Chicken Pot Pie Wellington – Dinner@6 American Express Gift Card Giveaway

by Erin

FoodBuzz paired up with American Express, and has selected 20 food bloggers, myself included, to create an original recipe with six ingredients or less as part of the Dinner@6 program. They will be selecting one favorite recipe from the twenty to win a $600 American Express gift card!

For this contest, I came up with a variation of chicken pot pie by making it into a wellington-type meal. Not only does it have just six ingredients (not counting salt, pepper, oil and water), but it’s quick and easy to make, yet looks like you spent a lot of time preparing it. The golden flaky crust is wrapped around a juicy chicken breast which has been surrounded by onion and chive cream cheese, vegetables, and cheddar cheese. In other words, delicious.

Also as part of this Dinner@6 contest sponsored by Blue Cash PreferredSM, American Express provided me with a $100 gift card to give out to one lucky commenter. Sound off in the comments for a chance to win! What is your favorite six-ingredient recipe?

PRIZE: $100 American Express® gift card

HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment with your favorite six-ingredient recipe (salt, pepper, water, and oil do not count towards the total). Winner will be chosen at random. Giveaway ends on September 30, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST. Official rules. -*-GIVEAWAY ENDED-*-


Serves 4


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Salt and pepper

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 sheet puff pastry, thawed

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup frozen mixed vegetables, thawed

4 Tbsp onion and chive reduced fat cream cheese

1 egg whisked with 1 Tbsp water


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly coat with non stick cooking spray, set aside.
  2. Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken breasts. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium. Add chicken and cook 8 minutes per side, or until browned. Transfer to a plate to cool.
  3. Roll out the puff pastry on a floured work surface into a 14-inch square. Cut into four 7-inch squares.
  4. Place 1/4 cup cheddar in the middle of each square, followed by a 1/4 cup vegetables. Place a chicken breast over the cheese and vegetables, and spread a tablespoon of cream cheese over each.
  5. Lightly brush the edges of the pastry with water. Fold the pastry up and over the chicken and press to seal. Place wrapped chicken, seam-side down, on the prepared baking sheet. Brush with egg mixture and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Source: The Spiffy Cookie original

Disclosure: This post part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program with American Express. Opinions are my own.

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Liz M. September 30, 2011 - 10:03 pm

My favorite is potato skins–potatoes, cheddar, bacon, chives, and sour cream or ranch! Bake the potatoes normally, then cut them in half, scoop some potato out to make room for the stuff you’ll add, cut them in half again, and top with cheddar and bacon that you’ve already cooked and crumbled. Bake again for about 15 minutes, then top with chives and garnish with sour cream!

Sara September 30, 2011 - 2:36 pm

My six ingredients meal – can they all be the same type of food lol…

No seriously um.

Mac & Cheese!
Condensed Milk
Cheddar cheese
Monteray Jack Cheese
Butter (Must. Have. Butter!)

Kevin E September 30, 2011 - 7:49 am

Chicken Francaise- (Chicken cutlets, fresh lemons, butter, parsley, egg, flour). Dresge cutlets in flour then beaten egg. Pan fry in olive oil until golden brown on both sides. Finish cooking cutlets on 350 degree oven for 30 min. Meanwhile soften butter, add fresh squeezed lemon juice and chopped parsley. Spread butter mixture over cutlets. Place in oven to melt butter mixture. Serve over brown rice. Enjoy!

niki September 30, 2011 - 2:37 am

cute idea!

My fav 6 ingredient recipe is a quick pasta dish…

1 lb rigatoni
1 large onion, chopped
a couple of cloves of garlic, minced
1 lb fresh tomatoes, chopped
handful of basil, roughly chopped
1 lb fresh mozzarella
2 tbsp olive oil
salt & pepper

Cook pasta according to package instructions. While the pasta is cooking, saute the onion and garlic in olive oil over medium heat, then add the chopped tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cut the mozzarella into bite sized pieces, drain the pasta (when it is al dente) and toss everything together. Top with the chopped basil and you are good to go!

janet@fromcupcakestocaviar September 29, 2011 - 5:53 pm

This sounds amazing! Soooo have to try this one. As for my favorite six ingredient meal, I have no idea lol

Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites September 29, 2011 - 11:04 am

What a fun and creative recipe! Awesome pictures too! The recipe is simple enough that I may have my boyfriend take a crack at it! he is learning ;) Thank you!!

My go-to 6 ingredient recipe is!:
– 1 box corn/gluten free shells
– 1 cup cubed extra firm tofu
– 2 huge handfulls of fresh baby spinach
– A couple tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
– About 1/4-1/2 cup graded Pecorino Romano
– salt and pepper to taste
Cook the pasta according to directions, lightly saute the cubed tofu with olive oil, toss the spinach in with the warm pasta once it has been drained, stir the spinach in with the pasta and add the rest of the olive oil, stir, toss in the tofu with the pasta, stir, toss the cheese in, stir, salt and pepper to taste… Enjoy!

Audra@The-Baker-Chick September 27, 2011 - 7:45 am

That looks AMAZING! I just made some Chicken Palliard that is under 6 ingredients for sure. Your dish looks great :)

Amy Tong September 27, 2011 - 1:06 am

Wow, your creation is mouth watering. You make the wellington so simple and beautiful as well. Can’t wait to try it. My family’s favorite 6 ingredients dinner is Creamy Asian Beef Noodle.

8 ounces soba (Japanese buckwheat noodles)
1 1/2 pounds of skirt steak, cut in half or thirds to fit in skillet
1 pound(s) of snow peas, stem ends removed
2 tsp. of soy sauce
8 ounce(s) of 8 ounce Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
2 Green Onion, chopped

In a pot of boiling salted water, cook noodles until al dente. Drain and set aside.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Season steak with salt and pepper. Cook, turning once, until medium-rare, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer steak to a cutting board and loosely cover with aluminum foil (reserve skillet with juices).

Add snow peas to skillet and toss with juices. Cook on medium-high heat, tossing occasionally until crisp-tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Add noodles, soy sauce, and cream cheese, cook until warmed through, about 1 minute. Transfer to serving bowls. Slice steak and place on top of noodles. Sprinkle with green onions and enjoy.

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foodlvr September 26, 2011 - 5:07 pm

I think your recipe looks the fanciest. Sounds really good. Can’t believe that was made with 6 ingredients or less. How cool. Good luck.

Leann Lindeman September 25, 2011 - 9:24 pm

I make a mexi casserole.. Ground turkey, enchilada sauce, blk beans, taco seasoning, shredded cheese and tortilla chips. Easy!

susitravl September 25, 2011 - 2:26 pm

Our current favorite 6 ingredient recipe is for chicken tacos and I have it in the crock pot right now.

2 lb chicken breasts, jar of salsa, 2 T. chili powder, 1 t. cumin, 1 t. cayenne, 2 limes (squeeze the juice on then throw in the limes but remove the lime halves before eating), throw 1/2 bunch of cilantro on top and cook on low for 8 hours.


Tabathia B September 24, 2011 - 4:17 pm

My favorite six ingredient recipe is a stuffed green pepper: green pepper, ground beef, tomato sauce, rice, mozzarella cheese and onion. Cook ground beef with onion drain grease, cook rice as directed, clean pepper outside and scoop out inside, add tomato sauce and cooked rice to beef and then stuff in pepper and top with cheese and bake

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Tracy Robertson September 24, 2011 - 12:36 am

That’s funny, my favorite 6 ingredient recipe is also a chicken pot pie.

Noelle (@singerinkitchen) September 23, 2011 - 11:16 pm

WOW, what a great giveaway! I would have to say that a quick breakfast chilaquiles is my fav. Saute 10 corn tortillas, cut in triangles, in olive oil and fry until cooked. Add green salsa, black beans and cook for 10 minutes, Top with chopped red onions and cheese. Devour!

Emily September 23, 2011 - 5:24 pm

My favorite 6 ingredient recipe is my roasted asparagus:
It is fabulous!!

Cellabella September 22, 2011 - 12:12 pm

This is fun! My favorite 6-ingredient recipe is Baked Eggs with Tomato and Spinach: 8 eggs (separated), half an onion, bunch of spinach, can of diced tomatoes, Parmesan Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese.

Mix eggs whites with cheeses. Saute onions, add spinach and tomatoes. Add to egg mixture and pour into small baking pan. Top with egg yolks and bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes until puffed and golden. Delicious with crusty french bread!

cw September 21, 2011 - 6:13 pm

Here’s mine Pork chops stuffed with bacon and gouda

2 ounces smoked Gouda cheese, shredded
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 (2 1/4 inch thick) center-cut, bone-in pork chops
1 teaspoon olive oil


Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat.
In a small bowl, combine the cheese, bacon, parsley, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.
Lay the chop flat on cutting board, and with a sharp knife held parallel to the board, cut a pocket into the pork, going all the way to the bone, but leaving the sides intact. Stuff cheese mixture into pocket, and close with a wooden toothpick. Brush meat with oil, and season with salt and more black pepper.
Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill over medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes on each side, or until pork is done. Careful not to overcook!

Sheila September 21, 2011 - 10:42 am

Wow, this recipe looks amazing! My favorite easy 6 ingredient or less recipe is just for pizza dough.
Flour, Yeast, (Lukewarm Water, Salt), Garlic, (Olive Oil), Mozz. Cheese, Sliced Tomatoes and Broccoli (or Spinach). The variations are really endless. :)

Schmidty September 21, 2011 - 12:55 am

Potato Soup with Bacon

(very thick and creamy, and I leave lots of potato chunks in it)

5 slices bacon
5 russet potatoes
2 cans chicken broth
about a cup of half and half
garlic and onion to taste

I bake my potatoes first, sometimes the day before. Peel when cool.

Chop bacon into small pieces and brown in pot. Remove from drippings and set aside. Simmer garlic (I use 3-4 pods, minced) and one chopped onion in bacon drippings until transparent, about 5 minutes. Next, add two cans of chicken broth and the potatoes that have been chopped into small pieces. I also add a bit of water to get he right proportion of liquid to potato. I let this cook for 45 minutes or so until the potatoes have started softening and dissolving. At this time I use a masher to mash until I get the consistency I want.

I stir in half and half about five minutes before I serve, and I also add the crumbled bacon at this time.

Thank you for the entry!

spiffycookie September 21, 2011 - 8:24 am

Mmm love that you make it chunky!

Chung-Ah @ Damn Delicious September 20, 2011 - 9:12 pm

I was part of the Dinner@6 Contest as well!

Your recipe looks great! It’s lot a portable pot pie! You know, it’s amazing what you could come up with in just 6 ingredients.

I guess my favorite 6 ingredient recipe would have to be the one that I used for the contest :)

Six Ingredient Pizza Bake

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 can refrigerated biscuits, 8 count
2 cups pizza sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup ricotta
1/2 cup julienned sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained
10 fresh basil leaves, chiffonade

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9-inch cast iron skillet with olive oil; set aside.
Unroll biscuits from can and place into bottom of skillet.
Using a ladle, top biscuits with pizza sauce.
Top with mozzarella in an even layer, working to edges.
Drop spoonfuls of ricotta over mozzarella.
Top evenly with sun-dried tomatoes.
Place into oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until cheese is melted and biscuits are cooked through.
Serve immediately, garnished with basil.

Amber September 17, 2011 - 1:41 pm

Oooh this looks so yummy! I’m always looking for ways to cook with chicken, so this is ideal. Here is my recipe below.
One of my favorite recipes, my mom taught me how to make this, it’s so yummy with a side of mashed potatoes.

Chicken Monterrey

1 tsp extra virgin olive oil (or butter)
4 chicken breasts
2 cups of shredded Monterrey jack cheese
1/2 c onions (sliced)
1 c mushrooms (canned or fresh)
1 clove of garlic (minced)
1 pinch of Morton’s seasoning salt

Heat oil in pan, add garlic and onions and cook til translucent, add chicken breasts and grill over medium heat until nearly browned on both sizes, sprinkle with seasoning salt and add mushrooms to pan. Turn heat to low, sprinkle each chicken breast with some shredded cheese, and then cover with skillet lid. Allow cheese to melt then serve immediately.

what katie's baking September 17, 2011 - 1:39 pm

yummy! that looks so good!

Tina M September 16, 2011 - 10:52 pm

Honey-Soy Pork Chops
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon sherry or unsweetened apple juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 boneless pork loin chops
combine the first five ingredients. Pour 1/2 cup into a large resealable plastic bag; add pork chops.
Drain and discard marinade. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack.
over heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160°, basting frequently with remaining marinade.

Aubrey September 16, 2011 - 11:18 am

-pinto beans
-kidney beans
-tomato sauce
-williams seasoning

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Amy September 15, 2011 - 8:43 pm

My favorite 6 ingredient recipe is my version of pasta carbonara:
-eggs, pasta, bacon, peas, cheese, and red pepper flakes.

Nelly Rodriguez September 15, 2011 - 6:12 pm

My favorite 6 ingredient meal? Caprese Panini with Sweet Potato Fries. All you need:
-Ciabatta Bread
-Pesto Sauce
-Fresh Basil Leaves
-Sweet Potatoes, sliced and cut into wedges, then deep fried until crisp

Layer all ingredients and make panini, toast and enjoy with fries!

Laura September 15, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Garlic Butter Noodles – so yummy!

Mami2jcn September 14, 2011 - 8:53 pm

Carrot cake is my absolute favorite dessert and this microwave recipe is so easy:

Mix together:
1/2 cup oil
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 packet baking soda
1 cup of raw carrots

Put the mixture into a microwave-safe pyrex, preferably round, and in about 7 minutes it’s ready!

MINDY September 14, 2011 - 4:14 pm

You had me at cream cheese….

Shannon B. September 14, 2011 - 1:34 pm

Steak and baked potato, mushrooms and onions…not exciting, but oh so yummy!!

natalie (the sweets life) September 14, 2011 - 10:59 am

what a creative recipe!

my favorite 6 ingredients or less recipe is sweet potato hash…just potatoes, onion, bacon, topped with a fried egg and toast to dip it in :)

Rodzilla September 14, 2011 - 6:19 am

does the puff pastry protect the chicken from drying out while baking?

spiffycookie September 14, 2011 - 9:19 am

Well, you bake the chicken before you wrap it in the pastry. So as long as you don’t overcook it from the start then yes I suppose the puff pastry prevents further drying out of the chicken.

Tracie Trump September 13, 2011 - 8:13 pm

Apricot Chicken- boneless chicken breasts, apricot jam, onion soup, french dressing with yellow rice and steamed broccoli

Michelle September 13, 2011 - 6:53 pm

Chicken enchilada bake.
Soft Taco Shells
Enchilada Sauce
Black Beans
and lots and lots of cheese.

Heaven :)

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts September 13, 2011 - 3:33 pm

How cool is this! Great recipe! Congrats on being picked for this! And what a wonderful giveaway. Now to come up with my favorite 6 ingredient recipe — I will go with 5 spice pork lo mein – 5 spice, pork tenderloin, noodles, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ginger – YUM!

Lindsay September 13, 2011 - 3:04 pm

One of my favorite side dishes can have six ingredients….or as many as you want! I love making Apple Broccoli Salad. Combine broccolie florets, mayo, diced apples, raisins, crumbled bacon, and cashews to top it off. It’s a delicious refreshing side dish :-)

Nicole, RD September 13, 2011 - 2:28 pm

Great photo! It looks absolutely delicious! I often shy away from recipes with few ingredients because I fear they won’t be tasty…but not this one!!

Caroline @ chocolate and carrots September 13, 2011 - 2:20 pm

This looks fantastic! My favorite go to meal is Grilled Vegetables over Pesto Linguini: So good! :-)

{Grilled Vegetable Stack} over Pesto Linguini
2 zucchini, quartered down the long side
1 onion, sliced and not separated
2 portabella mushrooms
salt and pepper, to taste
2 servings of whole wheat linguini
2 servings pesto, to taste
1 tomato, sliced
1. Preheat the grill to medium heat and get a pot of water boiling for the pasta.
2. Prepare the vegetables by slicing them accordingly, spraying with olive oil and sprinkle both sides of the vegetable slices with salt and pepper.
3. Cook the linguini according to the packaged instructions.
4. Meanwhile, grill the vegetables.
5. After the pasta has reached al denté, drain and stir in the pesto.
6. Plate up the pesto linguini and stack the vegetables on top.
7. Serve warm with some sprinkled cheese.

Thanks for the giveaway Erin and good luck with the contest!

Steph@stephsbitebybite September 13, 2011 - 1:09 pm

How fun is this?! Such a good twist on an old classic!

Christina September 13, 2011 - 12:17 pm

Dijon chicken!

Chicken, dijon mustard, oregano. Little seasoning. Boom. Done. Serve it up with some rice n veggies.

Bobby September 13, 2011 - 9:47 am

Tex-Mex Chicken

1 lb chicken breast cleaned
1 cup Italian dressing
1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 can Italian stewed tomatoes
# Jalapenos diced (# by spice taste 1 for normal 2-3 for hot)
Palm of cilantro (yes I cook like my grandmother using palm good hand full etc.)

Marinade chicken in italian dressing for at least an hour before cooking. Best to do in the glass dish you are going to bake the meal in.
Combine the two cans of tomatoes, jalapenos and cilantro in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Lower to simmer and mix thoroughly for about 5-10 min.
Pour tomato mix over chicken and bake at 425 for 45 min or until chicken is cooked through.

Serve over rice or pasta. Makes 2 adult portions.

Did this over angel hair one night with a nice bottle of Merlot and a good book.

Bobby September 13, 2011 - 9:48 am

*This is an adaption of the recipe from Men’s Health Belly Off Diet

Bobbie S. September 13, 2011 - 9:35 am

My favorite 6 ingedient meal is, hands down, my tuna casserole! Tuna, noodles, cream of celery soup, minced onions, peas, and french fried onions. (seasoned salt too)
Boil noodles, adding peas for last 2 min, drain. Drain 2 cans of tuna. Add noodles and peas with tuna, 2 cans of soup and 1/4 cup minced onions, 1.5 tsp seasoned salt. Mix together, pour into a 2 qt baking dish. Bake at 350 for 30 min. Top with 1 cup french fried onions and bake another 10 min. Yum!

Sarah September 13, 2011 - 8:47 am

Mine would be homemade lasagna! YUM!

amanda @ fake ginger September 13, 2011 - 8:44 am

This recipe looks and sounds awesome! My husband would go nuts over it.

Hmm, my favorite 6 ingredient meal… I don’t even know. Maybe chicken and rice?


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