Comfort food is always a good idea and it doesn't get any better than this Keto Chicken Pot Pie. The whole family is going to love this low carb twist on a classic. Leftovers - if you have any - will keep perfectly for lunch all week. You definitely don't want to miss this one. Just 5 net carbs a serving!
My mom can cook most anything, but if I had to say what her specialty was it would be comfort food. Until I went low carb, I could always count on her making our family Chicken Pot Pie when we visited.
Like most Grandma's, she wants to please, and she would always make three different ones. A "normal" one, one heavy on the meat and light on the veggies for one of my boys, and a gluten-free one for me.
To me, it is the ultimate comfort food - right up there with Mac and Cheese.
When I started keto, I knew creating a Low Carb Chicken Pot Pie had to be at the top of my must-list for recipes to develop. What I didn't know is that I would fall hopelessly in love with the results.
In fact, I'd go so far as to say that you may want to go ahead and make the family a "normal" pot pie (assuming they eat carbs) - just so you can have all of this for yourself.
That is exactly what I did. My husband was out of town when I made this, and I decided to make the kids a different recipe.
That way I could test how the leftovers where and if I could make it ahead. (When you have two teenage boys, there aren't typically a lot of leftovers.)
The mixture was divided between four small crocks and one small glass baking dish. On day one, I cooked the crocks. I saved the larger container in the fridge and baked it two days later.
It was amazing! Even though I was eating Chicken Pot Pie more than once a day for a few days, it never got old.
The "fathead" crust really delivers here - you won't miss the "real" thing at all. In fact, I'd say it is even better than most gluten-free crusts.
I think you are going to love this one just as much as I do.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is xanthan gum and why do I need it?
Xanthan gum is a soluble fiber that works as a food thickener. Without it the cream sauce would have a thin consistency. You may omit it if a thinner sauce does not bother you.
Can I heat the cheese for the crust in the microwave?
Yes! We don't use the microwave, but if you do you can heat the cheese that way. To do so, microwave for 1 minute. Stir and continue microwaving in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until the cheese is melted.
Variations for This Recipe
- Cooked turkey can be used in place of the chicken.
- Add in 1 teaspoon minced garlic with the other vegetables.
- Add ½ cup finely chopped celery.
- If you follow a low carb diet (versus strict keto) add in ½ cup diced carrots
- 8 x 8 Baking Dish or 8 Small Ramekins
- Parchment Paper
- Rolling Pin
If You Like This Recipe You May Also Like:
- Low Carb Instant Pot Chicken
- Keto Chicken Alfredo
- Grilled Lamb Kebabs
- Keto Alfredo Chicken Bake
- Keto Chicken Parmesan Casserole
Low Carb Chicken Pot Pie
Low Carb Keto Chicken Pot Pie
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup mushrooms chopped
- ⅓ cup chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
- 1 ¾ cups chicken broth
- ⅔ cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 3 cups chopped or shredded cooked chicken
- ½ cup frozen baby peas rinsed, omit for keto
- 5 ounces mozzarella cheese
- 2 ounces cream cheese
- ¾ cup almond flour
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme chopped or 1 teaspoon dried
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in mushrooms, onion, salt, and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes.
- Stir in bone broth and heavy cream. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly, for one minute.
- Reduce to low and whisk in xanthan gum. Cook for about 5 minutes. Taste and add additional salt and pepper if needed.
- Stir in chicken and peas if using.
- Place the mixture in an 8 x 8 baking pan, or divide into eight individual crocks.
Make the Crust
- Heat a pot to medium heat and add mozzarella and cream cheese. Cook, stirring often, until the cheese melts.
- Add almond flour and stir to combine.
- Remove from heat, and stir in egg and thyme. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Roll the crust out between 2 sheets of parchment paper.
- If you are using crocks divide into pieces large enough to cover each crock. (The size will depend on how big your dishes are.)
- Top either the 8 x 8 pan or the crocks with the dough.
- Cut the top of the dough with a knife to vent.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the crust is golden brown.
Keto chicken pot pie sounds so good! I haven't had pot pie in so long because I was trying to keep the carbs low. I can't wait to make it!
Yum! Chicken Pot Pie is one of my favorite comfort foods! This Keto version sounds terrific.
Chicken pot pie is one our all time favorite meals! I love this recipe, we will have to give it a try as it's ingredients looks so tasty!
I'm guessing it's the cheese in the crust that is making all of the difference. I have never prepared it that way before, but it sounds delish!
I have needed this in my life for two years. It is this comfort food that I miss the most.
Chicken Pot Pie is always a winner in my family. I love this Keto version. I do have some friends and family members who follow the keto lifestyle. I am glad I came across this recipe. I will make this for them when they come over for a visit.
I love to eat low carb, but sometimes things can get a bit bland. This recipe really needs to be tried out and the pictures are rather appetizing 🙂
Thanks for sharing a great food idea.
I hear almond flour can be a bit sweet and when you use it, you can skip on the sugar. That's always a bonus in my book.
Heather Barber McMechan
What a good easy fix for the chicken pot pie lovers. I like that you chose almond flour.
This looks yummy. I would try to make it with a double crust!
Obsessed with this keto version! Only 5 net carbs?!
Keto Chicken Pot Pie sounds amazing! I like it because it tastes really good! So yummy!
Kristine Nicole Alessandra
Delicious! I have not tried making chicken pot pie, but my sister makes a mean one too. I will download and save your recipe. Maybe we'll have this next weekend. It will be a special pre-Mother's day meal for my family!
Nice recipe, though I have not tasted "CHICKEN POT Pie" all my life... Hope it tastes as sweet as it apears
This looks so good! Can't wait to try this someday. Thanks a lot for sharing!
This is the best indoor chicken I’ve ever made, and I used boxed, frozen chicken breasts. Can’t wait to try this out with fresh ones… maybe post up some ideas for side dishes?
Can a tsp of gelatin work instead of xanthum gum to thicken?
I haven't tried it but it should work. The only issue would be that you need to let it cool slightly for the gelatin to thicken.
My husband and I loved this recipe. The only thing was my crust sunk down into the pie a little. Maybe I need to make the crust larger around the bowls. Although they weren’t the prettiest, they tasted great.
So glad that you enjoyed it! Yes, if you make the crusts a little larger they shouldn't sink.
Is the nutrition information for the whole recipe?
No - per serving. It is 376 calories and 5 net carbs a serving.
I could eat this daily! I added diced frozen haricot verts instead of peas, diced celery, and diced and boiled jicima for the illusion of potatoes. Amazing thanks!
So glad that you enjoyed it! Love your additions - I need to try them!
This so AMAZING! This is a dish that I would totally make for myself and probably keep for myself. My grandmother used to make something similar when I was a little girl.
Stacey in Texas
This recipe was a lifesaver for our family AND hit the ball out of the park!! I used leftover chicken from earlier in the week to make this dish ahead of time. An unexpected appointment caused a later arrival at home but VOILA! My made ahead meal was ready to pop into the oven. I was a little hesitant because I had to feed a couple of fathead dough haters but in the end, they both raved that is was delicious. Win/Win!!
I've recently discovered your blog but have already saved many recipes to make. I absolutely LOVE the format you present in each recipe.
You just made my day! I am so glad you enjoyed this one just as much as I do.
This looks great! I an planning to make this in ramekins. Do you know if this freezes well? I am thinking of freezing some of the servings for later.
Yes, it does freeze well! My husband won’t eat mushrooms, so I make this for myself on a regular basis and freeze.
Maybe I missed where it says, but how many servings does this recipe make?
It serves eight.
Could the crust also be baked on the bottom of the pie?
I haven't tried it that way! If you want to give it a try, you would probably want to pre-bake the bottom crust for a bit so that it isn't mushy.
I have stuffed chicken breast before, with feta cheese and arugula or something like this. And my Family was indeed impressed The Caprese combo sounds pretty amazing!
Is there something else you could use to replace the Mushrooms? This recipe sounds amazing & my family loves Chicken Pot Pie but we’re not so big on Mushrooms. Thank you very much for sharing.
This is the best keto pot pie I’ve made. Thank you soooooo much! The crust is really good.
I am so glad that you enjoyed it - it is a favorite of mine too.
Heavenly! It turned out perfect. Thank you for all your hard work in developing this recipe! I omitted the mushrooms, kept the peas and added celery and carrots.
Is your nutrition info including the peas? Thanks again!
So glad that you enjoyed it! The nutrition info does include the peas.
Moravian chicken pie was created close to where I grew up. It's similar to chicken pot pie, but not exactly. I have been looking for a recipe for years and there are very few online and none of them so far have been right. I omitted the peas and mushrooms and added extra chicken. Also, I halved the amount of xanthan gum because the "gravy part of Moravian style is a little thinner. This was perfect, hubby and I were gonna have it for dinner and lunch tomorrow but we finished the entire thing. Sorry for the long post, I was just so excited. Love love love this. Thank you so much!
Flavor is spectacular! BUT - no way is prep time 20 minutes. I admit, I am a slow prepper, but this took me an hour before putting it in the oven - I do not see any possibility of prep time being 20 minutes. But - it turned out great!!