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Home-Style Chicken Potpie Recipe

Home-Style Chicken Potpie Recipe

I served this potpie along with chili on Super Bowl Sunday. No one ate the chili. In fact, one of my husband's single friends called the next day and asked for the leftover pie.—Darlene Claxton, Brighton, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling Bake: 25 min. + standing YIELD:10-12 servings


  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2-1/2 cups halved baby carrots
  • 3 celery ribs, sliced
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 7 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 2-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 cup frozen pearl onions, thawed
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons minced chives
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten


  • 1. In a large bowl, cut butter into flour until crumbly. Stir in cheese. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • 2. In a large saucepan, cook carrots and celery in a small amount of water until crisp-tender; drain and set aside.
  • 3. In another saucepan, melt butter. Whisk in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually whisk in broth and cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the carrot mixture, chicken, onions, peas, chives, parsley and thyme; heat through. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  • 4. On a floured surface, roll out dough to fit top of dish; cut out vents. Place dough over filling; trim and flute edges. Brush with egg. Bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly and crust is golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 10-12 servings.

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MelanieNee User ID: 7609326 218981
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015

"I made this recipe the other day with a leftover crock pot chicken. To the recipe I added some potatoes, as well as a few spices, basil, oregano, parsley, pepper, and garlic. Instead of making an other pot dirty, I made my cream sauce with milk mixed in to the flour and slowly whisked it into the veggies as they were cooking. This was a VERY tasty meal with the kidlets asking for seconds and not complaining when I served the leftovers for lunch the following day:) A Keeper For Sure!:)"

lovescolts User ID: 7936836 38603
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2014

"This is why I joined this site.... just had to rate this great recipe! Wonderful. I made the crust in the food processor. I used fat free half and half, but I had to use a bit more flour, to thicken the filling. I will make this often. Thank you!"

murrworm88 User ID: 1697209 35680
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

"This is a fantastic pot pie recipe- love that it makes a 9x13 dish. I added 2 red potatoes, an onion (sautéed with the rest of my veggies) and also used 1/2 & 1/2 instead of heavy cream. This comes together quickly and the dough really is easy to work with- I used my hands rather than a rolling pin. I did notice that my dough was dry, so I had to add an extra 1/4 c. of water- this may be due to my high elevation as no one else has commented on it. Try it- you'll love it!"

rharkless User ID: 1200027 134655
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2013

"This is delicious. I made a mistake with the filling (I had doubled it but ended up putting in 10 Tbsp butter instead of 12 - didn't hurt anything!) so it was just a little soupy. I did substitute half and half for the heavy cream, so that might have something to do with the consistency. I had enough filling to put in the 9x13 pan and a 8"square pan, too. The pastry is easy to make and work with (I used my food processor) and very tender after it's baked. My picky husband even had seconds!"

Loufrommaine User ID: 6222180 107900
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2012

"This is is really good. Most of the time I make biscuits for the topping. Everyone loves it."

Liz21078 User ID: 2596146 42167
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2010

"Sooo good, make this all the time, best pot pie Ive ever had! I usually double the filling recipe because it goes quick!"

tishaug18 User ID: 3371385 42158
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2009

"Really tasty. I used 1/2 and 1/2 instead of whipping cream and it was still plenty rich. perfect for a cold fall day!"

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