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SoxFan11
06-28-2009, 03:07 AM
Does anyone have a recipe for chicken pot pie that is healthier than the usual? Maybe something lighter on the butter and/or half and half that some recipes call for?

Peaceful28
06-30-2009, 11:26 PM
Does anyone have a recipe for chicken pot pie that is healthier than the usual? Maybe something lighter on the butter and/or half and half that some recipes call for?


This one is still a bit high in calories....but much lighter than the original.

Ingredients
1 cup onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup reduced-fat chicken broth
1 1/2 cups diced potatoes, peeled
1 1/2 cups chopped carrots
1 cup green beans, cut in 1 inch pieces
1 (10 ounce) can reduced-fat cream of chicken soup (or cream of mushroom)
1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups chopped cooked chicken breasts
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Biscuit Crust
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground sage
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/3 cup skim milk

Directions
In a large saucepan over medium heat, saute onions and garlic until tender, about 5 minutes (use oil or cooking spray).
Add broth, potatoes, carrots and beans.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium-low.
Simmer for 12 minutes, partially covered.
Potatoes should be a bit undercooked.

Remove from heat.
Combine condensed soup and flour in a small bowl.
Add to vegetables, along with chicken, parsley, basil, thyme and pepper.
Stir well.

Pour into a casserole dish (I use a 9 x 9 pyrex baking dish).
Prepare biscuit crust.
Combine flour, baking powder, sage and salt.
Cut in butter or margarine with a pastry blender until it looks like coarse crumbs.
Stir in milk.

Form the dough into a ball, adding a bit more flour if too sticky.
On a floured surface, roll out dough to the size where it will fit the top of your casserole dish.
Place dough on top of chicken mixture.
Prick dough with a fork several times.
Bake at 400 F for 25 minutes, until crust is golden brown.

Let stand for 5 minutes.

SoxFan11
07-07-2009, 02:07 AM
Thanks! I had forgotten about this thread. I'll give it a whirl this week or weekend.

Sensei
07-29-2009, 02:15 AM
sounds complicated but anything to have a treat that seems like it cant be made healthy