Heartburn-Friendly Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Chicken pot pie
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Total Time 55 min
Prep 15 min, Cook 40 min
Yield 4 servings Chicken Pot Pie

This delicious and indulgent chicken pot pie recipe is made from scratch with heartburn-friendly ingredients, including skinless chicken breasts and skim milk.

Foods with a high-fat content are typically the culprit affecting those with heartburn. This low-fat recipe puts chicken pot pie back on the menu. 


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup frozen carrots, thawed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed and drained
  • 1 (14-ounce) can cream-style corn
  • 3/4 cup skim milk, divided into 1/4 cup and 1/2 cup portions
  • 1 cup biscuit mix


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut chicken breasts into 1-inch cubes and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the 1 pound of salted chicken breast cubes and cook for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until browned.
  5. Place chicken into a 3-quart baking dish, and add 1 cup frozen, thawed and drained carrots, 1 cup. 
  6. Cover and bake for 25 minutes.
  1. In a mixing bowl combine 1 cup biscuit mix and remaining 1/2 cup of skim milk. Stir until a soft dough forms.
  2. Remove baking dish from oven and uncover.
  3. Spoon dough onto chicken and vegetables with a tablespoon and spread evenly to cover entire surface of chicken mixture.
  4. Bake uncovered for 10 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown.

More About Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken pot pie is comfort food at its best. It's the perfect vehicle for leftover roast or grilled chicken and vegetables mixed with gravy or sauce. Where one can get into trouble is the crust. Typically, high-fat pie dough or puffed pastry crusts are used, which can cause problems for heartburn sufferers. This recipe is a lighter version.

Pot Pie History

Meat pot pies go back to the Roman Empire where they were served at lavish banquets, sometimes with live birds under the crust (remember "four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie"?).

16th-century English gentry continued the custom of meat pies made with pork, lamb, game and birds. This meat pie craze spread to the New World with early settlers who eventually took them to the West where they have become firmly entrenched in the U.S. culinary repertoire.

Some say English pasties, favored by Cornish tin miners, is actually a portable version of a classic pot pie.

You decide.

What Heartburn Sufferers Should Know

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