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Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Easy Chicken Pot Pie is a hearty meal that is comforting and delicious. Filled with shredded chicken and vegetables in a creamy sauce with a puff pastry crust.

Homemade chicken pot pie is one of my all time favorites. When I am short on time, I often make Chicken Pot Pie Soup which is also creamy and delicious. We also love Brisket Pot Pie for a tasty beef version. 

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closeup of chicken pot pie with lattice crust

Chicken pot pie seems to be one of those dishes that everyone loves, even the picky eaters. It is simple to prepare and can be made ahead of time. This recipe makes two pot pies and it’s easy to freeze one to have on hand for busy weeknights.

Ingredients Needed

  • Cooked Chicken ~ Smoked Chicken or Rotisserie Chicken
  • Butter
  • Onions
  • Carrots
  • Celery 
  • Fresh Garlic
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Chicken Broth
  • Milk
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Dried Thyme
  • Corn
  • Peas
  • Frozen Puff Pastry
  • Egg

Step by Step Instructions

collage: chicken in a bowl, chopped vegetables, making chicken broth, boiling potatoes

  • Shred the chicken.
  • Dice onions, carrots and celery. Mince the onions. 
  • We love to make homemade chicken broth with our leftover chicken carcasses from smoked chickens. You can also use store bought broth for this recipe.
  • Peel, dice and parboil potatoes. Drain and set aside.

cooking onions, carrots, celery in butter

  • Melt butter in a dutch oven or deep sided skillet over medium heat.
  • Cook onions, carrots, celery and garlic until softened.

adding flour to chicken pot pie sauce

  • Whisk in flour and cook, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes.

sauce for chicken pot pie

  • Add chicken broth and milk. Whisk, cooking until thickened. 
  • Remove from heat.
  • Preheat oven to 375°.

adding corn and peas to chicken pot pie filling

  • Rinse corn and peas and stir into mixture with potatoes.

adding chicken to pot pie filling

  • Add Chicken and mix to combine.

pot pie filling in a pie dish

  • Spoon filling into 2 deep dish pie dishes. 

lattice puff pastry over pot pie

  • Cut puff pastry into strips and make a lattice pattern by overlapping the strips.
  • Beat an egg with 1 tablespoon of water.
  • Brush over puff pastry.
  • Place pot pie on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour until puff pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbly.

chicken pot pie on a checked table runner with bowls, spoons, salt and pepper shakers

  • Remove from oven and allow to rest about 10 minutes before serving.

How to Freeze Chicken Pot Pie:

  • Do not brush egg wash over puff pastry before freezing. Wrap pie dish in 2 layers of plastic wrap and a layer of aluminum foil. Label and freeze up to 3 months.
  •  When you are ready to bake, remove from freezer. Remove plastic wrap and foil and brush with egg wash. Bake on a rimmed baking sheet for 1 – 1 1/2 hours until puff pastry is browned and filling is heated through.

Store & Reheat

Leftovers can be covered and refrigerated up to 3 days. Reheat in a skillet with a splash of milk over medium heat. Stir often until heated through.

What to Serve with Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie is really a meal in itself but a green salad makes a great side dish if you would like something fresh on the side.

bowl of chicken pot pie

Add this Easy Chicken Pot Pie to the menu this week for a tasty and filling comfort food meal that will have everyone gathering around the dinner table. 

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Yield: 2 Chicken Pot Pies

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

chicken pot pie with lattice crust

Easy Chicken Pot Pie is a hearty meal that is comforting and delicious. Filled with shredded chicken and vegetables in a creamy sauce with a puff pastry crust.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds potatoes
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 cup onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground rosemary
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 4 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed

Instructions

  1. Shred the chicken.
  2. Dice onions, carrots and celery. Mince the onions. 
  3. Peel, dice and parboil potatoes. Drain and set aside.
  4. Melt butter in a dutch oven or deep sided skillet over medium heat.
  5. Cook onions, carrots, celery and garlic until softened, about 10 minutes.
  6. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes.
  7. Add chicken broth and milk. Whisk, cooking until thickened. 
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Preheat oven to 375°.
  10. Stir in shredded chicken and potatoes. 
  11. Rinse corn and peas and stir into mixture.
  12. Spoon filling into 2 deep dish pie dishes. 
  13. Cut puff pastry into strips and make a lattice pattern by overlapping the strips.
  14. Beat an egg with 1 tablespoon of water.
  15. Brush over puff pastry.
  16. Place pot pie on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour until puff pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbly.
  17. Remove from oven and allow to rest about 10 minutes before serving.

Notes

How to Freeze Chicken Pot Pie:

Do not brush egg wash over puff pastry before freezing. Wrap pie dish in 2 layers of plastic wrap and a layer of aluminum foil. Label and freeze up to 3 months.

 When you are ready to bake, remove from freezer. Remove plastic wrap and foil and brush with egg wash. Bake on a rimmed baking sheet for 1 - 1 1/2 hours until puff pastry is browned and filling is heated through.

How to Store Leftover Chicken Pot Pie:

Leftovers can be covered and refrigerated up to 3 days. Reheat in a skillet with a splash of milk over medium heat. Stir often until heated through.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 346Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 570mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 7g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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