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Low-Carb Mini Chicken Pot Pies

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Fall is right around the corner and I don’t know about you but I crave comfort foods when the temperatures drop and the leaves change color. Typically, comfort food isn’t too healthy though. Not so with these Mini Keto Chicken Pot Pies! These low-carb pies are just as healthy as they are comforting.

We start out by making the filling which is pretty traditional minus the flour typically used to thicken the sauce. I find that the heavy cream gets nice and thick without any sort of thickener as long as you let it simmer for a few minutes. I’ve used frozen vegetables in this recipes since they’re easy and convenient, just make sure you rinse them under some warm water before adding them to the pan so you don’t water the mixture down.

You can also opt to use a rotisserie chicken to make this come together super fast. It would also add a bit more flavor than simple poached chicken.

The crust is super simple, like any keto dough it’s a bit difficult to roll out but as long as you roll it out between two pieces of parchment and use the parchment to flip it onto the top of the pies you’ll be golden!

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Nutritional values (per serving, 1/2 medium pie)

Net carbs7.3 grams
Protein24.7 grams
Fat45.3 grams
Calories560 kcal

Calories from carbs 5%, protein 18%, fat 77%

Total carbs11.4 gramsFiber4.1 gramsSugars2.9 gramsSaturated fat26 gramsSodium215 mg(9% RDA)Magnesium38 mg(10% RDA)Potassium366 mg(18% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 medium pies)

Crust:
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted (113 g/ 4 oz)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon coconut flour (105 g/ 3.7 oz)
  • Optional: 1 tbsp psyllium husk (5 g/ 0.2 oz)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 large egg + 1 tbsp water, for wash
Filling:
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (57 g/ 2 oz)
  • 1/2 large white onion, diced (100 g/ 3.5 oz)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (15 g/ 0.5 oz)
  • 1 tsp minced fresh herbs (sage, rosemary, thyme)
  • 1 (10-oz) bag frozen peas/carrots, thawed (284 g)
  • 1/2 cup frozen green beans, thawed (90 g/ 3.2 oz)
  • 1 lb cooked chicken, shredded (450 g)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth (120 ml/ 4 fl oz)
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream (360 ml/ 12 fl oz)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Note: This recipe will be enough for 8 small, or 4 medium servings. A medium serving would be ideal if you follow the Intermittent Fasting technique and only eat 1-2 meals per day.

Instructions

  1. Prepare the dough for the crust by combining the eggs, coconut flour, psyllium husk if using, and salt. Low-Carb Mini Chicken Pot Pies
  2. Mix until crumbly, and then pour in the butter. Form into a ball and chill until ready to bake. Chop the onion. Low-Carb Mini Chicken Pot Pies
  3. Mince the garlic and herbs. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Low-Carb Mini Chicken Pot Pies
  4. Add in the onion, garlic, and herbs. Cook until soft and fragrant about 3-4 minutes. Add in the thawed vegetables. Low-Carb Mini Chicken Pot Pies
  5. Add shredded chicken, and broth. Cook until broth has mostly absorbed, about 3 minutes. Low-Carb Mini Chicken Pot Pies
  6. Preheat the oven to 190 °C/ 375 °F (conventional), or 170 °C/ 340 °F (fan assisted) and place four medium ramekins on a baking sheet. To the skillet, pour in the heavy cream and simmer until thick about 5-7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour the filling into the ramekins. Low-Carb Mini Chicken Pot Pies
  7. Roll out the dough between two pieces of parchment 1/4-inch (1/2 cm) thick. Cut the dough slightly larger than the ramekin. Using the parchment gently flip onto the filled ramekins. Pinch the sides together and fix any cracks. Repeat until all ramekins are covered. If you have any dough leftover you can make any shapes you desire to fill in any cracks or for decoration. Low-Carb Mini Chicken Pot Pies
  8. Whisk together an egg and 1 tablespoon of water. Brush over the crusts. Transfer to oven.
    Low-Carb Mini Chicken Pot Pies
  9. Bake for about 20 minutes until the crust is golden brown and crisp. Serve immediately. Low-Carb Mini Chicken Pot Pies

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1/2 medium pie)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.1 g11.5 g102 kcal
Eggs, free-range or organic
0.1 g2.4 g1.8 g27 kcal
Coconut flour, organic
1.4 g2.3 g2 g48 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.1 g5.8 g51 kcal
Onion, white, fresh
1 g0.1 g0 g5 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.3 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Sage, fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Peas and carrots, frozen, unprepared
2.7 g1.2 g0.2 g19 kcal
Beans, snap, green, frozen, all styles, unprepared
0.6 g0.2 g0 g4 kcal
Chicken, stewing, meat only, cooked, stewed
0 g17.1 g6.7 g133 kcal
Chicken stock (broth), chicken only, homemade
0 g0.3 g0.3 g4 kcal
Cream, heavy whipping, pouring, full-fat (30-40% fat)
1.2 g0.9 g17.1 g165 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, 1/2 medium pie
7.3 g24.7 g45.3 g560 kcal
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Comments (6)

I made this today and followed the recipe exactly. It is amazing!  My picky husband loved it!  Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!!

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Thank you for your lovely feedback!

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Looks fantastic! Is there a way to use almond flour instead of coconut flour? What would be the ratio? Thanks for all of your work!!

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Hi Mirjana, you could use these recipes as an alternative crust:
Savory Keto Pie Crust
Sweet Keto Pie Crust (just skip the sweetener)
I hope this helps!

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For the serving size on this recipe, is 1/2 pie when you make large pies (4 pies) or for when you make small pies (8 pies)?

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It is either 1 small pie (if 8 servings), or half medium pie (if 4 servings).

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