Healthy Chicken Pot Pie. Just 335 calories for a huge, creamy serving! Packed with juicy chicken, fresh veggies, and topped with a golden, flaky crust.
• Prep time: 10 minutes
• Cook time: 45 minutes
• Yield: Serves 4
• 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
• 10 ounces cremini baby bella mushrooms
• 1 cup diced carrots about 3 medium
• 1/2 cup diced celery about 1 large stalk
• 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
• 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
• 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
• 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
• 2 cups Almond Breeze Almondmilk Original Unsweetened
• 2 cups cooked and shredded boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 8 ounces or 2 small breasts)
• 1/2 cup frozen peas
• 1/2 cup frozen pearl onions
• 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
• 1 prepared pie crust dairy free if needed (I used my favorite whole wheat pie crust)
• 1 egg lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon water to create an egg wash
- Preheat then oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9-inch pie dish with baking spray. Set aside.
- Heat a large Dutch oven or similar deep, heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat. Add the oil to the pan. Once hot, add the mushrooms and cook for 8 minutes, until mushrooms are beginning to brown, stirring occasionally. Add the carrots, celery, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cook until the mushrooms have browned more deeply and the carrots begin to soften, about 3 additional minutes.
- Sprinkle the flour over the top of the vegetables and cook 2 minutes. Slowly pour in the almondmilk, adding a few splashes at a time, stirring constantly. Bring to a low boil, scraping any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Continue to let bubble until thickened, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the chicken, peas, onions, and thyme. Spoon the chicken mixture into the prepared pie dish.
- Roll the pie dough into a circle large enough to cover your dish. Brush the edges of the pie dish with the egg wash, then lay the dough over the top so that it overhangs the sides. Trim the overhang to a 1/2 inch larger than edge of the dish. Gently press the dough onto the sides of the dish so that it sticks, then brush all over with the remaining egg wash. With a sharp knife, cut 3 slits in the top.
- Bake until hot and bubbly on the inside and the crust is deeply golden, about 25 minutes. Let rest a few minutes. Serve hot.
• The filling can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for 3 days or frozen for up to 3 months (let thaw overnight in the refrigerator). Add the crust just before baking.
• This recipe tastes best the day it is made because the crust is the most crisp, but you can store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat gently in the microwave or oven.
• To make the recipe vegetarian, substitute an additional 2 cups of chopped vegetables for the chicken. The pot pie will still be delicious and hearty.
This great family recipe is thanks to Well Plated Recipes at https://www.wellplated.com/healthy-chicken-pot-pie/