Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
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Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

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Few dishes are as comforting as the popular potpie. This satisfying version is loaded with veggies and chunks of chicken, and it costs just $1.57 a serving. —Lucille Terry, Frankfort, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 medium red potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium turnip, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 620 calories, 31g fat (15g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 1360mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 6g fiber), 28g protein


  1. Place the carrots, potatoes and turnip in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add the broth, thyme, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  3. Drain vegetables and place in a large bowl; stir in the white sauce, chicken, peas, mushrooms and onions. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. round baking dish.
  4. Place pastry over filling; trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in top. Cover and freeze for up to 3 months or bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly.
  5. To use frozen potpie: Remove from the freezer 30 minutes before baking. Cover edges of crust loosely with foil; place on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 425° for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 375°; remove foil. Bake 55-60 minutes longer or until golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Potpie in Taste of Home April/May 2008, p30

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"Great for the cold winter nights... YUMMY."

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2009

"Easy and deelish!"

Reviewed Mar. 19, 2009

"To cut down on the fat content you could eliminate the butter altogether and add the flour to the broth and use fat free chicken broth. I made it this way and it still tastes great and my family loved it. Pat"

Reviewed Mar. 19, 2009

"If indeed the fat content is correct, you would be consuming almost an entire day's worth of the saturated fat allowed in the average 2000 calorie diet."

Reviewed Mar. 19, 2009

"But just think how much fun and tasty it will be eating it! Don't think of the calories or fat grams, etc. OR: just don't make it and deprive you family of some really tasty food!"

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