Here at Misfit Nutrition, I do things different. Oh I know the key words that people love to here: Paleo, Clean, Gluten Free, Low carb, High protein, maybe even Vegan but I’ve never been a big fan of promoting the latest trends; nor following them.
Oh yes, I may have given up meat this past summer, but it wasn’t to be trendy. I was developing cholesterol issues, even at 110 pounds. And if you’ve been a dietitian for almost 20 years, you know what changes need to be made without falling down the coconut oil rabbit hole that may or may not work. I’d rather pass on playing cardiac roulette with my heart.
I’m more of the dietitian type that promotes healthier eating on a daily, subtle, behind the scenes basis. That starts in the kitchen. One recipe at a time, even if includes the “p” word; yep processed food.
Case in point, my daughters all time favorite meal Chicken Pot Pie. This is the meal she requests on her birthday….. as well as going to Wendy’s or McDonalds. But that’s a whole other blog post.
Coincidently this pot pie recipe as well as the pot pie itself was gifted to us by our great friend Jenny the day we brought Kate home from the hospital. Perhaps, that’s why she loves it so much. My Kate was the perpetual “nursor”; latched on for hooouuuurss at a time. (I wish I was exaggerating.)
This recipe calls for one can of cream of chicken soup and a pre-packaged crust. But that’s as processed as it gets. AND yes, I know there are hacks for making your own “can of cream o”, but that hasn’t made it to the priority list. And don’t even get me started on pie crust. Making my own just ain’t happening.
But I can tell you for a fact, this recipe hands down is healthier and tastier than ANY frozen Marie Callender’s or mammoth Costco Pot Pie version out there, even if Costco is using their famous rotisserie chicken.
This is one meal that I actually make 2 versions of since I’m not eating meat, however, it’s so chock full of veggies, that initially I just ate around the meat. The recipe can feed 4-5 adults comfortably. And if it doesn’t, you’re over serving yourself. Because this is Kate’s favorite meal and the 2 year old is known on occasion to eat her weight in one sitting, if I wanted leftovers for work I was getting to the point where 2 had to be made anyway. So now I make a veggie version without any meat. You can get my veggie pot pie recipe in my just released Free Misfit Nutrition Ultimate 7 Day Meal Planning Guide by signing up below.
Kate's Favorite Chicken Pot Pie
This is my daughters all time favorite meal. I hope you enjoy it too.
- 1 cup carrots peeled, chopped
- 1 medium onion finely chopped
- 2 cups potatoes peeled, cubed
- 2 cups chicken broth low sodium
Simmer in 2 cups of boiling low sodium chicken broth for 15 minutes until veggies are tender. Drain but reserve 1 cup of liquid broth.
- 2 cups cooked chicken diced
- 1 cup peas frozen
- 1 Tbsp parsley dried or fresh
- 1/4 tsp sage
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 can Cream of Chicken soup With herbs if you can find
- 1 cup reserved broth
- 1 pkg Pie Crust dough 2 crusts
Combine cooked vegetables, reserved liquid, soup, cooked chicken, spices and frozen peas; stir well. Add to pie crust that's been placed in a deep 10" pie plate. Cover with top crust and vent top. Bake at 400 degrees; preheated until crust is a golden brown.
No Pie Plate, No Problem. I've used a 8x8 inch square baking dish before. This dish is also super easy to double and the "guts" of the pie freeze great!! It's pretty dense so may take a whole day to thaw out, however, I've even cooked it partly frozen but upped my cooking time to 90 minutes. Enjoy!!
This Chicken Pot Pie Recipe even though it’s full of veggies by itself, albeit some of the starchy kind (which is OK!), it also pairs well with a heaping side of steamed broccoli.
Don’t forget to snag my free Misfit Nutrition 7 day Meal Planning Guide below. It has a printable Meal Planning template, Misfit Style as well as 7 dinner meals all filled in with recipes included!! Dare that family to ask you “What’s for dinner?” This time you’ll know the answer!!
Would love to hear your feedback on the pot pie. Does the can of cream-o scare you? Or are you thrilled for once to finally find a healthy eating site that includes things you still buy and keep in your pantry? And if you haven’t already, make sure to like me on Facebook.You never know what recipes I’ll be sharing there or Misfit tips.
Misfit Hugs! Kim