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Make the BEST Chicken Pot Pie

Updated: Feb 28

Yeah, I said it. Make the BEST chicken pot pie for your family from scratch. This means it is great for any time of the year, but it is especially comforting during the cooler fall and winter weather. This hearty meal is sure to leave everyone with a full stomach and a happy heart.

In the recipe below, you will have access to our unique recipe created by our pastry chef, Chef Chris Phillips. You will also find links to making the homemade flaky pie top crust and the delicious mealy crust bottom for your perfect chicken pot pie. We also include an instructional video to help you create those pie crusts.

Get ready to rock dinner with this delicious chicken pot pie for your family and friends.

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Yields: 1- 9" chicken pot pie

Prep time: 3-4 hours

Max hold time: 3-4 days in refrigerator, 30 days in freezer


  • 1 mealy pie crust (see instructions here)

  • 1 flaky pie crust (see instructions here)

  • 2 thighs, 1 large chicken breast or 4 chicken legs

  • 3 medium potatoes, diced

  • 10 baby carrots, diced

  • 1- 14oz can of green beans, drained

  • 1 yellow onion, diced

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 2- 0.4 oz garlic

  • 2- 0.2 oz season salt

  • 2- 0.1 oz pepper

  • 1- 0.5 oz Worcestershire sauce

  • 1- 10.5 oz can of cream of chicken soup

  • 2 oz of chicken broth (created in the cooking process)

  • 3 oz of cheddar cheese

  • 2 oz of heavy cream

  • 5 oz of cooked chicken (from the 2 things, 1 large chicken breast, or 4 chicken legs listed above)


  1. Put the chicken into a large stockpot or large pot with the bay leaf, garlic, season salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and onion.

  2. Cover with water and boil for 1 hour.

  3. While chicken boils, create your mealy pie dough by following the instructions here and your flaky pie crust by following the instructions here. Make sure to check out our top 5 secrets about making crust here. *Remember to blind bake your mealy dough for the bottom crust.*

  4. After 1 hour, pull the chicken out of the water and let cool.

  5. In the pot of chicken water, boil potatoes and carrots for 40 minutes.

  6. Drain chicken broth; retaining 2 oz for pie filling.

  7. Pull your chicken from the bone. If no bone, then shred the chicken.

  8. In a bowl, mix carrots, potatoes, green beans, garlic, season salt, pepper, cream of chicken soup, cheese, chicken broth, heavy cream, and 5 oz of your shredded chicken. Make sure to mix.

  9. Pour into blind-baked mealy pie dough.

  10. Top with flaky pie dough.

  11. Bake for 45 minutes until golden brown.

Now you are ready to serve some delicious homemade chicken pot pie to your family and friends. They will enjoy the flaky crusts, the flavorful filling, and the delicious crust. It will be heaven in your mouth. There is no more need to go to the store and buy processed frozen chicken pot pies. Instead, you can give your family freshly made, handcrafted chicken pot pie. Instead of wasting money on frozen chicken pot pie at the store, take a Sunday and create a few different chicken pot pies and freeze them for later. That way, you will have a hearty dinner for your family on busy nights.

Want to save some time for your baking process? We do sell pie dough in our shop. Go here to check out all the items we carry in our store. Get them shipped directly to your home.

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Make a dinner your entire family will enjoy with this delicious recipe.

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