I buy the frozen chicken breasts and put 2 in a pot with enough water to cover and boil them, then cool and cut them up. Discard the fat. I strain the water and put in in a quart canning jar for use later. Then peel a large potato, a few carrots, broccoli, onion, celery and garlic and chop and add to the pan with just enough of the stock to cover. Cook for 10-15 minutes until veggies start to get tender. I add herbs like thyme and marjoram and salt and pepper. Then add a big can of low fat cream of chicken soup and use the reserved stock to thin and get the consistency you like. Add the chicken and stir. Pour mixture into a 9x13pan. Then you can use either Pillsbury biscuits or Pepperidge Farm puff pastry on the top. Bake in the oven according to package directions.
Edited by: FANNYMANSON at: 4/21/2014 (12:20)
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I hear ya! I love a good pot pie, and it used to be something I thought I could never have!
But instead - I use Alton Brown's recipe (this is for curry pot pie, but just omit the curry powder and it'll be regular, if you want it) here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/curry-chicken-pot-pie-recipe.html
I skip the butter, go very light on the oil and add extra veggies (zucchini and parsnips, typically). AND THEN - the best thing EVER: I use phyllo pastry for the crust instead of a typical thick, heavy crust. I found out how to do that here: http://www.food.com/recipe/phyllo-chicken-pot-pie-from-frozen-phyllo-dough-448972
You may want to cook up some brown rice to go with this if you have big appetites like my husband's to contend with. I just do a little brown rice and cook it with tumeric in it, and it's delightful.
I really enjoy this pot pie, and it's surprisingly fast, so I thought I'd share it. If you want to make it curried, just so you know, I brown the spices first (curry, garam masala, cayenne and crushed chillis are my go-tos) and add a ton of garlic. That's my little tip! :)
I often make pot pies from leftover stew, I place leftover stew-beef or chicken, in a round oven safe glass cake pan, warm in microwave place thawed frozen pie crust on top and place into oven until brown. Good way to use leftovers.
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If you make your own, you can have a lot more control over what goes in it. For example, only put crust on the top. Use lean cuts of meat- chicken or turkey breast- instead of dark meat. Load up on the vegetables. Instead of crust, use potatoes. Instead of a heavy cream sauce, use a chicken/vegetable/beef stock and add a TBSP or two of flour to help it thicken.
I know their are "light" versions out there, I am 100% sure Cooking Light has a version, at the very least, and you can always make subs to suit your preferences.
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