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Healthy Recipe of the Week

Do you remember the iconic comfort food, Marie Callender Restaurant’s Chicken Pot Pie?

Try a homemade option with a healthier twist!

Slow-Cooker Chicken Pot Pie


  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour (divided
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Thyme Leaves (*may substitute for  1 1/2 tablespoons dried thyme)
  • 1 3/4 tablespoons Poultry Seasoning 
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 3 pounds Skinless, Boneless Chicken Thighs (cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Avocado Oil (divided)
  • 2 cups Low-Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 1/2 cups Carrots (sliced) (*3 medium-sized)
  • 1 1/2 cups Celery (sliced) (*3 stalks)
  • 1 cup Leeks (chopped) (*3 medium-sized) OR 1 large Onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup Fresh Mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 cup Frozen Peas
  • 1 cup Milk of choice
  • 1/2 15-ounce package (1 crust) refrigerated pie crust


In a large resealable bag, combine 1/4 cup flour, thyme, poultry seasoning, salt, and black pepper. Add chicken pieces, half at a time, shaking bag to coat chicken.

Heat one (1) tablespoon of the oil in large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the chicken, cook about 5-minutes or until brown, stirring occasionally. 

Transfer the chicken to 5 – 6 quart slow-cooker. 

Repeat with the remaining one (1) tablespoon of oil and the remaining chicken.

Add the chicken broth, carrots, celery, leeks or onion, and mushrooms to the chicken in the slow-cooker.

Cover and cook on low for 6 – 7 hours OR on high for 3 – 3 1/2 hours.

If using low, turn to high. Stir in frozen peas.

In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/4 cup of flour and the milk. Stir into mixture in the slow-cooker. Cover and cook for about 30-minutes or until thickened. 

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 450°F. Press or roll pie crust into a 11-inch circle. Cut into eight (8) wedges. Please wedges on an un-greased large baking sheet. Prick each wedge several times with a fork. Bake for 8 – 9 minutes or until light brown. 

To serve, top each serving of chicken mixture with a baked pie-crust wedge.

Yields: 8 servings






Better Homes & Gardens (2014, January 14). Slow cooker pot pie.


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