Saturday, December 18, 2010

Chicken Pot Pie

Last Sunday my husband turned 30! We spent the weekend snowboarding in Vermont and got home just in time for dinner Sunday. I was honestly a bit sick of eating out so I wanted to make dinner at home. I decided to make my husband's FAVORITE food of all time- chicken pot pie. I spent time scouring for recipes the whole way home from Vermont and ended up decided on using this recipe.

It came together easily and quickly. John was in heaven- he could live off of pot pie. While it isn't my favorite food in the world I do enjoy it and found this recipe to be quite delicious. It wasn't as heavy as a typical pot pie and was a very healthy alternative to a comforting classic. This will definitely be repeated in our house!

Source: Slightly adapted from

Cooking Spray
1 tsp. butter
1 small onion, chopped
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 cup chopped raw carrots
1 cup frozen peas
3 cups chopped, cooked chicken breast
1 cup chicken broth
2 tbsp. flour
1/2 cup reduced fat evaporated milk
4 triangular reduced fat crescent rolls, 1/2 a tube


  • Preheat oven to 375ºF. Coat a 9-inch round pie baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Coat a large pot with cooking spray. Add butter and melt over medium heat. Add onion and mushrooms and cook, until tender, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. Stir in paprika, thyme, salt and pepper. Add vegetables, broth and chicken. Cover and simmer 15 minutes.
  • In a small cup, combine flour and 1/4 cup of evaporated milk; stir into chicken mixture. Cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup of evaporated milk and cook until mixture is slightly thickened, about 2 to 3 minutes more.
  • Spoon chicken mixture into prepared baking dish. Unroll crescent rolls and arrange dough around inside edge of baking dish to form a border (there will be a hole in the middle). Bake until rolls are golden brown and filling is bubbly, about 15 minutes. Cut into 6 pieces and serve.

** 6 PointsPlus per 1/6 of the recipe


  1. Looks great, I love the top! Very yummy for sure.

  2. I was preparing to make this recipe tonight, but it lists "broth" in the instructions but not in the ingredients list. Can you tell me how much broth is supposed to be used?

  3. Brandette- thanks for bringing that to my attention- it was an error on my part. I fixed the recipe!

  4. I just wanted to let you know that I made this recipe tonight, and we loved it. Thanks so much for sharing!