Creamy Chicken Potpie

January/February 2012

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An irresistible crisp (but easy) phyllo crust tops these homey individual chicken potpies. Make a double batch and freeze extras to have on hand anytime. Serve with a butterhead lettuce salad with red onion and white-wine vinaigrette.

Creamy Chicken Potpie

7 Reviews for Creamy Chicken Potpie

My husband said I can make this anytime

My husband never loves any of the "healthy" recipes I make. I've tried the other chicken potpie, and it fizzled. He (and I) loved this version. His only complaint was that it didn't have bottom crust.

I did make a couple of changes out of necessity. I forgot to pick up frozen mixed vegetables, so I used 1/2 cup each fresh carrots, fresh celery, frozen corn, frozen green beans, and frozen green peas - all thawed. The market was out of shallots and red onions - for shame!- so I used a cup of thinly sliced yellow onion that I'd cut into 8 or so wedges and a couple of garlic cloves, minced. And, we're not thyme fans, so I used about 2 tsp of dried sage. I upped the salt and pepper a bit, too since we're all really good with not eating too much sodium anyways.

I made it in an 8x8 glass dish and stacked all 12 layers of phyllo (6 sheets cut in half) together and sort of pleated them to fit on top of the dish. I cut it into 8 pieces, so it would be easier to get out, and we had 2 pieces each. I couldn't even finish mine and actually gave 1/4 of my serving the next day at lunch to my 2-year-old and was still stuffed on what I had left!

I think the prep took almost an hour, and I'm pretty adept at chopping. I'm eating the last 1/4 today. I can't wait for lunch!

delicious, easy
Easy and unsurprising

This is a very easy, tasty dish. It will probably make it into our dinner rotation simply because it's so easy and pretty good. It's not spectacular, but it's definitely a do-again.

The phyllo is not really a replacement for regular buttery potpie crust - but if you remember it's low-cal, it's not too bad.

I felt like there was too much cornstarch - it kind of seized up when I added it; it became a little globby. Next time, I might try a little less, as it was already pretty thick going into that step.

Very easy, A comforting dish, Fun to have individual portions

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