When you’re craving comfort food, you can find it in Aldi’s Regular Buy Bremer Chicken Pot Pie. Found in the frozen section, these individual savory pies make a good dinner for one, or they’re good to pack as a work or school lunch.
These 7-oz. Chicken Pot Pies usually sell for somewhere in the 70-cent range, but I got mine on sale for 69 cents.
The package describes the pie as “a flaky pastry crust filled with chicken, carrots, potatoes and peas in a savory gravy.” It also features a “flaky crust made from scratch.”
One pot pie contains 380 calories, 19 grams of total fat (24% of your daily value), 7 grams of saturated fat (35% DV), 35 mg of cholesterol (12% DV), 930 mg of sodium (40% DV), 42 grams of total carbohydrates (15% DV), and 4 grams of total sugars with 2 grams of added sugars.
The pot pies contain milk, soy, and wheat.
These Chicken Pot Pies should remain frozen until you are ready to cook them. You can prepare them in the microwave (the faster way) or the conventional oven (the longer way), although the recommended method is the conventional oven.
To bake in the oven, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the pot pie on a cookie sheet and slit the top crust with a knife. Bake for 32 to 34 minutes and carefully remove from the oven. Let stand for 5 minutes to complete cooking. Check that the pot pie is cooked thoroughly; crust should be golden brown and steam should be rising from the filling. Internal temperature should reach 165 degrees as measured by a food thermometer in several spots.
To microwave, remove the pot pie from the box and place on a microwave-safe plate. Slit the top crust with a knife. Microwave on high power for 4 to 5 minutes. Do not cook in microwaves below 1100 watts and the pot pie might not cook throughout. Let stand 3 minutes in the microwave to complete cooking. Carefully remove the pot pie from the microwave (the plate and pie will be very hot). Check that the pie is cooked thoroughly; steam should be rising from the filling. Internal temperature should reach 165 degrees as measured by a food thermometer in several spots.
Don’t forget to recycle the box the Chicken Pot Pie comes in.
My husband and I baked two of Aldi’s Chicken Pot Pies in the oven for lunch, and they truly hit the spot. They baked up well in the recommended time frame, with golden and slightly crisp crusts. Both pies had a generous amount of chicken, veggies, and gravy. My husband does not care for peas or cooked carrots, and even he enjoyed the Chicken Pot Pies and would likely eat them again.
Aldi’s Regular Buy Bremer Chicken Pot Pie is sold in individual servings and makes for good comfort food. The pies have just the right proportions of flaky crust, rich gravy, veggies, and chicken chunks, and the flavor is spot on. They’re not a health food, but we still recommend them as an occasional lunch or dinner treat. They can be prepared in the oven or microwave, which makes them good for taking to school or work for lunch as well.