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Chicken Pot Pie

This classic Chicken Pot Pie is the best comfort food. With its flaky, buttery crust enveloping juicy chicken, tender veggies, and creamy gravy, this quick and cozy dish is the epitome of savory satisfaction that will leave you wanting more.

Chicken pot pie with a few slices cut.


If you love comfort food, you are in luck. This creamy and delicious chicken pot pie is the perfect comforting meal. Ideal for the whole family, this recipe delivers a delicious golden brown crust filled with tender chicken, a creamy sauce, and mixed vegetables. Whether you are making this for your family during the week or serving it at a gathering, this will become one of your favorite recipes. 

The best part of this chicken pot pie recipe is that it is easy to make. You can enjoy this delicious dish in what seems like no time using leftover chicken and store-bought pie crusts. Perfect for busy weeknights, this recipe is the ultimate comfort food. 

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Why You’ll Love Chicken Pot Pie

  • Easy to Make: This easy chicken pot pie recipe is simple to put together. Using only a few ingredients, you can have this recipe ready to go in what seems like no time. 
  • Versatile: This recipe is generally flexible regarding ingredients and customizations. You can easily change the proteins, add your favorite vegetables and seasonings or change how you make the creamy filling.
  • Perfect for Meal Prep: You can easily use this recipe for meal prep. Make it ahead of time and use it as a delicious lunch or dinner for the next day. It reheats well, making it an excellent choice for preparing in advance. 
  • Comforting: Chicken pot pie is an incredibly comforting dish. This recipe is perfect for any season and will satisfy your cravings for something warm and soothing. It is sure to become one of your favorite comfort foods.

Ingredients

The full printable recipe card with measurements and instructions is found at the bottom of the post.

  • Shredded leftover roast chicken 
  • Cream of chicken soup 
  • Drained canned carrots
  • Drained canned peas 
  • Dried parsley 
  • Salt 
  • Black pepper
  • Fresh chopped parsley
Ingredients to make chicken pot pie.

How to Make Chicken Pot Pie

  • Step One: Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). 
  • Step Two: Spray a 9″ pie dish with spray oil. 
  • Step Three: Roll out one of the pie crusts and place it in the pie dish, trimming the edges. 
  • Step Four: In a mixing bowl, combine the shredded or diced chicken, cream of chicken soup, canned peas and carrots, parsley, salt, and black pepper. 
  • Step Five: Pour the mixture into the prepared pie crust. 
Steps to make chicken pot pie.
  • Step Six: Roll out the second pie crust and lay it over the top, trimming the edges.
Steps to make chicken pot pie.

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    What to Serve with Chicken Pot Pie

    Serve this Chicken Pot Pie with some of your favorite side dishes. 

    Variations and Substitutions

    • Vegetarian Variation: To make a vegetarian version, replace the chicken with a variety of sautéed or roasted vegetables such as mushrooms, bell peppers, zucchini, and sweet potatoes. You can also use cream of mushroom or cream of celery soup for the creamy filling.
    • Herb Variations: Use fresh or dried herbs like thyme, rosemary, or tarragon to enhance the flavors. Adding these delicious herbs adds a fresh and deep flavor to the pie. 
    • Different Proteins: If you’re not a fan of chicken, try substituting it with leftover turkey, cooked ham, or even cooked ground beef or turkey. Getting creative with the meats is a good way to add your twist to the recipe. 
    • Homemade Crust: While the recipe calls for store-bought pie crusts, you can make your pie crust from scratch using your favorite recipe. The store-bought pie crust is a good way to save time and make the recipe easier to assemble. 
    • Spice up the Filling: For a kick of flavor, add a pinch of red pepper flakes, a dash of hot sauce, or a small amount of diced jalapeños to the chicken mixture. This will add a spicy and delicious heat to the Chicken Pot Pie. 
    • Fresh Vegetables: If you prefer using fresh vegetables over canned options, you can select a medley of your preferred vegetables. Experiment with diced potatoes, finely chopped onions, sliced mushrooms, or crisp fresh green beans.
    • Cheese Add-ins: Mix shredded cheddar, mozzarella, or Swiss cheese into the filling for a cheesy chicken pot pie experience.
    • Phyllo Dough Topping: Instead of a traditional pie crust, use layers of phyllo dough brushed with melted butter to create a delicate and crispy topping.
    • Personalized Vegetables: Feel free to swap or add your favorite vegetables, such as green beans, corn, or spinach.
    • Creamy Base Variations: Experiment with different creamed soups, such as cream of mushroom, cream of celery, or a combination, to alter the flavor profile.
    • Mini Pot Pies: Make mini pot pies using ramekins or muffin tins. This is a great way to serve this recipe, as it gives everyone their little dish to enjoy.
    A pie server with a slice of chicken pot pie.

    Storage Instructions

    It can easily be stored for later if you have leftovers of your chicken pot pie (unlikely because it’s so good.). Simply cover your chicken pot pie tightly with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. 

    Can I Freeze? 

    Yes. Your chicken pot pie can be stored in the freezer. Whether you are making it ahead of time and storing it for later, or just have leftovers you want to extend the life of, freezing is a great option. Cool your chicken pot pie, cover it tightly with plastic wrap, and freeze for 2-3 months. 

    Recipe Tips & Tricks

    • Avoid Overstuffing: You don’t want to overstuff your pie. Overstuffing can lead to a messy chicken pot pie filling that leaks during baking. Leave some space to allow your filling to expand without overflowing. 
    • Prevent a Soggy Crust: Brush the bottom crust with beaten egg before filling. The egg wash will act as a barrier and help to maintain a flaky crust. 
    • Use Storebought Chicken: If you don’t have any leftover chicken, consider purchasing a store-bought rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. This will help to create this easy pie without the fuss of having to cook the chicken yourself. 
    • Decorate the Crust: To add visual appeal to your pie, consider adding decorative shapes to the top crust. Use cookie cutters to add some shapes with extra pie crust. 
    • Seal the Edges: Make sure to seal the edges of your pie before baking. This will prevent any filling from leaking out during the baking process.

     What is Chicken Pot Pie?

    A classic chicken pot pie recipe consists of a creamy and flavorful filling made of chicken and vegetables. These delicious ingredients are encased in a delicious, flakey pie crust. 

    This comfort food staple is a popular meal regardless of the season. 

    A chicken pot pie with pieces removed.

    Can I Use Homemade Dough?

    Yes. You can use your homemade pie crust. Find your favorite pie crust recipe and use that in place of the store-bought crust. 

    How to Prevent Pie from Browning Too Quickly

    It is important to prevent your pie crust from browning too quickly. Thankfully, achieving the perfect pie crust by using a pie crust shield, an aluminum foil tent, or covering it with parchment paper is simple. Just check your crust as you are baking, and if you notice it is becoming a little too browned, implement these prevention methods to ensure it doesn’t become burnt. 

    How Do You Know When It’s Done?

    There are several ways to make sure that your homemade chicken pot pie recipe is done cooking. Make sure the crust is golden brown, the filling is bubbling, and the internal temperature of your pie reaches at least 165 degrees. 

    Can I Make Ahead?

    This family favorite can easily be made ahead. Make, bake, and cool your pie. After the chicken pot pie has cooled, securely wrap it using plastic wrap followed by aluminum foil. Add a label indicating the date and contents, and place it in the freezer for three months. For reheating, allow the pie to thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then bake in a preheated 375°F (190°C) oven for 30-40 minutes until thoroughly heated, ensuring a crisp crust. Alternatively, individual slices can be reheated in the microwave on high for 1-2 minutes until fully heated.

    A slice of chicken pot pie on a plate with salad.

    Can I Substitute the Chicken?

    Yes. However, it will no longer be chicken pot pie. You can use turkey, ground beef, steak, pork, seafood, vegetarian proteins, and more. 

    Should I Eat Warm or Cold?

    Chicken pot pie is traditionally served warm, straight from the oven, when the crust is golden brown, and the filling is hot and bubbly. The warmth enhances the flavors of the creamy filling and the tender pieces of protein and vegetables.

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    A slice of chicken pot pie on a plate with salad.

    FAQ

    Does this recipe take a long time to make? 

    This recipe takes about an hour to be completed from start to finish. It takes about 15 minutes to prepare and 40-45 minutes to cook. The time can vary based on your oven, so check the pie as you cook it. 

    How many servings does this recipe make? 

    This amazing chicken pot pie makes 6-8 servings. It entirely depends on how large or small you decide to cut the pieces. 

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    5 from 3 votes

    Chicken Pot Pie

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 6
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 45 minutes
    Total Time 1 hour
    This classic Chicken Pot Pie is the best of comfort food. With its flaky, buttery crust enveloping juicy chicken, tender veggies, and a creamy gravy, this quick and cozy dish is the epitome of savory satisfaction that will leave you wanting more.

    Ingredients
     
     

    • 1 box store-bought pie crust contains two crusts
    • 2 cups leftover roast chicken shredded or diced
    • 1 can cream of chicken soup 10.5oz, use 2 cans if you like it saucy
    • 1 can carrots 15oz, drained
    • ½ can peas 14.5oz, drained
    • 1 tsp dried parsley
    • 1 tsp salt
    • ½ tsp black pepper
    • 1 egg for egg wash
    • fresh parsley chopped, for garnish

    Instructions

    • Preheat the oven to 375℉. Spray a 9" pie dish with cooking spray.
    • Roll out one of the pie crusts and place it in the pie dish, trimming the edges.
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the chicken, cream of chicken soup, peas, carrots, dried parsley, salt and black pepper.
    • Pour the mixture into the prepared pie crust.
    • Roll out the second pie crust and lay it over the top, trimming the edges.
    • Pinch the edges of the pie with two fingers to seal it or you can press down the edges with a fork.
    • Brush the egg wash over the over pie crust on top.
    • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is hot and bubbly. If you feel like the edges are baking too quickly, you can cover them with foil.
    • Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 1055mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 414IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 3mg

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Main Dishes
    Cuisine American
    Keyword chicken pot pie

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