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Kale and Chicken Pot Pie

The classic Chicken Pot Pie gets a healthy makeover with this easy recipe prepped in 15 minutes! Pack this soup in an insulated container for a warm & hearty meal at lunchtime.

Kale and Chicken Pot Pie

Kale and Chicken Pot Pie

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 store-bought refrigerated 9” rolled pie crust
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 RealSweet® sweet onion, chopped
  • 4 cups chopped kale
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 4 cups 1% milk
  • 3 cups cooked diced chicken
  • 1 cup frozen peas, defrosted
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. Follow pie crust instructions for letting crust rest before using. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Heat butter over medium heat in large pot until melted. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes, or until translucent. Add kale and cook 3 minutes, or until wilted. Sprinkle vegetables with flour and stir. Slowly add milk while stirring. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and add chicken, peas, mustard, thyme, garlic powder and salt. Stir occasionally until heated through.
  3. Meanwhile, unroll pie crust and cut into 3-inch rounds.
  4. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and place rounds on pan. Whisk egg and water in small bowl and brush top of rounds.
  5. Bake pie rounds 9 minutes, or until golden brown. Brush again with egg mixture. Let cool.
  6. Ladle chicken stew into thermos. Wrap pastry circles in plastic wrap to be packed in lunchbox alongside stew and placed on top before eating.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 461Total Fat: 22gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 585mgCarbohydrates: 36gSugar: 7gProtein: 21.5g

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Amber Gray

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Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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