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Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

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autumn chicken pot pie recipe
This autumn chicken pot pie recipe is not your typical comfort food.

With sweet cranberries, tart apples, veggies and of course the chicken, your taste buds will be alive with lots of different flavors.

This main dish is a bit more involved than others, so make sure you schedule enough time to get this one done right.

Below is the list of ingredients, step by step directions, recipe nutrition information and the Weight Watchers points for this chicken recipe.

Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Warm up tonight with this chicken pot pie for dinner.

Add a tossed salad and some corn bread for the sides to compliment this dinner idea.

Recipe Type

Main Dish, Poultry

Degree of Difficulty


Ingredients for the Dough

  • 1 cup all purpose-flour
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3 Tbs cold water

Ingredients for the Chicken Pot Pie Filling

  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup pearl onions, peeled and steamed until tender
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into slices and steamed until tender
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs minced fresh ginger root
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Directions for Crust

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, ginger, lemon zest and salt.
  2. With a pastry blender (or 2 knives), cut in 1/3 cup butter until mixture is coarse crumbs.
  3. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of water over the dough mixture and toss with a fork. The dough should be just barely moistened, enough to hold together when formed into a ball. Add more water if needed.
  4. Form the dough into a flat disk and wrap in plastic and refrigerate.

Directions for Filling

  1. Drop pearl onions into boiling water for 30 seconds; drain, peel. Steam pearl onions and carrots until tender.
  2. In large saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter.
  3. Whisk in flour and ginger until smooth.
  4. Reduce heat to low and gradually whisk in chicken broth.
  5. Stir in pearl onions, carrots, apples, cranberries, lemon juice and chicken.
  6. Let simmer for 5 minutes, stirring regularly.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Spoon filling into deep, 10-inch ceramic glass pie dish.

Directions for Chicken Pot Pie

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to a circle, about 12-inches in diameter.
  3. Lay the dough over the top of pie dish.
  4. Trim and crimp edges. Use a small knife to cut several slits in the center of the pie.
  5. Set the pie on a baking sheet and place in the oven on the middle rack.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Reduce heat to 400°F and continue baking for an additional 20 minutes or until pie bubbles around edges and top is nicely browned.
  8. Cut into 6 wedges and serve while hot.

Cooking Times

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts for Chicken Pot Pie

Nutrition facts and Weight Watchers Points shown below are per serving. The number of serving is noted in the header section below.

The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.

Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings: 6
Serving Size 1 wedge
Calories 435
Total Fat 17g
      Sat Fat 9.6g
Cholesterol 77mg
Sodium 611mg
Total Carbohydrates 50.8g
      Fiber 4.6g
      Sugar 5.8g
Protein 19.6g

Weight Watchers Points

Original Weight Watchers Points: 9
Weight Watchers Points Plus: 11


You can use ready made pie crust if you want instead of making your own.


Source: Nestlé

Web Page: www.verybestmeals.com

Recipe provided by the National Chicken Council.

In addition to this chicken pot pie as comfort food, try some good old fashioned sloppy joes.

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