Have you ever looked at the frozen chicken pot pies and thought man thats a lot of sodium!
Well I did so I looked for a healthy chicken pot pie recipe that wouldn't take me hours to prepare.
The picture doesn't do it justice since I already ate some before snapping the picture lol but try this easy recipe out. This makes TWO PIES, if you only want one then split the ingredients in half or the freezing instructions are below.
Time saver tip......
If you eat chicken for lunch then cook a weeks worth of chicken for lunch plus the 3 chicken breast needed for this recipe at once.
4 tbsp unsalted butter
2-3 medium peeled and cubed potatoes
3 medium carrots peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
1 medium onion (amount as desired)
1 rib of celery (amount as desired)
2-3 garlic cloves chopped fine
6 tbsp all purpose flour
3 cups chicken broth
3-4 cooked and cubed chicken breasts no seasons necessary just cooked
2/3 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup milk
1 tbsp parsley
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 package of refrigerated pie pastry
(2 will be in the package) This is optional.........Dont feel the need to make this a pie if your current eating doesn't need the crust. My kids love the crust so as long as they eat their peas and carrots they get crust to make this a family approved recipe :)
Preheat oven at 375
In a large pot, add butter, potatoes, carrots, onions. celery and garlic. Sauté until tender.
Stir flour in until blended
Gradually add broth. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Stir in peas, heavy cream, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper.
Stir in chicken
Spoon mixture into 2 pie plates
Rollout the pastry to fit the top of each pie, place over filling and pie pan trim, seal edges.
Cut slits on the pie pastry to vent.
Bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes or until golden
Let sit for 10 minutes
If you do make both pies and want to cover and freeze the other it will last up to 3 months. To cook after freezing take the pot pie out 30 minutes before your ready to cook then place in a preheated oven at 375 for 40-45 minutes.