Spicy Chicken Pie

Diabetic Chicken Recipes

This spicy chicken pie recipe is not your typical comfort food.

With fresh mushrooms, yellow onion, tomatoes,chicken and a bit of chili powder  your taste buds will be awoken with lots of different flavors.

This main dish has a bit more work that others, so make sure you set enough time to get this meal done right.

This recipes on this page comes complete with a list of ingredients, step by step directions nutrition information and a printer friendly copy.

Spicy Chicken Pie

Warm up your inside tonight with this spicy chicken pie for dinner.

To make this meal complete toss a salad and some corn bread for some great side dishes.

Recipe Type

Main Dish, Poultry

Degree of Difficulty



6 servings



3 cups cooked orzo pasta (about 1 cup dry)

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup fat-free egg substitute or 2 egg whites, lightly beaten

Butter-flavored cooked spray

Rest of Ingredients:

1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped fresh mushrooms

1 medium yellow onion, sliced and separated into rings

1-1/2 cups shredded or diced roasted chicken

14-1/2 ounce can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes, crushed

1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder

1 cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack or Mexican-blend cheese


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

To make the crust, place the orzo, Parmesan cheese, and egg substitute or egg whites in a large bowl and stir to mix well.

Coat a 10-inch pie pan with the cooking spray and pat the mixture evenly over the bottom and sides of the pan, forming an even crust. Spray the crust lightly with the cooking spray and bake uncovered for 10 minutes.

While the crust is baking, coat a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray and add the mushrooms and onions. Place the skillet over medium heat, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, for several minutes until the vegetables are tender.

Add the undrained tomatoes, chili powder, and chicken to the skillet mixture. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, until the mixture is thick.

Spoon the chicken mixture into the baked crust and sprinkle the cheese over the top. Bake for an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Cut into wedges and serve hot.

Cooking Times

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1:10 hours 

SourceThe Diabetes Food and Nutrition Bible

The Complete Diabetes Prevention Plan: A Guide to Understanding the Emerging Epidemic of Prediabetes and Halting Its Pr

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Nutritional Information Per Serving - Spicy Chicken Pie

Calories: 295 ;

Protein: 25 g ;

Fat: 7.7 g ;

Sodium: 426 mg;

Cholesterol: 46 mg ;

Dietary Fiber: 2 g ;

Carbohydrates: 29 g 

Exchanges: 1-1/2 Starch, 2-1/2 Lean Meat, 1 Vegetable

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