3.21.2012

Skinny Chicken Pot Pie

I bought a rotisserie chicken yesterday and had some for lunch.
But then I had a whole chicken left so I figured I'd make dinner with it.
I was craving chicken pot pie, but couldn't justify the calories in a traditional recipe, so I improvised and came up with a skinny version!



INGREDIENTS:
-1 rotisserie chicken (you can use any kind of chicken, that's just what I had on hand)
-carrots (however many you want. I used 14 baby carrots, but will use more next time.)
-6 celery stalks
-1 small yellow onion (I like yellow because they are sweeter)
-4 Tbs fat free evaporated milk (this is the substitute for your heavy whipping cream)
-1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
-1 1/2 Tbs cornstarch
-1 can Reduced Fat crescent rolls

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat your oven to 350.
Cut up your chicken into bite size pieces.

Cut up your carrots, celery & onion. (Onion not pictured)

Put in a pot with 2 cups of water and simmer until veggies are soft.

When veggies are cooked, drain, but be sure to save the vegetable stock.


Set veggies aside and pour vegetable stock back into pot.
Add in 1 cup of chicken broth, 4 Tbs of fat free evaporated milk, and 1 1/2 Tbs of cornstarch (mixed with a little water first).

Add back in your veggies and chicken.

Simmer for a few minutes.
While that is simmering, take your reduced fat crescent rolls and roll them out on the bottom of a 9x13 ungreased pan, pressing the seams together.


Pour mixture on top of crescent rolls.

Bake at 350 for 15-17 minutes.

Enjoy!

272 Calories per 1/8 of the recipe.




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15 comments:

  1. That looks yummy!! I've taken a similar recipe for chicken and dumplings, but you cut the rolls up into tiny balls and put them in a stock pot with the chicken mixture and simmer for about an hour, it's really good too :)

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  2. Looks very good. You always have great dinners at your house.

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  3. Yum! This is the hubby's fav, I will have to try a skinny version on him!

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  4. Yummy- I pinned it to make sometime this week! Thanks!

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  5. Thanks for the idea! Guess what we're having for dinner tonight? I have all of the ingredients but one, so after a quick trip to the store, dinner will be served. THANK YOU!

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  6. Thanks! This looks fantastic. Did you like?

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  7. I love a good chicken pot pie, espceially a skinny one!

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  8. I make this Weight Watchers Old Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie all the time with a rotisserie chicken. Very similiar but crescent rolls are placed on top! http://www.weightwatchers.com/food/rcp/RecipePage.aspx?recipeid=135821

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  9. not gonna lie, this looks pretty damn good--thank you for sharing it! can't wait to try it out soon. :)

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  10. Hello! I'm a big fan of you & your blogs:) I am a blogger myself and I love the new look of your blog. I was wondering how you linked certain posts under certain tabs on your blog (You put all your recipe posts on your recipe page). If you could help me out a bit I would appreciate it very much, thanks!

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  11. I really appreciate your blog! I love your honesty (and humor). I wanted to bring up something that I struggle with because maybe it is something you have struggled with too. I noticed some of the ingredients you use in your recipes are processed. I often struggle between process vs organic. Organic is expensive and process has crap that I have never heard of. Additionally, some processed foods have low calories and fat vs something that is organic that often has high fat and calories because its all natural (take ice cream for example). Where do you stand on processed (can, frozen, etc) vs organic? I tend to just keep a balance. I buy both (processed and organic) in modest amounts.

    thank you! keep being honest!

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  12. I made this tonight and posted my results. Any suggestion on how to avoid a soggy crescent bottom? And was your filling thick or thin? Mine was runny... :(

    http://dontworrybehappykeeplearning.blogspot.com/2012/08/skinny-chicken-pot-pie_1.html

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  13. Made this tonight. It kicked ASS! My husband (who HATES onions, or any vegetable for that matter) loved it! This will become a staple recipe in our home! Thanks!!!

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  14. Do you have the WW points for the recipes or the entire nutritional info? Thanks :)

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  15. This looks absolutely delicious!! Going to try this recipe!

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