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Give This Favorite Winter Comfort Food a Healthy Makeover


January. Just the word makes us want to cozy up by the fire with our favorite comfort foods. For many people, chicken pot pie brings thoughts of a delicious-smelling kitchen, family and warmth. Moist chicken and savory sauce topped with a rich, flaky crust… What’s not to love? How about the fact that some varieties have nearly 700 calories and 41 grams of fat per serving? But before you ban this dish from your diet, here’s an easy recipe for a much lighter version, with 100 calories and 5 grams of fat per serving.   

Chicken Pot Pie

(Makes 6 servings)

Ingredients

1 cup cooked chicken, diced

1 cup frozen vegetables, thawed

1 (10-ounce) can low-sodium cream of chicken soup

1 cup reduced-fat biscuit mix

½ cup nonfat milk

1 egg 

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400 °F. Mix chicken, veggies and soup in a large bowl.

Spread mixture into a 9-inch glass pie pan. Mix remaining ingredients, then pour on top of chicken mixture. Bake in oven until top turns golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Per serving: 100 calories; 5 g fat; 52.6 mg cholesterol; 4.4 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g sugar; 8.6 g protein; 369.6 mg sodium

Source: University of Utah Health Care


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