Start to Finish: 2 hours

Servings: 6

Difficulty: Moderate

With a hearty roux-thickened sauce, a plethora of vegetables and a flaky pie-crust topping, chicken pot pie sticks to your ribs. Hearty and satisfying pot pies aren’t a bad thing — they’re classic comfort food all the way — but you can make them lighter with a couple basic recipe substitutions, without sacrificing flavor or fullness. Use lean dough instead of pie crust and thicken the sauce with cornstarch instead of butter and flour.