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5 from 28 votes

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie topped with a puff pastry crust.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 pot pies
Calories: 335kcal
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
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon sherry wine optional
  • ¼ 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: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 409mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2098IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg