Keto Low Carb Chicken Pot Pie

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If you want comfort foods, look no further than this Keto Low Carb Chicken Pot Pie Recipe! This will totally wow your family and satisfy your cravings. This easy keto chicken casserole recipe is full of delicious flavor and easy to make.

keto chicen pot pie in a cast iron skillet with a wooden spoon

Keto Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Yesterday was a dreary day around here. It was rainy, and all I wanted for dinner was some kind of comfort food. I had attempted a Keto Chicken Pot Pie a couple of weeks ago, but the crust just didn’t turn out as I had hoped. I had spread it out like you would a normal chicken pot pie, but coconut flour is extremely absorbent, so it dried out the filling. As a blogger, sometimes we create recipes multiple times to get it just right. So, last night was Keto Chicken Pot Pie take two.

Instead of spreading out the crust, I carefully dolloped it on top with spoonfuls so that it wouldn’t absorb too much of the filling. I only included half of a cup of mixed veggies so that it would feel like chicken pot pie; however,  you could substitute with green beans or asparagus to further reduce the carb content. Nevertheless, we think it turned out yummy!

Check out my Keto Chicken Pot Pie Soup for a delicious soup version of this popular keto casserole recipe.

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN POT PIE KETO-FRIENDLY

As you may already know, Chicken Pot Pie is no friend to people who eat keto. It’s full of carbs from the flour and pie crust. To make Chicken Pot Pie keto-friendly, you’ll need to make some substitutions. First, completely omit the flour in the pot pie filling. You’ll just be adding heavy cream, butter, and all your other ingredients to make the filling. Second, instead of using a pie crust, you’ll be making an alternative crust that consists of coconut flour, butter, full-fat sour cream, Mozzarella cheese, mild cheddar cheese, etc. Since you took out the flour and pie crust that a traditional chicken pot pie would have, you now have a keto-friendly, low-carb chicken pot pie that is also gluten-free! Now you can enjoy your favorite comfort food guilt-free!

Main Ingredients:

Make sure to scroll to the bottom of this post for the full list of ingredients with instructions and the printable recipe card.

  • Chicken– You’re going to dice up chicken breasts to put in the pot pie filling.
  • Coconut Flour– This is your sub for making the pie crust. The coconut flour seriously reduces the carb content without sacrificing flavor!
  • Veggies– These are the bulk of the pot pie filling. There’s nothing quite like warm veggies to soothe your soul!
  • Xanthan Gum– This acts as a thickening agent to make the ingredients stick together. 
  • Mozzarella and Mild Cheddar Cheese– These cheeses add a savory flavor to the top of the crust.
  • Heavy whipping cream– This adds lots of creaminess and fat to your pot pie filling.

Tips for Making Low Carb Chicken Pot Pie

If you have time to cook chicken in the slow cooker, you could use a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. I personally love finishing off this Keto Chicken Pot Pie in a cast-iron skillet. I don’t know if it’s just because I’m a southern girl, but I think cast-iron makes it so much more flavorful. My entire family thought it was delish! My two-year-old loved her chicken and biscuits and kept asking for more green balls (peas).

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Steps to Making Low-Carb Chicken Pot Pie:

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Step 1: Cook 1 to 1 1/2 lbs chicken in the slow cooker. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Tip: I love using my slow cooker or Instant Pot for making the chicken in advance. How to make chicken in the crockpot shredded chicken is an excellent resource. You can always grab a rotisserie chicken if you prefer. Both are great options for this recipe.

green beans are sauteeing in a pan with onions

Step 2: Sautee onion, green beans (or mixed veggies), garlic cloves, salt, and pepper in 2 tablespoons of butter in an oven-safe skillet for approx 5 min or until onions are translucent.

Tip: If you decide to use a small amount of mixed vegetables in this recipe, even though it contains peas and carrots the carb count is minimal when spread out over portions. You could always sub in other lower-carb vegetables if you prefer.

cubed chicken is added to heavy cream

Step 3: Add heavy whipping cream, chicken broth, poultry seasoning, thyme, and rosemary to make the creamy base for this delicious low-carb chicken pot pie filling. Then add the shredded chicken.

Tip: The rich sauce is what brings the most flavor to this keto chicken pot pie casserole dish. It is super easy to make and loaded with delicious butter and flavorful spices. Sprinkle Xanthan Gum on top and simmer for 5 minutes so that the sauce thickens. Make sure to simmer covered as the liquid will evaporate otherwise. You need a lot of liquid for this recipe; otherwise, it will be dry. You want it to thicken just enough, so it’s not runny but not too much because you don’t want it dry.

cheese is added to coconut flour, heavy cream, and egg mixture to form dough

Step 4: Make the breading by combining melted butter (I cool mine by popping the bowl in the fridge for 5 min), eggs, salt, and sour cream in a bowl, then whisk together. Then add the coconut flour and baking powder to the mixture and stir until combined. Finally, stir in cheese.

cast-iron skillet is filled with chicken pot pie with cheesy dough spread on top before baking

Step 5: Drop batter by dollops on top of the chicken pot pie. Do not spread it out like a pie crust, as the coconut flour will absorb too much of the liquid.

Tip: The shredded cheese in this crust adds great flavor and allows for that perfect browning you want on the top of your crust.

cast-iron skillet is filled with chicken pot pie with cheesy dough spread on top

Step 6: Bake in a 400-degree oven for 15-20 min. 

Tip: Set oven to broil and move the chicken pot pie to the top shelf. Broil for 1-2 minutes until bread topping is nicely browned. Sprinkle dried parsley on top.

How to Store this Recipe?

This low-carb chicken pot pie recipe can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days covered tightly or in the freezer for up to 4 months in a freezer-safe container. I would suggest rewarming in the microwave from the fridge. If frozen, allow it to thaw overnight in the fridge, then rewarm the next day.

Variations to the recipe:

  • Use turkey breast or thigh instead of chicken
  • For added fat, use chicken thighs instead of the chicken breast
  • Grab a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store when you are in a hurry.
  • Sub bone broth for chicken broth
  • Try adding in other low-carb veggies such as cauliflower, mushrooms, bell peppers, zucchini, etc.
  • Feel free to try different types of cheese in the homemade easy keto biscuits recipe for the crust. You can sub almond flour for coconut flour, but it is not a 1:1 sub. 1/4 cup coconut flour equals 1 cup almond flour.
  • You could add a bit of cream cheese to the low-carb chicken pot pie filling for a creamier texture.
  • If you follow a more modified low carb lifestyle, Carbquick is a low carb alternative to the biscuit topping. It is much like Bisquick but with fewer carbs.

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More Keto Chicken Recipes & Keto Casseroles

If you are tired of chicken and need more variety, make sure to try my most popular keto recipe ever – Keto Ground Beef Casserole.

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Keto Chicken Pot Pie

Look no further than this Keto Low Carb Chicken Pot Pie Recipe if you want keto comfort food! This will totally wow your family, with a delicious and easy to make keto chicken casserole full of flavor with a creamy filling and low carb biscuit topping
Prep Time3 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time3 hrs 42 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Keyword: KETO CHICKEN POT PIE
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 297kcal
Author: Kasey Trenum

Ingredients

For the Chicken Pot Pie Filling:

  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 cup mixed veggies could also substitute green beans or broccoli
  • 1/4 small onion diced
  • 1/4 tsp pink salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp rosemary
  • pinch thyme
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked chicken diced
  • 1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum

For the crust:

  • 4 1/2 tablespoons of butter melted and cooled
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons full fat sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup mild cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/3 cup Mozzarella Cheese, grated
  • 1 1/2 tsp parsley (to sprinkle on top)

Instructions

  • Cook 1 to 1 1/2 lbs chicken in the slow cooker for 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Sautee onion, mixed veggies, garlic cloves, salt, and pepper in 2 tablespoons of butter in a cast-iron skillet or oven-safe skillet for approx 5 min or until onions are translucent.
  • Add heavy whipping cream, chicken broth, poultry seasoning, thyme, and rosemary.
  • Sprinkle Xantham Gum on top and simmer for 5 minutes so that the sauce thickens. Make sure to simmer covered as the liquid will evaporate otherwise. You need a lot of liquid for this recipe; otherwise, it will be dry.
  • Add diced chicken.
  • Make the breading by combining melted butter (I cool mine by popping the bowl in the fridge for 5 min), eggs, salt, and sour cream in a bowl, then whisk together.
  • Add
    coconut flour and baking powder to the mixture and stir until combined.
  • Stir in cheese.
  • Drop batter by dollops on top of the chicken pot pie. Do not spread it out, as the
    coconut flour will absorb too much of the liquid.
  • Bake in a 400-degree oven for 15-20 min.
  • Set oven to broil and move chicken pot pie to the top-shelf. Broil for 1-2 minutes until bread topping is nicely browned. Sprinkle dried parsley on top.

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Notes

Variations to the recipe:

  • Use turkey breast or thigh instead of chicken
  • For added fat use chicken thighs instead of the chicken breast
  • Grab a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store when you are in a hurry.
  • Sub bone broth for chicken broth
  • Try adding in other low carb veggies such as cauliflower, mushrooms, bell peppers, zucchini, etc
  • Feel free to try different types of cheese in the homemade easy keto biscuits recipe for the crust
  • If you follow a more modified low carb lifestyle Carbquick is a low carb alternative to the biscuit topping. It is much like Bisquick but with fewer carbs. 

Nutrition

Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.3g | Protein: 11.6g | Fat: 17g | Fiber: 2g
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356 Comments

  1. Made this for dinner and it was absolutely delicious! The crust is sooo good, which surprised me as coconit flour tends to be grainy to me. Will keep and make this recipe.over and over. Thank you for sharing!! Could you make that crust dough by itself as biscuits?

  2. 5 stars
    Very good recipe. We did add extra veggies and since we didn’t have xanthan gum I just used the same amount but of the almond flour. I was worried because the dallops looked awful but once cooked came out great. We will save this recipe for sure.

    1. 5 stars
      Made it again because we love it. Forgot to mention another change we made.
      Used a glass casserole dish because we didn’t have a oven safe pan.
      This truly is my favorite recipe for now.

  3. 4 stars
    Made this tonight and it turned out very good! I made the dough while the chicken cooked and refrigerated it. I used 3/4th a can of cut green beans drained. I transferred the chicken and green beans to a casserole dish while I made the sauce. Poured the sauce over the chicken and mixed it all up. Dropped the dough and baked as directed. It reminded me of a chicken and biscuit casserole more than a pot pie but we still liked it.

    1. Glad you enjoyed it. I think it depends on what kind of chicken pot pie you are used to eating before keto. I’ve always had one with a biscuit topping while I know that a lot of other people use a pastry topping.

  4. 5 stars
    The one and only thing I don’t ‘like’ about this recipe is this statement. “Since I use such a small amount of mixed vegetables in this recipe, the carb count is minimal when spread out over portions. You could always sub in other lower carb vegetables if you prefer.”
    Keto is not just about the carb count, it’s also about what these ingredients do to your blood sugar, inflammation etc. no matter how minimal they are. There is a reason they are not keto, a new person to this way of life may not know this.
    This recipe is absolutely fabulous and easy too. Thank you for this deliciousness.

    1. This is amazingly delicious. I used swiss chard, shallot, carrot, leek, and garlic. And holy sh*t dude this is good. There are a lot of keto lunches I have had to struggle through, but this is not one of them.

  5. 4 stars
    Made this pot pie today, it turned out pretty good. I did put in more veggies like chopped broccoli, cauliflower, red pepper besides celery, onion and 1 chopped carrot for color. I seems to have too much topping left over, so I fried 3 piles in butter like a pancake. I’ll make it again.

  6. 5 stars
    This was delicious! Made the topping as directed and it was really good. Added some frozen chopped zucchini and beans from the garden, and thought it needed a little more broth so added that. Added a little bit of grated nutmeg, Really good! Will be making this again! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. 5 stars
    This was amazing! I doubled the recipe So I could feed my whole family and used 1/2 a cup of peas and carrots, and half a cup of green beans and it came out great. Not dry at all. By far the best keto recipe I have tried to date. Thanks so much!

    1. For meal prep, I would make the filling with the chicken and then wait before baking to make the keto biscuit topping.

  8. 4 stars
    This was excellent. **I put the butter in the fringe for the crust and forgot. Didn’t use it. Unless you are trying to gain weight, this is delicious without the butter in the crust. I also used arrow root powder as thicker and it worked very well. Used an organic rotisserie chicken to save time. Served to a mixed crowd (elderly and kids, so totally honest) on Sunday dinner and was a total hit.

    1. Glad you enjoyed it. The butter helps the crust not dry out as coconut flour can be very dry.

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