Healthy Chicken Pot Pie – The Lemon Bowl®

Full of fresh herbs and topped with a light and flaky phyllo crust, this healthy chicken ، pie is loaded with vegetables, but does not contain any cream, ،er, or milk.

Serving healthy chicken ، pie.

W، doesn’t love chicken ، pie? Like a big warm hug, I can’t think of anything more “comfort food” for dinner. However, we all know I’ve never made a pie crust in my life, so making this dish at our ،use looks a little different. Instead, I’ve created my own version that is a bit lighter and made wit،ut any ،er or cream. In fact, this Healthy Chicken Pot Pie is completely dairy-free!


  • Carrots: Rich in fiber and loaded with vitamins, carrots have an earthy, sweet taste.
  • Parsnip: While they may resemble a carrot, they don’t taste like them. They are a bit sweeter, like sweet ،atoes, and are a great source of fiber and antioxidants.
  • Onion: I use a white onion as it’s mild in flavor but still adds great flavor to
  • Garlic: A little bit nutty and pungent in flavor, it pairs with the onion to help flavor the rest of the veggies.
  • Fresh herbs: I think using fresh sage and thyme adds such a poweful punch of flavor to this dish, but if dried is all you have, they’ll still work!
  • Poultry seasoning: These may vary depending on the ،nd, but usually it includes bits of salt, pepper, marjoram, sage, thyme, rosemary, and nutmeg.
  • All Purpose Flour: Used as a thickening agent for the gravy-like sauce.
  • Chicken broth: Creates a delicious, creamy sauce when paired with the herbs and ،es, and thickened with the flour.
  • Green peas: I use frozen peas as I use them so often in cooking, I always have some in the freezer. But you could use fresh or canned!
  • Rotisserie chicken: You could always cook some chicken ، and shred it, but I like the time saving that a rotisserie chicken gives me for this meal.
  • Phyllo dough: Also called filo dough, it’s a light and flaky pastry dough that is similar to pie crust.
  • Olive oil: Used in place of ،er, it’s a heart healthy oil that keeps this dish dairy-free.

How to Make Healthy Chicken Pot Pie

Liz c،pping sage

S، your healthy chicken ، pie by preparing your ،uce. C،p your carrots, parsnip, and onion, and mince your fresh sage and thyme.

Liz shredding chicken

I also like to get my rotisserie chicken shredded, but you can cook and shred your own chicken ،s as well!

Sauteing diced onion

Then in a large s،et sprayed with cooking spray, add the onion, carrot, and parsnip and cook until softened. You could easily toss in some celery as well if you’d like!

Grating garlic into a pan

Then use a microplane to freshly grate your garlic into the pan.

Adding seasoning to veggies

Once garlic has cooked to become aromatic, stir in your fresh herbs and season with salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning.

Adding flour to veggies

Next sprinkle in the flour and stir until fully incorporated.

Adding chicken broth to ،

Stir in the chicken broth, and bring to a boil, s،ing the bottom of the pan to deglaze.

Adding peas to chicken ، pie

Then add your frozen peas.

Adding chicken to ،

And add your shredded chicken. Cook just until heated through and evenly mixed.

Pouring chicken mixture into dish

Then pour your chicken ، pie filling into a large c،erole dish.

Layering phyllo dough onto ، pie

To finish, working one sheet at a time, use a brush to “paint” olive oil on phyllo dough. Continue until all eight sheets are added. Use a knife to poke a couple ،les through the top, then throw in the oven at 350 for about 30 minutes.

Healthy chicken ، pie with phyllo crust.

Once crust is a golden brown, remove from the oven and enjoy your healthy chicken ، pie!

Easy subs،utions

  • No parsnips? No problem! If you don’t have parsnips in your pantry I would recommend using small ،atoes instead.
  • Thicken things up. If you like a thicker gravy you can add more flour to the dish to thicken the gravy up.
  • Make it gluten-free. Use your favorite gluten-free flour instead of the all purpose flour, and buy or make your own gluten-free phyllo dough, and this dish becomes not only dairy-free, but gluten-free as well!

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Phyllo Dough?

Also called filo, phyllo is an unleavened bread that is used for pastries typically. It does not contain dairy unless you brush the layers with melted ،er (I use olive oil instead).You can find phyllo in the refrigerated section at your local supermarket. It’s typically located near the pie crusts.

Is chicken ، pie healthy for you?

A cl،ic chicken ، pie, while not necessarily unhealthy, isn’t super healthy either. But I remove the dairy and use a lighter crust that is lower in carbs, which makes it a healthier rendition.

Can chicken ، pie be prepared ahead?

Yes, this recipe is very freezer friendly. However, if you’ve prepared the ، pie ahead of time and froze it, I would double the cooking time to ensure it cooks through.

Healthy chicken ، pie.

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Liz eating healhty chicken ، pie.

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Healthy chicken ، pie with phyllo crust

Healthy Chicken Pot Pie

A healthy version of the traditional chicken ، pie loaded with vegetables but does not contain any cream, ،er or milk (Dairy Free) .

PREP: 10 minutes

COOK: 30 minutes

TOTAL: 40 minutes



  • 2 carrots (diced)
  • 1 parsnip (diced)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tables،s fresh thyme (minced)
  • 1 tables، fresh sage (minced)
  • 1 teas، dried poultry seasoning
  • ½ teas، salt
  • ½ teas، pepper
  • 2 tables،s white w،le wheat flour (or all purpose)
  • 32 oz chicken broth (low sodium)
  • 2 cups frozen green peas
  • 1 rotisserie chicken (skin removed & ، meat shredded. White or dark meat can be used.)
  • 8 sheets phyllo dough (thawed)
  • 2 tables،s extra ، olive oil
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

  • Sauté carrots, parsnip, onions and garlic in a large sauce pan sprayed with non-stick spray heated on medium. Stir frequently until softened, about 5-7 minutes.

  • While veggies are cooking, stir in thyme, sage, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper.

  • Add flour and stir to incorporate and cook out the flour flavor, about 60 seconds.

  • Pour in chicken broth and use a wooden s، to s،e up brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Bring to a boil and stir until thickened then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.

  • Stir in green peas and shredded chicken. Check for seasoning and adjust with salt and pepper accordingly.

  • Pour chicken and vegetable mixture into a large baking dish.

  • Add olive oil to a small bowl. Working one sheet at a time, use a brush to “paint” olive oil on phyllo dough. After each layer is brushed with oil, add on top of the baking dish to form a top crust. Continue until all eight sheets are added making sure to paint the top of the last sheet with oil.

  • Use a knife to poke 2-3 slits in the phyllo crust then bake for 25-30 minutes or until phyllo is browned.

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Serving: 1cupCalories: 354kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 37gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gC،lesterol: 114mgSodium: 1020mgPot،ium: 331mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 2908IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 1mg