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Canned Chicken Is The Answer For A Simpler Pot Pie Dinner
Preparing the crust and freshly cooked chicken for a pot pie can turn what seems like a simple meal into a time-consuming effort, but canned chicken can facilitate the process.
Canned chicken is typically made from chicken breast, rib meat, preservatives, broth, and salt for flavoring, making for an easy swap in your favorite pot pie recipe.
To replace your pot pie's chicken with canned chicken, simply drain the liquid from the can and measure the amount of chicken your recipe calls for.
A standard can contains about 12 ½ ounces of chicken, so you would need a little over a single can for a typical pot pie recipe that calls for one pound of cooked chicken breast.
If you're concerned about a less-than-premium taste, you won’t be able to tell the difference once your chicken is mixed with all the other fillings and baked into a pie.