Delicious, nutritious (and frugal) Chicken Potpie!

This recipe was passed on to me a few months ago by one of my dear friends, who also loves reading and loves learning about better health and nutrition (we get along well!). It was in my Meal Plan this week, and we enjoyed it yesterday, so I thought I would pass it on!

Piled-high Veggie Potpie

(Don’t be intimidated by the fairly long list of ingredients- it’s really quite easy, and because it’s so hearty and full of veggies, you don’t need to make much else to go with it!)

1 cup each chopped onions and chopped red bell pepper (I’ve used celery instead)
2 cloves garlic, minced (more is good, too)
2 1/2 cups veggie or chicken broth (I use homemade chicken broth)
2 cups peeled, cubed potatoes (I don’t peel mine, just wash them well)
1 cup sliced carrots
1 1/2 tsp dried rosemary (I’ve also used Italian herb mix- oregano, basil, rosemary)
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. salt and pepper
1 cup sliced asparagus pieces or sliced green beans
1/2 cup frozen green peas, thawed (frozen corn works also)
3 Tbsp flour (any kind is fine)
1/4 cup chopped, fresh parsley
However much cooked chicken you have- it can be 1/2 cup or several cups- both taste fine, and it’s still a filling meal either way!

Biscuit Crust:
1 1/2 cups flour (again, whatever you usually use- I use spelt)
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp butter, softened
3/4 cup cooked mashed sweet potatoes (very easy- I take a large one and peel it, and toss it in a small pot with boiling water before I start making the filling- once it’s done, I drain the water, leave it in the pot and use a fork to quickly mash it)
3/4 cup milk, plus extra for brushing top of crust (oops, I usually forget to brush the crust)

1) Add some butter to a med. sized pot. Saute onions, pepper (or celery) and garlic, until softened.

2) Add 2 cups of the broth (save 1/2 cup for later), potatoes, carrots, and seasonings. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 12 minutes. Stir in asparagus and peas. Cook 3 more minutes.

3) In a small bowl, mix 3 Tbsp flour wiht remaining 1/2 cup of broth until smooth. Add to mixture, and cook until bubbly and thickened. Stir in parsley. Transfer to a casserole dish.

4) During the 12 minutes (see #2), I make my crust. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk sweet potato mash and milk together, then add to flour mixture. Stir until a soft ball forms. Personally, I find it a bit too gooey to roll out (although that’s what the recipe says to do), so I just form it with my hands and lay it in pieces on top of the casserole. You could also add a bit more flour to make it easier to roll out. Brush with milk.

5) Bake for 20 minutes, until crust is golden and somewhat puffed up.

Adadpted from Eat, Shrink & Be Merry (which I don’t necessarily agree with nutritionally, but it has some good recipes anyways).


About Stephanie Langford

Stephanie Langford has a passion for sharing ideas and information for homemakers who want to make healthy changes in their homes, and carefully steward all that they've been given. She has written three books geared to helping families live more naturally and eat real, whole foods, without being overwhelmed, without going broke and with simple meal planning. She is the creator of Keeper of the Home.

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  1. christina says:

    Thanks for the recipe. What is the serving size?

  2. I made this with Bob’s Red Mill GF All-purpose baking mix and it turned out…awful. It took over 40 mins in the oven (at 350) and it still had a raw flour taste to it and the inside was just kind of gooey and doughy, not that saucy kind of sauce usually found inside a pot pie. I’ll try again with a plain old spelt flour (which I was out of) but I do NOT recommend the GF mix.

  3. Am I crazy? no one has asked nor do I see what to set the oven to (degrees)? other than that, thanks for posting. I’m using coconut flour so we’ll see how it comes out.

  4. ANy idea what to sub for the flour if trying to be grain-free? I typically cook with almond flour and coconut flour, but wasn’t sure if either would work. Thoughts?

  5. Sister, please choose to “open in a new window,” when linking to another site or older posts on your own. Also, please make a print option easy to see and clip for your recipes. You are a gift from God to us,

    Your Praying Big Sister,

    Proverb 22:1

    • @Jennifer Snyder, Thanks for the comment, Jennifer. This is an older post, and unfortunately I began making all links to open in new windows sometime after this was published, and it’s not practical to go back and change 1000’s of old links. But I hear you! It’s so much easier to have them open in new windows.

      And I appreciate the recipe print option feedback. That’s something that we’re looking into! :)

  6. I used it in both a GF crust and 4 non-GF pie crusts, and they were none the wiser. :)

  7. Can you taste the sweet potato? My sister insists that she hates sweet potato, and I want to make it for her…

  8. Thanks, Stephanie. I’ll update my recipe. :)

  9. Stephanie, we made this today. We were in the middle of preparations, when I realized the recipe doesn’t specify the temperature for baking. I just guesstimated, but what temp do you usually use?

  10. I just made this recipe, Stephanie, and it is now my FAVORITE! I used some lamb stock in it. Also, I didn’t have a sweet potato, so I just used some
    canned pumpkin and it turned out beautifully. I also used sprouted spelt for the crust. Wonderful recipe! Thank you!! And thank you also for the
    calculation on how much it is per person. I would have thought it would have been much more expensive!
    (Also, I apologize for the comment in the #5 slot…I don’t know why my blog does that. I simply linked the recipe for this from my blog and it showed up as
    a comment on yours, but I don’t know why. So sorry!)

  11. Yum! That sounds really good. I was thinking you could also sub out some of the veggies that are out of season right now for in season ones, to make it more frugal and easy to make. :-)

  12. Sounds sooo yummy!

  13. Yep, you’re right, Kimi! And this recipe really lends itself to substituting veggies! Good suggestion!

  14. That looks fantastic! Thanks for posting it.


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