Stovetop Chicken Pot Pie for Two

Happy Friday!  For some reason this week seems so long, and yesterday I woke up thinking it was Friday so that sucked.  I have a wedding to go to tomorrow and then twin fest on Saturday with my twin sister and our best friends that are twins.  We are meeting at Wildfire – holy moly they have the best burgers there.  I plan on making this my breakfast and lunch on Sunday!  Look at all that glorious cheese!

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Breakfast yesterday was eclectic, but delicious – a half cup egg white scramble with baby spinach and cheese, with two really crispy pieces of bacon on top, with a peach Chobani and a banana.

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My hip is feeling 95% better, but I didn’t want to push it, so I went swimming at lunch yesterday for 35 minutes.  I had the pool to myself and it was really warm – loved it!

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It was so gross outside – it was cold/rainy/windy – ick.  I love the dolphin decals they have on the windows.

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I ended up bringing Tony’s leftover stir fry for lunch, this time measuring it out.  Do you keep measuring cups or a food scale at work?

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I added a cup of steamed broccoli to the mix though Open-mouthed smile

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Tony loves chicken pot pie.  He actually loves the frozen ones and he’ll bake it for like twice what the directions say so that the crust is super crispy.  I decided to make a stove top version – I took my inspiration from Little Lovely Kitchen – check out her version – company worthy for sure!

Stovetop Chicken Pot Pie for Two

  • 2 servings (without biscuits) 330 calories, 14 fat, 16 carbs, 2.6 fiber and 34 protein

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/2 cup carrots
  • 1/4 cup celery
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/8 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 a teaspoon chicken base
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 ounces boneless chicken breast, chopped into bite size pieces

I used these biscuits for the top of my pot pie after it was done.  I didn’t factor the calories in the above recipe because there are some 50 calorie refrigerator biscuits.  Mine were 100 calories each – so my dinner was 530 calories.

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I used this as the soup base – I love having this stuff around because you always have chicken broth ready to go.

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Heat oven for the temperature your biscuits call for.  Melt the butter in a large skillet, melt the butter.  Dice up the carrot, and microwave in a bowl with 2 tablespoons of water for 2 minutes.  This speeds up the whole process.  Once the butter has melted, salt and pepper the chicken and cook over medium high heat until cooked half way through and browned.  Remove from pan.

I sprayed my pan with Pam, and added the carrots (water and all) in the pan and cooked for a minute.  Sprinkle the carrots with flour and cook another minute.  Add in the milk, stirring to get all the bits off the bottom of the pan.  After the milk is added, add in the heavy cream, Italian seasoning, the frozen peas and the chicken and reduce the heat to medium low and simmer while the biscuits continue baking.  Take a taste and season with more salt and pepper as needed.

I poured my half on my plate and topped it with my two biscuits.  Is there anything better than flakey biscuits??  Swoon.  I may be making my own breakfast biscuits this morning with the leftovers.

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Pure comfort food on a plate!  And Tony gave it two thumbs up too.  

I ended up taking a rest night last night – I have to keep reminding myself that I am 45 years old, not 25!  I ended up watching Biggest Loser – I have to admit, I kind of like having Jillian back.  Are you watching it this season?

Stats for the Day:

  • 1705 calories, 183 carbs, 114 protein, 57 fat, 21 fiber
  • CalorieCount Grade A- for the day
  • 30% of calories from fat, 26% from protein and 43% from carbs
  • 35 minute swim at lunch

This was a quick post to write, so I have 45 minutes before I have to leave for work.  Plenty of time to make Vietnamese meatballs – I plan on having meatball lettuce wraps for lunch.  Yum!

Make it a great day!

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37 thoughts on “Stovetop Chicken Pot Pie for Two

  1. Biz I’m doing Jamie Eason’s Live Trainer program too. My legs have been sore for two days now. I’m sure my long run yesterday didn’t help matters, but those barbell squats and lunges are killer. I’m not comfortable taking 3 rest days like her plan calls for but definitely one or two. Have a great weekend!!

    • I actually don’t mind the rest! Now that I am in week 5 though, I need to change my workout schedule – I think I am going to do that workout before work – the strength portion is taking me now 35-40 minutes, then 30 minutes of cardio afternward – no way I can do that on my lunch hour! I’ll email you to discuss!

  2. I totally thought it was Friday ALL day yesterday too! now that it’s here, it still feels like Friday. Two Fridays are better than one I suppose! Enjoy the weekend!

  3. I’m glad it is Friday and it is also National Chocolate Cupcake Day. I too made a homemade chicken pot pie but I did the pie crust bake in the oven type. I’m not a biscuit girl but I LOVE croissants. Have fun at your Twin Fest.

  4. Would this mean another weekend with make-up on and hair down? I love me some dressed up-Biz, looks good on you.

    I had the same idea as you, I took a rest this morning from working out (promised myself that after I did my workout yesterday) and said to myself that I’m not that young anymore and can take a break if I need too 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

    • Yes Fran – I will be dressed up again this weekend – probably the sixth in a row!! Thanks for the compliment – have a wonderful weekend with R. and Bella!

  5. Just want to say I love your blog. You are funny and I look forward to reading this everyday. Your food looks great and it is made with things everyone has on hand. I am a fan of that chicken stock stuff too I also use the beef one. Keep up the great work!!!

  6. Comfort food in this autumn weather equals bliss!

  7. Crap, I don’t have any chicken base like that, just bouillon. I will have to stop and pick some up, because after seeing your pic on Instagram last night, MAK said “YUP, she better post that recipe on her website blog thingy tomorrow, cuz that’s what you’re making for Friday night supper.” He still doesn’t get the concept of a blog. 🙂

  8. Chicken pot pie is one of my favorite foods, I’ll definitely have to try this version, so much faster! I’m like Tony and bake mine much longer so that the crust is super crispy, it’s the best. Sounds like you have a fun weekend planned 🙂

  9. I LOVE chicken pot pie – yum!!
    And I love the BL, too. Bob is my favorite!

  10. Oh geez – how I do love chicken pot pie!! And the stir fry looks awesome too!
    Sounds like you have a full & fun weekend planned. Have a great one! 😀

  11. I am just now watching Biggest Loser – always love this show!!!
    Hope the hip is better soon!

  12. Good on ya for giving your body a rest…sure, you could have pushed through, but at what price? 😦

    Have fun at twinfest!

  13. Love this chicken pot pie – great idea to cook the biscuits separately so that the bottoms don’t get soggy…bet the leftovers keep better too!

  14. Mmm, the chicken pot pie looks so good! I may have to see if I can make it gluten-and-dairy free for my special husband 🙂 I love the Biggest Loser, and I love having Jillian back on the show! It just wasn’t the same without her. I definitely cried within the first five minutes of the premiere…

  15. I LOVE POT PIE..Whenever we would make the old timey full fat kind with the pie crust for the top and bottom, I would go into the kitchen at night and eat a bite of it cold. YUM.

    I always like Biggest Loser time. I love that Jillian is back but Bob is my favorite…he is such a little hottie.

  16. i really enjoyed your post, very detailed and it sure made me very hungry!!the photos are also great! keep it up!!

  17. My daughters used to love those cheap Banquet frozen pot pies. Now one is vegetarian and the other is gluten free so the pot pies are no longer on the menu. Canned biscuits have come a long way and would have gone well with our chicken livers the other night. Instead we had mashed potatoes and gravy made with almond flour (gluten free). It was pretty good. 🙂

  18. Have fun @ twinfest. I hope you will share some pictures. I can’t believe how long Biggest Loser has been on. I’ve been watching it since the first season, I especially love it now that Bob is a xfitter and incoroprates those workouts in his training. I haven’t watched yet – it is on my DVR tho. Your meals look delicious. have a fun weekend.

  19. […] breakfast was amazeballs you guys.  I took two of the leftover biscuits from our Stovetop Chicken pot pie.  I cooked up 1/2 a cup of egg whites, and then at work assembled my breakfast biscuits – 1 […]

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