Chicken Pot Pie



1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper to taste (optional)
1 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup diced peeled sweet potatoes (yams)
1 tsp dried thyme leaves
4 Tbsp all-purpose flour
2 cups fat-free low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup frozen peas
Dough of 5 flaky refrigerator biscuits


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. 
  2. In a nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, cook the chicken breasts over medium heat 7-10 minutes or until done. Season with salt and pepper (if using) and cut into pieces. 
  3. Recoat the skillet with nonstick cooking spray and sauté the carrots, mushrooms, onion, and potatoes for 5 minutes or until tender. Add the thyme and flour, stirring for 30 seconds. Gradually add the chicken broth, stirring and cooking over medium heat until thickened and bubbly.  Add the chicken and peas and cook another 5 minutes.
  4. Coat a 9-inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray and fill with the chicken mixture. Split the biscuits in half and lay them on top. Bake for 10-12 or until the pastry is golden brown.

Nutritional Information

1 Starch
1/2 Carbohydrate
2 Lean Meat

Calories  236  
   Calories from Fat 44
Total Fat    5 g
   Saturated Fat   1 g
Cholesterol    44 mg
Sodium   404 mg
Total Carbohydrate 24 g
   Dietary Fiber   2 g
   Sugars  5 g
Protein     22 g



  • For a time-saver, use a bag of frozen mixed vegetables in this classic chicken pie.
  • Use Louisiana yams for the sweetest of sweet potatoes.
  • Use leftover chicken, grilled and ready chicken or rotisserie chicken.
  • Add any leftover or favorite veggies to your chicken pie.

Author Bio

Holly Clegg, author of the best selling Trim & Terrific™ cookbook series including this cookbook with the American Diabetes Association, has sold almost 1 million copies.

Holly has promoted her healthy lifestyle recipes on national shows including Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today and The 700 Club.  Recently, she has partnered with Walmart to help them develop healthful and affordable meal solutions with cooking videos.  

She understands the demands of the busy person and with her user-friendly, pantry-friendly and time-friendly cookbooks, she has garnered a national reputation as the healthy "Queen of Quick!"