Lean and Green Cauliflower Crust Chicken Potpie
Nothing says comfort food like a delicious potpie! With this amazing recipe for a Cauliflower Crust Chicken Potpie you'll be on plan and satisfying your need for some amazing comfort food!
TIP: Mix the reserved 1/4 of riced cauliflower with the unsweetened almond milk before adding to lessen the chance of the milk curdling when added.
SLOW COOKER METHOD: Make the cauliflower crust as directed. Add all of the remaining ingredients for the potpie filling to a slow cooker. Cover with lid, and cook on low for 2 hours.
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- 4 cup Frozen Riced Cauliflower
- 1/2 cup Water
- 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese Grated
- 1 large Eggs
- 1 1/4 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Cubed
- 1/2 cup Celery Drained
- 1/2 cup Kobacha Squash Diced
- 1/2 cup Button Mushrooms Quartered
- 1/2 cup Green Beans
- 1-2 stalk Fresh Thyme
- 1 cup Chicken Broth
- 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- Preheat oven to 400*F.
- Combine cauliflower and water in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 5 minutes or until cauliflower is tender. Drain and allow cauliflower to cool. Place cauliflower in a cheesecloth to squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
- Mix 3/4 of the riced cauliflower with the parmesan cheese and egg. Reserve the 1/4 of riced cauliflower for later.
- On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spread cauliflower mixture into 4 equally-sized circles that will fit the inside circumference of your serving bowls. Bake cauliflower crust at 400*F for about 4-8 minutes until center is dry and crust is golden brown.
- Add the remaining ingredients to an Instant Pot, including the reserved riced cauliflower, to make the potpie filling. Secure lid, push meat/stew mode, and adjust time for 10 minutes. When Instant Pot beeps, naturally release pressure.
- Ladle chicken potpie filling into bowls and top each with a cauliflower crust.