Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about spooky treats for your guests. If you’re looking for a delicious and unique Halloween snack or main dish, why not make Creepy Chicken Pot Pie Skulls?
These creepy chicken pot pie skulls are made with store-bought pizza crust and a savory filling of chicken, vegetables, and gravy. They’re then baked in a skull-shaped pan to create a truly spooky presentation.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- They’re fun and festive. Halloween is all about having fun and getting spooky, and these creepy chicken pot pie skulls are a great way to do both. They’re sure to be a hit with your guests, both young and old.
- They’re delicious. Chicken pot pie is a classic comfort food; these creepy skulls are no exception. The pizza crust and savory filling will surely please everyone at your party.
- They’re unique. You won’t see creepy chicken pot pie skulls at many Halloween parties. They’re a fun and unique way to show off your culinary skills and love of Halloween.
- They’re easy to make. Even if you’re not a master chef, you can make creepy chicken pot pie skulls. They require just a few simple ingredients and a skull-shaped pan.
- They’re customizable. You can customize creepy chicken pot pie skulls to fit your own personal style. For example, you can add different vegetables to the filling, or you can decorate the top of the skulls with different edible decorations.
Ingredients – Here’s What You’ll Need
- Chicken Pot Pie Mixture: I’ve previously blogged about my favorite chicken pot pie mixture, so I won’t repeat the recipe here. Feel free, however, to use my recipe or your favorite chicken pot pie mixture recipe.
- Store-Bought Pizza Crust: I like to use store-bought pizza crust available in your grocery store’s refrigerated section.
- Haunted Skull Cakelet Pan: I used Nordic Ware’s Haunted Skull Cakelet Pan, which I ordered online. You might think that this is extravagant. However, it really is a quality pan and works really well.
Simple Steps to Make This Unique Treat
Assuming you already have a batch of chicken pot pie mixture made, the steps to make this spooky treat are relatively straightforward.
- I started by lightly brushing the skull cups with vegetable oil. I could have also used non-stick cooking spray. The skull pan is already non-stick, but I wanted to make sure that the skulls would not stick.
- Once the skull pan was prepared, I unrolled the pizza crust onto a floured piece of parchment paper. I rolled the crust to about 16 inches by 12 inches. Then, I cut the crust longways in half and cut each strip into thirds using a pizza cutter, I could have also used a sharp knife here.
I wanted a total of six pieces of pizza crust.
- I placed pieces of pizza crust over each of the skull cups and lightly pressed it to form a bowl over the skull cups.
I wanted to ensure that there was enough crust on all sides of the skull be able to enclose the chicken pot pie mixture.
- Next, I added about half a cup of the chicken pot pie mixture to the middle of the pizza crust.
- I pinched the sides of the pizza crust together to totally enclose the chicken pot pie mixture, pressing the bundle into the skull cup.
I baked the Creepy Chicken Pot Pie skulls in a preheated 375°F oven for 30 minutes, until the crust was a golden brown.
I removed the pan from the oven and let the skulls cool for about five minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool.
I ended up with six Creepy Skulls filled with a delicious chicken pot pie mixture.
Overall, the Creepy chicken pot pie skulls are a fun, festive, delicious, unique, and easy-to-make Halloween treat.
If you’re looking for a way to impress your guests and show off your Halloween spirit, then creepy chicken pot pie skulls are the perfect treat for you and your guests.
Frequently Asked Questions
I like the store-bought pizza crust because it’s so easy use. However, regular pizza crust can also be used here.
I used chicken breasts in my chicken pot pie mixture. However, the type of chicken will depend on your specific recipe. For example, some recipes use rotisserie chicken.
Chicken pot pie mixture typically includes onions, carrots and green peas. My chicken pot pie mixture recipe calls for these three vegetables, plus rutabaga which the Master Taster likes!
The chicken pot pie skulls are best served warm.
Recipe Tips and Tricks
- Don’t overfill the skull molds. Leave about ½ inch of space at the top of the mold so that the filling doesn’t spill over when it cooks.
- You can add a few drops of black food coloring to the filling for a spookier look.
- You can make the chicken pot pie skulls ahead of time. Make as directed, cover with aluminum foil, or place in an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 15-20 minutes or until the filling is heated.
For another spooky recipe using the skull pan, try my Creepy Southern Cornbread Skulls.
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Creepy Chicken Pot Pie Skulls
- Nordic Ware Skull Cakeleet Pan
- 1 Roll of classic store-bought refrigerated pizza crust (See Tip 1)
- 3 cups chicken pot pie mixture (See Tip 1)
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Brusk skull cups with vegetable oil or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Unroll the pizza crust; spread it on lightly floured parchment paper. Roll to approximately 16 inches by 12 inches.
- Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut the pizza crust in half longways; then cut each strip into thirds.
- Lay the pizza crust pieces on the skull cups and gently press to form a bowl. Add about ½ cup of the chicken pot pie mixture to each piece of pizza crust. Pinch the pizza crust together to completely enclose the chicken pot pie mixture; press down into the skull cup.
- Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven. Allow to cool for 5 minutes; remove from pan and place on a wire rack to continue cooling. Serve warm.
- Yield: Six Creepy Chicken Pot Pie Skulls.
- You can also use your favorite pizza crust. You will need about 12 ounces of the pizza crust.
- You can use your favorite chicken pot pie mixture or my favorite chicken pot pie mixture in this recipe.