Easy Creamy Spinach & Chicken Pot Pie

I was stumped earlier today as to what to make for dinner and this is what I came up with.  I of course only ate the filling from the pot pie :)


4 chicken breast halves
1 cup of milk (I used Fat Free Lactaid)
1 tbsp Garlic Powder
1 tbsp Onion Powder
1 tbsp Kosher Salt
1/2 tbsp Black Pepper
1 egg (beaten)
2 cans of Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls
1/2 bag of frozen chopped spinach or 1 whole bag of fresh spinach (chopped)
1-7 oz package of Green Giant Healthy Vision slice carrots, zucchini, green beans in a rosemary butter sauce
1 cup of frozen corn
1 small sweet onion (chopped)
10 baby carrots (sliced)
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp Cornstarch
2 tbsp Light Butter
2 tbsp Chicken Bouillon dissolved in 1 cup of Water

Preheat oven to 375°

In a small bowl mix your garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Heat a large pot. Chop your chicken into 1" cubes. Add butter to the pot and then chicken. Season chicken with half of your seasoning mix. While chicken is browning chop your onion and slice your carrots. Once your chicken has browned add onions and carrots to help deglaze the pot.  When onions are translucent add frozen spinach, corn and mixed veggie package, along with the rest of your seasoning mix.  Once everything is heated through add your bouillon water and stir.  Bring to a boil. Dissolve the cornstarch in the milk and slowly add to the pot, stirring continously.  Once it has thickened turn off the heat and stir in the parmesan cheese.  Transfer mixture to a 9x13 casserole deep dish that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.  Now it's time to top it with the crescent dough.  Pinch the seams together and lay over the top, brush the top with the beaten egg (if you'd like sprinkle a little parmesan after you have brushed on the egg) .  Bake for 30 minutes or until you have a nice dark golden crust.  Let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes before cutting.

 Big hit with the kids and a really good way to get them to eat their veggies.

*Note:  The piece in the bowl was cut without letting it rest and as you can see in the picture it was quite loose. 

For WLS patients like myself there is no need not to make this!  I made this for the family and was still able to enjoy some for myself without the crust, although the carbs in a single serving are not that bad.  One crescent triangle has 12 grams of Carbs and 2 grams of Protein.


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