Individual Light Chicken Pot Pies stuffed with creamy veggies topped with a crisp cauliflower crust! I am participating in weekday supper this week and sharing one of my quick weeknight recipes with you. Weeknight meals have to be super simple and easy and these light chicken pot pies are perfect for those days when I come from work and want to put a quick meal together. It’s a great way to use leftover chicken from your chicken roast. We eat roast chicken very often and almost always have leftover chicken which I turn either into soup or these light chicken pot pies. I call them light because instead of heavy cream I use a mix of milk and tapioca flour as the base. I also use a tbsp of blended nuts to make it rich and creamy. I also add a lot of veggies to the pie mix. I like individual pies because I can tailor the pies according to my family’s taste. My youngest hates pepper so I scoop out her pie mix before adding pepper and we are all happy! I choose my food battles with the kids and pepper is not one of them. Lately I have been trying to cut carbs from my diet in an effort to lose weight and am trying to go grain free, so I decided to skip the crust and try a cauliflower crust instead. I was slightly nervous since I have never made chicken pot pies with a cauliflower crust but it turned out perfect. The crust was golden, light and crisp and so easy to make. My family did not even know I swapped the traditional crust and I was happy I got some more veggies into them courtesy the cauliflower. I actually liked the taste better with the cauliflower crust. I am so pleased to share with you my lightened version of chicken pot pie!
Chicken is a great source of lean protein, iron and B vitamins. Cauliflower is low-calorie, packed with potassium and high in fiber. Peas and carrots add fiber and a host of other vitamins and phyto chemicals! All in all, pretty healthy light chicken pot pies that are easy on the waistline. What’s not to love about that?
Check out what the rest of my weekday supper team will be making this week. Easy yummy recipes !!
- Monday – Hip Foodie Mon – Fresh Asian Noodle Bow
- Tuesday – Sue’s Nutrition Buzz - Easy Individual Chicken Pot Pies with a Cauliflower Crust
- Wednesday - No One Likes Crumbley Cookies – Grilled Ginger Pork with Asian Slaw
- Thursday - Noshing With The Nolands – Paprika Chicken
- Friday – Family Foodie – Avocado Hummus