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Cornbread Topped BBQ Chicken Pot Pies

November 30, 2010

Some things just go together.  Peanut butter and jelly, Romeo and Juliet, and BBQ cornbread!  As I’ve said before, I’m always looking for ways to use leftover chicken that I’ve frozen.  This time, I tapped into the BBQ chicken in my freezer.  (Pour BBQ sauce over chicken breasts and bake…that’s it.)  The poblanos in this dish add heat to the savory sauce and sweet cornbread.  So many good flavors in one little ramekin!  We had this with a bowl of soup and were totally stuffed!

Cornbread and BBQ Chicken

Filling Ingredients
1 chicken breast baked in your favorite BBQ sauce
, shredded
1 onion
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 poblano pepper, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1/4 cup BBQ sauce
1/2 cup vegetable or chicken stock
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 tablespoon olive oil

Sautee onion and carrot in oil.  When they start getting tender, add in the peppers.  When all of the veggies are tender, add in the shredded chicken.  Pour on vegetable stock (to keep everything moist).  Push the veggies to the sides and add the flour in the center of the pan.  Mix it with the stock that flows to the center to make a sort of roux.  This will help thicken the filling.  Pour over the BBQ sauce and toss everything so it coats evenly.

Cornbread Recipe
2 2/3 tablespoons margarine – room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 teaspoon salt
1 egg
2/3 cup flour

1/3 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup soy milk.

Combine margarine and sugar.  Add egg and soymilk.  Then add flour, baking powder, salt, and cornmeal.  Mix well.

Fill four ramekins or one 8×8 pan with the chicken and veggie filling.  Top it with the cornbread.

Bake at 400 degrees for 18 minutes or until the cornbread is golden brown on top.

The cornbread works like a seal to keep all of the heat inside the ramekin, so this makes a fantastic winter meal!  It’s easy and once you try it, you won’t be able to resist the unbelievable combination of BBQ and cornbread.  Sometimes I tap into my southern roots and from this dish, you can totally tell I’m Texan!   Give it a try…I promise it will warm you body and soul!

 

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