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Mock Chicken Divan Pot Pie

The secret ingredient in this spin on classic chicken divan is creamy, woodsy portobello mushroom soup. Cutting the puff pastry into equal portions before baking makes serving really easy. Asparagus can replace the broccoli, if desired.



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4 cups broccoli florets (halved if large)
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1¼ cups prepared creamy portobello mushroom soup, such as Imagine
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¾ cup light mayonnaise or soy mayonnaise
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1 tsp. dry sherry or cooking sherry
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¼ tsp. poultry seasoning (or ⅛ tsp. each ground thyme and ground sage)
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1 lb. seitan, cut into bite-sized pieces
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½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese or shredded vegan cheese of choice, optional
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⅔ sheet (⅓ of 17.3-oz. pkg.) frozen puff pastry, thawed


1. Preheat oven to 425°F, and place oven rack in bottom third of oven. Coat 13- x 9-inch baking dish or oval casserole or gratin dish with cooking spray.

2. Place broccoli florets in microwave-safe casserole with lid, and add 3 Tbs. water. Cover, and microwave on high power 2 minutes. Stir, cover, and microwave 2 minutes more, or until broccoli is tender. Drain, and set aside.

3. Meanwhile, whisk together soup, mayonnaise, sherry, and poultry seasoning in large bowl. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Add seitan and broccoli florets; stir to combine. Transfer broccoli-seitan mixture to prepared baking dish, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if using.

4. Cut pastry into 6 equal squares. Place squares evenly over seitan mixture. (Filling does not need to be completely covered by squares.)

5. Bake 20 minutes, or until pastry is puffed and golden and filling is hot and bubbly.

Nutrition Information: 

28 g
Total Fat: 
23 g
Saturated Fat: 
4 g
23 g
16 mg
487 mg
3 g
2 g
Serves 6

Comments on this Recipe

I just made this with my fiancée last night and we loved it! Ours was completely vegan (vegan mayo and soy cheese), and following the recipe exactly made a delicious meal. I would love to add some more veggies to the filling, hopefully next time I'll use carrots, peas, and potatoes to make a really wholesome meal.

Really yummy and easy! We made seitan the day before as we were making stock in the same pot, and homemade was delicious and cheap! As with most of the recipes on VT, we added lots of spices to make it more flavorful--about 1 tbsp. dried rosemary, 1 tbsp. fresh sage, 1 tsp. red pepper flakes, 2 tsp. dijon mustard, LOTS of fresh ground pepper, and about 1 tbsp. lemon juice. The mayo was still a little meh-tasting, but I'm sure some of the mayo could be replaced with Greek yogurt. This recipe is worth playing with to get right--very easy, very company-worthy (hard to find veggie dishes that are company-worthy that aren't Asian or pasta), very delicious!

Just an update--tried it again tonight replacing 1/2 of the mayo with Greek yogurt, and it was a huge improvement. Great recipe!

I love this recipe - I make it on a regular basis, it is very easy, and I don't find it lacking in flavor at all. I do like the other poster's idea of changing it up a bit with some more spices and subbing some greek yogurt - I'll give that a try. While this recipe does stand well on it's own, it also makes a great base for experimentation.

This recipe is incredible. Before we went vegan, we made it all the time-- for omnivore company, to potlucks... it's just a great recipe. We made some adjustments to the sauce to cut down on the mayo-- not for nutritional reasons, but because the taste seemed a little off with that much mayo. So maybe start with 1/2 the amount and add more to taste. I can't wait to find vegan puff pastry (or to summon the energy to make it myself) so I can make this again!

This has been my boyfriend's favorite recipe for years. I love it too but he would eat it once a week if he could.

My paper copy of this recipe had gotten so worn out,I couldn't read it . I'm so happy to have it here. The hardest part is using the puff pastry. It's easier to work with if it's a little cold rather than too warm. My omnivore husband likes this and doesn't miss the real chicken.

What is poultry seasoning? I have never heard of it and I am a life vegetarian.

Poultry seasoning is a blend of spices comprised of sage, rosemary, thyme, marjoram, black pepper and nutmeg.