Amazing Chicken Pot Pie

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Amazing Chicken Pot Pie: Brace yourself, this recipe is almost too good to mention.

But I will.

This is comfort food at its all-time best.

Amazing chicken pot pie recipe


If you can, go with homemade chicken stock, it really makes all the difference. And roasting the chicken delivers the most flavorful and succulent chicken possible.

Watch us show you how to make this Amazing Chicken Pot Pie!


Add that with the other classic ingredients, and you’ve got something really special on your hands!

chicken pot pie recipe

And, of course, homemade pie crust…is the perfect top for this perfectly amazing and super comforting dish.

Take the time, and be sure to make the Perfect Pie Crust. You will be so glad you did!

Did you know that the very first chicken pot pies are believe to have originated in Greece?  Isn’t that interesting.  All we know, is they are DELICIOUS!

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After the filling thickens and cooks to perfection, it will be difficult for you to not want to eat just a bowl full of the filling!

The Loon says it’s like amazing “Pot Pie Soup.” He’s right…but it’s not finished yet!

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An egg wash on the top of the dough ensures a golden beautiful crust when it comes out of the oven!


We’re getting really close now.  Also, these pot pies can be made in advance, all the way to this step, and then kept in the fridge for up to 3 days, or frozen for up to 2 months.  Simply thaw, and then bake as according to the recipe!  So awesome!

chicken pot pie recipe

Just a quick peek!!

Just look at all the goodness just waiting to be baked to absolute perfection!

chicken pot pie recipe

Everything comes together to make hands-down the best pot pies you’ll ever know.

We absolutely love using our Roasted Chicken Stock for this incredible recipe. 


This is without doubt, an all-time favorite of both The Loon and me.   %150 Loon Approved!

Now, let’s make this Amazing Chicken Pot Pie recipe!

A silver fork with a bite of chicken pot pie in a red dish.

Amazing Chicken Pot Pie

Get ready...this Amazing Chicken Pot Pie recipe really is...amazing. If you can, use homemade stock and homemade pie crust. You simply will not believe how good this is. This is hands-down one of our all-time favorites. Make it! You'll love it!
5 from 12 votes
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Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: comfort food, pot pie
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 765kcal


  • 4 whole chicken breasts bone-in, skin-on
  • 1/4 cup good olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 5 cups of homemade chicken stock or homemade turkey stock
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 12 tbsp 1 & 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 8 oz. chopped mushrooms (shiitake are nice) about 1 & 1/2 cups
  • 2 cups yellow onions chopped
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups carrots 1/4" slices, - blanched in boiling water for a couple minutes
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Perfect pie crust
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon of water (for egg wash)


  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F
  • Place chicken breasts on a baking sheet and rub with oil. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  • Roast for 65 minutes (internal temp should be 165 F) - set aside until cool enough to handle.
  • Remove meat from bones and discard the skin - cut the chicken into large bites.
  • Heat the stock in a medium pan. Dissolve the bouillon cubes in the stock.
  • In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat and add the onions and mushrooms, cook until translucent - about 15 minutes.
  • Add the flour and cook over low heat, for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the hot stock to the sauce, simmer for another minute or somewhat until thickened.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of Kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, and heavy cream.
  • Add the cubed chicken, carrots, peas, and parsley. Mix well.
  • Taste and add more salt, if needed.
  • Pour filling into 4 oven-proof bowls.
  • Brush egg wash around the top edges of the bowls.
  • Cut the dough so it fits over the top of each bowl, with about a half inch lip around the sides. (if desired, cut additional decorative leaf-like shapes to add on top of the pot pies)
  • Place cut dough on top of each bowl. Press the sides against the edges of the bowl.
  • Brush the dough with egg wash, and then sprinkle with coarse salt (sea salt, or Kosher) and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Make 3 or 4 slits in center of each dough topping.
  • Place on baking sheets and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Let rest for at least 15 minutes (filling is extremely hot!!)



Calories: 765kcal
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  • Listen! As I’m typing this review, I am chowing down on this pie! Lol..Delicious! This is my first time making Chicken Pot Pie from scratch and your recipe is amazing! I made the crust from scratch (I made a double crust because I’m greedy like that), and I took the time to bake the chicken breasts just as you instructed. The labor was so worth it! And I have some filling left to make another pie this week! Thank you! Thank you! 🙂

  • 5 stars
    This was soooooo deeeelish!!! I cheated and used a rotisserie chicken and I used puff pastry that I had in the freezer. Other than that I followed the recipe as written and it was sooo good! I tasted the filling before putting it in the pie plate, then I had to taste it again, and again….. You get the idea- i had to back away slowly from the filling!
    Thanks for sharing this, it’s amazing!

    • Thank you, Elise!!! That sounds absolutely wonderful and we couldn’t be happier you found success with this pot pie. It is, without doubt, one of our most favorite dishes of all time. Thank you for letting us know!! That means the world to us!! xoxo Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    I don’t usually review or comment on anything, but I just had to review this recipe! It was absolutely FABULOUS!!! Thank you so much! I made a couple of changes. I substituted 3 cups mixed frozen vegetables for the peas and carrots (mostly out of laziness) and added dashes of cumin and curry powder, just because my husband really likes curry. It was amazing! My husband had to stop himself from going back for fourths and my children gave it two thumbs up! I made it in a deep round casserole with a double crust, and there was easily enough filling to make another, so I froze it for later. They asked me this morning when we can have it again and my husband said it was truly something special. It will be going on the regular rotation. Thank you!!!

    • Kristen! Thank YOU so very, very much for letting us know! Nothing makes us happier than to read a comment such as this. We absolutely love this pot pie, too, and love serving it to family! The addition of cumin and curry sounds amazing! Thanks again for letting us know, and please stay in touch! All the best, Kris & Wesley

      • Hi Kris,
        I made this again last night (I have made it several times, always to rave reviews), only this time I varied it and used the left over turkey from Thanksgiving (yes, we still have left overs!) and instead of making a crust, topped it with leftover stuffing. It turned out awesome as always and was a great way to get rid of those last leftovers! Thanks again for the recipe!!
        – Kristen

      • Hi Kristen! That is so awesome to hear! We have made these with leftover turkey, too, and aren’t they amazing? But we’ve never topped with leftover stuffing. Talk about a million-dollar idea!! GREAT thinking! And thank you so much for letting us know and the continued support!! As we’ve said before, we appreciate that so very much! Happy Holidays!! xoxo Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    My partner and I have my grandchildren for the summer and my oldest wanted me to make chicken pot pie. Well, I searched and searched for my grandmothers recipe to no avail. Searched on Pinterest and this reciepe popped up. Followed it to a T. Pie crust and all. My grandsons ate the entire pie less a small serving for me and my partner. Thanks guys, this will be the new hand me down secret recipe.

    • Hi Robin! We just realized we never replied to your comment. Thank you SO MUCH for letting us know! We absolutely love hearing about family success with one of our recipes. So, so happy you and the grandkids enjoyed it! Please stay in touch!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Alright you guys! *Que music* I’m in heaven, I’m in heaven…
    Oh my goodness, this recipe is gonna be trouble! My husband loves my chicken pot pie, however he said that I outdid myself with this recipe and I completely agree! All of the flavors came together to create the most delicious pot pie ever! I did not use the piecrust. Instead I used puff pastry. I cut my path pastry into squares bake them and poured the pot pie over it. It was completely amazing! Thank you! *Martha does a twirl and exits left.*

    • OMG…Martha! You just made our day, our week, heck…our month with this comment. Your version with the puff pastry sounds heavenly. You go girl!!! *Twirl, kick…exit! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Hi Becca! Absolutely! I do that all the time! They can be frozen separately, or you can assemble the pot pie and then freeze. Just thaw before baking, or add another 25 minutes to baking. Hope this helps!

  • Amazing is right! This is the BEST Chicken Pot Pie I have ever eaten. Followed the recipe to the letter, including the crust. My husband loved it as well.
    I will use this crust recipe for pies too. It is flaky and easy to work with.
    Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Thank you, Kathy! That’s is so wonderful to hear! We LOVE this pot pie and we are thrilled to hear that you made the crust…we agree, it takes this pot pie over the top. Please stay in touch and thanks for reaching out to us. All the best, Kris & Wesley.

  • 5 stars
    Hey Kris and Wesley, just wanted to stop in real fast with a review on your AMAZING CHICKEN POT PIE… I, and about 20 others, give this homemade recipe 10 stars!!!!! I made it, as Kris had suggested, in a 13×9 baking dish for our first Pot-Luck dinner of the Fall season and it was THE DISH OF THE NIGHT! Thank You so much for the crowd pleasing recipe and for your very helpful “How To” video. Can not wait to try many of your other recipes.

    • Great, Isabelle! You’re going to LOVE this!! It’s in Step 2, rub the oil (olive oil) all over the chicken, then salt and pepper the pieces, then bake for 60 to 65 minutes. Does that help? Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!! Good luck and let us know how it turns out!! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • Chicken pot pie is such a wonderful dish. I wish I like cooked carrots, but I’ll have to leave them out of this recipe. Gets me motivated to start making my own pie crust!

    • Hi Danielle! that’s the awesome thing about pot pie…just go with what you like. i use this recipe as a basis for so many different fillings, to mushrooms, broccoli, sausage, etc. All…just amazing. I have to say the pie crust makes a HUGE difference!! Enjoy, and let us know what you think!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

    • Hi Elizabeth! Yes to both! Using the bottom layer crust is nice, but we find that the top layer alone seems to be a nice match for the filling. Since this crust is a little thicker (yet still very flaky), it’s just the right ratio. And I just recently made this as one large pot pie in a 9×13 dish…and it turned out great. Great to hear from you and let us know if you make this pot pie!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • How is it that this morning I pick your waffle recipe off Pinterest and then this afternoon, the first pot pie recipe I click is yours as well?  Looking forward to trying it, chicken boiling now.  Thanks for your awesomeness!

    • That is amazing!!!! How did the chicken pot pie turn out? That is hands down one of our favorite comfort food dishes. Thank YOU for you aweseomeness!!!

    • Hi Lori! Thank you so much. Oops! Left the peas out of the instructions. Add them when add the cooked chicken, carrots and parsley. I’ve updated the recipe to reflect this. Thanks again! Let us know how it turns out! This is one of our all-time favorites!

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