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Family Circle's Lean Chicken/Turkey Pot Pie

Family Circle's Lean Chicken/Turkey Pot Pie created by Vitameatavegamin Gi

From Family Circle magazine. This chicken pot pie recipe is low in fat, calories, and sodium, but still has so much flavor. It's a much healthier version of traditional chicken/turkey pot pie. The only thing I did differently was that I used turkey, a little more salt and pepper, peas in place of green beans, and I used 2 cans of low-fat crescent rolls because I couldn't find phyllo dough. I put one can of the crescent rolls on the bottom of the greased pan and baked at 350°F for a little over 20 minutes until golden brown, put the pot pie mixture in it, and then used the other can to top the mixture and baked at 350°F for 20 minutes. You can either follow the recipe if you wish or you can try the variation that I used. Hope you like this as much as we did!

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  • Heat oven to 350°F Coat a 3-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Cook 8 minutes, turning halfway through cooking time. Transfer to a plate.
  • Add remaining oil, onion and celery; cook 3 minutes. Stir in garlic, and flour and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Gradually stir in broth and milk. Cook, stirring, until mixture comes to a boil.
  • Add potatoes, carrots, green beans, remaining salt and pepper. Cover; cook on medium-low, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.
  • Stir in chicken, parsley, and sage. Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish.
  • Unroll phyllo. Place 1 sheet on top of chicken mixture; lightly coating with cooking spray. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the cheese. Repeat layering. Tuck edges of phyllo inside rim of baking dish.
  • Place baking dish on a baking sheet; bake at 350°F for 35 to 40 minutes or until filling is bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
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"From Family Circle magazine. This chicken pot pie recipe is low in fat, calories, and sodium, but still has so much flavor. It's a much healthier version of traditional chicken/turkey pot pie. The only thing I did differently was that I used turkey, a little more salt and pepper, peas in place of green beans, and I used 2 cans of low-fat crescent rolls because I couldn't find phyllo dough. I put one can of the crescent rolls on the bottom of the greased pan and baked at 350°F for a little over 20 minutes until golden brown, put the pot pie mixture in it, and then used the other can to top the mixture and baked at 350°F for 20 minutes. You can either follow the recipe if you wish or you can try the variation that I used. Hope you like this as much as we did!"
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  1. Chef NancyAnn
    This recipe was delicious. I followed the recipe exactly.
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  2. triciar
    Not sure if I didn't cook the milk/broth mixture enough but it came out separated and lumpy in the end product. I also used whole milk. I wasn't a fan of the phyllo top either, but that's my preference not a fault of the recipe. The flavor was very good though!
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  3. Veeyababy
    This is a great recipe! I also used turkey in place of chicken - and instead of crescent rolls/phyllo dough, I just made a quick crust of flour, butter & stock. I also replaced the green beans with peas. I put them into individual dishes and covered the top with the dough. I let them cool, then covered with foil and froze them. I then can reheat the in the microwave or oven and they were TERRIFIC!!!! Thanks!
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  4. Veeyababy
    This is a great recipe! I also used turkey in place of chicken - and instead of crescent rolls/phyllo dough, I just made a quick crust of flour, butter & stock. I also replaced the green beans with peas. I put them into individual dishes and covered the top with the dough. I let them cool, then covered with foil and froze them. I then can reheat the in the microwave or oven and they were TERRIFIC!!!! Thanks!
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  5. yogiclarebear
    Great recipe. I used the phyllo and took some shortcuts with frozen veggies and no potatoes. I also used non-fat half and half instead of milk. Thanks for posting this great recipe!
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