Chicken Pot Pie
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This classic Chicken Pot Pie is made from scratch with a creamy and flavorful chicken and vegetable filling tucked inside of a flaky pastry crust. Homemade comfort food that the whole family loves!
If there’s one meal my family loves in the cold weather months, it’s chicken pot pie! We often make a quick chicken pot pie by cooking the filling and making some garlic cheese biscuits on the side. Or we’ll make a biscuit crumble to go on top. But when I feel like making chicken pot pie with a classic pastry crust, it’s totally worth it!
What Goes in a Chicken Pot Pie?
Chicken Pot Pie consists of meat (chicken) and vegetables (onions, carrots, celery, peas) in a cream sauce made from broth, milk, and seasonings (thyme, salt, and pepper). The filling is then poured into a pie crust and baked.
Can You Make Chicken Pot Pie Ahead of Time and/or Freeze it?
Chicken Pot Pie makes a great freezer meal if you are into meal prep. You can freeze the filling or you can freeze it as an unbaked pie.
- To freeze chicken pot pie filling: Prepare filling and allow it to cool. Pour filling into a zip-top freezer bag. Squeeze any excess air out and close the bag completely. Date, label, and freeze flat. (Up to 3 months.)
- To use frozen filling: Thaw filling in the refrigerator (may need to stir if it has separated at all), add filling to a prepared pie crust, apply the top crust, then trim and crimp the edges. Bake pie as indicated in the recipe card.
- To freeze chicken pot pie: Prepare filling and allow it to cool. Line a foil pie tin with pie crust, add the filling, apply the top crust, then trim and crimp the edges. Cut slits in the top crust for ventilation. Wrap the pie with one or two layers of plastic wrap, and one layer of foil. Date, label, and freeze pie. (Up to 3 months.)
- To bake a frozen pie: Bake uncovered, for 30 minutes, then cover with foil and bake 30 more minutes or until the crust browns and the filling bubbles in the center.
- 1 Tbsp oil (olive/canola/vegetable)
- 2 chicken breasts, cubed
- 1 cup onion, diced (1 small or 1/2 large onion)
- 1 cup carrots, diced (3-4 carrots)
- 1/2 cup celery, diced (1-2 ribs of celery)
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups chicken broth (low-sodium)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3/4 cup frozen peas
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup shortening (butter flavor preferred)
- 1 large egg
- 1 Tbsp white distilled vinegar
- 5+ Tbsp ice-cold water
Prepare Pie Crust:
- Combine flour and salt in a large bowl. Stir. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender, two forks, or pulse in a food processor until pea-sized chunks are achieved.
- Add the egg, vinegar, and 5 Tbsp of ice-cold water. Mix with your hands. Add more water 1 Tbsp at a time until the mixture comes together in a ball. Empty the contents from the bowl onto a floured surface.
- Cut dough in half and flatten each half into a flat disc. Wrap the discs with plastic wrap, and place them in the freezer for 15 minutes. (Pie Crust Tutorial HERE.)
For Chicken Pot Pie:
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Pour oil into a large stock pot. Add cubed chicken and cook until almost done. About 5-7 minutes.
- Add diced onion, carrots, and celery. Sauté until soft about 5-7 minutes.
- Add butter and melt. Sprinkle flour over ingredients in pot. Stir and cook for 1 minute until flour absorbs the moisture and is nutty/fragrant.
- Add broth, milk, and seasonings to the pot. Stir until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat and stir in the frozen peas. Set aside.
- Remove one pie dough disc from the freezer. Roll dough onto a floured surface 1/8-inch thin. Carefully transfer the dough to a 9-inch pie dish (deep dish preferred). Shape the crust to the bottom and sides of the pie dish. Trim excess crust.
- Pour the chicken pot pie filling into the prepared crust. Roll out the top crust, and place it over the filling. Trim and crimp the edges. Cut slits in the top crust for ventilation.
- Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-45 minutes or until crust browns and filling bubbles in the center. Allow pie to rest 15 minutes before cutting and serving.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g