Chicken Pot Pie Recipe (VIDEO)
This homemade Chicken Pot Pie is classic comfort food and will warm you up. It’s a show-stopping dish with a flaky Pie Crust, filled with saucy chicken and vegetables.
If you’ve never tried a homemade savory pot pie, you are in for a treat. Watch the video tutorial and see how easy it is.
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Chicken Pot Pie Video Tutorial:
Homemade Chicken Pot Pie is way better than store-bought or frozen pot pie. From the buttery homemade crust to the saucy, satisfying center, it’s no wonder the Pot Pie is so famous!
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What is a Pot Pie?
A pot pie is a savory pie filled with meat (usually chicken) and vegetables in a gravy-like sauce. Classic pot pies are made with a top and bottom pie crust. Pot Pies are an excellent way to re-purpose leftover cooked chicken, turkey, or even ham.
Ingredients for Chicken Pot Pie:
A chicken pot pie is a meal in itself – loaded with vegetables and protein. The high quality ingredients and generous filling really differentiates this from the ones you’ll find in the freezer section. Once you try homemade, there’s no going back. This also requires simple ingredients:
- Double Pie Crust – You’ll need two pie disks for the top and bottom.
- Chicken – Use shredded cooked chicken from a rotisserie chicken or cook your own chicken breasts.
- Butter & Flour – These make the roux or base for the gravy sauce
- Onion, Carrots, Mushrooms, & Peas – this is loaded with vegetables
- Garlic and Parsley – These aromatics and simple salt and pepper balance this savory pie.
- Chicken Stock & Cream – form the creamy gravy sauce
The Best Crust for Chicken Pot Pie:
In a pinch, this recipe will work with a store-bought double pie crust, but we highly recommend using a homemade all-butter Pie Crust. It is 5 ingredients (including water and salt) and takes just minutes to make. You can also make it a couple of days ahead.
Our homemade crust rolls out easily and it never gets soggy when baked. The bottom stays crisp without needing to pre-bake. We use this same pie crust for savory and sweet pies like Apple Pie, our juicy Cherry Pie and Blueberry Pie.
How to Make Chicken Pot Pie:
A homemade Chicken Pot Pie is easier and takes less time than you think! We use a deep 9″ pie dish for this recipe.
- Sautee vegetables in 6 Tbsp of butter until soft.
- Add mushrooms and garlic and saute 5 min.
- Add cream and broth and simmer until thickened.
- Stir in chicken, peas, and parsley and remove from heat.
- Roll out pie crust to 12″ and transfer to a pie pan.
- Add Filling into crust and cover with the second crust.
- Crimp edges, cut slits, brush with egg wash and bake.
Make-Ahead Tip: Chicken pot pie reheats beautifully. Just warm it in the microwave until heated through. The sauce stays creamy without separating and it tastes just as good as the day you made it!
To save time, you can substitute a store-bought crust, just be sure to get a double pie crust for the top and bottom and thaw according to package instructions.
You can use a 9″ diameter cast iron skillet, or even a 9″ round cake pan or springform pan.
To freeze a pot pie, cover with foil and freeze up to 2 months. Remove from the freezer 30 minutes before baking (do not thaw). Bake covered with foil for an extra 25-30 minutes at 425˚F then remove foil and bake as directed in the recipe.
Use an instant-read thermometer to test for doneness. The internal temperature of your pie should reach 165˚F.
It helps to Pat down the edges so they don’t rise above the center of the pie. If your pie is browning too quickly, cover it with a pie shield. You can make one by cutting a 4″ circle from the center of a square sheet of foil. Place the pie shield loosely over the pie.
What to serve with Chicken Pot Pie:
- Caesar Salad – so fresh, simple and made from scratch
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts – with crispy bacon
- Baked Asparagus – our go-to asparagus recipe
- Beet Salad – with the best dressing
More Chicken Dinner Recipes:
If you love this Chicken Pot Pie, then you won’t want to miss these family-favorite chicken recipes.
- Spatchcock Chicken – a genius way to cook a whole chicken
- Chicken and Rice – quick and easy in an instant pot
- Chicken Parmesan – crispy, cheesy and so saucy
- Chicken Marsala – classic restaurant re-make
- Chicken Stir Fry – with a simple, tasty sauce
Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
This homemade Chicken Pot Pie is homey, cozy and will warm you up. It has a homemade flaky Pie Crust and is loaded with juicy chicken in gravy and vegetables. If you've never tried a homemade savory pot pie, this will impress everyone.
- 1 homemade pie crust, (2 disks)
- 4 cups cooked chicken, shredded*
- 6 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 medium yellow onion, (1 cup chopped)
- 2 medium carrots, (1 cup) thinly sliced
- 8 oz white or brown mushrooms, (stems discarded), sliced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tsp salt, plus kosher salt to garnish
- 1/4 tsp black pepper, plus more to garnish
- 1 cup frozen peas, do not thaw
- 1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped, plus more to garnish
- 1 egg, beaten for egg wash
In a dutch oven or pot, melt 6 Tbsp butter. Add diced onions and carrots and saute 8 minutes over medium heat until soft.
Add sliced mushrooms and minced garlic and saute another 5 minutes until mushrooms are softened.
Add 1/3 cup flour and stir constantly for 2 minutes. Add chicken stock, and 1/2 cup heavy cream then bring to a simmer and cook 1 minute or until mixture is a thick gravy consistency. Add 2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, or season to taste. It should be well-seasoned.
Add shredded cooked chicken, frozen peas, and 1/4 cup parsley. Stir to combine then remove from heat and cool slightly while you roll out the crusts. Roll 1 chilled pie crust disk into a 12” diameter circle. Carefully transfer it into a 9” pie dish. Spoon the pie filling over the bottom crust.
Roll the second disk of pie dough into a 10” diameter circle and place over the pie filling. Fold the excess dough behind the bottom crust then crimp the pie crusts together to seal. Use a sharp paring knife to cut 5 small slits in the top to allow steam to escape. Brush the top of the crust with the beaten egg and sprinkle lightly with coarse salt and pepper.
Bake at 425˚F for 30-35 minutes or until top crust is golden brown. If edges are browning too fast, cover with a pie shield or make a shield by cutting a 4” diameter circle from the center of a sheet of foil and placing that over the pie. Once out of the oven, rest for 15 minutes to cool slightly before slicing.
*Use leftover shredded rotisserie chicken (light or dark meat), or cook and shred 2 large chicken breasts to get 4 cups shredded chicken.