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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Ingredients
  

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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

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
    Omg this recipe is so tasty!! I used a different pie crust recipe because I didn’t have the right ingredients and used frozen veggies instead of carrots and celery. The flavor in this! Wow! I’ll be using this again. Talk about amazing comfort food.

  2. 5 stars
    This is the best chicken pot pie recipe I have ever made. I do prefer more of a runny center… BUT I added more cream/broth. YUM! I used shredded crockpot chicken. (I made a whole lot of it and use it in various dishes) I should have made 2 of pies. My whole family devoured it!

  3. 5 stars
    I have made the filling in this recipe many times and filled a store-bought crust, and it is quite delicious; HOWEVER, one time, I didn’t have a store-bought crust, so I decided to make the one in this recipe to go along with your delicious filling. OH. MY. GOD. I refuse to use a store bought crust for this ever again. I just can’t. Your crust recipe is honestly PERFECTION. This whole recipe just may be my favorite thing that I have ever made.

  4. 5 stars
    This is absolutely delicious. My husband and I love this so much we’re making it for Christmas Eve dinner (the little ones kiss out because their taste in food does not include anything besides macaroni and cheese)! More for us… Yummmmmm

  5. 5 stars
    Excellent recipe for chicken pot pie. Success on first try! Everyone loved it, flavor, texture, savory taste. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  6. 5 stars
    I love this recipe. Today is the 3rd time I have made it since Thanksgiving. I am wanting to freeze the pie for company coming after the first of the year. Your recipe says to freeze after cooking. Can I freeze before cooking? If you recommend freezing after baking, how do I reheat the pie?

  7. 5 stars
    I love this recipe! I found it a while ago when I ventured to make my own pot pie for my husband and we love it so much I didn’t bother using any other. I wanted to ask how you bake it again to reheat it after it’s frozen as a whole pie?

  8. 5 stars
    Incredible! This is such a delicious recipe, we loved it, I will make it again and again in the future.

    It is labor intensive, but produces a labor of love! I used grated, frozen butter for the crust and given time I would have: 1) made the crust ahead, 2) made the filling ahead and let it cool, 3) blind baked the bottom crust.

    The crust is the flakiest I have ever made and I wonder about the egg wash, which made it come out so lovely, glossy and tasty. Is there a type of pie one would not use the egg wash for, and could this pie crust recipe be used for fruit and other pies?

    Many thanks for this scrumptious recipe.

  9. 4 stars
    The filling is amazing but I was confused about step #2. About when adding the buttermilk so I made my own dough and it turned out just perfect.

  10. 5 stars
    I made this and LOVED it! Thank you for the recipe?

    If I want to make this and gift it to someone to bake, how long can it be refrigerated before they bake it? Or should I freeze it and give it to them frozen? Thank you.

    1. I am so glad you loved the chicken pot pie. I would recommend them baking it the same day you take it over so the pie dough doesn’t get soggy. If they aren’t going to need it right away, you can take it over frozen for them to bake. Or you can bake it and they can reheat it.

  11. 5 stars
    I’ve never ever commented on a single blog post recipe but this recipe deserved me breaking that habit. This was INCREDIBLE. Probably one of the best things I’ve ever made- upped the garlic/seasonings a tad (and added a pinch of Accent because I add it to everything savory) but otherwise followed the remainder of the recipe as written. 1 million % worth making the crust from scratch and will never go back to store-bought. Will also be using this crust recipe for everything in the future.

    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment and report back. I am so glad you loved the recipe!!

  12. If I wanted to add potatoes to this, would I just throw in the raw cubes with the carrot mixture, or would I need to pre-cook the potatoes first? Thank you!!

  13. 5 stars
    First time making pie crust – I was so nervous but this came out incredible. My boyfriend said one of the best things I’ve ever made and I have cooked a lot for him! 10/10 so delicious and flavorful and perfect crust. Thank you!!!!!!

  14. 5 stars
    This was delicious and easy, Maria, Thank You! I had a busy day planned, so I switched it up a little bit. I put the chicken, a bit of the butter, half the seasonings and all of the broth in a slow cooker with the chicken to simmer all day. Then, when I got home from work, I shred the chicken and added the veggies, preheated the oven and quickly made the sauce (using 2 cups of liquid from the crock pot) with the remaining ingredients, tossed it all together, popped it in my pastry (made earlier) and in the oven it went. The flavors were lovely from the all day simmer 🙂

    1. If you are re-heating an unbaked frozen pie, cover with foil and bake it for 30 minutes covered. Then remove the foil and finish baking for another 30 to 40 minutes until the pie crust is golden brown and heated through.

  15. 5 stars
    After making this recipe every other week for a over a year I thought I would write a review. My teenage sons absolutely love this pie, as do the adults. It’s a relatively easy process too. I usually put the chicken breasts in a slow cooker in the morning and shred it as I make the pie. Thank you for this delicious recipe for my picky eaters! I have the raspberry rolls in the oven right now!

  16. 5 stars
    This pie crust – WOW – it turned out really well for me. I used a pastry cutter to cut in the butter but followed the rest of the recipe to the T, and it was mouth watering! I used the left over dough to make some strawberry jam hand pies yummm
    The filling – very tasty! I didn’t have fresh herbs so used dry instead, used 1%milk instead of cream and loved how the chicken was shredded and not chunked!
    Thank you for the great recipe!

  17. 1 star
    This is the worst recipe I’ve ever seen. The dough turned into slop, the whole thing was a complete waste of time and money.

  18. 5 stars
    Soooo delicious!
    Added a little more broth to the ingredients plus about half cup of dice potatoes. Used store bought pie crust and it turned out perfect.

  19. This is delicious! My whole family loved it. I would love to make some and store in my freezer. To freeze it, do I cook it in advance and, if so, how do I re-heat it?

  20. 5 stars
    Delicious! I used rotisserie chicken and homemade stock. I only had 1% milk but my stock is really rich so I think that made up for the lack of fat in the milk. I will definitely be making this again.

  21. 5 stars
    Delish! I went with the store bought crust but I will definitely try homemade next time. I also chose a store bought Rotisserie chicken. This is a keeper for sure.

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