Box Free, Grain Free Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
As we get closer to fall I crave comfort food. When I was a kid there were two things that mom made that signaled the coming of cooler months. Vegetable soup and chicken pot pie. So you know I needed something that was “box free” and real food on my menu for this fall that reminded me of home! Now you might say that chicken pot pie is supposed to be in a pie crust in a cute little tin foil pie plate that you slide conveniently out of a box. Nope not this girl, we are going southern on this recipe and giving it a great big corn bread topping and a creamy veggie filled center. This recipe is hearty, healthy, well balanced, taste great and is box free. When you cook it everyone will know fall has arrived!
You know that I love health-a-fying things! A few weeks back one of our go2kitchens.com VIP’s, Sonya, posted a chicken casserole video that was full of flour and ingredients from a box. As a real food enthusiast my brain went to work fiddling out how I could make that into something healthy. I did some recipe testing and came up with this recipe. Enjoy!
Chicken Pot Pie
1 tbs ghee or grass fed butter
1 shallot, diced
2 cups of fresh vegetables of choice, diced in similar sizes (green beans, corn, carrots, and peas are traditional)
salt and pepper
1 ¼ cup veggie stock
3 tbs potato starch or arrowroot
¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
1 poached or boiled chicken breast, shredded
1 prepared but not cooked go2kitchens grain free cornbread recipe (I would half or omit the sugar content in the recipe.)
Optional: grated fresh turmeric root added after starch
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large skillet add ghee and shallots. Cook 1-2 minutes until they are slightly brown. Add fresh veggies cook 2-3 minuets making sure they are coated well with the ghee. Add vegetable stock, cover and cook 3-5 minutes until vegetables are slightly soft but not mushy. Add starch 1 tablespoon at a time. Slightly thickened is the goal. Add almond milk to finish thickening. Pour slowly in while stirring to prevent it from getting to thin and runny. Add chicken and stir well. Pour mixture into a 9×9 baking dish. Make mixture even in dish and then pour the go2kitchens grain free corn bread batter on top and smooth to cover all the way to the edges of the dish. Cook for 25 – 30 minutes. Serve hot! NOTE: Mixture may bubble over so place dish on baking sheet or place foil under cooking area to prevent an oven kitchen fail!