Chicken Pot Pie recipe
This homemade chicken pot pie will warm you up and is a classic comfort dish. Featuring a flaky pie crust and juicy chicken and veggies, it is a dish that steals the scene.
You are in for a treat if you have never tasted a handmade savory pot pie. Watch the instructional video to see how simple it is.
From Instant Pot Whole Chicken to Chicken Tortilla Soup, we enjoy simple chicken dishes. This Chicken Pot Pie Recipe is a must-try if you’re looking for chicken meals that the whole family will like!
Describe the pot pie.
A pot pie is a savory pie made with vegetables and meat—typically chicken—in a gravy-like sauce. A top and bottom pie crust is used to make traditional pot pies. Pot pies are a great way to use up cooked chicken, turkey, or even ham that has been left over.
For a chicken pot pie, you’ll need:
With plenty of vegetables and protein, a chicken pot pie can be considered a complete dinner. This stands out from the ones you’ll find in the freezer aisle thanks to the premium ingredients and ample filling. After attempting homemade, there is no turning back. Also needed are only a few basic ingredients:
- Double pie crust: For the top and bottom, you’ll need two pie disks.
- Chicken – You can either prepare your own chicken breasts or use cooked, shredded chicken from a rotisserie chicken.
- Butter and flour are used to create the roux, or the sauce’s foundation.
- Peas, carrots, mushrooms, onion—this dish is stuffed with vegetables.
What Makes a Good Chicken Pot Pie Crust?
A store-bought double pie crust will work in a pinch, but we strongly advise making your own all-butter pie crust. It just requires 5 components, including salt and water, and it can be prepared quickly. It can also be prepared a few days in advance.
When cooked, our handmade crust never gets soggy and rolls out effortlessly. There is no need to prebake so that the bottom stays crunchy. For both savory and sweet pies, such as our luscious Cherry Pie and Blueberry Pie, we use the same pie dough.
- Garlic and parsley – This pie’s savory flavor is balanced by these aromatics and some salt and pepper.
- Cream and chicken stock combine to make the creamy gravy sauce.
How to Make a Homemade Chicken Pot Pie: Making a homemade chicken pot pie is simpler and quicker than you might imagine! For this recipe, a 9-inch pie dish is used.
- Soften vegetables in 6 tablespoons of butter.
- Add the mushrooms and garlic and cook for 5 minutes.
- Stir in the cream and broth, then cook until thickened.
- Add the chicken, peas, and parsley, then turn off the heat.
- Transfer the 12′′-wide pie crust to the pie pan.
- Fill the crust with the filling and top with the second crust.
- Trim the edges and make slits before baking.
Can I use chicken instead?
For a different protein, you might use chopped baked ham or leftover roast turkey for a ham pot pie.
Can I use pre-made crust?
You can use a pre-made crust to save time; just be sure to buy two pie crusts, one for the top and one for the bottom, and to thaw them in accordance with the directions on the package.
Can I prepare this in another dish?
You can use a 9-inch cast iron skillet, springform pan, or even a 9-inch circular cake pan.
Can chicken pot pie be frozen?
Wrap in foil and freeze a pot pie for up to two months. 30 minutes before baking, take out of the freezer (do not thaw). Remove foil and continue baking as specified in the recipe after baking covered with foil for an additional 25 to 30 minutes at 425 F.
When should a pie be considered done?
To determine when something is done, use an instant-read thermometer. Your pie’s inside temperature needs to be 165°F.
How can browning of pie be avoided?
To prevent the edges from protruding over the pie’s center, it helps to pat them down. Cover your pie with a pie shield if it is browning too quickly. One can be created by slicing a 4′′ circle out of the middle of a square of foil. Over the pie, place the pie shield loosely.
Serving suggestions for chicken pot pie:
Since pot pies are so filling and rich in protein, we enjoy serving them as a main dish with mashed potatoes, fluffy dinner rolls, and straightforward vegetable sides:
- Fresh, straightforward, and homemade Caesar salad.
- Baked Asparagus, our go-to asparagus recipe;
- Roasted Brussels sprouts with crispy bacon
- The finest dressing for beet salad