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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!

chicken pot pie in pie dish with a slice removed

🍗 What Makes This Recipe 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 60° Fahrenheit, 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.

👩🏼‍🍳 Chef’s Tips

  • 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.
chicken pot pie with a slice removed and carrots on the side

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Recipe By: Cheryl Malik
5 from 18 votes

The BEST Chicken Pot Pie


Prep 15 minutes
Cook 45 minutes
Total 1 hour
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!
8 servings

Equipment

  • Large saucepan
  • Small saucepan
  • Pie pan

Ingredients

  • 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 not ground, see Notes
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 9-inch round ready-to-bake pie crusts store-bought or homemade

Instructions

  • 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.
    chicken pot pie step 5
  • 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.
  • Sage: Be sure you’re using dried sage, not ground sage! Ground sage is incredibly strong and 1 tablespoon of it will absolutely overpower the rest of the dish (and may even make your filling turn green). You need dried sage for this recipe!

Approximate Information for One Serving

Serving Size: 1servingCalories: 430calProtein: 10gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 601mgPotassium: 420mgTotal Carbs: 44gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gNet Carbs: 42gVitamin A: 1624IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 3mg
Nutrition Disclaimers
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.

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50 Comments

  1. Made this a second time. Always a hit.5 stars

    1. Avatar Jessica | 40 Aprons Team says:

      Thanks for coming back to it! We’re so glad you love it! 🙂

  2. Avatar Laura Guillet says:

    Absolutely out of this world!!! So glad I tried it! Will DEFINITELY make this again FOR SURE!5 stars

    1. Avatar Jessica | 40 Aprons Team says:

      We’re so glad you loved it, Laura! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Best chicken pot pie ever!5 stars

    1. Avatar Jessica | 40 Aprons Team says:

      So glad you loved it, Brianna! 🙂

  4. Can this be made in advance?!

    1. Avatar Jessica | 40 Aprons Team says:

      Hi, Annie! You can definitely prep the pie ahead of time, then before baking cover it with foil and freeze for up to two months. Once ready to eat, remove from the freezer and defrost completely before baking instructions per the recipe. 😊 Let us know if you try it!

  5. The only thing I did differently is, I took my two chicken breast fillets them and put olive oil on them and a little salt and pepper and some Italian seasoning covered it up put it in the oven for 30 minutes. It came out so tender. My kids said that was the best chicken pot pie they had eaten. Thank you for sharing your recipe5 stars

    1. Avatar Jessica | 40 Aprons Team says:

      Italian seasoning sounds like a delicious addition! So glad you and your kids loved it. Thanks for sharing, Kathryn! 😊

    1. Avatar Jessica | 40 Aprons Team says:

      So glad you enjoyed it! 😊

  6. All I have is ground sage, cause for some reason my grocery store doesn’t carry dried sage, so I used 1 tsp instead of a tbsp, and it worked out great.5 stars

    1. Avatar Jessica | 40 Aprons Team says:

      So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing, Jewel! 😊

      1. The only thing I did differently is, I took my two chicken breast fillets them and put olive oil on them and a little salt and pepper and some Italian seasoning covered it up put it in the oven for 30 minutes. It came out so tender. My kids said that was the best chicken pot pie they had eaten. Thank you for sharing your recipe5 stars

  7. Avatar Michael Herron says:

    Love this recipe!
    I add enough to make two pies and the second one is always a treat out of the freezer and into the oven.
    The pinch of nutmeg reminds me of the chicken matzo ball soup we use to bring home from our local Jewish deli!5 stars

    1. Avatar Jessica | 40 Aprons Team says:

      Making two pies at once is a great idea- so glad you love it! Thanks for sharing, Michael!

  8. Avatar Colette Lowey says:

    Way too much sage and thyme

    1. Megan | 40 Aprons Team Megan | 40 Aprons Team says:

      You can absolutely dial them back to fit your preferences! Make sure, though, that you were using dried sage and dried thyme. If you used ground sage, it would absolutely overpower the rest of the dish.

  9. Absolutely delicious! I reduced the sage and thyme, but otherwise the same as your recipe. I made my flaky all butter crust to go with it and it was a real crowd pleaser. Thanks so much for sharing.5 stars

    1. Avatar Jessica | 40 Aprons Team says:

      Thank you for sharing, Gini! So glad your group loved it! 🙂

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