Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Recipe with Leftover Chicken Roast

Chicken Pot Pie

➡️ It’s spring and chicken pot pie isn’t the first dish you think of when planning dinner or Sunday lunch. However, you should reconsider this classic comfort food because it is extremely useful in the barbecue season.

➡️ Immediately as the good weather comes, I often light the coal barbecue up and grill various types of meat, of which chicken is one of the most preferred. It often happens that I roast too much chicken and then the question is what to do with the leftover chicken? Nothing could be simpler: chicken can pie!

➡️ Making chicken pot pie at home is an easy way to save money and enjoy your favorite comfort food at home. A restaurant-quality pot pie is made with simple and fresh ingredients and is ready in only 30 minutes or so. The only thing you will need to purchase is the chicken and the pie pastry if you don’t want to make it at home, which I still recommend. This way, you can customize the filling and the pastry to suit your family’s tastes.

➡️ If you didn’t know this, the origins of chicken pot pie can be traced back to medieval England, where it was known as a “coffin” or “coffyn” pie. These pies were typically made with a mixture of meat, vegetables, and spices, and were cooked inside a crust to preserve the filling. Over time, the recipe evolved to include chicken as the main ingredient, along with peas, carrots, and other vegetables.

➡️ Chicken pot pie is a classic dish that can be enjoyed on any occasion, whether you’re serving it for a family dinner or entertaining guests. It’s a timeless recipe that is sure to please even the most discerning palates. Therefore, prepare the recipe below and enjoy a delicious meal with your loved ones.

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Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken pot pie is a classic comfort food that is both hearty and satisfying. The dish features a rich, creamy filling of chicken and vegetables, encased in a flaky, buttery pie crust. With its warm and inviting aroma, chicken pot pie is the perfect meal for a cozy family dinner or a gathering with friends.
Chicken pot pie is a popular dish in many parts of the world, especially in North America, where it is a staple of home cooking. While there are many variations of the recipe, the basic components remain the same: a tender, flaky crust and a rich, creamy filling.
When making chicken pot pie, it's important to use high-quality ingredients and take care with the preparation. The crust should be light and flaky, with just the right amount of buttery richness. The filling should be thick and creamy, with tender chunks of chicken and perfectly cooked vegetables.
Overall, chicken pot pie is a classic comfort food that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you're cooking for your family or hosting a dinner party, this timeless recipe is sure to please.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings


For the pie crust

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • ¼ cup ice water or a bit more as needed

For the filling

  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup frozen carrots
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • To make the pie crust, in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and sugar. Add the cold butter cubes and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to work the butter into the flour mixture until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Gradually add the ice water, starting with 1/4 cup, and mix until the dough comes together. If the dough is still crumbly, add more ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until it forms a ball.
  • Divide the dough in half and shape each half into a disk. Wrap the disks in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • To make the filling, in a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the flour and whisk until smooth. Gradually add the chicken broth and milk, whisking constantly, until the mixture is smooth and thickened.
  • Add the shredded chicken, frozen peas, frozen carrots, salt, black pepper, thyme, and rosemary. Stir to combine and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  • Roll out one of the chilled dough disks on a floured surface to fit a 9-inch pie dish. Transfer the dough to the pie dish and trim the edges. Fill the pie crust with the chicken and vegetable filling.
  • Roll out the second chilled dough disk on a floured surface and cut into strips to create a lattice top. Brush the edges of the bottom crust with egg wash and lay the strips over the filling, weaving them into a lattice pattern. Brush the top crust with egg wash.
  • Bake the chicken pot pie for 50-60 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Let cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.


Cooking Tips:
  • Use cold butter when making the pie crust, as this will help create a flaky texture.
  • Add ice water gradually and only enough to bring the dough together. Overworking the dough or adding too much water can make it tough.
  • For a gluten-free option, use a gluten-free all-purpose flour blend in place of regular flour.
  • Use leftover roasted or grilled chicken for a quick and easy filling.
  • If the edges of the crust are browning too quickly, cover them with foil to prevent burning while the rest of the pie cooks.
Keyword chicken pie, chicken pot pie, chicken pot pie recipe

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Cooking Chicken Pot Pie at Home is a Breeze!

➡️ The classic chicken pot pie recipe may take quite a while, but if you have a leftover chicken roast in the fridge, the work is already done in half. Therefore, the preparation of this chicken pie is very easy and will not require too much time spent in the kitchen.

➡️ One of the most interesting things you should know about this dish is that the pot pie was the first original dish developed in the United States, and is often credited as the first comfort food. It is a traditional food of the American South, especially in the Appalachian region of the United States, and is often a staple of Southern cuisine.

➡️ Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy meal during the week or a crowd-pleasing dinner for the whole family, homemade chicken pot pie is a delicious option. The only hard part could be making the crust, which can be tricky for novice home chefs to make at home. Instead of giving up and buying a pre-made pie, still, try making your own at home. It’s better than store-bought, and the best part is that you can customize the filling to your preferences.

➡️ When you’re craving a home-cooked dinner, chicken pot pie is a tasty option. Pot pie is similar to a casserole, but instead of being baked in a single dish, it’s poured into a pie tin or deep dish so that it can be sliced and served. You can make pot pie not just with chicken but with almost any kind of meat or poultry, and the filling can be made in advance so that it can be refrigerated or frozen. If you need additional info, read more on pot pie!

➡️ Also, I recommend you to try more delicious chicken recipes available in my cookbooks Chicken Cookbook: 50 Delicious Air-Fryer Chicken Breast Recipes and Boneless Chicken Breast Recipes: Best Way to Cook Chicken Breast.

FAQ’s for Cooking Chicken Pie Recipes

What is chicken pot pie?

Chicken pot pie is a delicious and comforting dish that consists of chicken and vegetables baked in a pie crust.

What are the ingredients for chicken pot pie?

The ingredients for chicken pot pie include chicken, vegetables (such as carrots, peas, and potatoes), pie crust, chicken broth, milk, flour, butter, salt, and pepper.

How long does it take to make chicken pot pie?

It takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to make chicken pot pie from start to finish.

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