healthy paleo pot pie
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Paleo Pot Pie

Healthy Recipe for the traditional Pot Pie and the easiest paleo crust

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped and peeled sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup almond milk

Paleo Pot Pie Crust

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground sage
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  • Sauté veggies excluding peas in coconut oil or olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add in spices. Cook until veggies are tender, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Coat vegetables in almond flour.
  • Stir in chicken broth and almond milk. Bring to a boil then simmer until the mixture thickens, about 10 minutes. If you like your filling thinner you can skip this part or if your filling seems great skip this- Take out 1/4 cup of the broth and stir in tapioca flour (or corn starch if not making it Paleo) to make a rue and slowly stir in the mixture to thicken up the broth.
  • Stir in the peas and the chicken and turn off heat

Pot Pie Crust

  • Mix all the crust ingredients together with a fork until it is crumbly. The coconut oil does not need to be melted. Press half of the mixture to the base and up the sides of the pie pan with your fingers. 
  • Pour filling onto the crust
  • With the other half of the crust press down with your fingers onto your counter (making it thin and about the size of the top of the crust). Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes for the top of the filling. Use a spatula to pick up the shapes, they fall apart easily. And then place shapes on top of the filling. 
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Lower the oven t0 350 for 30 minutes, until the top is golden brown.

Notes

*I would recommend using blanched almond flour if you can easily get it, blanched is lighter in color and lighter in taste.
*You will start to adapt it and use what veggies you have on hand. My girls loved to take this for lunch in their thermos, makes me happy they are getting a good healthy meal for lunch!