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February 14 2019

Keto Chicken Pot Pies

By Editorial Team
14 Comments

Pot pies—like sloppy joes—are a comfort food classic that feeds our nostalgia as well as appetite. Meat and veggies in a creamy sauce that’s topped with a crunchy topping…what’s not to love?

It might seem, however, that pot pie isn’t compatible with a Primal, let alone keto, plan. Au contraire. We’ve serving up a recipe today that turns that assumption on its head. Pot pie is no longer pie in the sky for the keto eater. Enjoy!

Time In the Kitchen: 40 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

For the Filling

  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1 white or yellow onion, chopped
  • 7 ounces/200 grams pre-cooked chicken (meat from approximately 3-4 chicken thighs)
  • 1 carrot cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup chopped turnip
  • 2/3 cup frozen peas (optional)
  • 2-3 cups chicken stock or bone broth
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot flour

Instructions:

In a large pan with lid, saute the bacon and onion over medium heat.

Add in the carrots and turnip. Cook through.

Add in chicken and cover the mixture with chicken stock.

In a separate pot, stir arrowroot with a drizzle of cold water.

Add the flour mixture to the chicken, carrots and turnip. Add frozen peas and thyme. Lower heat and cook until the sauce thickens.

Remove from heat and distribute evenly in oven-safe bowls or ramekins.

For the Crust

  • 1 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp ghee

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 ºF/175 °C.

Mix all dry ingredients together.

Mix the egg and the ghee in a separate bowl.

Combine the dry and the wet ingredients together. The dough should be moist like the dough for drop biscuits.

Spread the dough evenly on the ramekins filled with the chicken and vegetable filling.

Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until the crust is golden. Put under broiler for a very short time to brown the crust at the end if desired.

Nutritional Information

Without Peas:

  • Calories: 534
  • Net Carbs: 14.75 grams
  • Fat: 39 grams
  • Protein: 29 grams

With Peas:

  • Calories: 554
  • Net Carbs: 17.3 grams
  • Fat: 39 grams 
  • Protein: 30 grams

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  1. Could you list the amount of mushrooms, peas and thyme used? They’re not in the ingredients list. Thanks!

    1. I think there is a mistake here… Peas are legumes and not part of a primal/paleo diet. They’re also pretty high in carbs. I don’t see mushrooms in the pictures. Are these stock photos or something? I know a lot of cookbooks/food blogs have been called out for that.

    2. Deborah, one of the bees just corrected the text and also added nutritional info for the recipe with the peas and without so folks are clear on macros. Best — M

      1. I’m still seeing mushrooms in the directions but not in the ingredients list.

        1. Missy where do you see mushrooms???
          Is this like finding Waldo but mushrooms???

        2. And at this point, I’m not seeing mushrooms anywhere and still no thyme. Apparently the bees have not eaten their royal honey.

  2. Made them with mushrooms and substituted chopped asparagus pieces for the peas.

    Verdict? Awesome. These are in the Winter rotation.

  3. The serving size is 4 but 2 dishes are shown. Do 2 people split one ?

    1. The biscuit topping is made with almond flour (coconut can’t sub directly – you’d have to find a coconut flour biscuit recipe – that flour requires a LOT of moisture). The arrow root is to thicken the sauce. I’ve had good luck with tapioca or potato starch for the same thing, though arrowroot is my favorite (and I can find it easily and cheaply at my local grocer).