This chicken pot pie is truly the BEST ever! A creamy, savory filling is packed with tender chicken, fresh veggies, and a curated blend of spices. The flaky, buttery crust makes this chicken pot pie irresistible, comforting, and a family-favorite!
What Makes This Chicken Pot Pie So Good
- It’s a comforting classic with a few secret twists! Nothing screams cozy-night-in more than a warm slice of this best ever chicken pot pie. Once the weather dips below 60F, I make this recipe almost weekly and everyone just gobbles it up!
- It’s surprisingly easy to make! With the help of a pre-made pie crust, all you have left to do is assemble the filling. Even beginners have the ability to master this classic recipe in no time!
- It serves quite a few, making it the perfect meal for family, friends, or a holiday party! Though in case of leftovers, while highly unlikely, they hold up super well in an airtight container in the fridge.
Key Ingredients for Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken Broth or Stock – The difference between broth and stock is that broth usually bears a bit more intense flavor than stock. Broth is mostly made using chicken bones, while stock is mostly made using chicken meat and a variety of veggies. While both are delicious, I always prefer stock in this chicken pot pie recipe, which makes it that much more rich and delicious.
Nutmeg – Consider this spice your secret ingredient! Nutmeg is mostly used in sweet recipes, though it adds a bit of unexpected, albeit delicious flavor to this savory recipe. Just a pinch of this warm spice goes a long way in rounding out the irresistible flavors of this comforting dish!
- If you have any leftover chicken on-hand, use it in this recipe! I love roasting an entire chicken early in the week to enjoy in a variety of recipes throughout the week. Once roasted, I set aside chopped breast meat for this pot pie and save the carcass for homemade stock!
- Feel free to customize this recipe however you’d like! If you’ve got leftover turkey, use that. Meatless Monday? Avoid the meat altogether and just add more veggies to make up for the lost volume.
- This chicken pot pie is freezer-friendly. If you’d like, prep the pie ahead of time, then before baking cover it with foil then freeze for up to two months. Once ready to eat, remove from the freezer and defrost completely before following baking instructions per the recipe below.
Other Comfort Food Recipes You’ll Love
- Whole30 Fried Chicken and Mashed Potato Bowl
- Cheese Grits
- Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf with Brown Sugar Glaze
- Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese
- Keto Grilled Cheese
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The BEST Chicken Pot Pie
- Large saucepan
- Small saucepan
- Pie pan
- 2 cups chicken broth or stock see Notes
- 2 small red potatoes peeled and chopped
- 1 celery stalk diced
- 1 carrot finely chopped
- ½ cup yellow onion diced
- ½ cup frozen peas
- 2 cups chopped roasted chicken
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 4 tablespoons all purpose flour
- ½ cup milk or half and half
- 1 tablespoon dried sage
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- pinch of nutmeg
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Double pie crust
- Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit.
- In a large saucepan place the broth, celery, potatoes, carrots, onions, and peas. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add chicken, simmer 10 more minutes. Take out pie crusts from the fridge and roll out one to fit in the bottom of your pie pan.
- Melt butter in a small saucepan. Stir in the flour and cook until it’s a delicious, golden roux. Allow it to boil for a few seconds, then add the milk, nutmeg, dried sage, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Simmer for a few minutes, stirring constantly until a paste forms. Pour into other saucepan and stir well.
- Pour mixture into the prepared pie pan. Unroll the top crust and place over the mixture. Fold the top crust behind the top of the bottom crust and press gently. Then press edges down with the tines of a fork to seal. Cut vents or shapes near the center of the pie with a knife or use a fork to make holes.
- Place on middle rack of oven. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes until crust is golden and filling is bubbling.
- Homemade Chicken Stock: Throw a chicken carcass into a big pot. Quarter an onion (leave the skins on) and slice a head of garlic crosswise and throw those in, too. Cover with water and throw in a carrot and stalk of celery (washed but with tops) if you’ve got them. Half a lemon and throw that in as well, if you’ve got it. Add a tablespoon of peppercorns and a tablespoon of salt to start. Turn heat to high and once it boils, turn to a low simmer for a couple hours. Strain and keep in the fridge for a week, or freeze in gallon freezer bags.
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Cheryl Malik is the recipe developer, writer, and photographer behind the healthy, flavorful, family friendly recipes at 40 Aprons. She’s been a blogger for 10+ years and is known for her delicious recipes and detailed recipe instructions. Cheryl is a mom of three who lives in Memphis, TN.