Chicken Pot Pie

December 15th, 2008 by katie

One of my favorite uses for leftover cooked chicken or turkey is a warm, comforting pot pie. You don’t have to use the pie crusts for this if you don’t like it that way. You can just use a top crust, a biscuit topping, puff pastry, or no crust at all-however you like it-but I really like the buttery pie crust and the textures it lends to each bite.  I also use this recipe to make Chicken Pot Pie Soup which is just a thinner version served without the crusts.

If you don’t have any leftover chicken or turkey just brown one pound of boneless, skinless breast meat in a little butter, then add 2 cups of water and bring to a simmer.  Cover and simmer 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.  Remove the chicken to a plate to cool and pour the cooking water into a measuring cup to use in place of the chicken broth called for in the recipe (if needed).

Chicken Pot Pie

serves 8, prep 10 min, cook time 30 min, adapted from Recipezaar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 8 oz mushroom, sliced (optional)
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 cups cooked chicken or turkey, chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen crinkle cut carrots
  • 1/4 cup frozen petite peas
  • 1/4 cup frozen thin green beans, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 2 prepared pie crusts
  • butter, milk, or egg wash
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Prepare pie crusts for double crusted pie.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet. Saute onion and garlic until soft.
  3. Stir in sliced mushrooms and sprinkle with flour.
  4. Cook flour mixture until flour is golden and mushrooms are beginning to brown.
  5. Add broth and milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until thick.
  6. Add chicken and vegetables, cook until hot and thick.
  7. Pour into a prepared bottom pie crust, cover with a top crust.  Brush top crust lightly with butter, milk, or egg.
  8. Cut vents in the crust and bake for 30-35 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool 10-15 min before cutting, if you can wait that long.

Adding 2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese along with the chicken and vegetables is also delicious!  We serve chicken pot pie over a big pile of white rice, but you can also serve the filling over egg noodles for a great chicken and noodles. Use whatever veggie combination you like, I can’t stand the bagged frozen veggie mix so I use my own combination that suits us. You can use whatever frozen veggies you like, about 1 1/2 to 2 cups worth.

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10 Responses

  1. Biz

    That’s probably one of my hubby’s favorite comfort foods. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. Melissa

    I second that – it’s one of our favorite comfort foods too. Just made one about a month ago, couldn’t resist.

    I don’t put green beans in mine, I use carrots, peas, corn and potatoes. I should probably serve broccoli on the side for our health hehe.

  3. noble pig

    Yes, it is the best food ever. I don’t make it cleary enough.

  4. jancd

    This looks really good. I made a turkey pot pie after Thanksgiving very similar to this. Mushrooms would be a nice addition to remember. Jancd

  5. Dede

    For some reason i thought it was harder to make pot pie, thanks for sharing the easy tip of using biscuit toping..im totally making this!

  6. Q.

    Amazing – and just what I want this time of year. I just made a creamy chicken soup yesterday and was thinking it resembled chicken pot pie filling. Love the idea of just doing a few puff pastry stars instead of a full crust.

  7. heidileon

    can you believe I have never tried chicken pot pie? i need to fix that soon because your post made me hungry!

  8. jo

    This pie looks absolutely delicious and ultimate comfort food in my books. Definitely going to try this soon.

  9. Jamie

    This is a great recipe. Love Chicken Pot Pie yet have never made it and I often crave it! Crazy! Yours makes making it more than tempting!

  10. Biz

    I am making this for dinner tonight Katie!

    Happy New Year! Here’s hoping 2011 will be better for you! :D

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