Introduction: Deep Dish Mexican Inspired Chicken Pie

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. Please see the comments as to why this "ible" was renamed from (Deep Dish Chicken Fajita Pie". OK OK, I KNOW its not a fajita but the filling could be used for a fajita just as easily, This is a follow up to my "ible'. I used a bisquick dough this time but in retrospect I prefer the popcan rolls used in the taco pie

Step 1: Hitting the Pantry and Frig

This whole thing started because I had 2 skinless-boneless chicken breasts that had to be cooked up searching the pantry I grabbed a jar of salsa, a packet of taco seasoning,a couple cans of black beans, an onion and a box of bisquick, then it was out to the garden to thin some of the over producing pepper plants. Im using baby pimento peppers and some banna peppers but you can add heat depending on who your feeding

Step 2: Starting the Chicken

I used a couple of teaspoons of the taco seasoning on the chicken breasts, laid them on a greased cooking pan and into a 350f oven for about a half hour

Step 3: The Sauce

I chopped/diced the peppers and onion and added to a large skillet, then poured in the jar of salsa and a jar full of water (rinses the jar and helps with the cooking process) I added the rest of the taco seasoning packet some salt and pepper and 2 cans of black beans and let it cook at a low simmer for about a half hour

Step 4: The Crust

I mixed 3cups of bisquick with a cup of milk (biscut recipe on side of box) I should have used the whole box or 4.5 cups since I ended up kind of short on crust. Spray or grease your casserole/baking dish and dump the wet dough in, keeping your fingers wet (a nearby bowl of water is great) spread the dough fairly evenly across the bottom and up the sides. By now its time to remove the chicken from the oven so just replace it with the crust and bake at 350f for about 10minutes or until a pale crust forms (you could make it a little browner if you like)

Step 5: Combining Part 1

Let your chicken rest for a couple minutes then using 2 forks, shred it and add to the sauce and beans, let it simmer another 10 minutes or so until the crust is removed from the oven and has a couple minutes to cool, just before adding the chicken mix to the crust stir in a cup or so of shredded cheese, I used chedder because I LIKE chedder

Step 6: Combing Part 2

pour the chicken and sauce mix into the semi-baked crust, top with more shredded cheese and back into the oven at 300f for 20-25 minutes

Step 7: Ready Set WAIT

OK its almost time to eat, by now your kitchen should be smelling delicious but you need to let the "pie" set for 5minutes or so to cool and set up a little. It can be served by itself (its very filling) or add a side of your choice, coleslaw works nicely or a salad

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