This crustless version of classic chicken pot pie has all of the comforting flavors of the original dish, but with much less effort required. This quick and easy dinner is ready within 30 minutes using one pan - a skillet! Naturally gluten-free and can easily be made dairy free.
Course Main Course
Diet Gluten Free
Keyword Chicken Breast, chicken pot pie, crustless chicken pot pie, skillet
2poundsboneless skinless chicken breastsor thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 ½teaspoonskosher saltdivided
1medium yellow onionchopped
1teaspoonno-salt added poultry seasoning
1cupheavy cream or full-fat coconut milk from a can for dairy-free
2cupsfrozen vegetable blendcarrots, green beans, peas, corn (omit corn + peas for paleo/whole30)
In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon salt. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until golden on one side, flip, and cook 3-4 more minutes. Remove the chicken onto a plate or bowl and set aside.
Add the onion, sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon salt, and add the garlic, and poultry seasoning. Cook 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add the chicken, chicken stock, cream or coconut milk, vegetables, and 1 teaspoon of salt, stirring to combine. Cover, bring to a boil, then uncover and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 5-8 minutes, until the vegetables are just tender and the chicken is cooked, stirring occasionally.
Carefully ladle a few tablespoons of the broth into a bowl. Add the arrowroot, whisking until completely smooth. Add the arrowroot mixture back to the pot, stirring to combine. Simmer 1-2 more minutes, until it begins to thicken.
Taste, adding additional salt if desired.
*Arrowroot is a thickener similar to cornstarch. If you don’t have it or don’t want to use it, cornstarch can be used in its place.Serve atop rice, cauliflower rice, or with biscuits or muffins on the side.Double the recipe for big families or large gatherings.Following a paleo or whole30 diet? Be sure to use a frozen veggie mix that doesn’t include peas or corn (a mix of frozen green beans and carrots would work well).Want to make it in the Crockpot or Instant Pot instead? See this Chicken Pot Pie recipe for full instructions.Nutrition information calculated using chicken breasts, coconut milk, arrowroot and frozen mixed vegetables with corn & peas.For more ingredients & modifications, see blog post above.