This vegan chicken pot pie is so easy to make in your crock pot, you won’t believe it! Just dump in all the ingredients, walk away, and let your slow cooker do the magic. Return an hour before you want to eat and top the filling with your pie crust of choice.
Chicken pot pie is total comfort food! Just because you’re vegan, doesn’t mean that you want nothing but salad! Sometimes you crave those hearty meals from your childhood. For me, this is one of those meals that I just had to veganize!
What do you use for the “chicken” in a vegan chicken pot pie?
You can use any of the chicken strip substitutes for this recipe. The ones from Gardein or Beyond Meat work great. (Make sure to check the ingredients, some types are not gluten free). I also like to use Butler soy curls in this recipe. They have a nice flavor and texture and they are gluten free. (If you don’t want to use any meat substitute, you can use a can of drained chickpea instead).
How can you make a pot pie in the crock pot?
Surprisingly, pot pies come out great in the crock pot. It is one of those dishes that you want the veggies to cook down and get infused with the flavor of the gravy, so the slow cooker is perfect!
Simply dump in veggies, potatoes, and the “chicken” replacement of your choice.
Then add a mixture of broth and seasonings for the “gravy.” Give everything a stir and set your crock pot to high.
About and hour before you are ready to eat, give it a good stir and cut the pieces of “chicken” strips small if needed. Then, top the veggies with your favorite pie crust recipe, store bought puff pastry, or gluten free biscuit recipe. Put the lid back on top and keep the crock pot set to high for about an hour to cook the pie crust.
How do you make the vegan chicken pot pie gluten free as well?
If you need your pot pie to be gluten free, simply make a biscuit like batter to put on top of the veggie filling instead of a pie crust.
After another hour, the crust will cook beautifully and you will have a pot pie ready to eat!
This gluten free and vegan pot pie is made easy in the crock pot! Total vegan comfort food!
- 4 cups frozen mixed veggies or fresh veggies of choice
- 4 cups peeled and cubed potatoes
- 1 package vegan chicken strips of choice or 1 1/2 cup Butler soy curls plus 1 extra cup water and 1 extra broth cube
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 1 tbsp corn starch
Peel and dice potatoes into bite sized cubes. (While you are cutting potatoes boil 2 cups of water for the gravy).
Dump veggies, cubed potatoes, and a package of vegan "chicken" into your crock pot. (If using Butler soy curls, add them dry and add an extra cup of water and 1 extra broth cube to your gravy mixture.
Make the gravy by combining all of the ingredients listed in the above gravy section and pour over the veggies and "chicken."
Give it all a stir and turn on crock pot to the high setting.
Mix the cornstarch and cold water and pour into the crock pot and give everything another stir.
Put the lid on and come back about 4 hour later (1 hour before you want to eat).
Mix the flax meal in water and set aside for a minute.
Put all dry ingredients into a mixing bowl or food processor.
Pulse a few times.
Put in flax and water mix, water, and oil.
Mix on low for a few seconds until it forms a biscuit like dough. (Add another teaspoon or 2 of water if you think that it will be too thick to spread onto your pot pie).
Spread the biscuit dough evenly on the top of the veggie mixture. Then cover and let cook on high for another hour. Come back in an hour and it will be done!
- If you don't need this to be gluten free, you can use your favorite pie crust recipe or pastry puff sheet to top the pot pie.
- If making your own pie crust, use the lid of the crock pot to cut out the correct size and shape to top your pot pie.
- Before adding the topping, cut pieces of "chicken" strips into smaller pieces if desired.
- You will need a crock pot that is 6 quarts or larger.
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