Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie -this classic homemade chicken pot pie is the ultimate comfort food! Learn how to make this easy chicken pot pie recipe and you’ll never buy a chicken pot pie again!

Chicken Pot Pie slice served on dish

Turkey or Chicken Pot Pie

I know the title of this post reads Chicken Pot Pie, but today we are going to call it a Turkey Pot Pie since I know you all have leftover Thanksgiving turkey in your fridge to use up!  This chicken pot pie recipe works great with chicken or turkey and why not put that turkey to good use by making a delicious pot pie for dinner? I am sure you are all tired of eating leftover turkey sandwiches. It is time for something new!

And if our classic chicken pot pie sounds good, note you have to try our comforting Chicken Pot Pie Soup. It is super creamy and delicious and SO easy to make!

Perfectly baked homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie Your Family will Love

Chicken pot pie is the ultimate comfort food. Buttery, flaky pie crust filled with shredded chicken (or turkey), vegetables, and a creamy sauce. It tastes like home.

Josh makes this recipe all of the time and the boys love it. They get so excited when we tell them we are having chicken pot pie for dinner. They don’t even complain about eating their vegetables because they are eating PIE for dinner. Nothing else matters.

Serving Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Perfectly browned chicken pot pie crust

Tips for making Homemade Chicken Pot Pie:

  • If you don’t have leftover turkey to use up, then you can go the chicken route. For easy chicken pot pie, Josh usually uses a rotisserie chicken from the store. He shreds the chicken and uses it for the filling.
  • And I know you made homemade pie crusts all last week so if you want to cheat and buy a pie crust from the store, I totally get it. This chicken pot pie crust is the BEST, but storebought will work out great too!
  • Chicken pot pie freezes beautifully. After the boys enjoy a few slices for dinner, I usually put the rest away in the freezer so I can reheat leftovers for lunch or busy weeknights.

This classic homemade chicken pot pie is the perfect meal for when you are craving comfort food. My boys love it and I think you will too! And it is the perfect recipe to use up your leftover turkey. Turkey pot pie is the perfect post-holiday meal.

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Chicken Pot Pie

This classic homemade chicken pot pie is the ultimate comfort food! It is a family favorite.
4.85 from 226 votes


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:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • 2 medium carrots sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 stalk celery sliced (about ½ cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/3  cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 cups shredded chicken or turkey
  • 1 cup frozen peas


  • 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 fridge while you make the filling.
  • To make the filling, heat the butter over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add the onions, 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. 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. Pat with your fingers, making sure it is smooth. Trim the extra overhang of dough with a knife and discard. Fill pie with filling. 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.
  • 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.
  • Note-we love making this recipe when we have leftover rotisserie chicken or turkey. This pot pie freezes well. Cool completely and freeze for up to 1 month. You can freeze the whole pie or slices.


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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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 5 stars
    “Perfect”, “Nailed it”, “Pretty solid”. These were the responses I received on the pot pie made exactly as written.
    I was a little skeptical at first with the crust method, but it came together perfectly and was tender and buttery!
    The only pot pie that doesn’t fall apart with the first cut. I will be throwing all other recipes away in favor of this family favorite!

  2. 5 stars
    My family loved this chicken pot pie, it was delish!! I used a prepared pie crust and it turned out beautifully. This will definitely be on the rotation at our house.

  3. 3 stars
    I love the pot pie, but actually getting the recipe is the pits. Have you ever visited this page as a user not the creator? It is the worst experience. Ads cover everything, the page jumps and bounces because of the videos and ads, it causes my iPad to crash, ugh… I know you have to make money, but at this point, I took a screen capture of the ingredients and will delete my pin. It’s is a colossal waste of time.

    1. 5 stars
      I agree. We LOVE this recipe, but my phone has the same experience. Sadly it’s like that with so many pages these days.

    2. Um what? Lol Ads pay for the recipe to be here! All you have to do is tap the link that says “view recipe” and you can bypass all the ads you are complaining about! And if you think Ads caused your device to crash then perhaps you should stick to actual recipe paper books. Your review was supposed to be for the recipe itself, NOT your lack of experince using modern devices and browsing the web! Someone has to pay for things to be online! Its not free. Are books free? No! So why should recipes be free! Get a clue or stay offline! PLEASE!

    3. Select the PRINT button – you can read the concise recipe without ads.

      Alternatively, you can try switching browsers. I prefer It allows users to block ads. When I find the recipe I want, I open it there and can scroll through without disruptions.

  4. 5 stars
    This is my go to recipe when I take a meal to someone. I’ve probably made 12 of them. I use a prepared crust to save on time. Everyone loves it! The recipe is easy to follow and tastes amazing.

  5. 5 stars
    Very tasty! Didn’t have fresh herbs so used 1/3 of amt listed. Chose to serve over hot biscuits.
    Will make again for sure.

  6. 5 stars
    This is a wonderful recipe.
    For me,this one you may want to do in two stages
    Prep vegetables the night before as well as cook the chicken and cut up as well.
    Poaching the chicken will make nice and tender.
    I would have appreciated the dry spice equivalent to the fresh.
    I used too much thyme and it overwhelmed the flavor. So,lesson learned there.
    Lastly,for the life of me,I can’t figure out why there would be sugar in a savory pie crust.

    1. 5 stars
      Lauren, the small amount of sugar used in savory pie crusts, biscuits, breads, etc is added to assist in the browning of the baked product as well as giving the crust a better texture (think of it as that little sort of “crunch” when you bite into fresh baked bread crust, pie crusts, etc.). I hope this helps it make sense to you. Happy cooking!

  7. Hi Maria!
    I love your recipes and can’t wait to try this one! I am planning to make this for a friend who just had a baby; if I make and freeze the entire pie, what instructions do you recommend for reheating? Thank you so much for your help!

    1. Thanks so much! To reheat a frozen pie, don’t defrost, just put it in a 350-degree oven for about 35 -45 minutes or until heated through.

  8. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious…..only my vegetables weren’t all the way cooked….. I guess I needed to saute them a little bit longer.

  9. 5 stars
    Wow! This recipe is so terrific! Best chicken pot pie I have ever had! I have never made pie dough using your method of rolling the butter into sheets/shards — the result is like puff pastry. Beautiful to look at and equally tasty! Thank you!

  10. 5 stars
    Fantastic! I even used just the filling with a storebought crust with great results. Can’t wait to have it again.

  11. I have made this recipe several times. It is a ,very easy recipe. The thyme in the filling makes it the best filling I have me ever had. I also add 1/4 cup white wine. Freezes very well.

  12. 5 stars
    Just want to thank you for this recipe. I make it almost once a month and ALWAYS get compliments on it from coworkers and friends. They always ask when I plan on selling these frozen. I prepare it with Aldis prepared pie crust (slightly sweet) but it’s still delicious.

  13. THIS!!! Was the BEST recipe EVER! I made multi chicken/turkey pot pies, but this one, you guys! Was the best, my husband and I were like, OK, I need another piece! AND guess what? I am not a BIG PIE eater, but I wanted more! Congrats! Best recipe ever for chicken/turkey pot pie… delicious!

  14. 5 stars
    DELICIOUS !! This is the first time I make Chicken Pot pie and it was a winner. The ingredients portion are perfect. My only challenge was I only had just enough pie crust. The chicken melts inside your mouth and the taste was just right. Very comfort food feel. Perfect for cold winter night. And it was easy to make.

  15. 5 stars
    This is the best chicken pot pie I’ve ever made and family approved. I am all about cooking from scratch, but I gave it 5 starts anyway even though I cheated and used 2 refrigerated pie crusts. I didn’t have time. I will try to make the dough next time. I reduced thyme to 1/8 tsp and salt to 1/2 tsp since we don’t care for thyme or too much salt. I cannot wait to share this with friends. Thank you!

  16. 5 stars
    This was delicious! First time I am making a chicken pie and was a big hit in my family! I printed the recipe and will be sitting in my stack of delicious recipes folder for quick use. Thank you for sharing!

  17. 5 stars
    This was one of the best things I have ever made! The crust is unbelievable. The entire recipe is very good, but that crust is just a flaky tasty treat!

  18. 5 stars
    We loved this recipe! The recipe for the crust was a little different than what I am used to seeing, but it turned out fantastic. Definitely a keeper!

  19. I am very excited to try this recipe and plan to make it this weekend. I was wondering whether this could convert to smaller, single-serve pot pies instead of one large one. Any idea how that would impact the baking time?

  20. 5 stars
    Made this today for my son’s Nutrition class. The recipe was easy to follow and the finished product was as delicious.. thank you Maria, keep the delicious recipes coming..

  21. 5 stars
    This is the best chicken pot pie EVER!! The filling is thick and hearty it doesn’t spill out everywhere like other pot pies that I have made. My kids love it…they say it tastes like chicken noodle soup inside delicious pie crust. This will be a forever favorite

  22. 5 stars
    I made the chicken pot pie, I followed the recipe just like it was written, it was delicious a keeper, thank you.

  23. 5 stars
    Amazing! this is the best chicken pot pie recipe I’ve come across. We had leftover beer can chicken so I used that and it was just delicious. Even my 8 year old loved it, and she’s never liked pot pie before. I did cheat and use a store bought crust but next time I’ll try your pie crust recipe too. Thanks!

  24. I used a store bought pie crust so I can’t comment on that portion of the recipe but the filling was very easy to make and came out perfect. It tasted exactly what you would expect from chicken pot pie. I substituted celery for corn but otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. Delicious and easy to make. When I get brave enough to make my own crust, I’ll definitely come back to this recipe as a guide.

  25. 5 stars
    sooo, ive made this recipe about 5 times now and just today idk if its because im on my laptop and not phone I caught that the recipe calls for italian PARLSEY, this entire time ive been using italian SEASONING. still tastes great so if anybody makes the same mistake as me and is worried it will mess it up, it will not. And now ive made it so many times with italian seasoning instead of parsley i’m not sure if I should try it with just parsley, thyme, salt, pep. I’m sure would still be delicious. I use premade pie dough crusts and its great.

  26. How would you recommend cooking after it has been stored in freezer? Should I thaw first or cook from frozen and adjust cooking time? Love this recipe by the way! I make it all the time because it’s one thing I can count on all of my kids loving!

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