Easy Chicken Pot Pie

A super easy Chicken Pot Pie made with Rotisserie Chicken and refrigerated pie crusts. This recipe is perfect for a weeknight meal.

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

I don’t know what the weather in your neck of the woods is doing, but after a week of near summer-like temperatures, it was down right cold and damp today. It’s the kind of weather that makes me crave a warm, hearty meal straight from the oven.

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Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie had been one of my favorite comfort foods since I was a child. This Pot Pie is loaded with shredded chicken, potatoes, carrots, and peas. With a layer of pie crust on the bottom and one on top, you’ll definitely get your pie crust fix.

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

If you serve this pot pie with a large salad, you can easily get two meals out of it for a family of four. I like to put one of these together on a Sunday afternoon and have leftovers on Monday or Tuesday. If you’re not ready to bake it right away, you can refrigerate it for a few hours covered in plastic wrap.

Our local market usually has rotisserie chickens on sale on Sundays, making this a very economical meal.

Easy Chicken Pot Pie I like a really thick and hearty pot pie so I make my filling so thick it holds its shape when cut. If you like a looser filling, just add a little extra milk of chicken broth.

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie is a wonderfully delicious and comforting meal the whole family will enjoy!

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

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Easy Chicken Pot Pie
Easy Chicken Pot Pie
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
This easy to make Chicken Pot Pie utilizes refrigerated pie crusts and rotisserie chicken to make a super delicious and comforting pot pie loaded with chicken, potatoes, peas, and carrots.
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 8
Calories: 460 kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Ingredients
  • 1 cup peeled and diced potato
  • 3/4 cup sliced carrot
  • 1/2 cup Challenge butter
  • 2/3 cup diced onion
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 cups shredded chicken from a rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup peas
  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts
  • 1 egg beaten together with 1 tablespoon water to make an egg wash
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place potatoes and carrots in a small saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil for 5-8 minutes to soften. Drain.
  3. Melt 1/2 cup butter in a large sauté pan. Add onions and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add salt, pepper, thyme, and poultry seasoning. Sprinkle flour on top and cook for 1 minute, stirring to evenly cook the flour.
  5. Gradually whisk in chicken broth and then milk. Add potatoes and carrots and let simmer for a few minutes to thicken. Check for seasoning and add more salt and pepper if desired.
  6. Stir in chicken and peas. Turn heat off.
  7. Fit 1 pie crust into the bottom of a deep dish pie plate. Pour filling into pie shell.
  8. Place second pie crust on top and trim excess. Press the two pie crusts together to seal and crimp edge using your fingers.
  9. Brush egg white on top of the pot pie and use a knife to cut 4 slits to let steam escape.
  10. Place on a baking sheet and place in oven and bake for 30 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Pot Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 460
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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124 thoughts on “Easy Chicken Pot Pie

  1. Made this today and the first think out of my husband’s mouth was, “OMG, this is so much better than the frozen boxed ones…Lol) Your recipe was perfect and exactly the kind of chicken pot pie I was searching for. I like my chicken pot pies thick as well. I was a little intimidated to make this at first but it was really an easy recipe to follow and it tasted amazing! Thank you!!!

  2. I made this for dinner today with a few substitutes and it was very good. I live in Lancaster, PA and we always laugh when people call this chicken pot pie. We call this chicken pie as real Lancaster Co. Pot pie is made in a big pot with chicken, potatoes, lots of chicken broth and lots of good home made noodles. NO PIE CRUST. Come visit us sometime and enjoy real chicken pot pie. Thanks for your recipes.

  3. WOW!! Thank you for an amazing recipe. This was my first chicken pot pie attempt and it was a huge hit. I normally buy one from Sam’s Club but it has so much breading and potatoes. The only change I made was I left out the potatoes and just added a little more peas and carrots. This pie blew the doors off the one from Sam’s. My family laughed and said we are never buying another one from there. The 4 of us almost finished the pie and I had a ton of chicken in it, so it was huge. Awesome recipe!!! It will be a weekly request, I’m sure!!

  4. omfg this is one of the best things i’ve ever made. i subb’d curried goat and chopped portabella in for some of the chicken since i was working with leftovers, also added some splashes of white wine. BANGIN.

  5. I left out the potatoes but added a bit more carrots and peas and this was, hands down, one of the yummiest meals I’ve ever made. My family gobbled it up. Thank you!

  6. Mine is in the oven now…..but the filling tasted soooooooo good.

    No Poultry Seasoning, so I uses white pepper, Paprika, a dash of Curry, and some garlic powder. My two year old who helped me cook thought it necessary to add a bit of Lemon Pepper too. Tastes great and I can’t wait for dinner. My first Chicken Pot Pie as I usually use beef or pork.

      1. Hi my name is Dwayne & I’m giving your chicken pot pie a go. Not having done much cooking I have to ask about the egg wash. In the ingredients an egg is to be beaten together with a tbsp of water, but in the instructions the egg white mixture is to be brushed on. Am I supposed to mix only the egg white with water? Does it matter?

  7. Just wondering if I could assemble this Chicken Pot Pie in the deep dish pie plate and then freeze it, unbaked, for a few days until i can bake it. What do you think? It sounds wonderful, especially based on all the reviews. My son loves chicken and turkey pot pies. So I am hoping this will be a hit. Thanks.

  8. I ran across this recipe and was amazed by the number of positive reviews. I had guests for dinner last night and decided to make it. It was simple to make, came out perfectly and was really delicious – everyone loved it. Thank you so much!!

  9. Thank you for this wonderful recipe! I made it for my boys as I was leaving for a work trip – I left It unbaked in the refrigerator and they put it in the oven at dinner time. They all texted me to tell me “thank you “ and that it was delicious. Making it again tonight per request.

  10. I’ve made this dish so many times! I need your advice. I am literally cooking this in the oven right now. I have decided to save it for a last minute dinner I’m hosting tomorrow with some girlfriends. How would you reheat this after being cooked and refrigerated?

    1. I know I am too late answering your question. Sorry!!
      I think it tasted fine reheated in the microwave, but for company it might taste a little crisper if you do it in the oven. Try 15 minutes or so in a 300 degree oven. If the crust is getting too brown, cover it with foil.

  11. I have made chicken or turkey pot pies for years. I buy the box pie crust pix & roll out one & place it in a deep casserole dish.
    I buy these package gravy mixes: turkey or country & add the water as instructed, then add a can of mixed vegetables, the meat, salt & pepper. Pour into pie crust-then put the other rolled crust on top. Make slashes on top to let the steam out. Bake about 20-40 min.
    Always turns out super!!

    1. My Anna loved it too when I’d make it for her and her 2 sisters..
      A breakfast bowl with eggs,spinach,garlic,potatoes and onions also makes for a GREAT BAKE!
      All is good in a pot pie

  12. Just made this recipe and it tasted great. A couple changes – didn’t have poultry seasoning so added a chicken bullion cube. I also sautéed in some mushrooms and garlic with the onion as I had some to use up. Finally, forgot to brush with egg white, so brushed with melted butter when I took it out of oven. (Tried precooking the bottom crust for a bit as some one suggested but it shrunk down the sides of the dish and made adding the top crust difficult).

  13. Any advice about making this ahead of time, refrigerating and baking next day?

    Have made several times and everyone has enjoyed it immensely.Doubled the recipe for crowd just increased flour to thicken. A wonderfully delicious pot pie recipe!!

    1. I would make the filling the day before and quickly assmeble it just before baking. You may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time if the filling is cold when you pop it in the oven.

  14. I don’t have a deep dish pie plate or cast iron skillet… is it possible to use regular pie plate? other suggestions?

    1. I used a circular casserole dish and it worked great. It was a little difficult to get out of the pan because the sides weren’t slanted like a regular pie pan but once I got the first piece out it was much easier.

    2. Alicia I still use a tin foil shell to bake them in. Just find the right size bowl and not too deep ,, put in the tin foil,two layers, fill the bowl with the chicken pot pie mixture and carefully pull out the mold placing in on the pie tin.
      Poof!

  15. Can this be made with black eye peas instead of the vegetables. I do not eat vegetables (please do not judge me) but love the black eye peas and even potatoes. Use to eat the pot pies as a kid but always picked out the vegetables.

      1. I actually believe these would be either under cooked if left raw when placed in the pie shell, or over cooked if placed precooked into the shell. Yuk. Do the pie with more chicken and potatoes. Use fresh herbs instead of dried herbs. Add a pinch of vegetable powder for hidden nutrition, if you choose. Leave the black-eyed peas as a side dish.

  16. I’m not a fan of the potatoes in my pie, so I replaced them all with a whole lot of carrots and peas. Added a bit of minced garlic to the onions. I couldn’t leave this alone. It was the best I’ve ever ate. Definitely sharing and definitely a keeper in my cookbook. Thank you for sharing! Yummy comfort food goodness!

  17. I’ve made this recipe so many times I have it memorized. It’s soooo good! Also my “go to” recipe when I take a friend, new mom, etc. dinner. Not too much work but has a big WOW factor. Wouldn’t change anything about it.

  18. I thought I would give it a go. My wife was pleasantly surprised and so was I. Come on guys, I’m 70 and found it quick and easy to make and so DELICIOUS. Think PIE and all the variations and possibilities.

    1. Yes! I used Pictsweet mixed vegetables along with the onions and potatoes. Can’t wait to do it again with leftover turkey after Thanksgiving!! The possibilities are endless…

    1. Sandra, you do precook the potatoe. The frozen peas dethaw quite quickly in the mixture and what doesn’t get heated through will do so while cooking in the oven 🙂

  19. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe! I only had a regular pie pan so I had extra filling. Never fear it will not go to waste! I froze it for my traveling husband when he gets back. I’ll make him a little one just for him. 🙂

  20. Pretty good! I like to pile on the veggies, so I add a cup of finely chopped broccoli when I add the peas. I also throw in some garlic while the onions are cooking, and add a little burn of melted butter to the egg wash. And while the components of the filling are cooking I bake the bottom crust for 12-13 minutes. I’m a dog groomer- my days are long and physically demanding, and I don’t get home til 8:30. I bake this on my day off (and use the chicken carcass to make a pot of stock, which I use for the broth in the pie and soup for dinner later in the week) and warm it up for dinner the next two nights so I don’t have to cook. My fiancé and I love it!

    1. Broccoli is a great idea. My daughter is vegetarian so sometimes I make her veggie pot pies and add lots of broccoli and cauliflower.
      I am looking for a dog groomer so I wish you lived near me 🙂

    2. I made this last night and the bottom crust was soggy. I was thinking I needed to cook the bottom crust a little first. Does cooking it first help?

  21. Tonight will be my third time to make this!! My family loves it. Haven’t bought a frozen chicken pot pie since the first time making this one!!

  22. I made this tonight for dinner, and it was absolutely the best Chicken Pot Pie ever. My husband couldn’t stop staying how delicious it was. I’ve tried a lot of recipes found on Pinterest, but I have never left a comment. That’s how good this recipe was! I’ll be browsing your blog for more. Thanks!

  23. Quick question, can I freeze these pies? I have a friend who is having a baby and thought it would be great to make and for them to have on hand when they wanted.
    Thank you! I have made this four time and each time I have to make two because my family eats it up!

    1. I would say you could freeze the filling. Then just un freeze everything the night before and out it together before you cook it. I’ve done that before. It worked out great. Although not with this specific recipe. 🙂

    2. A little-known fact is that parsley and sage are weaning herbs. In even a small amount, they can cause an under production of breast milk in a newly breastfeeding mom. Sage is a hidden obedient in poultry seasoning. For a new mom who will be breastfeeding, use thyme. Also, go very light on the onion. Freeze the ingredients for the pie filling in a container or zip lock freezer bag. Include the frozen filling, the yummy recipe, two frozen pie shells and a disposable pie pan when you deliver the meal.

  24. Made this last night for friends and family! And OMG it was amazing! Received plenty of requests to make friends personal pies after they cleared their plate…thank you for sharing! ☺️

  25. I do not have a deep dish pie plate, but I was wondering would a cast iron skillet work for this recipe? I believe it is a 10 1/2 inch cast iron skillet.

  26. We had this for dinner tonight and it was absolutely delicious! Thank you so much for sharing! Will be making this time and time again!

  27. Thanks for thebrecipe! Getting ready to try it!
    Question: should the pie crust in the bottime be browned at all before filling and baking? Thanks. I know sometimes, recipes call for this. 🙂

  28. we love this pie, have made it 3 times now. Always so delicious. I just finished making some pot pie tarts for my one year old! Just the right size for her meals and she loves it. Great recipe, one of my faves!

  29. I can’t wait until I try this on my family tomorrow night. But I have quick but silly question..peas….frozen or canned? Sorry, never made homemade pot pie!

    1. frozen and fresh peas are always preferred in cooking because they are much more firm. The canned peas always have a large probability to get all smashed while stirring and cooking.

  30. Seriously the best chicken pot pie recipe ever. My mother’s pot pies were always so loose so to have a thick and creamy filling is such a treat. Instead of the pie crusts, I used a quick Bisquick topping with some panko bread crumbs and it was amazing.

    Thanks so much for the recipe! Cheers!

  31. thank you for this wonderful recipe! It was very accurate. I followed the exact instruction, the filling was just right amount. I hate to leave extras : )
    Most importantly, it taste awesome! Thank you

  32. Tonight is my second time making this pot pie…last time my entire family LOVED it! From my hubby to my youngest child who is 17 months everyone ate it all plus some and we had leftovers the next day which was also fantastic! I have never posted a comment on a blog or anything else actually but this recipe was worth me commenting…i have actually given it to a few friends and family members and its nothing but “likes” all around! Thank you for posting!

  33. I set aside some of the filling and gave it to my 16 month old for lunch. She loved it! I’ll bake the pie tonight but if there’s any leftover filling I’m going to freeze it in individual 1/2 cup portions as quick meals for the kid.

  34. This is the first time I have ever left a comment on a blog from something I cooked/baked and I do A LOT of both and am an avid Pinterest and blog follower. That’s just how much I enjoyed this pie! Only thing i eliminated was poultry seasoning because im not a big fan and i didnt have any. I made two. One for my family and one for my neighbor. After doubling the recipe i had enough filling to freeze for a later meal. I make lots of freezer meals and i will add this to my list. Thanks for the recipe.

  35. Love this pot pie. I added a can of cream of chicken soup and added chicken broth as needed to mixture to make it more creamy. My family loved it. Had mixture left over and made individual pies, great for snack time.

  36. Making this for the second time tonight. You’ve made a lover out of my chicken pot pie hating nephew! Thank you for sharing this!

  37. My daughter LOVES chicken pot pie and I shy away from making it because its complicated – but your version sounds easy and so incredibly delish! Love a thick filling!

  38. Man, it has been so so long since I’ve had chicken pot pie! This sounds delicious – perfect for a weeknight with a big salad! I need more easy meals these days … too much going on!

  39. Love those short cuts for an easy weeknight meal. I know we have had the craziest weather here too one day really hot and the next day cold. There is nothing like a little chicken pot pie to make you feel better. Take care, BAM

    1. I fixed this for first time tonight…awesome! I will, however, be investing in a deeper pie dish. I used the deep dish pie crust out of the freezer section. I didn’t even add everything to the recipe and it was over flowing. I followed the directions except for the veg prepping. I plan on using the Pillsbury pie crust next time and have even thought about using my set of soup bowls with handles to make make smaller individuals and then freezing a couple. He absolutely loved this. If I included all the ingredients….I would be making two of the crusts I used !!! Will be making this again.. so nice not to be using cream of chicken or any other can soup…!

      1. hi! I’m making this now with the frozen deep dish pie crust… Did you flip one out of the tin and use it as a top????

  40. This looks scrumptious. I love the convenience of rotisserie chicken and the idea of being able to put together something like this pretty easily.

    1. I’ve made this pot pie twice and —- it’s the BEST! Today I pre-made my filling in the crock pot and finished it when I had time before dinner. The entire family loved the thick all day roasted flavor it had from the slow cooking. This recipe is a 110% winner!

        1. The recipe is perfect as stated. I made my own crust instead of using the commercially prepared type. which probably made it even better than the recipe. The filling was marvelous. My pie came out of the oven looking like it was photographed for a magazine. The final taste result was awesome. It couldn’t have been better at any price or made at the fanciest restaurant anywhere in the world.

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