Healthier Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Soup

The temptation to indulge in comfort foods that tend to be carb-heavy, sugary, salty and/or fatty is hard to resist. However, enjoying comfort foods doesn’t have to mean making unhealthy choices. With just a few substitutions or modifications, you can eat a delicious meal with good nutrition.

This chicken pot pie recipe is a lighter, better-for-you version of a favorite comfort food that is every bit as delicious and satisfying as a traditional recipe. The taste and texture is the same, but comes in the form of soup rather than pie.

Photo Credit: Mike Miller, A Healthier Michigan

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 1/2 celery stalks, diced
  • 4 cups chicken broth or stock (low-sodium)
  • 3 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 (16 oz.) bag frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 (12 oz.) can of Golden Layers Flaky Biscuits, optional

Healthier Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Instructions
1. Place the chicken breasts in a slow cooker. Top the chicken with the onion and celery.
2. In a small bowl, combine the chicken broth, milk, garlic powder, thyme, salt and pepper and whisk until mixed well. Pour the mixture into the slow cooker.
3. Cover and cook on high heat for 4 hours or on low heat for 8 hours.
4. About 30 minutes before serving, remove the chicken from the slow cooker with a slotted spoon and shred with two forks. Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker and stir in the vegetables and parsley. Cook for an additional 30 minutes. Serve hot. Enjoy!
5. Optional: Prepare the pre-made biscuits or make your own homemade biscuits to serve with this soup. Use directions on package.

Nutrition Info per Serving :
Nutrition Facts
Makes ~12 Servings
1 serving = ~1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 94.5
Total Fat 1.6 g
Saturated Fat 0.6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.7 g
Cholesterol 22.9 mg
Sodium 187.4 mg
Potassium 217.7 mg
Total Carbohydrate 8.2 g
Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
Sugars 3.6 g
Protein 12.2 g
Vitamin A 28.2 %
Vitamin B-12 3.9 %
Vitamin B-6 3.9 %
Vitamin C 9.6 %
Vitamin D 6.2 %
Vitamin E 0.9 %
Calcium 9.4 %
Copper 2.1 %
Folate 4.4 %
Iron 3.9 %
Magnesium 4.0 %
Manganese 5.4 %
Niacin 2.2 %
Pantothenic Acid 2.8 %
Phosphorus 8.4 %
Riboflavin 6.9 %
Selenium 2.4 %
Thiamin 4.3 %
Zinc 2.7 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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