Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Make Over Chicken Pot Pie

I got this recipe, a long time ago, from a dear friend of mine.  It is my FAVORITE recipe for chicken pot pie.  It uses Campbell's Cream of Chicken soup, and I have tried over the years to make a sauce from scratch that is as good as this is with the soup, but haven't been able to.  I lightened it by cutting down on the butter, only using an upper crust, using skim milk, and using the 98% fat free condensed cream of chicken soup.  It is definitely one of my family's favorite dishes. Since this recipe only uses one pie crust, you can easily freeze the extra crust that comes in the package for use another time.  It freezes very well. 

Make Over Chicken Pot Pie

Servings - 6    Serving size - 1/6 of recipe    Pointsplus per serving - 8 points+
Calories - 291,   Total Fat - 13.7g,  Carb. - 30g,   Protein - 13.2g,  Fiber - 2.7g

2 TBS unsalted butter
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup skim milk
meat from one whole chicken breast, cooked and diced
10 oz. package of frozen mixed vegetables ( such as carrots, peas and corn ) 
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 tsp.dried thyme leaves

1.  In a large skillet, over med heat, melt butter and saute the onion, garlic and celery until it starts to soften, about 5 minutes.  Turn off the heat. 

2.  Whisk in the condensed soup and milk.  Stir in the chicken, frozen vegetables, salt and pepper, and thyme.  Mix to combine.  

Mixture ready to be put into the casserole dish

3.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Spray a 3 quart casserole dish or a big pie dish with cooking spray.  Pour the mixture from the skillet into the dish.  Top with pie crust.  Pinch the edges and cut a few slits in the top.  Brush the crust with milk.  

4.  Bake for about 40 min. or until the crust is golden and the inside is bubbly.  Let stand for 10 minutes before eating to allow the inside to thicken.  


No Cream of Chicken Soup on hand?  No worries, try subbing this Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup from The Foodie Affair instead! 


  1. One of my husband's favorite meals is chicken pot pie. This one will be made in our house soon. All the best.

  2. Great recipe-Kids like it too!

  3. Thanks for sharing this recipe on my latest giveaway - I'll let you know if you win tomorrow! :D

  4. @ Mrs. Policastro...thank you for reviewing this dish! Glad you liked it!


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