Healthy Turmeric Thyme Chicken Pot Pie

Healthy Turmeric Thyme Chicken Pot Pie

This Healthy Turmeric Thyme Chicken Pot Pie is the ultimate lightened-up comfort food using almond milk instead of heavy cream, lots of fresh veggies and shredded chicken, and a homemade flaky whole wheat pie crust.

Some nights nothing sounds better for dinner than a warm, comforting chicken pot pie with a buttery flaky crust. This one checks all the boxes and is full of good-for-you ingredients. Not to mention, it is fairly easy to whip up because it only has a top layer of crust.

How to make homemade whole wheat pie crust:

Place whole wheat flour, salt, and cubed butter with a few tablespoons of almond milk handy.

healthy turmeric thyme chicken pot pie whole wheat crust ingredients

Next, using a pastry cutter (or food processor or two forks), cut the butter into the flour, salt mixture until no large pieces of butter are left. Then add the almond milk and stir until the dough comes together like in the picture below.

healthy turmeric thyme chicken pot pie whole wheat crust dough

Here is a fun little trick: roll the dough while at room temperature between two pieces of plastic wrap as thin as you can get it. Then place in the fridge until you need it. Chilling is not required.

healthy turmeric thyme chicken pot pie whole wheat crust dough rolled

Make the Turmeric Thyme Chicken Pot Pie Filling:

After the pie crust is made, simply saute all ingredients in a pan on the stove. Add in some whole wheat flour then almond milk to create that creamy dreamy texture. The turmeric brings a golden hue to the filling and the thyme adds a yummy woodsy flavor.

healthy turmeric thyme chicken pot pie filling

Almost done now! Just place the crust you made earlier on top of the pie dish you are using and bake for 40 minutes.

healthy turmeric thyme chicken pot pie prebaked

Voila! Healthy Turmeric Thyme Chicken Pot Pie is ready to slice and serve. It is SO GOOD and gets requested often in our house. Hope you love it as much as we do!

healthy turmeric thyme chicken pot pie plated

Healthy Turmeric Thyme Chicken Pot Pie

The BEST Healthy Turmeric Chicken Pot Pie made with almond milk, fresh veggies, and a homemade flaky whole wheat pie crust. It is the ultimate lightened-up comfort food!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, comfort food, healthy, pie crust, pot pie
Author: Lexi

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken*
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 large carrots thinly sliced
  • 3 celery stalks diced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 3 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 2 ΒΌ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas
  • salt and pepper to taste

Whole Wheat Flaky Pie Crust

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp butter cold
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened almond milk

Instructions

Whole Wheat Flaky Pie Crust:

  • With a pastry cutter or food processor, mix the butter into the flour and salt.
  • Add the almond milk and mix until the dough forms a ball.
  • Roll the pie dough between two pieces of plastic wrap until the dough is the diameter of your pie dish.
  • Refrigerate pie crust dough until ready to use.

Healthy Turmeric Chicken Pot Pie Filling:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a pie dish with avocado oil.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil.
  • Add the onion, carrots, celery, salt, pepper, garlic powder, turmeric, and dried thyme. Cook until the veggies are slightly softened and browned, about 4 minutes.
  • Add the 3 tbsp of whole wheat flour to the skillet with the veggies. Allow to cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Pour in the almond milk and stir until combined. Once the mixture has thickened, add in the shredded chicken and frozen peas. Taste and add more salt and/or pepper as needed.
  • Pour the chicken pot pie filling into the prepared pie dish. Place the pie crust on top.
  • Bake for 40 minutes until the top is golden brown.


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