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Skinny Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Skinny Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Breaking News…I finally gave in to peer pressure, joined the cool kids, and started to watch Downton Abbey this weekend..I know, its HUGE, right?! With this show being all the rage, I just haaad to see what it’s all about..I like tv. Especially since I had my kids and find myself home every night now…the DVR is now my wild nightlife. Things get pretty crazy.

Skinny Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Seriously though..I’m only on episode 5..but I get it. I totally get why people love this show..even my hubby has been watching it with me..he says its not like the “stupid, cheesy, drama” that I normally watch, though I beg to differ that my shows are stupid, they can definitely be pretty cheesy..that’s probably why I love them..ah, well..c’est la vie. While we’re on the subject of drama’s, can I just say how extreeemely boring Grey’s is this season..I’ve had a hard time even watching it. I hate when I don’t look forward to a show anymore…that’s how I know I’m just not that into it.

Skinny Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Yesterday it snowed. Again. I feel like I’ve been saying that a lot to you guys lately. It just doesn’t seem like its stopped, yet Spring is supposed to be right around the corner-ish. Snowy, cold days call for soup. Warm, comforting, homey soup. We looove chicken pot pie, but if I ever want to lose an ounce of this baby weight, Ive got to start making smarter food decisions. So when I went scouring the internet for lighter chicken pot pie and came across Gina’s version, I was sold. (Her blog is awesome by the way.) I changed it up a bit based on what I had on hand, but it was spectacular..I didn’t even miss the buttery crust!

The chicken pot pie soup is wonderfully light, loaded with delicious vegetables, very filling, and perfectly flavored. If you’re looking for a lighter version of chicken pot pie..this is the ticket! Enjoy!

Skinny Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Light Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 8 Servings

Serving Size: 1 cup

Calories per serving: 185

Fat per serving: 2.9 grams


  • 3 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cups non-fat milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 4 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups fresh green beans, cut in half
  • 1/4 of a small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and cubed small
  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a small bowl whisk together the cornstarch with 1/2 cup of the chicken broth, set aside.
  2. In a large pot, over high heat, pour in the remaining chicken broth and the milk, bring to a boil.
  3. Add in the garlic powder, oregano, celery, carrots, green beans, and onion. Return to a boil.
  4. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20-30 minutes, until vegetables are soft.
  5. Add in the potatoes and cook until soft..10-15 minutes.
  6. Add the chicken and slowly whisk in the cornstarch mix.
  7. Cook another 3-5 minutes until thickened, add salt and pepper to taste
  8. Enjoy!

Adapted From: Skinnytaste

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  • Reply Julia

    I really like chicken pot pie but sometimes feel like a lot of the recipes are just unhealthy. I have been searching for something a little healthier and I love that this is a soup (soup is my favorite). Thanks!

    February 25, 2013 at 4:17 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      It can be so unhealthy! I hope you enjoy it!!

      February 25, 2013 at 9:38 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    I’m going to get DA going too – I love the cheese! 🙂 Great idea to lighten this up. We love chicken pot pie.

    February 25, 2013 at 7:03 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      So do we!! Let me know what you think of DA!!

      February 25, 2013 at 9:39 pm
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