This paleo chicken pot pie is the ultimate comfort food and so perfect for cold weather! It’s rich, creamy and savory, and even the kids will love it. It can be intimidating to make a chicken pot pie that’s just as good as the classic dish, without all the gluten, dairy and grains. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. This paleo chicken pot pie recipe is everything you could want in a chicken pot pie. This chicken pot pie is made in individual ramekins for optimal serving. It’s sure to be a hit with your whole family! So what are you waiting for? Add this to your grocery list ASAP!
Why You’ll Love This Chicken Pot Pie
It’s gluten free, dairy free and grain free!
This paleo chicken pot pie is cozy and delicious.
It is the ultimate comfort food.
This recipe is super kid-friendly.
Paleo chicken pot pie is packed with protein, fiber and vitamins from the chicken, vegetables and healthy fats in the crust.
It’s a lightened up version of the classic chicken pot pie.
It’s a versatile dish that can be customized to include different vegetables and herbs!
What is Paleo?
Paleo is a diet based on the foods that our hunter-gatherer ancestors are believed to have eaten thousands of years ago. This diet emphasizes whole, unprocessed foods, such as meat, fish, eggs, seeds, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. It avoids processed foods, grains, legumes and dairy products.
There are many reasons why someone might choose to eat a paleo diet. Some people believe that it is the healthiest way to eat, as it is aligned with our genetic makeup. Others believe that the paleo diet can help with weight loss, improve blood sugar control and reduce inflammation. People struggling with chronic illness might also choose to adopt a paleo diet to ease symptoms.
All you need to make this recipes is 2 mini ramekins, a mixing bowl, cutting board and a knife.
Flour: I used Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Flour in this recipe to make it paleo! Paleo flour gives chicken pot pie a delicious, nutty flavor. It creates a tender crust for this paleo chicken pot pie.
Baking Powder: Baking powder is a leavening agent that helps to make pot pie crusts light and fluffy. It does this by releasing carbon dioxide gas when it is heated.
Salt: My favorite salt is Redmond’s Real Salt because it is high-quality and made with zero fillers. If you use my discount code LESSWITHLAUR you can get 15% off Redmond’s website.
Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is used in this recipe as a butter substitute. If you would like to use dairy free butter, feel free to use that instead.
Onion: Onions have a sweet and pungent flavor that complements the other flavors in chicken pot pie, such as the savory chicken, the salty broth and the creamy sauce.
Carrot: Carrots add texture and flavor to this paleo chicken pot pie!
Garlic: Garlic has a pungent and savory flavor that enhances the other flavors in chicken pot pie, such as the chicken, vegetables and broth.
Potato: Potato adds a hearty and creamy texture to chicken pot pie!
Celery: Celery has a mild and slightly sweet flavor that complements the other flavors in chicken pot pie. It also adds texture and a pop of color!
Rosemary: Rosemary has a strong, piney flavor that enhances the other flavors in this recipe!
Arrowroot: Arrowroot powder is a thickener that is often used in sauces to give them a smooth and glossy texture. It is a plant-based starch that is extracted from the arrowroot plant. Arrowroot powder is gluten free and has a neutral flavor, making it a good choice for thickening a variety of sauces.
Broth: Broth plays an important role in chicken pot pie. It adds flavor, moisture and texture to the dish. Feel free to use any type of broth here, including bone broth!
Coconut Milk: Coconut milk adds a rich, creamy texture and a slightly sweet and nutty flavor. It is a great way to make this paleo chicken pot pie dairy free!
Rotisserie Chicken: Using rotisserie chicken for this paleo chicken pot pie saves time! If you prefer, you can also make shredded chicken yourself.
Step 1: Gather ingredients for crust. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and coconut oil in a bowl.
Step 2: Stir until combined and place in the fridge for 1 hour.
Step 3: Preheat oven to 350°F.
Step 4: Chop vegetables and mince garlic.
Step 5: In an oiled pan, add onion and sauté over medium heat. Stir in carrot, potato, garlic, celery, rosemary and add salt.
Step 6: Mix in arrowroot powder and pour in broth, continuing to stir. Cook until vegetables are tender.
Step 7: Stir in chicken and coconut milk and cook for 2 more minutes.
Step 8: Pour chicken mixture into mini ramekins.
Step 9: Take dough and cover ramekins, creating a crust. Cut a slit in the top.
Step 10: Place on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 25 minutes, or until crust is lightly browned.
In order to store this paleo chicken pot pie, make sure it cools completely. Once the pie is cool, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Chicken pot pie can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days.
To freeze chicken pot pie, place it in a freezer-safe bag or container. Place in the freezer and freeze up to 3 months.
- Chicken pot pie with different vegetables: Try using other vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, corn or mushrooms. You can also add herbs and spices to the filling, such as thyme or curry powder.
- Chicken pot pie with different meats: Instead of using chicken, try using other meats, such as turkey, beef or pork. You can also use a combination of meats.
- Chicken pot pie with different sauces: Instead of using a traditional cream sauce, try using a different sauce, such as a tomato sauce, a cheese sauce or a barbecue sauce.
Gluten free dough can be tricky to work with! Make sure you leave the dough in the fridge for at least in hour because that makes it easier to work with. In order to cover the ramekin, flatten the dough and place it in strips over the top of the ramekin.
Can you make this recipe nut free?
Yes, this recipe can be made nut free if you use a nut free flour!
Can I double or triple this recipe?
Yes! Feel free to double or triple this recipe.
What should I serve this paleo chicken pot pie with?
This chicken pot pie is delicious served with soup, salad, fruit or bread!
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Paleo Chicken Pot Pie
- 1 cutting board
- 1 knife
- 1 bowl
- 1 pan
- 1 cup paleo flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 dashes salt
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 carrot
- 1 small potato
- 2 stalks celery
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tbsp rosemary
- 1 cup broth
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 2 cups shredded chicken I use a rotisserie chicken!
- 1/2 sweet onion
- 2 tsp arrowroot powder
- Gather ingredients for crust. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and coconut oil in a bowl.
- Stir until combined and place in the fridge for 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Chop vegetables and mince garlic.
- In an oiled pan, add onion and sauté over medium heat. Stir in carrot, potato, garlic, celery, rosemary and add salt.
- Mix in arrowroot powder and pour in broth, continuing to stir. Cook until vegetables are tender.
- Stir in chicken and coconut milk and cook for 2 more minutes.
- Pour chicken mixture into mini ramekins.
- Take dough and cover ramekins, creating a crust. Cut a slit in the top.
- Place on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 25 minutes, or until crust is lightly browned.