Atkins Frozen Meals Reviews: Crustless Chicken Pot Pie
This Atkins Frozen Meal review was not compensated, nor did the company contact me. I am publishing this purely on my own.
I rarely eat frozen dinners. They just donât appeal to me, I am skeptical of where the meat came from , and they are usually just plain icky. On the other side of that coin is the fact that I work long hours sometimes and I donât always have time to fix food for myself. Sometimes I am ravenous and ready to chew the insides of my cheeks off, you know? Thereâs no time for cooking and you know what happens when you just start grabbing at sustenance. It ainât pretty.
Anyway, I got a coupon for $1 off Atkins frozen dinners and I decided to try them out. The only one I thought was gaggingly disgusting was the Italian Sausage. The chili was not my favorite but itâs edible. And, surprise, surprise, everything else was pretty darn good!
You can eat the Atkins frozen meals at any stage of your diet?? even in induction. Be careful though, different people respond differently to ingredients and if you have them often you may stall your weight loss. I went through hell week last week with deadlines and I admit to grabbing too many meal bars, frozen dinners, and shakes. Guess what happened?
Anyway, while I was warming up this meal I thought that it might be helpful to also review it so that you knew what I liked and didnât. Keep in mind that my pickiness knows no bounds?? food is what I do for a living.
Atkins Crustless Chicken Pot Pie Copycat Recipe
I recently tried the Crustless Chicken Pot Pie from Atkins. It was so good. But with most frozen food options, there is a huge amount of sodium in them.
I’ve been keeping an eye on my sodium intake also.
I’m okay with occasionally eating a frozen meal that is high in sodium but I try not to make a habit of it.
I fell in love with the Atkins Crustless Chicken Pot Pie.
So much that I decided I was going to make my own Copy Cat version of the Atkins meal so I could control the amount of sodium in my diet and still enjoy the flavors of the Crustless Chicken Pot Pie whenever I craved it.
It is pretty easy to control your sodium intake when you make a recipe at home with real ingredients.
This Crock Pot Crustless Chicken Pot Pie recipe has all the delicious flavors of the frozen one but takes so much better because it is homemade.
How To Thicken The Filling
In traditional recipes, the filling of the pot pie is thickened using flour or cornstarch. Both of which, have carbs.
I like to use xanthan gum. It doesnt require much. Take 1/4 teaspoon of xanthan gum and add it a small bowl, along with 2 tablespoons of the sauce mixture from the skillet. Stir until you remove the clumps and the sauce thickens.
Add the mixture back to the skillet and stir. The sauce will thicken.
Xanthan Gum helps hold ingredients together and is great to use as a thickening agent. You only need about a half a teaspoon for most recipes. Be sure to look for gluten-free xanthan gum as it will not contain wheat.
Xanthan Gum is made by fermentation, it does not itself ferment. Many things are made by fermentation. In the case of Xanthan Gum, sugars are digested by bacteria, and they excrete Xanthan Gum.
Keto Low Carb Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
Yesterday was a dreary day around here. It was rainy and all I wanted for dinner was some kind of comfort food. I had attempted a Keto Chicken Pot Pie a couple of weeks ago, but the crust just didnt turn out as I had hoped. I had spread it out like you would a normal chicken pot pie, but coconut flour is extremely absorbent so it dried out the filling. As a blogger sometimes we create recipes multiple times to get it just right. So, last night was Keto Chicken Pot Pie take two.
Instead of spreading out the crust I carefully dolloped it on top by spoonfuls so that it wouldnt absorb too much of the filling. I only included a half of a cup of mixed veggies so that it would feel like chicken pot pie however, you could substitute with green beans or asparagus to further reduce the carb content. Nevertheless, we think it turned out yummy!
Update: Copycat Atkin’s Crustless Chicken Pot Pie
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
3 Tbsp butter, separated
1/2 small yellow onion, minced
1 1/2 C chicken stock
1/2 C cooking sherry
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp parsley
1/4 tsp each: sage, rosemary, thyme
1 1/2 C heavy whipping cream
1 tsp lemon juice
8 oz cauliflower
8 oz spinach
Saute chicken in olive oil.
While chicken is cooking, combine stock, sherry and gelatin.
Remove chicken from pan and place in large bowl.
Melt 1 Tbsp butter in pan and add garlic, onion. Cook until onion is translucent.
Add stock/sherry/gelatin mixture and bay leaf to pan and let reduce.
While sauce is reducing, cook frozen veggies according to directions. Add to bowl with chicken.
Whisk in remaining 2 Tbsp butter and the HWC. Allow to reduce again.
Once at desired thickness, remove bay leaf, stir in herbs and finish with squeeze of lemon juice.
Pour sauce over bowl of chicken and veggies and stir.
I split this into 6 servings. Photo of a serving and nutrition facts according to MFP here.
I enjoyed this as-is, but next time I think I’ll make a few changes:
2 lbs chicken breast instead of 1
Cut down on the sherry to 1/4 cup and up the chicken stock to 1 3/4 cup.
Cut HWC to 1 cup.
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What Happens If Atkins Pot Pie Crustless Chicken Is Out Of Stock And I Need To Give Specific Instructions
- Find Best Match: By default, your shopper will use their best judgement to pick a replacement for your item.
- Pick Specific Replacement: You can pick a specific alternative for the shopper to purchase if your first choice is out-of-stock.
- Don’t Replace: For items you’d rather not replace, choose “Don’t replace” to get a refund if the item is out of stock.
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Atkins Crustless Chicken Pot Pie Review
This meal is described as white meat chicken breast, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, and julienned carrots in a sherry and herb cream sauce. Believe it or not, that is exactly what you get! The chicken is tender and not rubbery, the vegetables are done beautifully, and the sauce is delicious, once you add a little salt. ?It was a nice portion and did fill me up but I donât eat a lot, either. There is 22 grams of protein, 330 calories, and just 5 grams of net carbs.
Add a big salad an you should be good to go!
I took a good look at the ingredients list and there were only three things you would probably not add to this recipe if you were making it at home
- modified food starch
- xanthan gum
It passed my flavor and my nutrition tests with flying colors.
Is this crustless chicken pot pie better, or even as good as what I make at home? Hell, no. I can do way better than this. The thing is, sometimes I donât have time. This fills the gap, giving me a nutritious, low carb meal that tastes good, without my having to work for it.
Itâs really all I ask of frozen food.
The dinners can be pricey â ?I think that I ?paid 3.99 and that was with the coupon. It may be more or less at your store. Give them a try but listen to me. Stay away from that Italian sausage one. It is horrible.
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Crock Pot Crustless Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
Crock Pot Crustless Chicken Pot Pie recipe is a good way to enjoy the flavors of a pot pie without all the carbs of a crust. It is one of my favorite crock pot chicken recipes.
I’ve mentioned a few times that I have been on a low carb diet for a while now.
Actually, I wouldn’t consider it a low carb diet anymore but a way of life. It’s been two years this month since I made this huge lifestyle change in the way I eat. I’ve lost 60 pounds and have maintained the weight loss. YEAH!
As much as I prefer homecooked meals sometimes I like to keep a few low carb meal options in the freezer for busy days when I just don’t have time to make lunch.
Crustless Rotisserie Chicken Pot Pie Casserole
Pot pie without the pie?? Yes, if you are like me craving those comfy, cozy flavors. That delicious creaminess with sweet veggies and the hearty goodness of chicken. And yet, you dont feel like the XXtra work of dealing with a pie, pastry or biscuits. You probably dont have them in your pantry anyway. And then you crave for pot pie? Simple. Scratch the pie and still gobble up the goodness of your favorite ultimate comfort food.
Im sure many of you havent tried your favorite chicken pot pie without the pie. Some might balk at the idea of eating it without their beloved crust or biscuits. I get it, I love it like that too. But this one is for those lazy and easy days, my friends. Give it a try, youll like it.
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Chicken Pot Pie Filling
Tips For Making Low Carb Chicken Pot Pie
If you have time to cook chicken in the slow cooker, you could use a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. I personally love finishing off this Keto Chicken Pot Pie in a cast iron skillet. I dont know if its just because Im a southern girl but I think cast iron makes it so much more flavorful. My entire family thought it was delish! My two year old loved her chicken and biscuits and kept asking for more green balls .
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Additional Ideas For Vegetables
A traditional pot pie is made with mixed vegetables like carrots, peas, and sometimes Ive seen potatoes too. These vegetables are higher in sugar and potatoes have starch. I chose to omit these veggies and substituted using green beans and cauliflower instead. Feel free to use whatever you wish, such as:
- Green Peppers
Crock Pot Chicken Recipes
This Crock Pot Crustless Chicken Pot Pie recipe is one of my favorite crock pot chicken recipes.
I always fill a couple of freezer containers to save for lunch or dinner when I don’t feel like cooking.
I put all my crock pot chicken recipes on one page so those of you who love chicken as much as I do can easily find all my crock pot chicken recipes.
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How To Make The Low Carb Chicken Pot Pie
Ive included several pictures below as a step by step tutorial that might be helpful. Be sure to scroll below the pics for the printable version of the recipe.
I love using my slow cooker or Instant Pot for making the chicken in advance. You can always grab a rotisserie chicken if you prefer. Both are great options for this recipe.
Since I use such a small amount of mixed vegetables in this recipe, the carb count is minimal when spread out over portions. You could always sub in other lower carb vegetables if you prefer.
The rich sauce is what brings the most flavor, and this is super easy to make when loaded with butter and spices.
Forming the crust worked best when I just dropped it onto the top of the other ingredients rather than rolling it out like a more traditional pie crust.
The shredded cheese in this crust adds great flavor, but also allows for that perfect browning you want on the top of your crust.
How To Make Crock Pot Crustless Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
- 2 cups cauliflower florets, chopped finely
- 2 cups broccoli florets, chopped finely
- 1 carrot cut into 2 inch long strips
- Â¼ cup cooking sherry
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Â½ teaspoon black pepper
- Â¼ teaspoon salt
- a handful of spinach leaves, torn or chopped
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