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When was the last time you had chicken pot pie? While it’s definitely delicious, it’s almost always extremely high in fatty calories. Plus, there are serving-size issues; it’s usually so big that you swallow the whole thing and feel uncomfortably stuffed. How’s a savvy eater supposed to get their chicken pot pie fix?
I’ll show you. Just follow this adorable recipe! The key is using a muffin pan and wonton wrappers to form perfect little mini crusts.
World’s Cutest Chicken Pot Pies
12 small square wonton wrappers (refrigerated and stocked with the tofu)
1 cup frozen petite mixed vegetables
4 oz. cooked and finely chopped chicken breast
¾ cup fat-free or nearly fat-free chicken or turkey gravy
1 tsp. chopped garlic
Dash ground thyme
2 tbsp. whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs
1 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
⅛ tsp. each salt and black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick spray.
2. Place each wonton wrapper in a cup of the muffin pan, and press it into the bottom and sides. Lightly spray with nonstick spray. Bake until lightly browned, about 7 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, place vegetables in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, or until veggies are thawed.
4. Add chicken, gravy, garlic and thyme to the large bowl. Mix until uniform.
5. Cover and microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds, or until mixture is warm.
6. In a medium bowl, combine breadcrumbs, Parm, salt, and pepper.
7. Remove pan from oven but leave oven on. Set temperature to broil.
8. Distribute chicken mixture among wonton cups, about 2½ tbsp. each. Top with breadcrumb mixture.
9. Bake until topping is crispy and entire dish is hot, 1 to 2 minutes.
Active time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Nutritional Information (2 pot pies): 103 calories, 1.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 305mg sodium, 13g carbs, 1g fiber, 1g sugars, 8g protein
‘Til next time… Chew the right thing!