This delicious Paleo chicken pot pie will fulfill that craving for a lovely homemade warm pie.
When you break the pastry, you will be greeted with a deliciously creamy chicken pie filling. The filling has a wonderful range of flavors thanks to the cauliflower, carrot, onion, and chicken. It’s a delightful pie that’s well worth giving a try.
This recipe is quite involved, as you will need to make the filling and pastry from scratch. You will need to set aside about two hours to get the pies prepared and ready to eat, but they are well worth the time and effort it takes to make them
The sauce for the pie is a cauliflower puree. The puree gives you a thick lovely sauce that is packed full of flavor. It is also really low in carb since it’s just chicken stock and cauliflower.
You will get about six pies out of one batch of this recipe, so it’s pretty good if you need to cook for a crowd.
What to Serve with these Pies
These pies are pretty good by themselves, but if you want something to go with them, then check out the suggestions below.
The herby sweet potato fries go amazing alongside these delicious homemade pies. The fries will need to be oven-baked, but you can bake them at the same time as the pies. They cook to be crunchy and are one of my favorite paleo-friendly side dishes.
If you don’t have time to make a pie crust, then the filling goes great over the top of some cauliflower rice. You can easily make the rice over the stovetop and it won’t take you very long to prepare.
I highly recommend baked apples if you want a delicious dessert to have after these hearty pies. The apples take twenty minutes to bake in the oven, so they’re perfect for placing into the oven just before you sit down to eat these pies.
The Pie Crust
You will need to make some pastry for this dish so you can top the pies off properly. Plus, what pie is complete without the pastry.
If you need a recipe for a paleo-friendly pie crust, then be sure to check out my super easy pastry recipe. It’s not perfect, but it worked well enough for me.
Since this recipe is paleo-friendly, it is also gluten-free and dairy-free. It makes this recipe perfect if you’re looking for a healthy pie recipe that will meet some special dietary requirements.
If you want to see how to make this chicken pot pie, then be sure to check out the video below. It will take you through each of the steps that you will need to do to make this tasty paleo-friendly pie.
Paleo Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
- 1 paleo pastry (You can use my paleo pastry recipe or a different one)
Chicken Pot Pie Filling
- 500 g (1.1 lb) chicken breasts, chopped
- 2 carrots, diced
- 2 onions, diced
- 2 celery sticks, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 cauliflower, chopped
- 3 cups chicken stock
- Preheat an oven to 180°C (350°F).
- In a pot over high heat, add the chopped cauliflower and 3 cups of chicken stock.
- Bring to the boil and cook until the cauliflower is tender.
- Once tender, blend the cauliflower until smooth. Put to the side.
- In a pan over medium heat, add the onion, celery, carrots, and garlic. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until the onion is translucent.
- Add the chicken and cook until browned.
- Add the cauliflower puree, and season with salt and pepper.
- Cook for a further 15-20 minutes. If it is too thick, then simply add some water.
- Pour the chicken filling into greased ramekins or an ovenproof dish.
- Cover with the prepared pastry.
- Cook in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
- Serve & Enjoy.
- If you don’t feel like making the pastry, then the chicken pot pie filling is good enough to have by itself or with a side dish such as cauliflower rice.
- You can cook the chicken pot pie filling ahead of time and keep it in the fridge for a couple of days. This method is perfect if you know you’re going to be running low on time.
- Feel free to swap the chicken breasts for chicken thigh. Either cut of chicken will work fine.
The information above is an estimate generated by an online nutrition calculator.
More Paleo-Friendly Recipes
Below are a couple of delicious paleo-friendly recipes that I highly recommend you give a try.
One of my favorite recipes is the creamy chicken skillet. It features a deliciously creamy sauce that’s loaded with chicken, bell pepper, kale, and much more. It’s a delicious combination that I highly recommend that you try.
Another chicken recipe that I love is the Paleo-friendly sweet and sour chicken. There is crunchy battered chicken, vegetables, and a delicious sweet and sour sauce. It goes great with cauliflower rice.
If you have any feedback regarding this paleo chicken pot pie, then please feel free to leave a comment below.