Wednesday, December 30, 2015

WW Individual Creamy Chicken Pot Pies


Individual Creamy Chicken Pot Pies
Weight Watchers Recipe
4.5 Stars
Ratings (87)
7PointsPlus Value
Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 43 min
Other time: 0 min
Serves: 8
Reduced-fat crescent roll dough makes a super-easy rustic topping for this all-time-favorite comfort food.

Ingredients

  • 5 tsp unsalted butter, divided   
  •   1 1/2 pound(s) uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s), cut into bite-size chunks   
  •   4 rib(s) (medium) uncooked celery, thinly sliced (about 2 ½ cups)   
  •   4 large uncooked carrot(s), diced (about 2 cups)   
  •   1 large uncooked onion(s), chopped (about 1 ¼ cups)   
  • 1/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour   
  •   3 1/2 cup(s) reduced-sodium chicken broth   
  •   1 cup(s) frozen baby peas   
  • 2 oz low fat cream cheese   
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme, chopped (or to taste)   
  • 1/2 tsp table salt, or more to taste   
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground   
  • 8 oz reduced fat crescent roll dough   

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large pot over medium-high heat; add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is just cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove chicken from pot with a slotted spoon; set aside.
  • Melt remaining 2 teaspoons butter in same pot over medium-high heat; add celery, carrots and onion and cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
  • Reduce heat and sprinkle vegetables with flour; cook, stirring, until vegetables are coated, about 1 minute. Stir in broth; bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Reduce heat to medium; simmer 5 minutes. Add peas, cream cheese, thyme, salt and pepper; simmer, stirring occasionally, until mixture is thickened and vegetables are just tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in chicken and any accumulated juices; heat through.
  • Evenly divide mixture among eight (8 oz) ramekins or custard cups (about 1 cup filling each).
  • Unroll crescent dough; carefully separate at perforations. Place 1 piece of triangle dough over each ramekin, letting edges drape over sides (or folding it back over into middle).
  • Place ramekins on a rimmed baking sheet; bake until crust is golden and filling is bubbly around edges, about 11 to 13 minutes. Yields 1 pot pie per serving.

Notes

  • Don’t have 8 ramekins or custard cups? Not to worry: Just spoon the filling into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish. Unroll crescent dough and press at perforations to seal. Top baking dish with full sheet of dough, letting ends hang over sides of dish (poke a few holes in crust). Bake until filling is bubbly and crust is golden, about 11 to 13 minutes.

    For a decorative touch, sprinkle dough with fresh thyme leaves before baking.