Healthy Diabetic-Friendly Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published: June 29, 2021 Modified: July 1, 2021
Healthy Diabetic-Friendly Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Most people think that enjoying a delicious meal can be difficult if there are necessary dietary restrictions to adhere to, like for someone who has diabetes. They usually associate “diabetic-friendly” with bland-tasting dishes, but it shouldn’t always be like that. Just take a look at our healthy chicken pot pie recipe. This is hearty yet safe for those who are conscious of their sugar and sodium intake. You can serve this diabetic chicken pot pie with roasted California blend vegetables.

Although this diabetic chicken pot pie recipe is a healthier version of the traditional comfort food, this dish has the same creamy and rich goodness minus the excessive salt and fat. And it is achieved easily by simply switching the normal chicken broth to a fat-free and low-sodium one. Lastly, this dish is also packed with protein from the chicken breast and fibers from the vegetables for an all-encompassing nutritious meal.

How To Make Diabetic-Friendly Chicken Pot Pie

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup carrots (sliced)
  • ½ cup mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • ½ cup sweet potatoes (peeled and diced)
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves
  • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cup fat-free low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ cup peas
  • refrigerated biscuit dough
  • salt
  • pepper
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a skillet coated with cooking spray, cook the chicken breasts over medium heat for 7-10 minutes.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and cut into pieces.
  4. Recoat the skillet with cooking spray and sauté the carrots, mushrooms, onion, and potatoes until tender.
  5. Add the thyme and flour, stirring for 30 seconds.
  6. Gradually add the chicken broth, stirring over medium heat until thickened.
  7. Add the chicken and peas and cook another 5 minutes.
  8. Coat a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray and fill with the chicken mixture.
  9. Split the biscuits in half and lay them on top.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown.

How To Make Diabetic-Friendly Chicken Pot Pie

4.78 from 9 votes

Try this healthy chicken pot pie casserole that does not compromise the rich and creamy taste of the traditional. It is lighter yet hearty and filling, the best way to enjoy your favorite comfort food safely.

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 30 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves
  • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cup fat-free low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • biscuit dough, refrigerated
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. 

  2. In a skillet coated with cooking spray, cook the chicken breasts over medium heat for 7 to 10 minutes.

  3. Season with salt and pepper and cut into pieces. 

  4. Recoat the skillet with cooking spray and sauté the carrots, mushrooms, onion, and potatoes until tender.

  5. Add the thyme and flour, stirring for 30 seconds.

  6. Gradually add the chicken broth, stirring over medium heat until thickened.

  7. Add the chicken and peas and cook for another 5 minutes.

  8. Coat a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray and fill with the chicken mixture.

  9. Split the biscuits in half and lay them on top.

  10. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown.

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Commonly Asked Questions

What is the difference between chicken pie and chicken pot pie?

Chicken pies are basically the savory version of the usual fruit pies or cobbler, where the whole dish is covered in pastry. In most recipes, chicken pies are small pastries that you can take a bite as it is. On the other hand, traditional chicken pot pies only have the top crust and the filling is usually composed of chicken and various vegetables.

What goes with chicken pot pie?

Some sides you can serve with chicken pot pie for diabetics include crudite, salad, roasted veggies, corn on the cob, and asparagus.

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Conclusion

Savor the rich and creamy goodness of this healthy chicken pot pie recipe. Share this with your fellow health-conscious friends during brunch or dinner.

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