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frozen chicken pot pie in air fryer

Frozen Pot Pie in Air Fryer (Chicken or Turkey!)

Summer Yule
Can you cook frozen pot pie in the air fryer? Yes! My air fryer frozen chicken pot pie recipe also works for turkey pot pie and beef pot pie.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 49 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine British
Servings 1
Calories 720 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pot pie frozen; I used a 13.5 ounce (383 g) chicken pot pie
  • side dishes (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C) for 5 minutes. Remove any plastic packaging and plastic wrap from the pot pie. You can leave the pot pie in its oven-safe aluminum pie tin.
  • Completely cover the top of the pot pie with foil.
  • Put the pot pie in the preheated air fryer. If you have an air fryer oven, position the pot pie in the middle of the oven. 
  • Air fry for 45 minutes at 375°F (190°C). Then remove the foil, move the pot pie to the top rack of the air fryer oven and air fry 4-5 more minutes. These directions are for a 13.5 ounce (383 gram) pot pie. Check smaller pot pies after 25 minutes, adding more time if needed. 
  • Check the cooked pot pie with a meat thermometer to ensure it reached a minimum safe internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). Add more air fryer cooking time if needed. Serve with side dishes of your choice.

Notes

This is a level 3 recipe (weight maintenance and active lifestyles). Frozen pot pie from the store is an ultra-processed food and easy to overeat. The crust is typically made primarily of white flour and added fat. The creamy filling often has more added fat. 
Additionally, like many other highly processed foods, pot pies are usually high in sodium. If you’re on a low-sodium diet, you’re probably going to be better off making a pot pie from scratch vs buying frozen. 
The Whole Foods pot pie I purchased listed that it provided 3 servings on the nutrition panel. However, unless it’s a family-size pot pie, I think most of us enjoy a pot pie to ourselves. The nutrition information below is for the whole pot pie. 
The major brands of frozen pot pies don’t offer keto, vegan, low carb, or gluten-free options. That means that you’ll be giving up frozen pot pies if you are following one of these special diets. One reason that many see success with diets such as keto is that they need to give up a lot of highly processed foods. 
Though they’re delicious, foods like pot pies contain minimal protein and low-calorie veggies relative to their total calories. You might need to eat more calories in pot pies to feel full compared to if you chose a meal of lean protein and veggies. It can be easier to maintain the calorie deficit needed for weight loss if you choose the type of meals that help you to feel full on fewer calories. 
Before adopting a diet such as vegan or keto for weight loss, why not try limiting (or eliminating) ultra-processed foods first? You might find that you can make good progress just limiting things like frozen pot pies and frozen taquitos. 
 
Nutrition information is for an entire 13.5 ounce (383g) Whole Foods White Meat Chicken Pot Pie. The exact nutrition information for your pot pie will depend on the brand and flavor you choose, as well as your portion size. 

Nutrition

Calories: 720kcalCarbohydrates: 69gProtein: 27gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 12gSodium: 1110mgPotassium: 348mgFiber: 6gIron: 18% DV
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