The Healthiest Chicken Pot Pie

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chicken pot pie

Chicken pot pie with or without a topping! Your choice! The nutrient dense bone broth chicken gravy is the best ever! Perfect weeknight meal!

Thanks to Kettle and Fire for partnering with me on this recipe. For a full disclosure on my work with brands, please click here. 

Keep in mind that I operate independently and all the creativity you see in this post are solely my own. 

Bone Broth Gravy Recipe

What makes this a super healthy pot pie? Well, several things. 

One of the most important is the liquid I’m using to make the gravy. It’s pasture-raised chicken bone broth from Kettle and Fire. 

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Chicken Bone Broth Gravy

This is the kind of bone broth gravy that reminds me of Mom’s. Why? Well, because she’d use homemade bone broth in her gravies, especially on holidays. Such a decadent addition! Of course, Mom made her own bone broth. Always a pot simmering on the stove.     

Bone Broth Gravy with Flour

I use flour, but there are other thickening agents you can use like arrowroot, tapioca starch, cornstarch, wheat flour, xantham gum, potato starch. 

However, there are other things that you could conceivably thicken the gravy with. For instance, egg yolks. You could make a roux. Or you could even use pureed vegetables. 

Kettle and Fire Bone Broth Gravy

As you know, my favorite bone broth is Kettle and Fire. I use it in so many things. And, Pop and I sip bone broth, at least a cup, daily. 

This bone broth is rich and hearty. Made with grassfed and pasture-raised bones, and simmered for hours and hours. That’s what makes a great healthy bone broth. 

Chicken Tenders and Gravy

Here are some other chicken and gravy recipes that I think you’ll love!

Coq au Vin, yes, this French recipe is down home authentic from my French girlfriend’s Mom who still lives on the farm in Brittany France! 

These  Easy Creamy Baked Chicken Tenders are full of flavor and healthiness! 

Chicken and Gravy Recipes

Other great chicken and gravy recipes, well, look no further. You must check out my Rosemary White Chicken Chili. Honestly, the chili ‘broth’ is more like a chili ‘gravy’! 

If you want more kick and spice, then try the Honey Jalapeno Baked Chicken. It’s sweet, savory and spicy. And, rest assured, you can adjust the spice level depending upon your palate preferences. That’s the beauty of home cooking. 

Chicken Recipe with Gravy

I love making this recipe in a cast iron skillet. If you don’t have one, please invest in one. It takes time and many recipes to get that skillet working like it’s your best friend. I’ve had some of my cast iron skillets for 50 years. Yes, they’re as good as the day they were first purchased. 

Check out some options for great skillets at my Amazon Storefront. 

Baked Chicken and Gravy

Baking this skillet of chicken, gravy and vegetables doesn’t take long. You’ve already cooked the chicken somewhat in the initial pan searing. And, since they’re tenders, they’ll be cooking much more quickly. 

The vegetables are going to simmer and cook in the gravy sauce. My cooking time is based upon how we love our vegetables, a little on the al dente side. We don’t like overcooked soft vegetables. 

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

OK, I know you’ve been saying in your head, ‘But, Ally, this isn’t a pot pie because it has not topping baked on top!” Well, kinda like you’re right, but, again, you have the option to do that if you wish. 

For us, we wanted to use a really fabulous bakery ciabatta salt bread that we love. This worked for us. But, if you want that top of pastry dough, whatever it might be, then do it. Just factor in your baking time to bake the dough. 

Easy Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuits

There are so many toppings that you can put on top of a pot pie. I love to read the history of foods, and the pot pie does have a history that dates back to the Roman Empire! 

Besides using biscuits, homemade or prepared (frozen or refrigerated), you could use a pie crust, puff pastry, crumble topping,  crouton topping. Hey, think outside the topping box. Next time I might even slice the ciabatta bread, butter and grill it, cut into large chunks, then once the pot pie is done, just put these chunks on top! Scoop and serve! 

chicken pot pie

chicken pot pie

The Healthiest Chicken Pot Pie

Yield: Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • ¼ cup bacon drippings
  • 1 to 1.25 lbs. chicken tenders, pasture-raised preferred
  • 3 Tbl. flour, all purpose
  • 1 box (16.9 oz.) Kettle and Fire Chicken Bone Broth
  • 1/3 cup milk, 2% or whole, your choice
  • 1 tsp. garlic granules
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. coarse ground pepper
  • ¼ tsp. red chili flakes
  • 1 cup celery, sliced with some leaves
  • 2 cups heirloom carrots
  • 1 cup green peas, slightly thawed

Instructions

  1. In a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat, put about half the bacon drippings. Let it get hot. Add the chicken tenders and brown on both sides, about 4-5 minutes. Remove tenders to a plate. Set aside.
    Add the remaining bacon drippings to the skillet. Turn heat to medium.
  2. Add about half the flour and quickly whisk into the drippings. Gradually add the rest of the flour and whisk (get out all the little lumps).
    Turn heat to medium high and slowly starting adding in about three-quarters of the bone broth whisking as you’re adding to keep the mixture creamy and fluid. Continue whisking and add in the spices, garlic, onion, powder, salt, pepper and red chili flakes.
  3. Turn heat to medium high, drizzle in the milk and continue to simmer boil for a few minutes. Add the remaining bone broth and blend well. Add the celery, blend. Add the tenders into the gravy mixture, blending and mixing. Add the carrots and work into the gravy mixture.
  4. Turn off heat. Place a piece of parchment paper on top the skillet. Put a lid on top and secure well. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove and take off the lid/parchment paper.
  5. Add the peas and blend in. Cover for a few minutes to let the peas steam. Serve a large scoop of the mixture over a good rustic bread slice. Garnish with a zesting of nutmeg and fresh herbs.

Notes

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