresh green beans; rinsed, ends cut off & halved
  • 4 slices of bacon, chopped into ¼” pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ large onion, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ cups milk
  • ½ cup half & half
  • 1 tsp light brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning
  • ½ tsp Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Seasoning
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 jar (4oz) sliced pimentos, drained
  • 1 cup dried onions

Directions:

In a large pot, fill half with water, add a dash of salt and bring water a light boil.  Drop green beans in boiling water and boil for 3 to 4 minutes.  With a slotted spoon, remove from boiling water and immediately drop into a large bowl of ice water.  Once the beans have cooled, drain and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a skillet over medium heat, add bacon pieces and cook for a couple minutes.  Add onions and garlic to bacon and continue cooking for 3 to 5 minutes or until bacon is done and onions are translucent.  Remove from heat and set aside.

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter.  Once melted, sprinkle in flour, mix well and cook for 2 minutes.  Add in milk and half & half.  Continue cooking and mixing continuously until the sauce thickens about 5 minutes.  Add Slap Ya Mama Original and Hot Blend Seasonings, brown sugar and cheese.  Mix well and stir until the cheese melts then remove from heat.  Now combine pimentos and bacon & onion mixture into the white sauce and mix well.  In a 1 ½ quart baking/casserole dish, combine green beans and sauce mixture.  Mix well and spread evenly across dish. Top the mixture with crunchy onions and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  Serve and enjoy!

8 Servings

This casserole goes great with our Slap Ya Mama Cajun Style Holiday Ham!

Slap Ya Mama Whole Ham