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Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

January 13, 2020 (Last Updated: November 15, 2020)

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Homemade Chicken Pot Pie with a Puff Pastry Crust. This classic comfort food is filled with chunks of chicken, carrots, celery and peas in a creamy sauce. Easily made with store bought puff pastry or make your own homemade pie crust. 

A serving of chicken pot pie on a small white plate.

This homemade chicken pot pie is  perfect comfort food. This dish is hearty enough to satisfy your hungriest eaters. Add a salad and some crusty bread and you’ve got a complete meal. 

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

This time of year I crave comfort foods and this is a perfect comfort food dish. During these cold days of winter, I want something that’s going to warm me up. I feel like I get a double warmth when making this dish – once from the oven while it’s baking and once again while eating.

A white pie dish filled with a savory filling and topped with a puff pastry crust.

What is a pot pie?

A pot pie is a savory pie topped with a crust. My recipe has a creamy sauce so full of flavor you’ll want to eat every last drop. This pot pie is a cross between a soup and a stew with a flaky crust. 

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

Make the filling

  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil. Add onions, carrots, and celery.  Sauté over medium heat for about 10 minutes until veggies are slightly soft. Add garlic and continue cooking for another 2 minutes. Scrape veggies into a bowl and set aside. 
  2. Using the same pan, add butter and flour. Mix well together with a whisk. Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes. Slowly add chicken broth while whisking. Heat  until mixture begins to thicken. Stir in milk, salt pepper, thyme and parsley. Simmer 3-5 minutes over low heat. 
  3. Add chicken, peas and cooked veggies.
  4. Stir until combined. Remove from heat and distribute equally between two lightly greased

Add the crust

  1. Roll out puff pastry. Place on top of mixture in pie dish.  
  2. Fold edges under puff pastry.
  3. Crimp edges.
  4. Make slits in the top of the crust.
  5. Brush with egg wash.
  6. Place pies on a baking sheet and place in a preheated 400 degree oven. 

Allow pies to cool 10  minutes before serving. The filling will be loose and serving in a bowl is a good idea. 

Type of crust

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.
  • Add crust and continue recipe as directed.

Tips for Freezing 

  • 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

More delicious comfort foods that are perfect during the cold days of winter or whenever you want a delicious, nourishing meal.

Chicken filling with peas and carrots with a flaky crust.

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A serving of chicken pot pie on a small white plate.

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie topped with a puff pastry crust.
5 from 18 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 pot pies
Calories 335 kcal


  • 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 (optional )
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 4 cups cooked chicken (chopped)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 puff pastry sheets

Egg Wash

  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon water



  • In a large pot, heat olive oil. Add onions, carrots, and celery.  Saute over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Stir often.
  • Add garlic and continue cooking for another 2 minutes.  Remove from pan and set aside.
  • In same pan, add butter and flour. Mix well together with a whisk. Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  • Slowly add chicken broth, while whisking. 
  • Heat until mixture begins to thicken. 
  • Stir in milk, salt, pepper, sherry, thyme. and parsley.
  • Let simmer for 3-5 minutes over low heat. Do not boil.
  • Stir in chicken and peas and cooked vegetable mixture. Remove from heat.

Assemble Pie

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

  • Combine egg and water together in a bowl.
  • Brush over top of puff pastry.
  • Bake pies in a preheated 400 degree oven for 35-45 minutes until mixture is bubbly and pastry is golden.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes before serving. 



  • This recipe makes two large pot pies. You may halve the recipe to make just one pot pie. 
  • Mixture can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator or freezer. 
  • Pie crust can be used in place of the puff pastry.
  • Turkey can be substituted for the chicken.
  • Each pie serves 6 people


Calories: 335kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 6gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 409mgPotassium: 206mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 2098IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 2mg
Keyword chicken, chicken pot pie, chicken pot pie with puff pastry crust
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

This recipe was originally posted in November of 2017.  Several pictures have been added showing step by step directions and the recipe has had a few minor adjustments. 

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  • Reply
    May 30, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    5 stars
    Great recipe!!!

    • Reply
      May 31, 2020 at 6:23 am

      Thank you! 🙂

  • 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 me😂) 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! 🙂

  • 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!

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