Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 43 min
Other time: 0 min
Reduced-fat crescent roll dough makes a super-easy rustic topping for this all-time-favorite comfort food.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.For a sophisticated touch, substitute ½ cup of the broth for white wine (could impact PointsPlusvalues).