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The BEST Chicken Pot Pie

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!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword comfort food, family-friendly, leftover chicken, leftover turkey recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 510kcal


  • 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.
    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.
Recipe yields approximately 6 servings. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving, out of 6. 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 6. Result will be the weight of one serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 651mg | Potassium: 674mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2132IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 4mg | Net Carbs: 45g