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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.
4.86 from 118 votes
Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Total Time
1 hour 25 minutes


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 1/2 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  5. 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 1/4 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Pot Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 476 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 18g90%
Cholesterol 127mg42%
Sodium 929mg39%
Potassium 287mg8%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 3090IU62%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Maria Lichty

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
    Delicious and easy! I added cubed potatoes to it and couldn’t find any fresh thyme at my grocery store so I had to leave it out but still great. Definitely making it again!

  2. 5 stars
    Made this on a weeknight. I bought crust from the store, but followed the rest of the instructions to a tee. It still took me about an hour and a half. But it was worth it! It turned out delicious and beautiful! Wish I could attach a photo.

  3. 5 stars
    I’ve made this several times. It’s a hit with everyone. First time I made it, I followed the recipe. Now we are dairy free so I sup almond milk instead of heavy cream. It is still JUST as yummy. I also cheat and buy store bought crust though. Thanks for sharing. It’s a great recipe when making a meal for others also!

  4. 5 stars
    I made this with roasted turkey breast and it was incredible! So thick, savory and a lovely flakey crust. My husband said it was RQ – Restaurant Quality! This is another keeper recipe. Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    By far my favorite filling recipe to follow! I have a crust recipe I use for everything. Curious, I’m making this for a vegetarian friend, how might I need to adjust the filling since since there won’t be chicken?

  6. 5 stars
    Amazing recipe. Highly recommend. Made exactly as written including the homemade pie crust. Yes, it took extra time, but the flavor cannot be replaced by a store bought crust. Husband and even my 5 and 7 year old boys ate it including the veggies inside! Thank you for sharing this piece of heaven. 

  7. 5 stars
    This is hands down the best chicken pot pie recipe! Ive made it more than a dozen times and have passed it on to friends who say the same…couple things…i love tyme so i always use 2 teaspoons (i use a good quality dried tyme as apposed to fresh) also if you dont have fresh parsly you can definitely use dried or even italian seasoning works! I add broccoli to mine and always use a full broken down rotisserie chicken. The best comfort food! :o)

  8. I’ve made this several times now, and I love the filling! It’s become my favorite way to use leftover rotisserie chicken. I use a different pie dough recipe that a friend gave me years ago.

    I wanted to say thank you since this has become a favorite in my house, and it’s great comfort food.

  9. I’ve adapted this recipe this for parties a few times and get glowing reviews every time. For the filling, I prepare it making sure the onion, carrot and celery are diced pretty small (~1/4 inch) and typically add in some minced fresh rosemary with the other herbs.

    Rather than one large pie, I cut circles to fill a cupcake pan. I use a small measuring cup to help form the dough (cutting out small wedges if necessary) before placing in the pan. Then I fill the cups and bake. Even without a top crust they brown nicely. The crust of the pies don’t stick to the pan and they will release easily (spilt over filling might stick a bit) for hand held pies. I usually make a double batch (but still using only 1 rotisserie chicken) and get 18-20 pies.

  10. Love this recipe and make it for my family and for meal trains! I’ve noticed several people ask about how long to reheat a cooked pie in the oven and on what temperature. I read about how long to cook an uncooked frozen pie but not the other way around. I never know what exactly to tell people about reheating when I make this for a meal train. Can you share?? Thanks for this delicious recipe! We pass on the thyme and only season with salt and pepper-we also add’s perfect!

  11. This is hands down my favorite pot pie recipe. I use my own pie crust recipe but the filling is perfect! I cut the thyme in half and add rosemary. Everyone raves about it and asks for seconds and thirds

  12. If I want to bake this in individual ceramic pie ramekis – 4″-5″, how would I adjust the baking time so the pie does not get too dry?

    1. I haven’t tried this, but for sure reduce the baking time. I would check at 20 minutes to be safe, Take out when the crust is golden brown.

  13. 5 stars
    This is my new favorite recipe for comfort food. I’ve made it twice and can’t wait for fall to make it again and again. Thanks for sharing!!!

  14. 5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe 4 times already and every time it’s delicious. I use store bought pie crust and make my own shredded chicken. So delicious!!

  15. Pinned this a couple years ago and this is still my go to recipe for chicken pot pie. The flavors are just amazing! I add potatoes and adjust the liquid accordingly and it is just sooooo good! Thank you for a great fall Sunday dinner 🙂

  16. This is a super recipe. I cheat and use store frozen pie crusts. I also add sliced potatoes ( canned work well ), peas and small baby onions. It should be more then 5 stars yummy 🙂

  17. I made this last night and it was fantastic! My husband and daughter loved it as well. Definitely my new go-to pot pie recipe.

  18. If there is such a thing, wld you pls make a suggestion for a dairy substitute for the chicken pot pie and soup recipes? Many thanks

  19. 5 stars
    Can I give this recipe 10 stars?
    The only tweak I make is adding about 1 c of steamed Yukon gold potatoes and reducing the peas and chicken by 1/2 a cup each so the potatoes will fit in the filling. I’ve made it twice and never been disappointed. Don’t cheat with the crust, make it as the recipe calls and you will be greatly rewarded.

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