Chicken Pot Pie Recipe - Two Peas & Their Pod (2024)

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Chicken Pot Pie -this classic homemade chicken pot pie is the ultimate comfort food! The buttery, flaky, and tender pie crust Is filled with a creamy chicken and vegetable filling. You will love this cozy dinner and it freezes well too!

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Chicken Pot Pie is the ultimate comfort food, and this is the VERY best chicken pot pie recipe out there. Trust me. It gets rave reviews every single time. Your friends and family will LOVE it.

The homemade crust is buttery, flaky, and tender and easy to make. It will be your new favorite crust recipe.

The hearty chicken filling is creamy and loaded with colorful vegetables. And let me fill you in on a little secret, we use shredded rotisserie chicken to keep the recipe easy as PIE!

This savory pie makes a great weeknight meal and is freezer friendly too! You can’t go wrong with this classic meal.

And you will also have to try our comforting Chicken Pot Pie Soup. It is a DELICIOUS soup!

Table of Contents

  1. Perfect Pie Crust
  2. Filling Ingredients
  3. How to Make Chicken Pot Pie
  4. Serving Suggestions
  5. How to Store
  6. How to Freeze
  7. FAQ
  8. More Chicken Dinner Recipes
  9. Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
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Perfect Pie Crust

This is the perfect pie crust and really makes the pot pie special. Of course, you can use store-bought pie crust, but our homemade pie crust recipe is the BEST. I promise, it isn’t hard to make.

For the crust, you will need the following ingredients.

  • Flour– use all-purpose flour.
  • Sugar– add just a little granulated sugar to slightly sweeten the crust.
  • Salt– to enhance the flavor.
  • Butter– use unsalted COLD butter.
  • Buttermilk– make sure your butter milk is cold too.
  • Cold water– 1 to 2 tablespoons to help the dough come together. Add a little at a time.
  • Egg– to brush the top of the pie so it gets nice and golden brown in the oven.

Filling Ingredients

  • Butter– to cook the veggies and to add flavor.
  • Vegetables– onion, carrots, celery, and peas
  • Garlic– use fresh garlic cloves.
  • Flour– use all-purpose flour to thicken the filling.
  • Herbs– parsley and thyme.
  • Chicken broth– use your favorite brand.
  • Heavy cream– to create a rich filling.
  • Chicken– use shredded cooked chicken. We like to use rotisserie chicken to keep the recipe super simple. Leftover turkey also works well in this pot pie recipe.

How to Make Chicken Pot Pie

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  • First, make the pie crust. Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Add the cubed cold butter and toss to coat. Dump the mixture out onto a clean surface and use a rolling pin to roll the butter into thin sheets, combining it with the flour. Use a bench scraper to scrape the rolling pin and to bring the mixture back into a pile as necessary. Continue until all the butter is incorporated into the flour. Mixture will be very flaky and look a little messy, and that is ok.
  • Return mixture to the bowl and place in the freezer for 15 minutes to chill the butter
  • Remove from freezer and add the buttermilk. Use a spoon and then your hands to stir the mixture until it comes together into a ball. If mixture is too dry, add the water a tablespoon at a time. Divide the dough in two and flatten into disks. Wrap each disk in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge while you make the filling.
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  • To make the filling, heat the butter over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add the onion, carrots, celery, and garlic and cook until tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Whisk in the flour, salt, black pepper, thyme, parsley, chicken broth, and heavy cream. Whisk until there are no flour lumps and then simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes or until sauce has thickened.
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  • Stir in the shredded chicken or turkey and frozen peas. Remove from heat and set aside while you roll out the pie dough.
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  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Remove the pie dough from the refrigerator. On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll out the dough into a 12-inch circle. Dough should be about ¼ inch thick.
  • Transfer dough to a 9-inch pie pan. Pat with your fingers, making sure it is smooth. Trim the extra overhang of dough with a knife and discard.
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  • Fill pie with the creamy chicken filling.
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  • Roll out the second disk of dough and carefully cover the pie. Trim the extra overhang off the sides. Seal the edges by crimping with a fork or your fingers. With sharp knife, slice a few small slits in the center of the top crust. Using a pastry brush, brush crust and edges with beaten egg wash.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until crust is golden brown. If the pie starts to brown too quickly, you can cover it loosely with foil or use a pie crust shield to protect the edges.
  • Cool for 10 minutes, cut into slices and serve.

Serving Suggestions

Here are a few side dishes that go great with this cozy meal!

  • Easy Green Salad or Kale Salad
  • Roasted Broccoli
  • Roasted Green Beans
  • Mashed Potatoes or Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • Buttermilk Drop Biscuits
  • Easy Cornbread

How to Store

If you have leftover chicken pot pie, let it cool completely and then cover tightly with foil or place in an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the oven for best results. You can use the microwave, but the crust might get a little soggy.

How to Freeze

Chicken pot pie is a freezer friendly meal. You can freeze the pie unbaked or baked. For best results, I recommend freezing the pie unbaked, so the crust doesn’t get soggy.

  • To freeze an unbaked pot pie, make sure you assemble the pie in a metal or foil pan. A glass pan might shatter when going from cold to hot. Don’t add the egg wash before freezing or the crust can get soggy. Cover the pie with aluminum foil and freeze for up to 3 months. When you are ready to bake, place the frozen pie, covered with foil, in a preheated oven. You don’t have to thaw it first. Bake for 30 minutes and then remove the foil. Brush the pie with the egg wash and bake for an additional 35 to 55 minutes or until the pie is golden brown and cooked through.
  • To freeze a baked chicken pot pie, let the pie cool completely. Wrap in aluminum foil and freeze for up to 3 months. To reheat, you don’t have to thaw the pie; place in a 350 degree F oven and bake until heated through.
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FAQ

Can I use store bought pie crust?

We prefer our homemade pie crust, but you can use your favorite store-bought crust

Can I make the pie crust ahead of time?

Yes! Pie crust can be made up to 3 days ahead of time. Keep it in the fridge, well wrapped in plastic wrap. You can also freeze pie crust for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before using.

Can I use leftover turkey?

Yes! We love making this pie after Thanksgiving or Christmas when we have lots of leftover turkey. Turkey pot pie is delicious too.

How do I prevent the pie from browning too quickly?

If your pie is browning too quickly before the end of your bake time, place a sheet of foil loosely over the top to keep it from getting too dark.

How do you know when a chicken pot pie is done?

Use a food thermometer to check that the internal temperature of the filling. It should be 165°F.

Can you make chicken pot pie in advance?

Yes. Assemble the pie, but don’t add the egg wash. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. When ready to bake, preheat the oven and remove the pie from the fridge. Brush with egg wash and bake until golden brown and cooked through. You might need to add 5 to 15 minutes to the baking time.

Can I make a vegetarian pot pie?

Yes, leave out the chicken and add more vegetables. I like to add mushrooms for a nice and hearty filling. You can even add chickpeas if you want a boost of protien.

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More Chicken Dinner Recipes

  • Chicken and Dumplings
  • Lemon Butter Chicken
  • Easy Skillet Chicken Thighs
  • Honey Mustard Chicken
  • Baked Chicken Tenders

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Chicken Pot Pie

This classic homemade chicken pot pie is the ultimate comfort food! It is a family favorite.

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Prep Time 40 minutes mins

Cook Time 45 minutes mins

Total Time 1 hour hr 25 minutes mins

Cuisine American

Servings 10

Ingredients

For the chicken pot pie crust:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup cold buttermilk
  • 1-2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 large egg, beaten, for the egg wash

For the pot pie filling:

Instructions

  • First, make the pie crust. Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Add the cubed butter and toss to coat. Dump the mixture out onto a clean surface and use a rolling pin to roll the butter into thin sheets, combining it with the flour. Use a bench scraper to scrape the rolling pin and to bring the mixture back into a pile as necessary. Continue until all of the butter is incorporated into the flour. Mixture will be very flaky. Return mixture to the bowl and place in the freezer for 15 minutes to chill the butter.

  • Remove from freezer and add the buttermilk. Use a spoon and then your hands to stir the mixture until it comes together into a ball. If mixture is too dry, add the water a tablespoon at a time. Divide the dough in two and flatten into disks. Wrap each disk in plastic wrap and chill in the fridgewhile you make the filling.

  • To make the filling, heat the butter over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add theonions, carrots, celery, and garlic and cook until tender, stirring occasionally. Whisk in the flour, salt, black pepper, thyme, parsley, chicken broth, and heavy cream. Whisk until there are no flour lumps andthen simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes or until sauce has thickened. Stir in the shredded chicken or turkey and frozen peas. Remove from heat and set aside while you roll out the pie dough.

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.

  • Remove the pie dough from the refrigerator. On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll out the dough into a 12-inch circle. Dough should be about ¼ inch thick. Transfer dough to a 9-inch pie pan. Patwith your fingers, making sure it is smooth. Trim the extra overhang of dough with a knife and discard. Fill pie with filling. Roll outthe second disk of dough and carefully cover the pie. Trim the extra overhang off the sides. Seal the edges by crimpingwith a fork or your fingers. With sharp knife, slice a fewsmall slits in the center of the top crust. Using a pastry brush, brush crust and edges with beaten egg.

  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until crust is golden brown. I use a pie crust shield to protect the edges from browning too much too soon.Cool for 10 minutes, cut into slices and serve.

Notes

We love making this recipe when we have leftover rotisserie chicken or turkey. This pot pie freezes well. See the post for tips!

Nutrition

Calories: 476kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Cholesterol: 127mg, Sodium: 929mg, Potassium: 287mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 3090IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 53mg, Iron: 2.2mg

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FAQs

How do you keep the bottom crust of chicken pot pie from getting soggy? ›

Brush the Bottom with Corn Syrup or Egg White

During that time, the egg cooks into a glossy layer that will later prevent the filling from seeping into the crust and making it soggy.

How can I thicken up my chicken pot pie? ›

A Thick and Creamy Filling

If it seems like it's not thickening up as fast as you like, scoop out about 1/4 cup of the sauce, whisk in a tablespoon or two of flour until no more lumps remain, and then whisk this mixture into the skillet.

Why does my chicken pot pie get watery? ›

A watery potpie may be the result of not cooking the filling for long enough or adding too much liquid to the filling. Another possible reason for the pie being watery is if you add watery vegetables like spinach or green beans to the filling rather than potatoes or carrots, which soak up liquid.

How to make a banquet chicken pot pie? ›

Banquet Chicken Pot Pie
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut slit in top crust.
  3. Place pie on cookie sheet or toaster oven baking tray.
  4. Bake in center of conventional oven 30 to 33 minutes or toaster oven 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown.
  5. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

What is the secret to crispy bottom pie crust? ›

Getting a brown, flaky/crispy bottom crust on your pie is all about quick and effective heat transfer. That's why aluminum or aluminum/steel pans — rather than glass or stoneware — are your best choice for baking pie. Metal, especially aluminum, transfers heat quickly and efficiently from oven to pie crust.

Should I bake the bottom pie crust first? ›

You do not need to pre-bake a pie crust for an apple pie or any baked fruit pie really, but we do freeze the dough to help it stay put. Pre-baking the pie crust is only required when making a custard pie OR when making a fresh fruit pie. you should probably get: Pie weights are super helpful to have for pre-baking.

What is the sauce made of in chicken pot pie? ›

The sauce in chicken pot pie is typically a gravy. I use a seasoned white gravy made from scratch with flavor-building ingredients, chicken broth, and half-and-half.

What is the best thickener for pie filling? ›

All-purpose flour is an easy solution, as you're sure to have it in your pantry. Since it's lower in starch, you'll use more of it than you would higher-starch thickeners. Quick-cooking tapioca makes filling bright and clear, but also gives it a stippled and somewhat sticky texture.

What makes chicken pot pie unhealthy? ›

High Saturated Fat: The pastry crust in chicken pot pie is often made with butter or lard, which is high in saturated fat.

Why do you not use a bottom crust on chicken pot pie? ›

I only gave my pot pie a top crust, because I feel like the bottom crust always gets soggy. If you do want to add a bottom crust, I suggest blind baking it. What does blind baking mean? It's when you bake your pie crust without a filling in order to crisp it up.

Why is my chicken pot pie bland? ›

Not adding enough herbs

However, these approachable flavors can also make this dish come across as bland if you're not careful. Basic seasoning with salt and pepper is the bare minimum. But your pot pie will not reach the next level without herbs. Dried or fresh herbs both work in this dish.

Should I cover chicken pot pie with foil when baking? ›

Bake the pot pie until the center of the crust is evenly golden brown—and don't forget that the crust edge loves to bake at a faster rate than the filling—so covered it with strips of foil or make a foil collar of foil as pictured, to protect the crust edge from getting overly baked while you wait for the center to ...

What is the difference between chicken pie and chicken pot pie? ›

In the South, some folks make a distinction between chicken pie and chicken pot pie. Chicken pies, also known as “chicken and pastry,” are the savory versions of fruit pies or cobblers, made with homemade crust and no, or very few, vegetables. Chicken pot pies typically include vegetables and have a top crust only.

How do you make Marie Callender pot pie? ›

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Thaw pot pie 5 minutes at room temperature. Gently pierce center crust 4 to 5 times with a fork to vent.
  3. Cook on baking sheet in center of oven 1 hour 35 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  4. Remove pot pie from oven on baking sheet.

What can you put on the bottom crust to prevent it from getting soggy? ›

Crust dust is a 1:1 mixture of flour and granulated sugar. When baking a pie, especially a fruit pie, a couple of teaspoons of crust dust sprinkled into the bottom of the crust will help prevent the crust from becoming saturated with juicy filling as it bakes.

Should I egg wash the bottom pie crust? ›

You've spent time and effort putting the pastry together, so don't sell yourself short by skipping the final step—the egg wash for the pie crust. The truth is that cream and egg washes are a simple but vital step to improving the appearance and flavor of pies and other baked goods.

Should you poke holes in bottom of pie crust? ›

With docking, the holes allow steam to escape, so the crust should stay flat against the baking dish when it isn't held down by pie weights or a filling. Otherwise the crust can puff up, not only impacting appearance but also leaving you with less space for whatever filling you have planned.

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