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.
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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. Maria, I always use Gesine Prada’s (baker/chef) chicken pot pie recipe. I have your cookbook and marked your recipe when I read through your book. I used your crust, which is to die for, and her filling which is very similar to yours, however, she also uses vermouth in her filling, and no broth. She calls for milk and heavy cream, I use half and half and heavy cream. I wanted you to know that as much as I have always loved her crust, your crust took my pie to another level. It was a dream to work with Maria. I wanted to ask you what other recipes you would use this crust with the buttermilk for?
    Anyone reading this who is on the fence about this recipe: make it now! Thanks for all of your hard work Maria.

    1. 5 stars
      Making this again tonight, and felt a review was well deserved. I made this recipe for my partner the first time I cooked for him…and we’ve been together almost a year now. Pretty sure this amazing meal helped!! It’s perfect, I cook it exactly as is, and everyone has loved it.
      Thank you for sharing this with us!

  2. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious!!! I have made this recipe multiple times and it is always a favorite to all who have tasted it and the crust is AMAZING, my favorite!! It is fresh, so easy to make and has the right amount of herbs that cause this recipe to be perfect. When I have a busy day I use a precooked savory chicken from the store and it truly is just as tasty. Thanks for sharing recipes worth cooking.

  3. Made this for the 2nd time tonight. This potpie filling is really great. Love the thyme and parsley (had to use dried). Also, I subbed a package of frozen mixed veggies for the fresh peas/carrots. The bit of cream really takes the filling to another level. Delicious and filling. I keep rotisserie chicken breasts in the freezer for this or chicken noodle soup. Makes it so easy and quick.

    1. Just made this and it’s sooo good. It made two pies for me! I’d love to freeze and give to someone. What are your reheat recommendations once frozen? Thank you!

  4. I love this recipe!! Best pot pie. I want to bring pre made filling and crust and assemble last minute at a friend’s house. Can you make filling ahead of time and refrigerate? Or will it be too thick? Just add some extra stock?

  5. This is the receipt I’ve been searching for simple straight forward chicken pot pie. Homey an delicious. My husband ate two helpings an called it a keeper. I didn’t have a cooked chicken so I used 2 large breasts an pouched them in chicken broth then shredded the meat. Used a TJs pie crust other wise made it the same as receipt. so good it will be on my rotation for sure.

  6. 5 stars
    I thought this was awesome! I used Tenderflake pre-made Shells, but again I thought it was great! I always struggle using up my rotisserie chicken, this used it all up perfectly.

  7. I am making four of these this weekend. Am I able to cook two in the same oven at a time? Are there any time or temp adjustments?

  8. Fabulous! The ultimate chicken pot pie!
    First of all, this crust is to die for! I make a lot of crusts…and this is by far the….best….ever! I use it for other pies too! Brings them all to a new level of yum!
    I have to say, that unless you have a prep chef or you have all your ingredients chopped, minced, or shredded ahead of time, this does NOT take 40 mins to prepare! :/ Let’s be honest….it’s more like a good solid hour or more + with the crust. Ok?

  9. Made this for dinner tonight,was wonderful, didn’t have heavy cream so added 1/4 cup sour cream and 1/4 cup cream of chicken soup.Fabulous

  10. 5 stars
    Made this recipe tonight and it was absolutely delicious. I would definitely recommend this delicious pot pie recipe.

  11. I know that I should acknowledge special occasions such as this more often as I generally do not comment to online recipes. This is an exception however. I made this meal yesterday…exactly per the recipe provided…and wow! What an excellent meal. I’m not a trained chef or baker but I cook, BBQ, bake, butcher and process meats on an almost continuous basis. My wife says that I have become “too particular and snooty” as a result. That said, in review, I am not sure how I would tweek this recipe to improve it. It is simply great and I would recommend it to anyone… is. Well done!

  12. 5 stars
    This was the first time I have ever made chicken pot pie from scratch. It was a super easy recipe to follow and fun to make with my husband. It came out so amazing and delicious.

  13. 5 stars
    Best chicken pot pie I have ever had! As soon as I took that first bite it took me back to my childhood days. Crust was amazing! Easy to make. Highly recommend

  14. 2 stars
    The crust recipe needs to be reworked. I have been making homemade pie crust for 30 years and have never had such a problem. It’s sticky and very difficult to handle. I finally rerolled the mess into a ball with my hands and rerolled it out. Not sure if thats going to make it tough. Also it needs to be not super cold when you roll it out so probably shouldnt leave the disks in the fridge more than 5 or 10 mins. Next time I’ll go with the pre made crusts.

  15. 5 stars
    I have been looking for a very good chicken pot pie for a long time.
    I found it. This pie is excellent, sharing recipe with BFFs.
    thank you…..

  16. 5 stars
    Not only is the pot pie great, this is the best pie crust I’ve ever made. If you like pot pie, this is a homerun.

  17. 5 stars
    This is the best chicken pot pie in the world. I’ve been making it for 3 years now, and wherever I take it, it’s always a smash hit. My husband adores it. The crust works well for other pies also—even fruit pies. I love taking a day to make multiple batches of this crust and freezing it for a quick supper any night. I wrap the disks of dough in Saran Wrap and then place them in ziplock bags. Remove from the freezer the night before (or early the morning of) and place in the fridge to soften. They will stay good packed this way for up to 9 months (maybe longer?), and will bake up perfectly. Also, when you are adding ice water to the crust, a “shaggy” dough is just that. If it’s all sticking together in one lump, you’ve added too much water. When it’s a bit tacky and larger clumps are sticking together, it will come together as you roll it out.

  18. 5 stars
    This was DELICIOUS. The crust is light, flaky, and delicious. The filling was flavorful and creamy (not runny or gloppy). I skipped the peas and added frozen shredded potatoes. It took me a lot longer to bake to get the crust done.

  19. 5 stars
    I love this recipe!

    Does anyone know the best way to freeze/store in freezer? Can I freeze without cooking first?
    What are the reheat instructions?

    I am having a baby in a few weeks and wanted to have this ready in my freezer!

    Thank you!

  20. 5 stars
    We absolutely love this recipe! The flavor is so amazing. A huge hit. I’ve made this probably 7-8 times now (since I found the recipe a year and a half ago).

    In a time crunch I have used a rotisserie chicken which is a delicious substitute if needed.

    We have also used a pre made crust when time didn’t allow for homemade. But in my opinion – that’s selling ourselves short bc the delicious homemade crust MAKES it. I’d highly recommend the homemade crust recipe here vs pre made.

    Just wanted to come back to rant and rave to you in the same ways that everyone does to me – no matter who I’m making it for. THANKS YOU for sharing this recipe!!!

  21. 5 stars
    Best pot pie I have ever had! Never made one myself because I thought it was too daunting… and admittedly, I bought ready made pie crust. Only other change was had to use dried herbs as I didn’t have fresh on hand. This was still amazing! Tired, hard working hubby loved it as well as the tweens, whom no one can please, lol!
    Next time I may branch out and make the crust… thank you for a wonderful recipe that I will put in the rotation!

  22. 5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe multiple times after a friend made it for us after our son was born (what a great friend!). It’s just so delicious. The crust is worth the extra effort. I usually make the dough a day or two in advance to make life easier. This pot pie is a favorite in our house.

  23. 5 stars
    OMG the chicken pot pie is amazing. I have added corn and green beans. Plus my sauce gets a little thick so I thin it out with half an half or milk. This recipe is a must on everyone’s dinner plate. Thank you so much

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