Momma’s Chicken Pot Pie

IMG_3501.JPGOn this cold winter day, I can’t think of anything more comforting than my momma’s chicken pot pie. She would spend hours making this luscious, thick chicken stew and then she would top it off with her delicate homemade biscuits. My mom made the best biscuits in the whole world. They were perfect on top of her pot pie. I have this saying since joining Weight Watchers, “I don’t live there anymore…or do I?” I don’t carelessly eat anything I want without thought, but I certainly eat what I like. What I like, is the food that I grew up on. The kind that you sat down to with your family and friends. I still enjoy that, just in a lighter version. I often eat to nourish my body and my soul. Nothing like stepping back in time to momma’s table.

Chicken Pot Pie

Serves 5

5SP Each12oz chicken breast

2 cups diced potatoes

1 cup diced onion

1 cup diced carrots

3 cups water

2 cups chicken broth

1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 clove fresh garlic

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon thyme

1 package country gravy mix

2 tablespoons of cornstarch

5 sheets phyllo dough

Cooking Spray

Cooking Instructions

Cook chicken in 3 cups of water and 2 cups of chicken broth and spices. When the chicken is done, remove it from the stove and set aside. Add the vegetables to the stock and cook until they are tender. Mix the gravy packet with enough water to make a smooth paste. This should take about 1/2 to 3/4 cups of water. Slowly stir gravy mix into the cooked vegetables. Shred the chicken into large chunks and fold into the gravy and vegetables. Spoon this filling into 5 ramekins. Spray one sheet of phyllo dough with cooking spray then fold the dough to fit the top of the ramekin. Repeat this process for the other 4 ramekins. Bake at 400 degrees until golden brown. This will take approximately 10 minutes.

IMG_3502I dedicate this recipe to my mother. Unfortunately, she is in a brutal battle with dementia. On this day, as I cook this meal, I reminisce about one of the sweetest people that I have ever known. Today I will remember for both of us.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Waneta mills says:

    This is absolutely amazing. My parents really like it too. This is a keeper and thanks so much for posting.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much, Waneta! I’ll be posting some more good home cooking your parents will like plus it will be healthier too.

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