This Lightened Up Chicken Pot Pie has all the flavor you want from chicken pot pie with minimal calories, no butter, no cream! It is quick, easy to make, and absolutely hearty and delicious.
Chicken Pot Pie is one of my children’s favorite meals, but I can’t get away with eating all that buttery crust, creamy filling, and veggie scarce pot pies like I used to. Since the New Year usually means more conscious eating, I thought it would be great to make a lightened up version of my family’s favorite meal. And this lighter chicken pot pie is not only insanely delicious, it is also super easy to make thanks to a few tricks. For example, I use the new Libby’s® Vegetable Pouches, they are so quick and easy, and I don’t even have to get out my can opener. Plus they mean a hearty, veggie filled pie I can feel good about my kids eating, as well as myself, For another, I skip the heavier pie crust, and instead use a filo dough just on top! You still get all the satisfaction with half the work.
One of my favorite parts of being a food blogger is I always get to find out about and try the latest and greatest in food innovation, and you guys, I have to say I am pretty excited about the new Libby’s® Vegetable Pouches. They are totally eazy peazy, and an all-new way to help families prepare dinner in a flash. They are an industry first. And they mean I can feed my family wholesome veggies without hassle, any time of year.
I am already imagining all the uses, like camping, quick meals before we head out the door for practices, and easy additions to our favorite soups and casseroles.
These pouches contain the same wholesome, farm-fresh veggies you can get in the Libby’s® cans, but they are packaged in microwavable pouches that are shelf stable (no refrigeration), and don’t require a can opener! Look for them at retailers nationwide, and come in these five varieties: Sweet Peas, Cut Green Beans, Sliced Carrots, Whole Kernel Sweet Corn and Mixed Vegetables. And another plus, the vegetables are all grown and packed in the United States. Find out more on the Libby’s® website, www.getbacktothetable.com, Twitter, Pinterest, or Facebook!
I decided to try them in this pot pie, so I did not utilize the one minute microwave time, instead I just drained the pouch and added it to my pot. It was simple and I was thrilled with the end results.
In addition to simple veggies, I picked up a rotisserie chicken, removed the skin, and diced the breasts up. I loved the added flavor the rotisserie chicken brought to the dish with the ease of just something already good to go. This is a semi-homemade meal at its best. And with the addition of some fresh herbs, it packs an awesome flavor punch that won’t leave you missing anything but calories.
Don’t let a busy weeknight keep you from having a nice meal. This Lightened Up Chicken Pot Pie only takes 10 minutes prep, and will be on your table in under an hour.
Just watch how truly easy this is to make:
Note* The pot pie thickens up really nicely as it cools a little, so just let it cool 5 minutes before serving, and it won’t be runny.
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