Easy Chicken Pot Pie

This easy chicken pot pie is always a family favorite. It’s the perfect comfort food for any occasion.

 

When my son was younger, he went through a serious chicken pot pie phase. Of course, back in those days, I wasn’t much for cooking.

I mean, sure. I made frozen pizzas and the occasional box of Hamburger Helper, but that was about the extent of my cooking skills.

Oh, how far I’ve come.This easy chicken pot pie recipe is full of juicy shredded chicken and lots of veggies. It's pure comfort food!

Anyway, the kid used to get stuck eating those mini frozen chicken pot pies. I’d always keep them in the freezer and he would get so excited when he’d see me heating them up for dinner.

These days, I’m much more inclined to cook the kid a proper meal at home. Not always, of course. Sometimes you need a frozen meal or two hidden in the freezer. But, most days, we like to keep things more homemade.

Homemade chicken pot pie is pure comfort food.Juicy chicken, lots of veggies, and a simple pie crust! Total comfort in this homemade chicken pot pie!

It’s bursting with flavor from all of the veggies and I love that I can add in extras of the kids’ favorites and leave out onions if my husband is home, because that man hates onions.

To keep things extra easy, I’m using a store bought pie crust for this recipe. I still call this a homemade chicken pot pie, but I have a feeling I’m going to get a few comments arguing with me on that point. 😉 You’re more than welcome to use your own pie crust here. It’ll work great!

This is a double crust chicken pot pie, because yum. Who doesn’t want extra crust??

I used my freezer shredded chicken for this recipe. I always have it ready to go, and it’s perfect for this one!

The sauce that holds everything together is thick and creamy and totally easy to make. Don’t be scared of making a roux. It’s totally simple!

I like to serve this chicken pot pie with a big green salad and my favorite brownie recipe for dessert. You can never go wrong with brownies for dessert.easy chicken pot pie on white plates

My whole family loves this easy chicken pot pie recipe!
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3.65 from 28 votes

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
Servings: 6 servings
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dinner recipes, kid-friendly recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Calories: 481 kcal

This homemade chicken pot pie recipe is quick to throw together and always a hit with my family. It's so comforting and filling. We like to serve it with a big green salad on the side.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup diced peeled potatoes
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 prepared pie crusts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 
  2. Heat a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and melt.
  3. Whisk in the flour and continue whisking over medium heat for 1 minute.
  4. Slowly pour in the chicken broth and milk, whisking constantly. Continue cooking until mixture has thickened. Stir in salt and pepper. 
  5. Add the potatoes and carrots to a microwave safe bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave for 3 minutes.
  6. Add the chicken, potatoes, carrots, peas, and onion to a large bowl. Pour in the chicken broth mixture and stir to combine.
  7. Arrange the bottom pie crust in the pie plate. Pour the filling over the crust. Add the top crust.
  8. Crimp the edges and cut 4 small slits in the center of the top crust to vent.
  9. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
  10. Let sit for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Recipe Notes

After hearing from a couple readers that their carrots and potatoes weren't quite cooking through, I added an extra step of microwaving them before adding to the pot pie. You could also parboil them on the stove.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Pot Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 481 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 1065mg46%
Potassium 512mg15%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 3960IU79%
Vitamin C 15.2mg18%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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