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Lighter Chicken Potpie

Recipe photo courtesy of José Manuel Picayo Rivera

A handful of tweaks turn this comfort food into a smarter choice: white-meat chicken (not dark), extra veggies, low-fat milk in the filling, and a lighter crust. Brushing the phyllo with just a small amount of oil instead of butter makes it just as tasty.

Source: Everyday Food, October 2007
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  • michelleedelma
    1 JAN, 2018
    So easy, so fast, so delicious!
  • dana_vanhove
    11 DEC, 2016
    I've made this many times--love it! My tip is to use spray oil or spray butter instead of brushing oil on. Faster, easier!
    • yclegare
      28 OCT, 2017
      Delicious. I added mushrooms, potatoes and chilis.
  • sugarhigh327
    29 JUL, 2017
  • segnesa99
    20 JUN, 2016
    Somebody read this! Every time I scroll down to read the recipe, the video follows and covers up the text. There must be some way to kill the video!
  • cbweller57
    17 AUG, 2015
    It would be helpful to have calories listed for items classified as "skinny" for those of us mindful and counting.
  • mpamela
    2 MAR, 2015
    The ingredents listed in the recipe and the video are different!
    • MSModerator601
      2 MAR, 2015
      Oops. Good catch. The video should be linked to this recipe: Sorry for the confusion!
  • chipperbruce
    13 JAN, 2014
    Made it for supper tonight - EXCELLENT!!! And easy!! Going to make single servings of this on the weekend! Perfect for winter weather!
  • MS11965725
    25 OCT, 2013
    Great pot pie, with peas halved, diced potatoes and seasonings added! But. . .phyllo is loaded with butter; doesn't this defeat the purpose of this being a light recipe?!?
  • cuisine123
    2 APR, 2013
    This recipe is interesting because of the low fat bechamel sauce, made with olive oil instead of butter. I personally think that 10 oz. (300 g) of peas is way to much... I reduced this by half and added small potato cubes. I added more flavor with 1 garlic clove and the juice from the chicken... Bon appétit!
  • Cookingcutie
    23 AUG, 2012
    This was pretty good, but a little bland. I used skim milk and a mix of veggies (peas, a little corn, and green beans) and one sheet less phyllo. I used nonstick spray on the phyllo and cut down on the oil to save calories, and added more salt, pepper, & thyme to the roux. The portion sizes are quite generous and filling, and my portions came out to about 330 calories per serving. I'd make this again, but perhaps try more herbs or hot sauce in the roux.

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