Kristie's keto chicken pot pie

Kristie’s keto chicken pot pie

Chicken pot pie is the coziest of comfort foods and not something you would expect to eat on a ketogenic diet. The biscuit topping for this recipe is also a shining star. It makes a delicious breakfast sandwich or a Southern style biscuit without the carbs.

Kristie’s keto chicken pot pie

Chicken pot pie is the coziest of comfort foods and not something you would expect to eat on a ketogenic diet. The biscuit topping for this recipe is also a shining star. It makes a delicious breakfast sandwich or a Southern style biscuit without the carbs.
USMetric
12 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. (523 tbsp) 55 g (80 ml) chopped yellow onionchopped yellow onions
  • 2 oz. 55 g chopped carrotchopped carrots
  • 2 oz. 55 g chopped broccoli stems (avoid the florets for texture)
  • 4 oz. 110 g chopped cauliflower
  • 4 oz. 110 g chopped zucchini
  • 14 oz. 400 g canned green beans, drained
  • 2 (2¾ oz.) 2 (80 g) chopped celery stalkchopped celery stalks
  • 1 oz. 28 g mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups 475 ml chicken broth
  • 4 oz. 110 g cream cheese
  • ½ cup 120 ml heavy whipping cream
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1½ lbs 650 g cooked and shredded chicken
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp xanthan gum or glucomannan (optional)
Bell's biscuits
  • 10 10 egg whiteegg whites
  • 2½ cups (10 oz.) 600 ml (280 g) fine almond flour
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp oat fiber or half the amount of coconut flour
  • ½ cup (2 oz.) 120 ml (55 g) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp xanthan gum (optional)
  • 3 oz. 85 g butter

Instructions

Instructions are for 12 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Sauté the vegetables (first 8 ingredients) in butter in a large cast iron skillet (or in an oven safe casserole dish) until the vegetables are tender.
  2. When the vegetables are just tender, add the chicken broth. Simmer until the bone broth is reduced (about 10 minutes).
  3. Add cream cheese and heavy cream and stir until the cream cheese is melted and creamy. Simmer until the sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes. Add the remaining seasonings and mix well.
  4. Sprinkle in xanthan gum if desired. The sauce will be thicker if you do. Last, add the chicken and mix into the vegetables and sauce.
  5. While the chicken pot pie filling is simmering on low heat, prepare the biscuit recipe according to instructions below.
  6. Once the filling is ready, drop the biscuit dough on top of the pot pie filling, covering the filling. Bake the dish at 350°F (175°C) for about 25-30 minutes or until the biscuits are browned and not doughy underneath.

One batch of Bell's biscuits

  1. Use a hand mixer to beat the egg whites until frothy, but not stiff.
  2. Add in almond flour, oat fiber, mozzarella cheese, baking powder, xanthin gum and salt and mix well with the hand mixer.
  3. Add in butter and beat with the hand mixer until well blended. Use the batter to top the chicken pot pie filling.

Tips

If you really want to make this decadent add one cup of cheddar cheese and 1/3 cup chopped bacon to the biscuit dough before dropping it onto the pot pie filling. Enjoy!

Keto quick tip!

Use half of the biscuit dough to top the chicken pot pie and the other half to make six southern-style biscuits for a quick breakfast sandwich.

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33 comments

  1. Mary
    Oh my...can't wait to try this. My go to comfort food. Thanks for the recipe.
  2. Nikki
    Why don’t you offer odd number of servings for the recipe conversion?Has this changed or is it just this recipe? I feed a family of 4 but 1 extra for my lunch. For all your recipes, I use 5 servings. It saves food and money while allowing me to visualize portion size for my family. I hope this isn’t an overall change with the new site and only recipe specific. Odd number servings is helpful! Thanks.
  3. Alba
    Hi. I was wondering if this can be kept for a couple of days or even frozen? I do not have time to cook every day, and usually like to make meals that can be used as leftover the next day. Many thanks, I cannot wait to try this!
  4. susan
    Hello! I am loving the new developments to the site, esp the nutrition detail - fantastic and many thanks.

    I hate to moan, but in the spirit of constructive criticism here goes...in the UK we measure liquids in mls and solids in grams. Each time I use a recipe here I struggle with either the US spoon /cup measure or mls used for solids as in this recipe. I know I'm not the first UK low-carber to have said this.

    The ketodiet blog site puts everything in 3 measurements - spoons/cups, mls/ grams (depending on whether wet or dry ingredient) and ounces, and it is brilliant. As I said, I love this site, but to perfect it, any chance you can take a leaf out if ketodiet's book??

    I will continue to use recipes here as they are great...but it's hard work.....

    Reply: #9
  5. Pam
    Kristi,
    I would guess that this would not be great as leftovers, mainly the biscuit part..soggy. I think it would work to bake individual biscuits. Then serve with the stew for subsequent meals. What are your thoughts?
  6. Barbara
    Another great recipe! TY! Enjoyed and will make again.
  7. Lisa Marie
    If you were just going to make the biscuits, would you still bake them at 350?
  8. Lisa Marie
    I just found this recipe on Kristie's site: https://cookingketowithkristie.com/2015/07/10/low-carb-good-morning-b...

    Nope. Bake them at 400. Thanks, Kristie!

  9. Meekas Mum
    Susan
    I totally agree. I did request this improvement some time ago and now I'm seeing some recipes in this format (eg The Keto Bread). It will take time but I can see that it's being worked on. I do like the site though.

    I'd really like to see separate nutrition information for the things in the Tips. In the recipe above (Kristie's keto chicken pot pie) the Bell's Biscuits Tip is to make half into 'biscuits' but there's no indication of a nutrition breakdown for this - not for the whole amount or parts of it. This request also applies to some of the serving suggestions when they form part of the recipe - eg serve with leafy greens, but unless you calculate how many net carbs are in the main part of the recipe and then deduct from the total net carbs you don't know whether the leafy greens are included or are extra carbs.

  10. Susan
    I rather enjoy weighing everything using a digital scale rather than using cups.

    My question is, is this recipe made in one big casserole dish or individually? If individually, how much goes into each serving? My apologies if I missed it.

  11. Katie Berkeland
    Pam, these are delicious as leftovers!
  12. Brenda
    What in the world do we do with 10 egg yokes 😮
    Reply: #31
  13. Christine
    We can buy egg whites in a bottle.
  14. Rose M.
    What can you substitute for xanthun gum ?
    Reply: #15
  15. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    What can you substitute for xanthun gum ?

    As the recipe indicates, you can use glucomannan or just leave it out. It's an optional ingredient, it's a thickener.

  16. Michele
    I loved this!
  17. Dave
    So often I find other recipes on the site to include Psyllium Husk. I'm not sure what the purpose would be of purchasing yet another ingredient to keep in my kitchen. After going out and purchasing Xantham and using, I took time to realize what this was doing in the recipe and thought "Dang! I could have just used PH!" Same applies to the Oat Fiber in the biscuit recipe. I already have Coconut Flour in the kitchen. Why bother introducing a new ingredient? Also, I will agree with others. The volume measurements for solids was a bit of a curveball.

    This recipe was delicious, please don't get me wrong. I substituted around half the chicken broth with a nice pinot grigio and I feel like this really pumped the flavor up a notch.

    Someone asked what you can do with the extra yolks. Try making your own mayonnaise with some of them. It is easy, fun, and the taste is so much better than store-bought mayo.

    And as to longevity in the refrigerator, mine seems to be holding up well. The biscuit topping does not appear to be soggy and I am looking forward to the afternoon taste test! Thanks!

    Reply: #18
  18. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Dave! Thank you for your feedback, and I hope that you enjoy that taste test!

    Here's a little bit of a breakdown on the different ingredients. It can be overwhelming but they do all bring very different properties to baked goods.
    Xanthan Gum - this is a thickener. Good in gravies, stews, etc. It can get slimy in large quantities. Glucomannan is a good sub if you have that on hand.
    Psyllium husk/fiber - this gives a flexibility/pliability to baked goods. It is VERY thirsty in terms of moisture needed. There is no good substitute.
    Coconut flour - this is also a very thirsty "flour" but gives a more delicate texture to baked goods.
    Oat fiber - this is admittedly a niche product but can be a great keto baking staple. It is 100% completely insoluble fiber which means it's 0g carbs. It is not nearly as thirsty as coconut flour, so you can use more. It's a great way to add bulk of dry ingredients to without any carbs. It's also great for giving a more delicate texture to baked goods without the residual taste coconut flour sometimes has.

    Hope that helps!

  19. Penny
    Silly question? is the butter in the biscuits melted or softened before adding?
    Reply: #20
  20. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Silly question? is the butter in the biscuits melted or softened before adding?

    Softened so it will mix in, but not melted.

  21. Kay
    I want to make one serving size bc I'm the only one who will eat it.
  22. Julie
    Are you able to substitute coconut flour for the almond flour? If so, how? I'm allergic to almonds. Thanks.
    Reply: #23
  23. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Are you able to substitute coconut flour for the almond flour? If so, how? I'm allergic to almonds. Thanks.

    Unfortunately they are not a good substitute for each other as coconut flour requires more moisture.

  24. Marie-josee Cormier
    What size ramkin should be used for final product?
    I need to go purchase. And dont want to get the wrong size.
    Reply: #25
  25. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    What size ramkin should be used for final product?
    I need to go purchase. And dont want to get the wrong size.

    These are done in the cast iron skillet! The ramekins are just a serving suggestion.

  26. Edith Faber
    I can't have cheese, (except small amounts of feta), sour cream, avocado, mushrooms or chocolate. Can I substitute for those items?
    Reply: #27
  27. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I can't have cheese, (except small amounts of feta), sour cream, avocado, mushrooms or chocolate. Can I substitute for those items?

    That would depend on the recipe and what the ingredient was used for in that dish.

  28. Angela Day
    Made this recipe the other night. Quite delicious, reheats surprisingly well (biscuits don't get mushy). Didn't have any zucchini but didn't miss it. Added a couple dashes turmeric to make the gravy a lovely golden color. Will add more thyme in the future (one of my favorite seasonings).

    The biscuits are awesome! Used leftover batter to make biscuits and we are enjoying bacon, egg, & cheese biscuits for breakfast this morning.

  29. lrose629
    Once you cook everything in a skillet, could you then put the ingredients in individual ramekins to finish in the oven?
    Reply: #30
  30. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Once you cook everything in a skillet, could you then put the ingredients in individual ramekins to finish in the oven?

    Yes, that should work well. You an adjust the cooking time as needed.

  31. Kimberly
    You can mix egg yolks w mayonnaise & avocado or olive oil for a great moisturizing treatment for your hair & scalp. Whip together well, then distribute through all hair, bun it up, & cover w grocery bag for 20-40 minutes. Be sure to rinse very well with COLD water. Then wash as usual. The hair loves the protein & fat!
    You could also cook them up & give to your dog (if you have one, of course) protein is their preferred fuel).
  32. bassem.sabagh
    Hello
    Are the macros representative of using all the biscuit in the dish?
    Reply: #33
  33. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hello
    Are the macros representative of using all the biscuit in the dish?

    Yes, the nutrition information counts the whole batch of biscuits since the instructions have you adding all of the dough to the dish.

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