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A Cupcake By Any Other Name... 
Mar. 21, 2013 6:12 pm 
Updated: Mar. 24, 2013 4:54 am
is still pot pie? That's right! I saw a recipe on another website the other day for Chicken Pot Pie Cupcakes. Of course, I had to tweak it for my own likes. I didn't understand why onion powder was being used instead of real onion, or garlic salt in place of real garlic. There was plenty of salt in the form of cream of chicken soup! I sauteed green beans, carrots, celery, onions and garlic in a bit of butter. I left out the onion powder and the garlic salt. Instead of using Herbs De Provence, I chopped up some fresh thyme, rosemary and parsley

Every once in a while you need a quick dinner in your arsenal. These cupcakes are pretty powerful weapons in that arsenal. They are very tasty, and satisfying. Coupled with a nice green salad, or steamed green beans or asparagus, and you have an easy quick meal that is nutritious and satisfying. Two cupcakes are plenty for a meal and are in the neighborhood of 240 calories each. Not light fare, but not horribly caloric either.

On the next go around I plan on making a bechamel with a reduced chicken stock instead of the condensed soup. It will be easier to control the sodium and, I think, will be healthier and better tasting. I don't think it will add too much extra time to the effort either.

I hope you enjoy making these delicious cupcakes.
Chicken Pot Pie Cupcake
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Mar. 21, 2013 6:17 pm
Mar. 21, 2013 6:56 pm
Very nice Doc.Like it.
Mar. 21, 2013 7:48 pm
Thanks! Too bad it wasn't a Faceless recipe!
Mar. 21, 2013 7:59 pm
Hi Doc, wow interesting! They remind me of some of the small meat pies I saw in England. Hey did you move? I see Minnesota now. I have family in St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Mar. 22, 2013 3:58 am
We move in July to a small, rural community in SW Minnesota. I'll be close enough to chuck cow patties at Laura Ingalls Wilder's house. Not that I would do that. My mother lives in a care center in Minneapolis and I still have a lot of family living in the Metro area.
Mar. 22, 2013 10:37 am
When my girls were small I would make something similar in a puff pastry shell. They called them "fairy food" so naturally, the boys wanted no part of them - they got their filling over toast. I haven't even thought of this in years. Thanks for bringing back the memories.
Mar. 22, 2013 11:06 am
That's a funny story BSM! I can see the disgruntled looks on their faces.
Mar. 22, 2013 1:10 pm
but puff pastry may work for you doc!
Mar. 22, 2013 2:14 pm
Yes, I was looking at using that as well as phyllo. I think both will work well. :)
Mar. 22, 2013 9:06 pm
I love that you can out whatever you want in them. Thanks for this Doc!
Mar. 23, 2013 5:45 am
Hi Lara! Thank whoever that mysterious, ethereal person out in cyberspace, who first came up with this idea! There are so many creative people out there. I wish I was one of them!
Mar. 23, 2013 5:46 am
I think I missed a verb in that last comment!
Mar. 24, 2013 4:54 am
I absolutely love this idea!!!!!
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I'm old and smelly, kinda like a really good salami with that really nice white mould all over it.
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Meat, carbs, meat, carbs, meat, carbs and did I mention meat?
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Drop a plate of Pierogis and sausages in front of me and watch my eyes glaze over in pure joy.
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Schweinebraten mit Knoedel und Krautsalat. Also Edel Hirsch Gulasch was very nice. I make killer Spaetzle and Knockerl also.
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