Chicken pot pie is all about cozying up by the fireside on a cool night with a big wedge of flaky pie crust and a hearty chicken filling. It’s the kind of food that makes your mind and belly happy, warming your soul and comforting your tummy. While the classic version is technically indulgent comfort food, this healthy chicken pot pie is only 335 calories per serving.
Each serving of this healthy chicken pot pie is the equivalent of one-fourth a pie, which is a lot of pie! You may be wondering how that much chicken pot pie can only contain 335 calories, with which we’d answer: almond milk.
Chicken pot pie is known for having a creamy, hearty filling. Typically, this is due to the use of heavy cream in the recipe. For this healthy chicken pot pie, however, you’ll use almond milk to recreate the creamy consistency pot pie is known for. Almond milk only contains 30 calories per cup, which is why the calorie count on this dish is so low.
The other key to keeping this a lean chicken pot pie is to use one pastry crust instead of two. Traditionally, chicken pot pie is completely enclosed in pastry, as an apple pie might be. To keep this dish healthy, however, one pastry round is simply placed on the top.
We promise you won’t miss the extra pastry crust because the filling is packed with delicious chicken and veggies, making you forget there were ever two pastry crusts to begin with. You can use any pastry crust you want, but we recommend using a whole wheat pastry crust to keep in line with the healthy chicken pot pie concept.
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