Simple,Delicious and Healthy Chicken Pot Pie

Tonight this is what we will be having for dinner.  This is one of the best and simplest pot pie recipes I have tried.  I am not a huge fan of the pot pie recipes that use cream of chicken soup, so this is not one of those.  The nice thing about this recipe is that it is assembled from many already prepared foods.  Ok so here is what you will need:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped (or use the frozen peas and carrots mix)
  • 2/3 cup frozen peas
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup light cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups chopped rotisserie chicken
  • 1 can refrigerated flaky-style biscuits
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water

Directions:

1. Preheat your oven to 350

2. Melt the butter in a skillet and then cook the celery and onion until tender.

3. Next stir in the peas, carrots, parsley, and flour and whick until the flour is well combined and coats the veggies. This takes about 5 minutes.

4. Next add the chicken broth and cream.

5. Next add 3 cups of cooked chicken. You could certainly cook off some chicken breasts, but I prefer to use a precooked rotisserie chicken. Great time saver!

6. Add salt and pepper to taste

7. Transfer mixture into a 2 quart baking dish and top with biscuits.

8. Finally, mix egg yolk with water and brush over top of biscuits.

9. Bake for 20-25 minutes until it is golden and bubbling.

Tips:

Healthier modifications: I usually use reduced fat biscuits and it cuts down on a lot of the calories and fat and I think it is just as good.  Light butter is also a great substitution here if you want to make it a  healthier. Also, I often use whole milk instead of cream and it is just as good. I would not recommend anything with less fat than whole milk though. People never even know when I make the healthier version.  It is always a hit!

This can be made the morning of or day before and kept in the fridge.  Just don’t do the egg wash until you are ready to put it into the oven.  You will also need to increase the cooking time to 40-50 minutes if you are starting with it cold.  If the biscuits start to brown before it is heated through, cover with foil for the rest of the baking time.

Trust me when I tell you that you have to try this.  I got this recipe many years ago and have been making modifications to it over time. It is now the perfect simple and delicious pot pie recipe

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2 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Martha Denis said,

    Mmmm, delightful chicken pot pie, nutritious and easy to make. happy Easter! to you and the family.

  2. 2

    I just might have to make this for dinner tonight! Looks so yummy!
    Beth


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