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Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

November 19, 2017 (Last Updated: August 1, 2019)

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Homemade Chicken Pot Pie with a Puff Pastry Crust.

A serving of chicken pot pie with chunks of chicken, carrots and peas topped with a flaky crust.

Winter is early for us this year. Two weeks ago we received over 14″ of snow. The weather has warmed back up a bit and most of the snow has melted.

At least it has melted at the lower elevations. Up in the mountains, the snow just keeps coming. The local ski resort opened this weekend. My kids are in heaven.

Savory pie with a golden crust.

There’s just something special about making opening day of the ski season. Some of my kids’ friends got up to the mountain by 4 am…simply so they could be the first in line for the chair lifts.

That’s just a bit crazy, if you ask me! But then again, I’m not really a skier! My kids weren’t too crazy – they made it up to the mountain by 9:00; just in time for the lifts to open!

Chicken pot pie on a white dish with a glass of milk next to the dish.

After a full day of skiing, there’s nothing better than a warm, cozy and filling meal. This homemade chicken pot pie, fits the bill! It is comfort food at its finest!

What ingredients are needed?

  • Chicken
  • Crust
  • Peas
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Chicken Broth
  • Milk
  • Flour
  • Olive Oil
  • Butter
  • Seasonings
  • Sherry wine (optional)

Puff pastry on top of a chicken pie.

What type of crust do you use?

I topped this chicken pot pie with puff pastry. You can use my easy puff pastry recipe or purchased puff pastry. You could also use your favorite pie crust.

I made this in two deep dish pie plates, but you could also use a large rectangular baking dish if you prefer. This recipe can be halved once the filling is made and you can freeze half the filling for another day.

Tips for Making Ahead 

  • You can prepare filling ahead of time.
  • Cool and place in a covered container in fridge.
  • Remove about 1/2 an hour before baking.
  • Continue recipe as directed.

Tips for Freezing Chicken Pot Pie

  • To freeze, make filling and cool.
  • Divide into two portions.
  • Place each portion in a freezer safe container and freeze.
  • To use, fully thaw filling and then continue recipe as directed.

Other Comfort Foods

Homemade chicken pot pie made with chunks of chicken, lots of veggies and a creamy sauce and topped with a puff pastry crust. This pot pie can also be topped with your favorite pie crust.


5 from 10 votes
Homemade chicken pot pie warms you up on a cold day.
Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie topped with a puff pastry crust.

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, chicken pot pie, chicken pot pie with puff pastry crust
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 366 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 cup carrots diced
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon sherry wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 4 cups cooked chicken chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 recipe easy puff pastry or store bought puff pastry
Egg Wash
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil. Add onions, carrots, and celery.  Saute over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Stir often.

  2. Add garlic and continue cooking for another 2 minutes.  Remove from pan and set aside.

  3. In same pan, add butter and flour. Mix well together with a whisk. Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes.

  4. Slowly add chicken broth, while whisking. 

  5. Heat until mixture begins to thicken. 

  6. Stir in milk, salt, pepper, sherry, thyme and peas.

  7. Let simmer for 3-5 minutes over low heat. Do not boil.

  8. Stir in chicken and peas and cooked vegetable mixture. Remove from heat.

Assemble Pie
  1. Use two deep dish pie plates or one large rectangular baking dish. Spray dish lightly.  Add filling.  

  2. Roll out puff pastry.  Place on top of mixture.  Seal pastry to edge of dish. Slice a few slits in the top of the pastry.

Egg Wash
  1. Combine egg and water together in a bowl.

  2. Brush over top of puff pastry.

  3. Bake pies in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes until mixture is bubbly and pastry is golden.

  4. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving. 

Recipe Notes

Mixture can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator or freezer.Β 

Pie crust can be used in place of the puff pastry.

Turkey can be substituted for the chicken.


Nutrition Facts
Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 366 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 105mg35%
Sodium 621mg27%
Potassium 559mg16%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 4055IU81%
Vitamin C 18.6mg23%
Calcium 115mg12%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


If you are looking for other pot pie variations, try this Beef Pot Pie by Good Dinner Mom.


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  • Reply
    Marcia Brady
    December 8, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    5 stars
    I’m on a low carb diet (for life!), but I miss this occasionally, so I used your filling recipe, but swapped tapioca flour for the regular starch and used low carb tortillas (White, not whole grain, sue meπŸ˜‚) that I pan fried lightly to mimic a golden flour crust, then brushed with egg wash prior to baking.

    My husband gobbled up this concocotion and I must say, it was positively scrumptious! It smelled and looked absolutely divine& was undectectable from the original heavy carb/starch chicken pot pie. Definitely on my roster of occasional treats!

    Thank you so much for this awesome recipe of comfort food.

    • Reply
      December 9, 2018 at 7:04 pm

      Hi Marcia, I love that you figured out a way to make this dish work for you! This is one of our family’s favorites, especially during these winter months.
      Thank you for trying my recipes! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Fred G
    December 4, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    5 stars
    A great dish for a cold day.

    • Reply
      December 4, 2018 at 6:43 pm

      You don’t have to wait for a snowy day! Just about any day will be a perfect day for chicken pot pie.

  • Reply
    July 16, 2018 at 7:02 am

    5 stars
    My friends will love this for sure. This looks yummy. Thanks for your sharing this recipe. I will be back with reviews.

  • Reply
    SARAH @ instapot
    July 2, 2018 at 5:39 am

    5 stars
    Wow, this looks so delicious, Kathy!

  • Reply
    June 6, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    5 stars
    Good recipe! Made this recently and everyone loved it. Added some diced potatoes, but it would be great as-is too! Really liked the puff pastry on top (used store bought). Great for leftovers too. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      June 6, 2018 at 5:47 pm

      Thank you! I think I need to try adding some potatoes next time. Great idea!

  • Reply
    February 24, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    5 stars
    I bookmarked your chicken pot pie recipe and got around to making it tonight. It was a huge hit with my husband (and I loved it too!!). I used store bought puffed pastry because I didn’t have the time to make it myself but that recipe is also bookmarked to make another day. I’ll be making that pot pie again for sure! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      February 25, 2018 at 5:15 am

      Hi Sarah,
      I’m so glad you loved it! There’s nothing wrong with using store bought puff pastry. It’s a huge time saver. Making your own easy puff pastry is fun and I’m glad you are going to give it a try in the future!

  • Reply
    Jessica Robinson
    December 29, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Love Chicken Pot pie. Reminds me of my grandma’s cooking! Cannot wait to try your recipe!

    • Reply
      December 31, 2017 at 6:15 am

      I hope you love it as much as we do!

  • Reply
    December 29, 2017 at 9:43 am

    5 stars
    You’re absolutely right, this would be perfect for apres ski! I haven’t been on a mountain in years (living in South Florida now), but my friend recently moved to Denver — so a day on the slopes and making this pot pie for dinner!

  • Reply
    Jacqueline Meldrum
    December 29, 2017 at 9:02 am

    On now I want to make a pastry pie with lots of added veg. Adding it to my list.

    • Reply
      December 29, 2017 at 9:12 am

      Such wonderful comfort food and plenty versatile to add your favorite veggies!

  • Reply
    December 29, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Omgosh Kathy, this is one handsome chicken pot pie! Did I just say ‘handsome’? Yep…it IS!! wish I had this in front of me for breakfast right now b/c I would tear it up. Just YUM! Bookmarking this for later…thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    Sarah Newman
    December 29, 2017 at 7:28 am

    My mom used to make chicken pot pie all the time growing up, it looked just like this! Nothing compares to something so hearty with a flaky crust… yum!

  • Reply
    Tina Snyder
    December 29, 2017 at 6:51 am

    5 stars
    We have been in skiing heaven too. I wouldn’t do 4 AM though, yikes! This piping hot dish would be fantastic after a day of skiing, and a nap;P

    • Reply
      December 29, 2017 at 6:54 am

      A nap is on my agenda too – after a full day of skiing! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Agness of Run Agness Run
    November 27, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Yum! This is an awesome lunch recipe, Kathy! What kind of milk do you use for this recipe?

    • Reply
      November 28, 2017 at 5:45 am

      Hi Agness. I usually use low-fat milk (2%). You can use whatever you have on hand.

  • Reply
    Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness
    November 23, 2017 at 11:12 am

    5 stars
    This looks like the perfect post skiing meal. I love a good homemade chicken pot pie!`

    • Reply
      November 25, 2017 at 5:41 pm

      It is a hit in our house!

  • Reply
    November 20, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Wow, this looks so delicious, Kathy! I have never made homemade pot-pie, but you made it look pretty easy. Thanks so much and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

    • Reply
      November 21, 2017 at 5:37 am

      Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

  • Reply
    November 20, 2017 at 9:33 am

    5 stars
    Chicken Pot Pie reminds me of my childhood! But I can tell you, it wasn’t made with homemade puff pastry….this looks incredible, Kathy!!

    • Reply
      November 21, 2017 at 5:37 am

      Thanks, Annie!

    • Reply
      November 25, 2017 at 5:46 pm

      There’s nothing better than food that reminds us of our childhood, but there’s nothing wrong with a little up date to those recipes! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    November 20, 2017 at 5:24 am

    4am to be first in line!? Now that is dedication! I can’t believe you guys have already had 14″ of snow. We had a dusting overnight last night, and it was our first taste of the white stuff this year…and I can definitely say I’m not ready for it yet! But I can say that I am ready for some of this amazing chicken pot pie. This is the ultimate comfort food on a cold day, and I’m thinking we might make this one with leftover turkey this year…if there is any! πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      November 21, 2017 at 5:36 am

      It’s early for us to get that much snow. The skiers are the only ones happy about the early snow!

  • Reply
    Fran @ G'day Souffle'
    November 19, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Chicken Pot Pie is so comforting, especially after skiing all day. I find that the easiest thing to do is to buy a cooked rotisserie chicken from the supermarket and then add all the other ingredients to the pie.

    • Reply
      November 21, 2017 at 5:35 am

      That’s a great idea! Those rotisserie chickens are packed full of flavor!

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    November 19, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    I wish I had a fork and could grab some of this through my screen Kathy! Chicken pot pie is such a comforting dish. We just love it! Bet it’s fabulous with your homemade puff pastry!

    • Reply
      November 21, 2017 at 5:35 am

      It’s one of our favorites too!

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