Favorite Chicken Potpie Recipe

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Favorite Chicken Potpie Recipe
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Favorite Chicken Potpie Recipe

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Chock-full of chicken, potatoes, peas and corn, this autumn favorite makes two golden pies, so you can serve one at supper and save the other for a busy night. These potpies are perfect for company or a potluck. —Karen Johnson, Bakersfield, California
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 2 cups diced peeled potatoes
  • 1-3/4 cups sliced carrots
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 packages (14.1 ounces each) refrigerated pie pastry

Directions

Preheat oven to 425°. Place potatoes and carrots in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, covered, 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Stir in flour and seasonings until blended. Gradually stir in broth and milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in chicken, peas, corn and potato mixture; remove from heat.
Unroll a pastry sheet into each of two 9-in. pie plates; trim even with rims. Add chicken mixture. Unroll remaining pastry; place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in tops.
Bake 35-40 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting.
Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked pies. To use, remove from freezer 30 minutes before baking (do not thaw). Preheat oven to 425°. Place pies on baking sheets; cover edges loosely with foil. Bake 30 minutes. Reduce oven setting to 350°; bake 70-80 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°.
Yield: 2 potpies (8 servings each).

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Feel free to use your favorite homemade pie pastry.
  • When the edge of the pastry falls inward off the lip of the pie plate, we say it slumped. Reduce slumping by letting your fluted crust rest in the refrigerator 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Originally published as Chicken Potpie in Quick Cooking September/October 2003, p56

    Nutritional Facts

    1 serving: 475 calories, 28g fat (14g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 768mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein.

    • 2 cups diced peeled potatoes
    • 1-3/4 cups sliced carrots
    • 1 cup butter, cubed
    • 2/3 cup chopped onion
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1-3/4 teaspoons salt
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 3 cups chicken broth
    • 1-1/2 cups milk
    • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
    • 1 cup frozen peas
    • 1 cup frozen corn
    • 2 packages (14.1 ounces each) refrigerated pie pastry
    1. Preheat oven to 425°. Place potatoes and carrots in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, covered, 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
    2. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Stir in flour and seasonings until blended. Gradually stir in broth and milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in chicken, peas, corn and potato mixture; remove from heat.
    3. Unroll a pastry sheet into each of two 9-in. pie plates; trim even with rims. Add chicken mixture. Unroll remaining pastry; place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in tops.
    4. Bake 35-40 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting.
      Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked pies. To use, remove from freezer 30 minutes before baking (do not thaw). Preheat oven to 425°. Place pies on baking sheets; cover edges loosely with foil. Bake 30 minutes. Reduce oven setting to 350°; bake 70-80 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°.
      Yield: 2 potpies (8 servings each).

    Test Kitchen Tips
  • Feel free to use your favorite homemade pie pastry.
  • When the edge of the pastry falls inward off the lip of the pie plate, we say it slumped. Reduce slumping by letting your fluted crust rest in the refrigerator 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Originally published as Chicken Potpie in Quick Cooking September/October 2003, p56

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    scholten User ID: 292585 278541
    Reviewed Nov. 30, 2017

    "I have made this several times and it's a favorite hands down! I put all the filling in one large pan instead of 2 pie plates. Made my own crust for a 2 crust pie and put it on top, no bottom crust. We don't like thyme much so subbed out the thyme and subbed in poultry seasoning. Delicious!"

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    Uberseamstress User ID: 7239242 277989
    Reviewed Nov. 19, 2017

    "Loved it so much. I don't love putting pies together, so instead I rolled out my pie dough and cut into 3" squares which I baked individually. We ladled the "stew" into bowls and topped with a piece of pie crust."

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    Dawn User ID: 9328144 277935
    Reviewed Nov. 18, 2017

    "Question: Can I put the pies together and just not bake until tomorrow or will that make the bottom crust soggy? I don't really want to freeze them for just 24 hours."

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    Sherry User ID: 9310641 277398
    Reviewed Nov. 7, 2017

    "This is absolutely delicious! Comfort food at its best. Added four cups of potatoes but other than that , followed recipe. Made 3 pot pies. Will definitely be making again"

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    Jane User ID: 7019607 277177
    Reviewed Nov. 2, 2017

    "OOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MYYYYYYYYYYY Five stars are not enough to express how yummy this dish is! This smelled heavenly, and tasted even better! We had roast chicken on Sunday and I used the leftover meat and rich broth. I cut the recipe in half, since I only made one pie. I didn't have peas, so substituted cut fresh asparagus for the 'green.' I also added garlic and bay leaves to the roux (removed before pouring into pie shell). It reminded me of one of those high end chicken pies from the freezer section, but with less calories. Thanks for the recipe Karen... it will definitely be a regular on our table!"

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    Jane User ID: 7019607 277176
    Reviewed Nov. 2, 2017

    "OOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MYYYYYYYYYYY Five stars are not enough to express how yummy this dish is! This smelled heavenly, and tasted even better! We had roast chicken on Sunday and I used the leftover meat and rich broth. I cut the recipe in half, since I only made one pie. I didn't have peas, so substituted fresh asparagus for the 'green.' I also added garlic and bay leaves to the roux (removed before pouring into pie shell). It reminded me of one of those high end chicken pies from the freezer section, but with less calories. Thanks for the recipe Karen... it will definitely be a regular on our table!"

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    Jane User ID: 7019607 277175
    Reviewed Nov. 2, 2017

    "OOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MYYYYYYYYYYY Five stars are not enough to express how yummy this dish is! This smelled heavenly, and tasted even better! We had roast chicken on Sunday and I used the leftover meat and rich broth. I cut the recipe in half, since I only made one pie. I didn't have peas, so substituted fresh asparagus for the 'green.' I also added garlic and bay leaves (removed before pouring into pie shell). It reminded me of one of those high end chicken pies from the freezer section, but with less calories. Thanks for the recipe Karen... it will definitely be a regular on our table!"

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    Jane User ID: 7019607 277174
    Reviewed Nov. 2, 2017

    "OOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MYYYYYYYYYYY Five stars are not enough to express how yummy this dish is! This smelled heavenly, and tasted even better! We had roast chicken on Sunday and I used the leftover meat and broth. I cut the recipe in half, since I only made one pie. I didn't have peas, so substituted fresh asparagus for the 'green.' I also added garlic and bay leaves. It reminded me of one of those high end chicken pies from the freezer section, but with less calories. Thanks for the recipe Karen... it will definitely be a regular on our table!"

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    literaryliz User ID: 8404406 276782
    Reviewed Oct. 25, 2017

    "Love that the recipe makes two pies, one to bake and one to freeze! I did substitute rosemary for thyme: it smelled Heavenly while baking."

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    literaryliz User ID: 8404406 276781
    Reviewed Oct. 25, 2017

    "Love that the recipe makes two pies, one to bake and one to freeze!"

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