All the flavors of a classic pot pie made easy in the crock-pot. And, no crust required. Ready to bake, buttermilk biscuits are baked instead. Each serving has 264 calories, including 1 biscuit, 8 grams of fat and 7 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 7 Green. Without a biscuit, 3 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 3 Green.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Crock-Pot Time: 3-4 hours low heat or 1-2 hours high heat
2 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
1½ cups onion, diced
1 cup carrots, peeled and diced
1 cup celery, diced
3 tablespoons reduced-fat butter
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 (14.5 oz) can reduced-sodium chicken broth. I like Swansons
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into small pieces
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 bay leaf
1 cup frozen peas, defrosted
1 (16-ounce) tube refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1. In a microwave-safe bowl, add potatoes, onions, carrots, and celery. Cook in microwave for 4 minutes, to soften.
2. To make the sauce, melt butter in a large saucepan. Add garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1-2 minutes. Gradually whisk in chicken broth and thyme, Cook, whisking constantly, until the sauce begins to thicken, about 3-5 minutes.
3. Lightly coat the inside of crock-pot with nonstick spray. Season chicken thigh pieces with a pinch of salt and pepper, to taste. Place chicken pieces into crock-pot. Add softened potatoes, onion, carrots, and celery. Stir in chicken stock mixture and bay leaf. Cover and cook on low heat for 3-4 hours or cook on high for 1-2 hours. Add peas. Cover and keep warm for an additional 5 minutes.
4. Prepare biscuits according to package instructions. Serve chicken topped with 1 biscuit, if desired
Makes 8 servings. Each serving 1 cup filling plus 1 biscuit.
I used Pillsbury Flaky Layers Biscuits Buttermilk (10 ct) and based my nutrition facts using them. Each has 100 calories. Most supermarkets sell these in the refrigerated section.
WW Freestyle SmartPoints w/o biscuit 3–Blue
WW SmartPoints w/o biscuit 3–Green
WW Freestyle SmartPoints with biscuit 7-Blue
WW SmartPoints with biscuit 7-Green
WW Points Plus with w/o biscuit 4
WW Points Plus with biscuit 7
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (w/o) biscuit
164 calories, 4g fat, 1g sat. fat, 50mg chol, 14g protein, 20g carbs, 3g fiber, 345mg sodium, 4g sugar
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (with biscuit)
264 calories, 8g fat, 2g sat. fat, 50mg chol, 16g protein, 34g carbs, 4g fiber, 707mg sodium, 6g sugar
| FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints (w/o biscuit)
139 calories, 1g sat. fat, 12g protein, 1g sugar
| FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints (with biscuit)
238 calories, 2g sat. fat, 14g protein, 3g sugar