Chicken pot pie was one of those dishes I didn’t love as a kid (store-bought version) and then loved as an adult (homemade version) and had to say goodbye to when we switched to a grain-free, real food diet. Flour and vegetable shortening crust…not so much!
I just recently attempted a healthy version of chicken pot pie and the kids loved it! It sneaks in some veggies that aren’t typically kid-favorites and some healthy fats. It’s also pretty filling and great for active kids.
To me, chicken pot pie is a poultry version of one of my favorite recipes: Shepherd’s pie, which I’ve also adapted as a sweet potato shepherd’s pie and meatloaf cupcakes. Those recipes are all more budget friendly, so if you aren’t a chicken person or are on a tight budget, try them instead!
The Best Chicken Pot Pie Recipe (Gluten Free)
- 4 cooked chicken breasts or 1 whole cooked chicken
- 1 small turnip
- 1 small parsnip
- ¾ cup butter or coconut oil divided
- 1 cup celery
- 1½ cups carrots
- 1 cup fresh green beans
- 1 onion
- 12 oz frozen peas
- 1 tsp each garlic powder salt, pepper, basil, oregano, and turmeric
- 1 cup coconut milk divided
- 2 cups almond flour
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese optional
- Cook chicken in oven or skillet if it is not already cooked and set it aside.
- Peel the turnip and parsnip and finely chop.
- Heat 2 tablespoons of butter or coconut oil in large skillet until melted, then add the turnip and parsnip.
- Finely chop the celery, carrots, green beans, and onion and add them to the pan.
- Saute over medium heat until all the vegetables have started to soften.
- Add the frozen peas and continue cooking until peas have defrosted.
- Chop the chicken into ½ inch cubes and add it to the pan.
- Stir in the spices.
- Add ½ cup of the coconut milk to the pan and continue cooking until it has started to evaporate.
- Remove from heat.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- In a medium size bowl make the crust by mixing together the almond flour, eggs, Parmesan cheese, and remaining butter and coconut milk. You may have to add slightly more milk or more flour, depending on the dryness of your almond flour. It should be somewhat thick but spreadable.
- Transfer the chicken mixture to one large oven safe pan or two pie pans or 8x8 dishes.
- Carefully spread the crust mixture over the chicken filling.
- Bake in the oven 15-20 minutes or until the crust has started to harden.
- Serve and Enjoy!
Do you like chicken pot pie? Let me know below!