Lemon-Crusted Country Pie

Lemon-Crusted Country Pie

Lemon-Crusted Country Pie


Makes 4 servings


1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
2 tablespoons canola oil
3 to 4 tablespoons ice water
Nonstick cooking spray
1 boneless skinless chicken breast, chopped
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1 tablespoon margarine
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup fat-free (skim) milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
1 cup frozen green peas
1/3 cup whole wheat bread crumbs


  1. Combine 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour and lemon peel in medium bowl. Add oil; blend well. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until soft dough forms. Flatten dough into disc; cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  2. Place dough on lightly floured surface. Roll out dough into 10-inch circle, 1/8 inch thick. Ease dough into 9-inch pie plate. (If excess dough remains, reroll and cut out decorative shapes.)
  3. Spray large skillet with cooking spray. Add chicken. Cook and stir 3 minutes. Add vegetables. Cook and stir 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Set aside.
  4. Preheat oven to 375°F. Melt margarine in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add remaining 2 tablespoons flour. Cook and stir 3 minutes. Gradually stir in chicken broth, milk, salt, rosemary and pepper. Cook 6 minutes or until sauce thickens, stirring constantly. Stir in chicken mixture, corn, peas and bread crumbs. Remove saucepan from heat; let stand 15 minutes.
  5. Spoon vegetable mixture into prepared crust. (Arrange cutouts over top of pie, if desired.) Brush with additional milk.
  6. Bake 50 minutes or until filling is set. (If crust browns too much before filling sets, cover with strips of aluminum foil.) Cut into 4 wedges to serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 pie wedge
Calories 372
Calories from Fat 29 %
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 28 mg
Carbohydrate 47 g
Fiber 6 g
Protein 19 g
Sodium 449 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 2-1/2
Vegetable 2
Meat 1
Fat 2

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