This week, I’m sharing a recipe that puts a healthy twist on a much-loved classic – chicken pot pies! Using cauliflower to create the crust eliminates the guilt and adds delicious taste! These are a staple in my house right now – enjoy!
For the cauliflower base:
- 1 medium head cauliflower (4-5 cups cauliflower rice)
- 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1 egg
- pinch of salt and pepper
- coconut oil
For the pot pie filling:
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1/4 cup almond milk, unsweetened
- 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
- 8 oz cooked chicken, diced
- 1 TBSP onion powder
- 1/2 TSP salt
- 1/2 TSP black pepper
- 2 TBSP arrow root powder + 1/4 cup water
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Add the cauliflower to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until you achieve a rice-like consistency. Transfer cauliflower “rice” to a bowl and microwave for 5 minutes. Set aside and allow
- cauliflower to cool for approximately 10 minutes.
- Add the cauliflower rice to a cheesecloth and squeeze out as much of the juice from the cauliflower as possible. (The key here is to really get as much of that juice out as you can. Once you have done a round with the cheesecloth,
- repeat with another dry cheesecloth to ensure you have removed a majority of the liquid).
- Add the dried cauliflower rice to a bowl with the egg, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Using your hands, combine all of the ingredients thoroughly. Oil a large muffin pan or 4 ramekins with coconut oil and gently press the
- cauliflower mixture to the sides, creating a cauliflower bowl. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the centers are dry and the edges are golden brown.
- While the cauliflower bases are in the oven, oil a medium saucepan with coconut oil and saute the diced onion on high heat until slightly tender. Reduce heat to medium and add the chicken broth, almond milk, mixed vegetables,
- onion powder, salt and black pepper. Stir and cover for approx 5-8 minutes or until frozen vegetables are soft.
- Mix the arrow root powder with the water to make a slurry and add to the sauce with the cooked chicken. Stir in the arrow root mixture and increase heat to high and cook until sauce begins to boil. Remove from heat.
- Fill each cauliflower base with the pot pie filling and serve!