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Chicken Pot Pie

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 30 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 14 ingredients

Hearty and warming, this pot pie satisfies and soothes during treatment while providing some tasty extra calories when they’re needed. Our version is quick to prepare, especially if you use store-bought pastry. The recipe...


Ingredients


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large shallots, sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and cut into ½-inch dice
  • 2 celery ribs, cut into ½-inch dice
  • 1 small turnip, cut into ½-inch dice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 cups milk, plus more if needed
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 9-inch whole wheat pie crust dough or store bought puff pastry (see Chef Tips)
  • ½ pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts cut into ½-inch cubes
  • ½ cup frozen peas or baby lima beans

 

Nutrition Facts

Calories

345 cals

Fat

19 g

Saturated Fat

6 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

9 g

Carbohydrates

26 g

Sugar

12 g

Fiber

4 g

Protein

19 g

Sodium

713 mg

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium size Dutch oven over a medium-high flame. Add the shallots, carrots, celery, turnip, and bay leaf. Sprinkle with salt and sauté for 2 minutes. Cover, lower the heat to medium-low, and sweat the vegetables for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, making sure that they do not brown.
  2. Add butter to the pan. Once melted, stir in the flour and coat the vegetables. Cook until the flour begins to toast. Slowly stir in the milk, making sure it does not get lumpy as it mixes with the flour. Add the grated nutmeg. Bring sauce to a simmer, stirring constantly. The sauce should have the consistency of heavy cream. If it becomes too thick, add a little more milk.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  4. While the oven is heating, add the cubed chicken to the pan. Stir and cook until the chicken is no longer pink, about 8 -10 minutes. Add the frozen peas or lima beans. Cook a minute more. Taste for salt. Pour the chicken mixture into a pie dish.
  5. Roll out the pastry big enough to comfortably cover the chicken and the edges of the pie dish. Lay the pastry over the chicken and tuck it in the dish so it fits snugly. Cut a few slits on the top of the dough. Place the pie dish on a baking sheet lined with foil -- this is to catch any drips of sauce as the pie cooks. Bake for 35 minutes or until the pastry is well browned. Let the pie sit for 10 minutes. Serve.

Chef Tips

You can use any medium-size, heavy-bottomed pan to cook the vegetables as long as it has a lid.

If you use cooked chicken for this dish, remove any skin first.

To cut down on dairy, you can use unsweetened, unflavored soy milk for the sauce. The Silk brand’s version does a good job.

Try using a half recipe of our Whole Wheat Double-Crust Pie Dough for this pot pie!

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our Registered Dietitian Kate Ueland, MS, RD, CSO, a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the  Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed.,  published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


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