Chicken Pot Pie

June is the rainy season in Florida. It rains everyday for at least a half hour. I love to make comfort food when it’s gloomy and rainy outside. My kids love this meal. I love this meal. I could eat the whole pie by myself. It is a little work to make but you can taste the love in it.


Chicken Pot Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cubed
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen carrots and peas
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 32 oz. carton chicken broth for boiling(reserve 1 3/4 cups chicken broth for sauce)
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 (9 inch) unbaked pie crusts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C.)
  2. Place one of the crusts in the bottom of a pie pan and prick with a fork. I like to slightly bake the bottom crust before filling the pie so it isn't soggy. Just bake for 5-6 minutes at 425 degrees.
  3. In a pot, combine the raw chicken, carrots, peas, celery. Add the carton of chicken broth to cover and boil for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, drain (reserving 1 3/4 cups chicken broth for filling) and set aside.
  4. In the saucepan over medium heat, cook onions in butter until soft and translucent. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, and celery seed. Slowly stir in chicken broth and milk. Simmer over medium-low heat until thick. Remove from heat and combine with the chicken, carrots, peas, and celery mixture. Here you can add more chicken broth if you like depending how runny you want your filling.
  5. Place the chicken filling in bottom crust. Cover with top crust, seal edges, and cut away excess dough. Make several small slits in the top to allow steam to escape.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Notes

Source: adapted from Allrecipes

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  1. What a yummy dish. I love the photo. I’ve never made chicken pot pie, so I must try out this recipe.

  2. Yum, that looks delish!

    Katie xox

  3. I made a modified version of this recipe a month or so ago and it was the best chicken pot pie I had ever eaten! For the filling I used a bag of frozen mixed veggies and I also added potatoes as well. I added a cube of chicken bouillon also and the sauce was so flavorful and amazing! I have been meaning to make this again ever since and your post has given me the push to do just that!

  4. I just made this tonight and it was wonderful!! Thanks for posting!

  5. Deanna Reeder says:

    Christy, it’s Deanna! I just wanted to tell you that I made this last night and got wonderful reviews from the family….. It was so incredibly YUMMY!! I’m really excited to try more of these recipes, they all look soo good!

    Luv, Dee

  6. just made this and it is sooooooooo good! and so filling!

  7. I’ve been making this same recipe (from Allrecipes.com) for a year now. It is SO good. The first time my husband tired it he said, “Wow….WOW, this is like a symphony in my mouth…flavored to perfection”. That means a lot coming from a conductor!

  8. Made this last night – sooooo good! The filling/sauce is delicious. I took @Amy Kelly’s advice and added a boullion cube and red skinned potatoes. I also used a ready-made bottom crust and put Bisquick biscuits on top. Next time, I’ll skip the bottom crust and just go for the Bisquick because I wanted more of that great filling! Good news: I have lots of filling left over so it’s in the freezer and will be perfect for a cold day…will be getting a lot of those soon in Columbus, Ohio!

  9. am thinking this would be a great recipe to use with left over turkey after Thanksgiving… please let me know your thoughts on that idea! your pics are wonderful…

  10. @carrie,
    I think this would be absolutely perfect with leftover turkey!
    Christy

  11. i made it with leftover turkey from Thanx and also added potatoes to it! it was the best pot pie and first pot pie i’ve ever made. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!

  12. @Carrie,
    So glad you liked it! Makes me want to make it right now…
    Christy

  13. I made this pot pie last night for my mom…chicken pot pie is her favorite meal and she’s been making her mother’s recipe for years, but she said this was better! She loved it and I did too. I think boiling the chicken and veggies in the chicken stock gives it a lot of flavor that’s not always there. Thanks, Christy! Your site NEVER fails me!

  14. I made this last night for a dinner party, and it was wonderful!!!! I have leftovers that Im gonna freeze so we can enjoy this again in a few weeks!!!

  15. I made this tonight, and my husband said it was better than his Mom’s!! He has never said that before. I was not fortunate enough to meet his mother, she passed before we met. My husband & others always brag about what a great cook she was. I used fresh carrots, because he does not like frozen, and added a potato. Thanks for the recipe!

  16. HI! This is the best chicken pot pie I have ever made. I wanted to let you know that I also recommended it on my blog to my readers for them to try. http://mamaknowszest.wordpress.com/

    Kindly,

    Christina

  17. Oh I love pot pie & will definitely have to try this!! I am not a fan of peas whatsoever, so I’ll probably substitute with some broccoli. I’m thinking some cubed potato would be nice as well. When would you suggest I add these two??

  18. @Rose,
    I would add cubed potato when you add the celery and carrots. The broccoli I’m not sure. Probably you could add it later so it’s not mushy.

  19. What brand of pie crust do you use?

  20. @Becca,
    I used Pillsbury pie crust. Good luck!

  21. Thank you! I’ll be trying it out this week. :)

  22. Do you have any tips for freezing pies? Would live to stock my freezer with a few for quick/healthy dinners! :)

  23. @Rena,
    To be honest I do not freeze many things and am not familiar with the best way to freeze pies. I would think just to make sure you wrap it in plastic wrap and then in foil.

  24. Brenda Sheaffer says:

    Just got done making this for dinner tonite and it looks awesome! cant wait to pop it in the oven later and have my first piece! :)

  25. Looks great.. do you think it would freeze well? Im trying to stock the freezer for a baby.

  26. Hi I’m a new cook so excuse this possibly naive question. Do you add the chicken raw to boil?

  27. @Anonymous,
    Not naive. I add the chicken raw to boil…

  28. Great recipe! My family loved it… all your recipes look amazing! Please add more!

  29. This dish is wonderful. I made it a few weeks ago and will be making it again this week. One tip: Don’t use the Great Value (Wal Mart) brand crust. It is sweetened, and not good for a savory dish.

  30. i use canned mixed veggies and then add cream of chicken soup. so easy and delish. After i cook chicken (just brown it on the stove) i chop up in soup and veggie mixture and then add to pie pan. I also use the pre-prepared crust. I don’t do a bottom crust because i think it soaks up alot of the yummy broth. It is delicious and super easy

  31. Can somebody plz tell me the recipe for the pie crust Coz a readymade crust is not available here.

  32. @Anonymous,
    Everyone told me that this is the recipe I should be using by Pioneer Woman:
    http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2007/12/p-p-p-pie_crust_and_its_p-p-p-perfect/

  33. Thanks so much for this recipe – my hubby loves chicken pot pie & this is his favorite! I tweak it slightly by adding 2 chicken bullion cubes, 1/2 tsp pepper & potatoes! However the original recipe is fabulous as is!!! Thanks again, it’s now a weekly dish my husband begs for :)

  34. This is probably a stupid question but is the chicken raw when you put it in a pan with the peas, etc to boil? I’m assuming so. I have a hard time cooking meats for some reason…..completely clueless!

    • In my experience with making this (and I’ve probably made it about 15 times since I first saw on this site!) is that I cook the chicken in a pan, and while that is going I put the veggies sepereate, so when the chicken is just about done I put everything all together. I find that it just takes too long for the chicken to cook when boiling in the pot.

      *and I just gotta say… This IS the absolute BEST Chicken Pot Pie I have EVER had…. my whole family loves this!*

  35. @Anonymous,
    A totally valid question. I put the raw chicken in to boil with the peas.

  36. Will make this today. Looks delicious!

  37. This was my first time making Chicken Pot Pie without “Cream of…” soups as my base. I will NEVER go back. This was delicious! The entire family loved it! :-)

  38. I thank u so much for this recipe…..my hubby love love love loves this….I get so many thank you darlings when I make it and more when I make enuf for leftovers which w 3 kids takes a triple recipe!!!! Thank you!!!!

  39. Delicious! First time making pot pie and it’s fantastic.

  40. This may be a dumb question, but should I reserve 3/4 cup of broth or 1&3/4???

  41. my husband is real picky so I will probably try it with hamburger or beef stew meat and I am sure it will taste just as good. It can be real hard when you have a picky eater to cook for. But some how I have managed. I have learned how to switch ingredients around or just not tell him what some of the ingredients are to get him to eat. Ha Ha!!!

  42. I’ve never attempted a pot pie before… but… it is boiling away as I type… just a few more steps and about 45 more minutes and I will know whether this was a flop or a success… but just from the smell of it right now, I’m betting on a huge success! For those of you who added potatoes, about how many did you do? I will definitely want to try that next time! :) thanks!!

  43. Just made it again and it was great like always!

  44. I’m making this tonight and I was just wondering how many it serves? I have 4 adults and a toddler will there be enough?