Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie is a staple in my home.  Talk about comfort food!  The combination of flaky pie crust, creamy sauce, and hearty insides… it makes for the perfect meal.  And it is an easy way to sneak in some vegetables for your kids!  This recipe is my mother’s and is now one of my family’s favorite.  Whenever it is a cold day and I ask my husband what he would like for dinner, he always asks for my Chicken Pot Pie!



2 cups cooked chicken, diced
2 small potatoes, diced
1 carrot, diced
1 rib celery, chopped
1/2 cup frozen peas
4 T. butter
4 T. flour
2 cups milk
½ tsp. poultry seasoning (optional)
¼ tsp. black pepper
3 tsp. chicken bullion
3 cups hot water


Pare-boil veggies until tender in water. Once cooked, drain. Stir in chicken.
Melt butter and add flour to form a roux.
Add milk and stir constantly until sauce thickens.
Add seasonings.  
Stir in veggies and chicken.  
Pour into a large deep-dish pie tin.  
Top with piecrust.
Cut air vents with sharp scissors.  
Bake 20 minutes at 400° or until golden brown.

Pie Crust

3 cups flour
1 ½ tsp. salt
1 cup plus 2 T. shortening
1 egg
1 tsp. vinegar
5 T. cold water

Sift together flour and salt, cut in shortening.  Combine egg water and vinegar.  Add to flour and knead 12 times.  Let stand 10 minutes.  Roll out thin, top for pie.

**To save on time, you can use an already made pie crust dough.  My favorite is the Pillsbury brand.



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  1. I found this on pinterest and fell in love. Your blog is great and I am so happy to be your newest follower. when you have a chance come by and check me out at Quest for Delish. I am gonna have to give this recipe a try. I love chicken pot pie but never seem to be able to make a good one.

  2. This looks so good and although I've made chicken pot pie in the past, they not been successful. I came over from The Answer is Chocolate. Just so you know.

  3. Paula Meyer

    Last night I asked my husband if he had any ideas for what he’d like for dinner this week. His answer, to my surprise, chicken pot pie without peas (he hates peas, strong word yes, but it’s that bad). I have not made this yet, so I checked Chef in Training and sure enough, Nikki comes to the rescue, AGAIN! I plan to make this tonight, without peas of course. My husband will be happy as he loves comfort foods, and I am too b/c this recipe looks very simple and delicious. Thank you Nikki!