Crock-Pot Skinny Chicken Pot-Pie (Dairy-free)



All the flavors of a classic pot pie made easy in the crock-pot. And, no crust required. Ready to bake, buttermilk biscuit are baked instead. Each serving has 264 calories, including 1 biscuit, 8 grams of fat and 7 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints. Without a biscuit, 3 Freestyle SmartPoints. 

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Crock-Pot Time: 3-4 hours low heat or 1-2 hours high heat


Ingredients

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


Instructions

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 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.


Shopping Tips
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.


Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints w/o biscuit
3
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints with biscuit 7

Weight Watchers Points Plus with w/o biscuit 4
Weight Watchers 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