Simple Supper Friday: Cheater’s Chicken Pot Pie


Pot pie is the definition of comfort food, and perfect during the fall and winter months. It’s warm, filling and basically chicken soup with less liquid and dough on top. I’ve made pot pie with a full-on, grain-free almond flour crust in the past and it definitely involves a bit more work and planning. It’s the step that I usually want to skip, so this time I decided to come up with a shortcut. What I came up with still offers a buttery, slightly crispy topping, but involves no dough rolling period. Enter the cheater’s chicken pot pie with almond flour crumb topping. It’s a major time saver and nice if you don’t have all the dough ingredients on hand as well. I was very pleased with the result and hope you will be too!

Enjoy and happy Friday!

For the filling:

  • 2 Tbsp grass-fed butter or ghee
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 large stalks of celery, chopped
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1.25 cups butternut squash cubes
  • 1/4 cup chicken bone broth, preferably homemade
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk (I recommend this brand or this brand)
  • 3 cups leftover shredded boneless skinless chicken breasts and/or thighs
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 cup fresh green beans, cut into 1 or 2-inch pieces


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, carrots and celery, and stir. After a few minutes, add the squash. Stir and continue to cook.
  3. Stir in the chicken and add the broth. After a minute or two, add the sea salt, pepper, turmeric and fresh parsley.
  4. Next, add the coconut milk and green beans, and stir well. Cook 3-4 more minutes and if mixture seems like it needs more liquid, add a bit more broth.
  5. Remove from heat and pour mixture into a 2-quart casserole dish. Sprinkle almond flour topping evenly over the top (recipe below) and place in oven, uncovered. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown on top.


For the topping:

  • 1 cup blanched almond flour (I used this brand)
  • 3 Tbsp grass-fed butter or ghee
  • Pinch of sea salt

In a small skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the almond flour and a pinch of sea salt. Mix well, until almond flour is coated in the butter (it will be in small clumps). Remove from heat and use atop of the filling, once it’s been poured into the casserole dish.

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16 thoughts on “Simple Supper Friday: Cheater’s Chicken Pot Pie

    • paleoinpdx October 4, 2013 / 1:05 pm

      Good to hear because I was a bit rushed when doing this! I was hurriedly trying to get it done before having to leave and meet a client, and did get it done in time, but it came at the expense of some grammar errors! I’ve since fixed them, but I’m glad the photos look good!

      • Craving4More October 4, 2013 / 4:10 pm

        They look great! No one would ever knowπŸ˜„

      • paleoinpdx October 4, 2013 / 9:39 pm

        Oh, good πŸ™‚

    • paleoinpdx October 5, 2013 / 7:37 am

      Thanks, Naz! Not to toot my own horn, but it is really delicious! πŸ˜‰

      • Naz (@CinnamonEats) October 5, 2013 / 9:26 am

        I have no doubt it was! Our husbands are lucky guys aren’t they? πŸ˜‰

      • paleoinpdx October 5, 2013 / 10:00 am

        They sure are! Sometimes, I try and remind Jesse of this, but I know that he knows πŸ™‚

      • Naz (@CinnamonEats) October 5, 2013 / 10:04 am

        Hehe yeh I know same with Joe. The other day he said to me, what are we going to do when we go to Australia, I really like the way we eat here and I also really love the food you make.

        I was like awwww hehe

      • paleoinpdx October 6, 2013 / 4:54 pm

        Aw, that’s so sweet πŸ™‚

    • paleoinpdx March 1, 2014 / 8:50 am

      Oh, how wonderful! I appreciate you sharing my recipe and thanks for providing the link. I’ll be sure to check it out!

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