Keep those individually frozen pot pies in the freezer and make one big impressive Chicken Pot Pie! Filled with lots of chicken and vegetables and surrounded by a flaky pie crust, you will forget about those frozen pies for good! Try my Chicken Pot Pie Casserole for an update on the traditional pot pie.

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Chicken Pot Pie

There is just something comforting about a Chicken Pot Pie. It’s amazing how they have stood the test of time and have become a very popular dish in the United States. Originating in Greece without the top pastry, they were called Artocreas until the Romans added the top part of the pastry. These meat and vegetable-filled pies are as hearty as they are tasty!

Steps on how to make a chicken pot pie

Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Don’t let this Chicken Pot Pie Recipe intimidate you. There are a lot of ingredients, but the only time-consuming part is chopping the vegetables. So, turn on some music or listen to your favorite podcast and chop away!

Overhead view of Baked Chicken Pot Pie

How to Bake Chicken Pot Pie

While the chicken and vegetables are simmering, take out a 9-inch pie pan. Be sure it is 9 inches! If you go smaller, your pie crust and all the fixings inside will spill over! After all the chopping you have just done to prepare this recipe, you don’t want to lose any of the deliciousness inside! Use one pie crust to layer the bottom of your pie pan.

Removing a piece of Chicken Pot Pie from Pan

If you are feeling really ambitious, you can always make your own Never Fail Pie Crust! (Highly recommend!) Maybe buy one pie crust at the store and make one on your own for your two crusts–just an idea! Anyway, after putting down the first pie crust, fill it in with your simmered chicken mixture. Then, since we are not baking an Artocreas (no top), cover the mixture with the second pie crust. Make sure you seal the edges of the pie crusts, either with your fingers or a fork, brush the top with the egg wash, and make a few slits across the top of the crust. Bake it for 30-40 minutes before you show off this impressive dish!

How to Avoid Burning the Edges

So, you have taken the time and effort to put together this magnificent Chicken Pot Pie, and maybe even made your own homemade pie crusts! All of a sudden you notice the edge of the pie crust is browning a little too fast–oh no! Well, don’t fret, simply make your own pie shield. Take some aluminum foil and cut it into a ring to go over the edge of the pie crust. You can do this before you begin baking, for about 20 minutes or so, or after you notice the edge getting brown.

Bite of Chicken Pot Pie with Flakey Crust

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Chicken Pot Pie

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Loaded with chicken and vegetables and surrounded by a flaky crust, Chicken Pot Pie is the perfect comfort food to fill you up!



  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 cube chicken bouillon, crushed
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups chopped carrots, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups diced red potato
  • 1 ½ cups sliced celery, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups frozen peas
  • 1 can (15 ounces) corn
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  • 2 pie crusts, 1 for the top and one for the bottom
  • 1 egg, whisked (for egg wash)


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter.
  • Add flour, whisk and cook for 1 minute, or until it starts to come together.
  • Add apple cider, chicken stock, milk, and bouillon.
  • Simmer until thickened, stirring often (about 5 minutes).
  • Add chicken, onion, carrots, potato, celery, peas, corn, and, mix well.
  • Add parsley, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper and stir until combined.
  • Simmer for 20 minutes on low.
  • In a prepared 9-inch pie pan, add the bottom pie crust.
  • Pour the chicken mixture on top of the crust.
  • Cover with the second pie crust.
  • Using a fork, seal the edges of the two pie crusts together.
  • Brush the top lightly with egg.
  • Make 4-5 small cuts in top crust to vent.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes (until top crust is golden brown). See notes for how to avoid burnt crust.


Recipe for Homemade Pie Crust
Make a pie shield (if you do not own one):
Take some aluminum foil and cut it into a ring to go over the edge of the pie crust. Or, roll a long piece of foil into a flat log and wrap it around the pie. You can do this before you begin baking, for about 20 minutes or so, or after you notice the edge getting brown.

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  1. 5 stars
    Great recipe! I double the sauce and simply serve over biscuits. I double the spices ….but not the paprika. This is comfort food at its best!

  2. Thanks for this well written recipe. I tried Dad’s Leftover turkey pie which was wonderful. Yours is similar but has a few changes. I am going to try it out. I usually make 2 and freeze one pre-baked. But my problem is the bottom crust doesn’t seem to get done enough. Do you have any suggestions? Can we partially bake the bottom? Freeze ?

    1. I’ve had this problem too! Last time I made my pot pie I placed a Metal cookie sheet in the oven when I started the pre-heat. I left the hot cookie sheet in the oven and put the assembled pot pie ( in the pie pan, of course) right on the hot cookie sheet.
      This yielded a better bottom crust. It was golden on the bottom and didn’t have that doughy texture.

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