Heart Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
Preheat oven to 400°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil; set aside. In a bowl, whisk 1/2 cup flour and broth; set aside. Lightly coat a large saucepan with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until it is lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Transfer chicken to a 13 x 9-inch baking dish and set aside.
Return the saucepan to medium heat and add oil. Add the leeks and carrots and sauté for 4 minutes, or until leeks are tender. Add the wine and simmer until it has evaporated, about 1 minute. Add the flour-broth mixture, milk, and remaining 1/4 cup flour, and simmer until thick and bubbly, about 2 minutes. Add the chicken, asparagus, peas, parsley and lemon zest, and return to a simmer. Cook, stirring frequently, until the chicken is just cooked through, about 4 minutes. Season with sage, thyme and black pepper and transfer to the baking dish.
Lay 1 sheet of phyllo dough on a clean work surface; cover the remaining phyllo sheets with a towel. Brush the phyllo sheet lightly with butter. Lay the phyllo on top of the filling. Repeat with remaining phyllo sheets and butter, loosely stacking the phyllo over the chicken filling. Transfer the pie to the prepared baking sheet and bake until the phyllo is deep golden brown and crispy, and the filling is bubbly, about 30 minutes. Garnish with fresh thyme sprigs, if desired.
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About This Healthy Recipe
Healthy comfort food? Yes, please! This heart-healthy chicken pot pie is both delicious and nutritious making for the ultimate healthy comfort food recipe. Since this recipe is low in both saturated fat (1g per serving) and sodium (231mg per serving) it is a great option for anyone currently following a heart-healthy diet. In addition to being low-fat and low-sodium, this recipe is also low in carbohydrates (28g per serving) making it a diabetic-friendly recipe as well. Despite being low in fat, sodium, and carbs, this recipe is packed with 26 grams of protein. While most chicken pot pie recipes are extremely high in calories, this recipe contains just 290 calories per serving, so you can be sure to indulge in this comfort food favorite guilt-free. Welcome to the world of healthy comfort food, enjoy!