I like the recipe, but needs a few additions per other readers. Definitely needs more salt and more herbs as its a bit bland. I would use the recommendation of using the double crust next time as directly out of the oven its very hard to serve as there is nothing to contain the bottom. I did miss the richness that is usually expected as a comfort food, but if you think healthy its a solid second.
Chicken and Vegetable Pot Pie
Who needs butter? This pie gets its velvety richness from olive oil, wine, low-fat milk, and a double dose of vegetables.
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Other: 35 Minutes
- Calories: 397
- Fat: 16g
- Saturated fat: 4g
- Cholesterol: 46mg
- Sodium: 561mg
- Protein: 23g
- Carbohydrate: 37g
- Fiber: 4g
- Sugars: 10g
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 onions, chopped
- 4 carrots, diced
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 2 cups 1 percent milk
- 1 10-ounce package frozen peas
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
- Kosher salt and pepper
- 1 9-inch store-bought piecrust, thawed if frozen
- Heat oven to 400° F. Cook the chicken in a pot of simmering water until cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes; let cool, then shred.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and carrots and cook, stirring, until they begin to soften, 6 to 8 minutes (do not let them darken). Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
Add the wine and cook until evaporated, about 5 minutes. Add the milk and simmer until the sauce thickens, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the chicken, peas, thyme, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Transfer to a shallow 1 1/2- to 2-quart baking dish.
Lay the crust on top, pressing to seal. Cut several vents in the crust. Place the pot pie on a baking sheet and bake until bubbling and the crust is golden, 30 to 35 minutes.
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