I mentioned in my last post for our Faux Deviled Eggs that I love April Fools Day and all the fun food ideas. Well, here’s another super cute idea. How about making a Chicken Not Pie for dinner for your kids. Did you catch that? Chicken Not Pie. I know, clever right? (Or were you thinking I’m a dork for thinking this is so dang clever? Well, sorry. I work with middle school students. After 17 years my brain cells have kind of slowed down a little and my sense of humor has well… regressed a tad.) So with that… I think this is stinkin’ hilarious!
Don’t they look like little chicken pot pies? Genius, I say. Whoever comes up with these great fun food idea should win a Nobel Peace Prize or something. Right? Or am I taking it a bit too far? Nah, just nod your head and agree with me on this one.
Cut out your pie crust using your pan as a template. Aren’t these little pie pans adorable?! You can make your own pie crust but really? That just takes a lot of time. Refrigerated pie crust works perfectly.
Ball up aluminum foil for the inside of your pans and then cover with another piece of aluminum foil. Cover with your pie crust. This will make your crust into a dome shape like on a real chicken pot pie. Bake for 10 minutes in a 450 degree oven.
Don’t they look like little pies when you take them out of the oven?
After they have completely cooled, remove the crust and set aside. Mix your pudding (just regular, store bought vanilla pudding) and your “veggies”. I’m a little obsessed with fun food things (if you haven’t noticed) so when I saw these little bags of Jelly Belly candy peas and carrots, of course I had to buy them. They were perfect for this recipe! Of course you could make your own veggies with Starburst candies. Just shape the green ones into little peas and the orange ones into little square carrot pieces.
Place the crust back on and voila…. Chicken Not Pie.
This recipe was originally on Family Fun but I couldn’t seem to find it anywhere on the site (big sigh.) But I did find it on Spoonful.
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