Vidalia Chop Wizard Review and Homemade Chicken Potpie Recipe

I received the Vidalia Chop Wizardas a Christmas present a few years ago and it obviously had the potential to be one of those gifts that never gets used.   I gave it a few tries and was quickly impressed.  The uniform size of all my vegetables was a huge plus.  I can cut an onion fairly well, but the Chop Wizard did it so easily.  In a matter of seconds I can have onions, green peppers, potatoes, carrots, and celery cut uniformly.  This is wonderful for soups, but I will show you how I used it to make our family favorite homemade chicken potpie.

First of all here is the wizard!  It looks like this!  Don’t be scared!  Even my kids like to use it.  There just isn’t anything more satisfying then the final chop when you’ve made your way through a vegetable.

Okay let’s begin Easy Chicken and Vegetable Pot Pie

Take an onion and peel away the layers and chop it like so

and one more time until it is like this

Okay hold on to your socks this is the fun part.  Chop away!!!

Soon you’ll have a bunch like this and by soon I mean about 20 seconds

They even have this little lovely measurement on the side!  Brilliant!

moving on to the carrots- these little ones are just the BEST

oh, no don’t torture me!  (thank goodness carrots don’t talk)

again in seconds you have your whole pile of carrots looking lovely

next obstacle?  potatoes?  can it be done?

You betcha baby!

Look out for the celery!

Soon (again by soon I mean seconds) you will have a plethora of chopped veggies

Let’s see it again because it’s so pretty!

Throw them all into the pot like so with 2 TBSP butter

Saute this beautiful pot of veggies until they become soft

I just couldn’t resist a close-up!

And because we can NEVER get enough add some garlic!

Next comes the peas

And the chicken

Lay the dough out in your pie pan and now you’re ready to load it up

It looks so yummy, but wait…

You need the dough on top to make it nice and flaky

Here it is all steaming hot from the oven

Want a slice?

And that my new blogging friends is Easy Chicken and Vegetable Pot Pie via the Vidalia Chop Wizard

Positives- uniform cut- all veggies look great- the measuring tool on the side lets you know how much you have- and it comes with a little plastic tool to use if anything happens to get stuck

Cons- still have to prep veggies to be chopped, but just in a rough round about way as the chopper quickly gets down to business

The Mama Report Grade A (now go rush out and get one for yourself and never spend too much time chopping veggies again especially those darn pesky onions)

Here is the full recipe for Easy Chicken and Vegetable Pot Pie (if it seems like a lot in the pictures it is because I doubled the recipe- I made one to eat for supper that night and then I froze another one for another day- this recipe is wonderful for freezing)

1 package refrigerated pie crusts

2 Tbsp butter

1/2 large onion, chopped

1 cup carrots, chopped

2 large potatoes, chopped

2 stalks celery, chopped

1/2 container of mushrooms, chopped

1/2 cup frozen peas

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 can cream of chicken or mushroom soup

1 1/2 cups cooked chicken

1/4 cup water

-Preheat oven to 375*.  Soften pie crusts by letting them sit out on the counter for half an hour.  In stockpot melt butter and add veggies.  Cook until soft.  Then add peas, cream of soup, chicken, garlic, and water.  Simmer for a few minutes.  Add pie crust to pie pan.  Fill with pie filling and top with top crust. Bake until golden about 30 minutes.

 

Comments

  1. Hi Alicia and welcome to the hearth and soul hop. What a wonderful recipe for chicken pot pie and a great review of the vidalia chop! I always love when new bloggers visit the hop because it so expands my foodie neighborhood! I am now following your blog, tweets and facebook. Please though, you must place a link back to the page where you linked up your recipe for the blog hop so others can join in the fun on your blog. Thanks so much for doing that and I hope to see you again on the hop! Alex@amoderatelife

  2. The holes in the chop wiz remind me of a french fry cutter. I keep seeing them at thrift stores. Now I’m craving chicken pot pie, though. I would love to break into a serving of that on a rainy day. Thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  3. I want to run out and buy one of those gizmo’s. I will be on the lookout! Because I am the slowest chopper in the world! Plus then I can make your yummy pie and it will look all pretty like yours! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

  4. That looks like a very yummy pot pie. I think it’s begging for a side of mashed potatoes and beans.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  5. That looks like a lot of chopping going on, those choppers are just plain fun. Your Pot Pie looks great.
    Thank you for sharing.

  6. Very nice! Plus, chicken pot pie is one of my all-time faves. So glad you shared this with the hearth and soul hop this week…please remember to add a link back to any of the hosting sites so that others can join in the fun! 🙂

  7. I simply have to make this!! It looks amazing and pot pies are a huge hit around my house! YUM! I am so excited to be your newest follower of your adorable blog, and I’d love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! Be sure to show off your sweet creations at my weekly Fabulous Friday Finds party! Hope to see you there!
    Hugs,
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

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