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Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Easy Recipe

This easy chicken pot pie recipe will become a family favorite comfort food the first time you make it.

Homemade chicken pot pie is simply delicious and comforting. The flaky crust, the creamy gravy, and the hearty blend of chicken and vegetables are stick-to-the-ribs good eating.

The ingredients are simple but I put just a little extra effort into this hearty dish to prepare the chicken from scratch. It’s worth it!

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie with top and bottom crusts. I like to cook the chicken from scratch for a delicious and packed with flavor Chicken Pot Pie. Only 8 ingredients. #Chickenrecipe #casserole

The best part of this Chicken Pot Pie recipe is there is always enough to eat leftovers the next day.

Ingredients for Classic Chicken Pot Pie

  • Whole hen (about 2 lbs.)
  • 1 (16 oz.) bag of mixed frozen vegetables
  • 1 can cream of potato soup
  • 1 can cream of celery soup
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • Refrigerated pie shell, the one with 2 per box near biscuits at grocery store
  • 1 tbsp. sage or poultry seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
boiled chicken pulled off the bone and placed into freezer containers
Shredded boiled chicken

Step 1 Preparing the Chicken for Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

My recipe begins by boiling a hen so we have fresh broth and chicken.

That freshness adds tons of flavor to this dish and allows the opportunity to save some chicken and broth for another meal.

The recipe only calls for one cup of broth which means there will be plenty to freeze for other recipes! Chicken Broth freezes well. 

See How To Preserve Chicken Broth with both freezing and canning methods.

Can you use Rotisserie Chicken for Chicken Pot Pie? Yes! Go right ahead. I love a good kitchen shortcut, don’t you!

Step 2

Add the cream of chicken soup and cream of celery soup to a large pot on medium heat. While the soup is heating pour in the mixed vegetables, chicken broth, and seasonings.

Finally, add the diced or shredded chicken into the pot.

Bring to a low boil, stirring occasionally. Cook for about 10 minutes and remove from heat.

Step 3

Prepare your baking dish with nonstick spray. Spread the bottom crust into the bottom of the dish.

Pour the vegetable and gravy mixture onto the crust. Fill it up as much as possible but not to the very edge as it will boil over in the oven while cooking.

Step 4

Now add the top crust and pinch the edges together all the way around the dish.

Use a fork or knife to poke holes in the top for the steam to escape.

Place the dish in the oven at 325° and bake until nice and golden brown which should take about 30 to 45 minutes.

We do bake this at a lower temperature because the easy chicken pot pie filling is hot when we pour it into the crust. The shell will get done too quickly at a higher temperature.

Chicken Pot Pie Crust

One of my shortcuts is using refrigerated pie crusts which is a big time saver. You can find them in the refrigerated section near the biscuits in a long box. There are two per box which is perfect since we want the top and bottom crusts. 

Cresent Rolls for Chicken Pot Pie Crust works great. I have done this and we love it.

Can you make traditional chicken pot pie without a top crust? Yes, you can but it’s so much better with top and bottom crust.

a casserole dish filled with a chicken pot pie with a browned crust on top
Homemade Chicken Pot Pie in an oblong casserole dish

Step 5

Remove from the oven. Serve and enjoy!

chicken pot pie with a big scoop removed revealing the chicken and vegetables under the golden crust

Frozen Vegetables, cream of potato soup, and chicken broth combine to make a scrumptious filling for this Chicken Pot Pie.  Heating the pie filling on top of the stove prior to baking helps to meld all of the flavors. 

It’s an added bonus that this is a one-dish meal too! This Homemade Chicken Pot Pie easy recipe is so good, you will want to eat it again the next day. That is why I usually double the recipe and plan for leftovers the next day.

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Chicken pot pie with vegetables spilling out of the top crust in a white bowl

Shirley’s Delicious Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Easy Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

The ultimate comfort food is a homemade Chicken Pot Pie made in your own kitchen. This easy recipe makes regular appearances at our dinner table.

Ingredients

  • 1 small whole hen (about 2 lbs.)
  • 1 bag frozen mixed vegetables (16 oz.)
  • 1 can cream of potato soup
  • 1 can cream of celery soup
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • Refrigerated Pie Crust
  • 1 Tbsp. sage
  • 1 Tbsp. onion powder
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

PREPARE THE CHICKEN

Boil the hen in a Dutch oven until it falls off the bone.

Drain and debone the chicken.

Shred the meat by hand and set aside.

PREPARE THE VEGETABLES

Into a large pot add the vegetables, chicken broth and soup.

Heat stirring occasionally.

Stir in the seasonings and the chicken.

Heat just until bubbly.

MAKE THE PIE

Prepare a casserole dish with non-stick spray

Spread one pie crust across the bottom and side of the dish.

Pour in the heated pie mixture.

Spread the second pie crust over the top to cover completely

Use a knife or fork to poke sporadic holes in the top of the crust.

BAKE

Bake in a preheated oven at 325° for 30 to 40 minutes uncovered. After 20 minutes of baking, remove from the oven and cover loosely with foil to prevent the top crust from burning, then return to the oven and bake until done and piping hot.

Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 163Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 4mgSodium 486mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 4g

Nutrition information is estimated and may not be exact based on uncontrolled variables in home kitchens used by each individual cook.

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13 Comments

  1. Hi, Shirley ~ I LOVE Chicken Pot Pie but don’t eat it very often. Now that I have a healthier option, I’m going to enjoy it much more often! I’m pinning it for later reference. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This looks heavenly! Pot pie is one of our family favs. We also use a top and bottom crust (my favorite part). Thanks so much for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday.

  3. Love this pie and I love that you use cream of potato instead of cream of chicken soup. Thanks for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom

    1. We like the Cream of Potato soup because it add the little potatoes to the pie. I’ve used the cream of chicken when I didn’t have the potato but with the chicken pieces and the chicken broth already added, I thought the potato would be nice. We like it! Try it and let me know what you think.

  4. Hi Shirley your chicken pot pie looks so good. I hope you will join and share this at our Cooking & Crafting with J & J this week.
    I featured your fabric containers this week at our party. Thanks for sharing that cute craft with us.
    Julie
    Julie’s Lifestyle

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