Simple Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Recipe From Scratch

healthy chicken pot pie recipe

Made this chicken pot pie by following the recipe in the video below. No butter and no cream were used. Surprisingly delicious!

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Ingredients for Filling:
  • 1 cup chicken stock (I use Swanson’s unsalted)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 carrots, sliced 1/8-inch thick
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced 1/8-inch thick
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed on a paper towel
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt (less if using salted stock)
  • pepper to taste
Ingredients for Crust:
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup extra light olive oil
  • 1/3 cup 1% milk
  • eggwash (one egg yolk + 1 teaspoon water)

Direction: How to make chicken pot pie without butter

Step 1. Preheat oven to 400 deg F.

Step 2. Mix chicken stock and milk in a bowl. Add flour and whisk. Set aside.

Step 3. Over olive oil, sautee carrots, celery and onion. Cook and stir for around 2 minutes.

Step 4. Add chicken and cook for another 2 minutes. And by the way, you might want to look into Thomas Keller fried chicken if you like chicken. Yummy!

Step 5. Then add green peas, chicken stock sauce, salt and pepper. Filling should thicken.

Step 6. Pour filling in a 9-inch pie pan. Set aside.

Step 7. In a medium bowl, make crust dough by mixing flour, salt, olive oil, and milk. Stir until doughy.

Step 8. On a flat surface, layout wax paper and flour surface.

Step 9. Place another waxpaper on top of the dough and flatten with a rolling pin.

Step 10. Brush egg wash on the rim of the pie pan. Cover the pan with flattened dough crust.

Step 11. Trim overhanging crust as necessary and fold the edges neatly.

Step 12. Brush the top surface with egg wash.

Step 13. Poke random holes on the surface with a knife so steam escapes inside the oven.

Step 14. Bake for 25 minutes.

Step 15. Remove from oven. Let cool for 10-15 minutes.

Serve and enjoy.

The source video below is very easy to follow. Check it out: