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(Lightened Up!) Chicken Pot Pie Soup

by Courtney on October 24, 2013

Soooo, this soup? Yes, you need to make it.

chicken pot pie soup

Talk about comfort food at its finest. When I was younger, I remember my dad would always be buying those Marie Callendar pot pies, and mannnn were they good. You guys know what ones I’m talking about, right? One look at the nutrition facts though, and yikes. For something that was (or is – I’m sure my dad is still eating them) the size of about four spoonfuls, that Marie really knows how to pack in the calories, fat, and other junk.

Luckily, now I have this soup in my life. No more Marie needed. And not only is it much healthier than the processed variety, but it’s wayyyyy fresher/tastier/not frozen/more flavorful/all that jazz.

If you wanted to lighten the recipe up even more, you could always skip the pie crust topping…

chicken pot pie soup

…but in my opinion, you’d be absolutely nuts to do that. Personally, I think it’s one of the best parts. But then again, that’s just my carb-lovin’ self.

So yes, sorry for – yet again – more subpar iPhone pics of recipes. I’m certainly no food photographer (and I’m a little out of season with those placemats, eh?) but I promise you…this is one soup you most definitely need to make.

chicken pot pie soup

So just ignore all that and go ahead and get makin’ this stuff stat. And then come back and tell me if you love it as much as I do. Winking smile

(Lightened Up!) Chicken Pot Pie Soup

(recipe slightly adapted from the cookbook “Eat More of What You Love”)

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: ~30 minutes
  • Servings: 5-6

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/2 small white onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 large baking potato, peeled and cubed in 1/2 inch chunks
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 bag frozen mixed vegetables
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (12oz) can fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup Wondra flour (regular flour will work but will be more lumpy)
  • 2-1/2 – 3 cups cooked chicken, diced
  • 1 refrigerated pie crust

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add onions and celery and saute for 4-5 minutes. Add potatoes and cook an additional 2 minutes. Crush and sprinkle thyme and sprinkle garlic powder over vegetables, stir, and cook another minute.
  2. Add the frozen vegetables, chicken broth, salt, and pepper; bring to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15-18 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together milk and flour, working out as many lumps as possible. Add to the pot along with the chicken. Simmer on low for about 5 minutes or until ready to eat, stirring until soup is thickened.
  4. To make the pie crust tops: Lay a single layer of refrigerated pie crust on a flat surface and cut out 5-6 rounds (I used a small bowl). Place dough rounds on a baking sheet lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray. Prick them lightly with a fork around the edges, brush with milk for extra browning (optional), and bake at 425 degrees for 12-14 minutes. Place a round on top of each bowl of soup just before serving. Enjoy!

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1 Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers October 24, 2013 at 7:38 am

OH MY GOSH I NEED TO MAKE THIS! It looks so, so good. I haven’t had chicken pot pie in ages, so I am long overdue. Great recipe, Courtney! Miss your faaace! <3
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2 Sara @ LovingOnTheRun October 24, 2013 at 7:53 am

OH MY!!! This is definitely going on the dinner menu next week! It looks delicious!!
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3 Lisa October 24, 2013 at 7:58 am

I am drooling!!! I LOVE chicken pot pie and this looks so delicious!!!! :-)

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4 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat October 24, 2013 at 8:00 am

Love how easy this is to make! Definitely need to give it a try!
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5 Angela @ Health's Angel October 24, 2013 at 8:01 am

This sounds like the perfect “comfort food” meal right now- with all this cold weather. My aunt makes a killer pot pie but it’s been years since I’ve had it! Or any pot pie, for that matter!
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6 Morganne @ Nut Butter Runner October 24, 2013 at 8:12 am

One of the homiest meals lightened up? You can certainly sign me up for this! Another recipe to add to my Pinterest board and make! :)
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7 Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine October 24, 2013 at 8:12 am

I can NOT wait to make this!!! YAYAYA! Growing up, we always had those Marie Calendar Pot Pies. I am making this asap!!! :)

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8 Melanie @ Beautifully Nutty October 24, 2013 at 8:23 am

Thanks for the recipe! I love how simple it is to make!
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9 Meagan October 24, 2013 at 8:27 am

This looks absolutely delicious! The pie crust just makes me want to make it ASAP. Hopefully mine turns out looking like yours!
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10 leigh @ beach and back runner October 24, 2013 at 8:39 am

I’m making this tomorrow night! It looks so good! With the pie crust, of course.
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11 Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne October 24, 2013 at 8:55 am

That is defiantly something that I didn’t like about Marie Calendar’s pot pies, way too many calories for how small it was. I love that you made a healthier version, I might just have to make this, this winter :D.
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12 Kelly @ Femme Fitale October 24, 2013 at 8:56 am

Ohhh, I have been SO sick this week and actually just asked about comfort foods in my recent post. This one fits the bill. Yay!
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13 Miranda @ Lovely Wife Lovely Life October 24, 2013 at 9:21 am

YUM! I need to make this ASAP. I hate living in a dorm- it makes it hard to cook! :(
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14 Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life October 24, 2013 at 9:29 am

I am loving this recipe girl! I was obsessed with Marie Callendar’s frozen chicken Pot Pie as a kid and I bet this one is even better and a heck of a lot more homemade! ;)

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15 Jamie @ Sometimes Healthy Living Blog October 24, 2013 at 9:30 am

I just got a cold so this came at a perfect time :-)

I used to love those Marie Callendar pies too! But now I think I would be a little more hesitant to eat them because of the nutrition. This is a great recipe. I’m going to pin it right now!
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16 Elizabeth @ My Neon Running Shoes October 24, 2013 at 9:48 am

We also loved chicken pot pie when I was younger! Ah the days when we didn’t read labels haha…. Thanks for sharing!
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17 FitBritt@MyOwnBalance October 24, 2013 at 10:10 am

My hubs would love this recipe! Thanks for posting!
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18 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 24, 2013 at 10:15 am

I’m definitely with you on the pie crust topping — it’s a must. I can’t even remember the last time I had chicken pot pie, but I can say that you just gave me a huge craving for one. Definitely pinning this gem.
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19 Ashley H. October 24, 2013 at 10:54 am

Woaw BABY! I am going to make this TONIGHT. yummmmmmmmmy! This is probably the only way I can get my husband to eat veggies. ;)

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20 Annette@FitnessPerks October 24, 2013 at 10:55 am

Mmmmmm this looks fab!! Totally pinning & will make–b/c it does look pretty simple & delish!
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21 steph@stephsbitebybite October 24, 2013 at 11:28 am

Oh my gosh! This looks like my favorite frozen [bad for you] version of chicken pot pie! YUM YUM

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22 Nala October 24, 2013 at 11:52 am

Oooh! I’ve been waiting for this recipe and it is definitely on my to cook list!

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23 Libby October 24, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Can’t wait to try this!! I just had a craving for pot pie and made the traditional pie but never thought about soup.. Thanks for sharing!

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24 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl October 24, 2013 at 12:43 pm

I am SO going to make a vegetarian version of this. The sound of it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside :). And the pie crust on top is a definite MUST…we can’t be skipping that part!
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25 Jenny October 24, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Oh my goodness that looks SO GOOD! And perfect timing with the fall weather. Making this weekend for sure!
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26 Ashlee@HisnHers October 24, 2013 at 1:22 pm

God bless you for sharing this recipe! haha. I was drooling over it yesterday

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27 Marissa @ Barefoot Colorado October 24, 2013 at 1:31 pm

I was just thinking about making chicken pot pie!! I am SO going to try this!
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28 Kristen @ notsodomesticated October 24, 2013 at 2:26 pm

This looks so good! Perfect for those cold evenings we’re starting to get around here!!
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29 Lauren October 24, 2013 at 2:56 pm

I love this. The pie crust is my favorite part!

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30 Caroline @ Giid Run October 24, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Looks amazing! I am absolutely making this on Saturday. Thanks for sharing!
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31 Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves October 24, 2013 at 3:33 pm

My brother and I used to be obsessed with those Marie Callendar chicken pot pies! Until we accidentally ate them when they were gone bad and got food poisoning. Either way, this soup looks 10x better for me without compromising taste! Thanks for sharing!
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32 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles October 24, 2013 at 5:11 pm

I adore chicken pot pie! Some sort of crust is absolutely needed…I make a version with a cornbread topping that i really like!
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33 Laura Randall October 27, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Thanks for sharing this great recipe. Copied it to my recipe list for future use.
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34 Arimey October 28, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Made this tonight and it was delicious!! Loved the addition of the pie crust toppers :)

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35 Kelly December 1, 2013 at 9:51 pm

Made this last night! Me and my husband loved it!

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