Quick Salad Bar Chicken Pot Pie
Updated: Jan 25
This is a really quick & easy way to get a healthy hearty dish. Chicken pot pies are easier to make than you think! (Btw the egg wash on the pie crust got a little messed up; that's why the crust look like that. It tasted good.) I came up with this recipe when I was making the dessert "chicken pot pie."
For some quick hacks, I used some veggies from the salad bar & rotisserie chicken and pre-made pie crust. It is pretty fast & easy: prep time is 2 min. and you just put it in the oven.
This little chicken pot pie, probably only has ~175 calories. The pie crust is the majority of the calories, but it is not that much anyways. You need to make a bigger one or eat something else to complete the meal.
Most recipes for chicken pot pies have chicken stock, heavy cream and flour to for the chicken mixture, I just used a tiny bit of water and Newman's Own Alfredo sauce to make the filling of chicken pot pie, you could use milk (or heavy cream). I love recipes with heavy cream, but I try to make substitutes when I don't think it will impact the taste because I think there are 50 calories in 1 tablespoon and a lot of recipes call for 1 or 2 cups of it.
For one ramekin portion, I didn’t measure too closely.
What I used:
- Rotisserie chicken (hand-shredded, probably ~1 oz.)
- Veggies from salad bar
- 1/4 cup of water w/ a little ramen seasoning (making "chicken stock")
- 1 tablespoon of Newman’s own Alfredo sauce (you could use heavy cream or milk)
- 1 1/2 - 2 teaspoons of flour
- Pillsbury pre-made pie crust
I put everything in a bowl. I purposely microwaved them for 2 minutes to soften the veggies -- so I wouldn't notice them. Haha. ) You could just put everything in a ramekin/oven-safe dish and mix it around and then put that in in the oven. The veggies would have a little more crunch or texture that way. (This would save a bowl from the dishwasher.)
I transferred it into an oven-safe ramekin and covered it with some pie crust. I put an egg wash on top, but it kind of pooled in the middle while it was in the oven (it tasted good!). I baked at 400 degrees for 12-15 min to brown the crust; everything is safe to eat already.
Give it a try! We are good at this!