It’s January and time to start eating healthier.    Doesn’t everyone have that as one of their New Year’s resolutions?  I know I always start out the year with the best of intentions, wanting to eat healthier, get in shape . . . . . you know the drill.   In an effort to help you to do just that this month we are taking some family favorites and trying to make them healthier.   This is a tasty recipe that is easy and hearty and in place of the crust typically used in a pot pie recipe the Phyllo dough adds just the right amount  of  yummy goodness without a lot of calories.

2 cups chicken broth

2 cups frozen vegetables

1 1/2 cups cooked chicken cut into chunks

1/4 teaspoon minced garlic

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning

12 sheets Phyllo dough

1 egg, beaten

1/4 cup water

4 teaspoons cornstarch

Preheat oven to 350.   Boil to chicken breasts in just enough water to cover them.  Remove from pan and let cool for a few minutes and then cut into small pieces.   Combine chicken broth, frozen vegetables and spices in a sauce pot.  Bring to a boil, add chicken and reduce heat, simmer for 10-15 minutes.  In a bowl combine cornstarch and water.  Slowly add to the chicken mixture in the sauce pot.  Bring back to a boil, stirring occasionally as the mixture thickens.  Remove from heat.  Spray an 8 x 8 casserole dish with cooking spray.  Pour the chicken mixture into the pan.  Place 12 sheets of Phyllo dough over the chicken mixture.  Fold the edges over to form a ridge or edge around the dish.  Brush the beaten egg over the dough.  Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.    Remove from oven and let this cool slightly before serving.  Makes 6 servings.


  1. Can you make this a day ahead and put it in the fridge and heat it up in the oven before serving?

    • You could make everything but the “topping” portion. That does best if it is freshly made and eaten the same day. The filling would probably be even better made the day before! Thank you for visiting today Halley.

  2. Thanks for the recipes. I always love to find new recipes and try them. Where my husband is allergic to many things now, eating healthier has become a priority in our house. Thanks for the share.

    • You are welcome Anita. I hope this is a recipe that you can adapt for him. It is easy and tasty. Thank you for visiting us today.

    • It is delicious and the Phyllo dough was just right for the crust part. Light and not too heavy! Thanks for stopping by today Audrey.

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