Did Someone Say Comfort Food?

Store-bought helpers make this chicken pot pie a breeze to put together.
Did Someone Say Comfort Food?
Easy prep yields a cozy meal. (Blaine Moats/TNS)
A store-bought pie crust, frozen veggies, and precooked chicken simplify the prep for this easy potpie. This healthy dinner recipe is comfort food at its best.

Skillet Chicken Potpie

Active Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Serves 6
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen carrots and peas (7 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 pound shredded cooked chicken (about 3 cups)
  • 1 (7-8 ounce) prepared pie crust, thawed if frozen
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Whisk 1 1/4 cups broth and flour in a medium bowl; set aside.

Heat oil in a 10-inch cast-iron or oven-safe nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook until browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Add onion and garlic; cook until tender, 4 to 6 minutes.

Stir in the remaining 1/4 cup broth, scraping up any browned bits. Stir in the reserved broth-flour mixture, peas and carrots, sage, thyme, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in chicken.

Lay pie crust over the chicken mixture, folding the edges over as needed. Cut four 4-inch slits in the crust to allow steam to escape. Brush with egg white.

Bake until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbly, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with thyme sprigs, if desired.

How-to tips

To poach chicken: Place 4 small boneless, skinless chicken thighs or 2 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts (12 oz. total) in a medium saucepan; cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, partially cover, and cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 165 F, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a plate and shred into small pieces. Reserve broth for use in another recipe—it will keep in the fridge for up to four days or in the freezer for up to three months.

Recipe nutrition per serving: 336 Calories, Total Fat: 13 g, Saturated Fat: 4 g, Cholesterol: 64 mg, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Fiber: 3 g, Total Sugars: 3 g, Protein: 29 g, Sodium: 426 mg, Potassium: 528 mg, Iron: 3 mg, Folate: 68 mcg, Calcium: 50 mg, Vitamin A: 3368 IU, Vitamin C: 8 mg.

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