There are only 4 more days until I am surrounded by love (aka food) for 24 / 7 for 4 days straight, so I wanted to make a big healthy dish that I can bring to work for lunch for the next couple days so that I remain as healthy as possible before the holiday. This weekend was really busy for me, so I opted for the lazy route to building this dish. I bought a roasted chicken (some Loblaw stores have roasted chickens that are free run and anti-biotic free) and hit Loblaw’s salad bar to get pre-cut veggies. Buying the ingredients this way made it very simple and fast to throw this together. There is no creamy texture in this dish so the consistency is different from a traditional chicken pot pie. It’s delicious.
Ingredients (serves 4-6)
– 1 Cup almond flour
– 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
– 1/4 tsp baking soda
– 1/4 tsp sea salt
– 2 big roasted chicken breasts (boneless, skinless) cut into small pieces
– 2 Tbsp olive oil
– 3 Cups cremini mushrooms – sliced
– 1 Cup chopped onion
– 1 Cup chopped carrots
– 1 Cup chopped celery
– 1 Cup finely chopped broccoli
– 1 Cup finely chopped cauliflower
– 2 Cups chicken stock
– 1 Tbsp fresh Thyme
– 1 tsp dried parsley
– 1 tsp Herbes de Provence
– 2 tsp coconut flour
– 1 Tbsp fresh garlic
– pepper to taste
1. Pre-heat oven to 350
2. In a small bowl, mix together the crust ingredients
3. Put the dough for the crust in between 2 pieces of wax paper and roll it out to create a thin layer to fit the size of your casserole dish (9 inch dish). Remove the top layer of wax paper. Put to the side.
4. In a pot or large skillet heat the olive oil and add garlic and onion.
5. Once garlic and onion is softened add the mushrooms and cook for 2-3 minutes
6. Add the carrots, celery, broccoli and cauliflower and cook for 5-7 minutes until the veggies begin to cook through
7. Add the roasted chicken, chicken stock, coconut flour (to thicken) and herbs
8. Simmer for 10 minutes
9. Pour into your casserole dish and put the dough on top. I took the wax paper and flipped it upside down on top of the casserole dish and then gently pulled the wax paper away from the dough – you can see in the original picture that only 1/2 of the crust stayed in tact during this process. It’s OK if it falls apart, you still get all the flavour.
10. Bake for 25 minutes or until crust is brown. I had to broil mine for 5 minutes at the end to get my crust to crisp up.
My Semi-Primal Husband provided the following testimonial: “This is good. The crust is really good.” (last night was his birthday celebration so he is having a hard time with vocabulary today:))