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 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter cut into cubes
  • ½ cup cold buttermilk
  • 1-2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 large egg beaten, for the egg wash

For the pot pie filling:

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • cup diced onion
  • 2 medium carrots sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 stalk celery sliced (about ½ cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ⅓  cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½  teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 ¾ cups chicken broth
  • ½ 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. I’ve got it in the oven now, but had to taste the filling prior to it going on. Oh. My. Stars. Amazing. My question is, has anyone modified this for beef?

    1. Yes I’ve used stew beef shredded and I also usually add potatoes but this has been my go to recipe for a couple years now. It’s so delicious, I even use the crust recipe for all my other pies

  2. very very good. Was a little unsure about the pie crust. Havent used this method before, and wasnt sure about skipping a blind bake… but TRUST IN THE RECIPE!!!! it was honestly to die for.

  3. 5 stars
    A delicious comfort food,I made it today, husband’s suggestion. I did substitute some ingredients and it worked out great. Thank you for the recipe,a very versatile recipe.

  4. I have to say my entire family went crazy for this meal! I did use pre made pie crust witch saved me so much time. I also peeled and cut up about six baby white potatoes into small bits and let sit in the pan along with the heavy cream. I used frozen peas and carrots but then used a can of drained canned sweet corn. It gave it a nice sweetness throughout the dish. I make my own chicken stock witch just elevated it to a whole new level. I guess what ever your family likes best is what to put in this dish. Thank you for the recipe and tips. It is my go to whenever I am thinking of making a pot pie!

  5. I’ve made this recipe several times and absolutely love it! Now I need to make the pot pie ahead and freeze it, how should it be reheated once frozen?

  6. 5 stars
    My husband and I just love this. It was SO GOOD. He mentioned he liked pot pie so I looked up a recipe. I’m glad I found this one! This will definitely be in the regular dinner rotation. Delicious!!

  7. I was looking for a pot pie recipe and the filling looks like it would be very tasty. I had to make a gluten free pie crust recipe to use with this filling. It’s in the oven now, but the crust was not easy to roll out. Has anyone ever heard of a gluten free store bought recipe? I’m looking forward to serving this for dinner.

    1. Trader Joe’s sells gluten free premade crust! It’s in the desert section of the freezer section 🙂

  8. For hide if you looking for non dairy use coconut milk or cream. It will give it that cream like texture without adding the taste of nuts. Use non sweetened

  9. 5 stars
    Made this yesterday and it was delicious! I was also a little skeptical of the not blind baking the crust, but I trusted the recipe and the crust was amazing, no soggy bottom. I did opt for putting the crust together in the food processor and that worked great as well. Such a yummy, comforting dish.

    1. 5 stars
      Delicious!!! I made a big mess making the dough but worth it…..will be my go to crust from now on. Filling is real comfort food you will crave from now on!

    1. 5 stars
      I just made this last night. You need a large clean counter space, a 6″ dough scraper & rolling pin. It doesn’t seem to be doing anything but making a mess at first but you’re flattening the cold cubes of butter into the flour, then scrape it back into a pile & flattening again. Do that a few times until it’s all very large & flakey. It was so delicious!

  10. How can I make this freezer friendly for a friend who just had a baby? Could I freeze once baked or, should I just sub mashed potatoes for the crust?

  11. 5 stars
    So so good! I’ve always wanted to make my own chicken pot pie. Its been a goal of mine but I’m sure glad that when I did I chose this recipe!

  12. This recipe is delicious and is my favorite CPP recipe by far.
    While the crust always seems to turn out ok and tastes delicious…I am very confused about the directions re. making the pie crust…particularly where you mention rolling the butter in thin sheets.
    How do you roll the butter into thin sheets once it is already incorporated in the flour mixture?
    Could you possibly add this step in your video so I can see how it’s done or write more specific directions to help with the confusion? Thanks so much!

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