Chicken Potpie

Fall 2004, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

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This chicken potpie is studded with peas, mushrooms, carrots and onions and topped with tender whole-wheat biscuits. The savory sauce gets a rich taste from reduced-fat sour cream, but with less fat and calories. And it ends up just as delicious and comforting as you expect.

"This sounds like a great recipe, but I would not use canola oil as it is just a cheap commerically produced oil that isn't healhy, just cheap. It is being touted as being healthy but that is not true at all. Olive oil and sunflower oils...
Chicken Potpie

21 Reviews for Chicken Potpie

Really yummy take on Potpie

My family loves a good pot pie, and this is one. I used olive oil because that's what I had on hand.
I used a regular onion, and chopped the baby carrots. I also completely forgot the sour cream and it was still delicious.
While it takes a bit of time to make, it's worth it and not at all difficult.

Delicious, easy to make, loved the biscuit topping
Awesome, with modification

My family loves this recipe. There were a few changes I made, based on my own preferences. I used chopped onion instead of pearl onions. I also cut the carrots and celery into pieces. I did not use whole carrots and I did not use mushrooms. Potpie does not have mushrooms in my world. I also added thyme and parsley to the chicken mixture as i felt it needed more spices.


being a cardiac patient, I know the reader is wrong about canola oil. The cardiac nurse told me to use canola oil as it IS SAFER than vegetable oil.

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Anonymous wrote 31 weeks 2 days ago

I am a nutrition and

I am a nutrition and dietetics graduate student, with a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry. FYI canola oil IS a type of vegetale oil. And yes it is perfectly healthy beased on current science. Currently the consensus is that saturated fat is unhealthy, mono- and poly- unsaturated fats are generally healthy. Canola oil has a good fatty acid profile, with about 63% monounsaturated, 21% linolenic (omega-6 polyunsaturated), and 9% alpha-linolenic (or omega-3 polyunstaurated), and only 7% saturated fatty acids. This healthy fatty acid profile makes it a good choice for healthy recipes.

Everyone Loved This

I am trying to cook more out of this site and it is paying off. This was definately a winner with my picky husband. I didn't have cooked chicken so I poached mine in the 2 cups of broth and it added more chicken flavor. Used lots of thyme and marjoram in the base like others suggested. I also used Bisquick Healthy recipe mix for the topping (with thyme) and it was fantastic. Can't wait to try it again with a curry twist.

Pretty Good, but room for improvement

My family really enjoyed this but there were a few modifications I was "forced" to do. First off, whole wheat pastry was no where to be found so not the healthiest but I did a can off buttery flaked biscuits. Then, no herbs? 1/2 tsp dried marjoram is the secret! Being southern, of COURSE I have done chicken pot pie! I found marjoram is my go to herb for any and every chicken pot pie. I substituted the onion for chopped yellow onion, and baby carrots for 2 peeled and diced whole carrots. Then last but not least, the sauce was a tad on the runny side so I did 2Tbls Corn starch to 2Tbls Water, whisked and added in. That's it!!!! all around great dish!

No Dairy!

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