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Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

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. YIELD: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)


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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[email protected] User ID: 5154715 143695
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

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

kmnowak User ID: 3453696 97029
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2009

"easy and deelish!"

Trishjean User ID: 1088069 159601
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"

mrsgreinke User ID: 1254542 111774
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."

Maxi User ID: 13517 159178
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!"

ckeedy User ID: 1611284 97028
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2009

"The first time I tried this, I went exactly by yhe recipe except for the turnip. My husband and I never liked turnips. Next time I tried the canned peas & carrots, & the diced potatoes,and drained the vegetables in a large colander. My husband said the more times I make the better it gets. I remember the store bought chicken pot pies my mother used to get.Those were not pleasant memories or smells either. But this recipe changed my mind."

jenmiddlebrook User ID: 2796904 159605
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2009

"We have made this recipe twice. I don't like mushrooms so we omit that and add corn instead. I was pleasantly surprised by the turnip, never had eaten one before. The first time the thyme was too overwhelming, so I just sprinkled in a small bit the second time. We also use a crust on the bottom, bake it for about 15 minutes alone, then add the filling and top shell to finish it off. It's fantastic!"

blanquitanation User ID: 3916663 159598
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2009

"I made this recipe and it was FANTASTIC! I used a brown onion instead of the green; I never tried turnips before... I was pleasantly surprised. My fiance said this was the best potpie he has ever eaten."

tjmalone User ID: 366220 92681
Reviewed May. 2, 2008

"I tried this recipe last night and we liked it a lot. I don't like turnips so I substituted more potatoes and we both don't like mushrooms so I just left that out. I also wanted a traditionl onion taste so I used chopped onion for the green onion. The next time I make it, I think I will use a little less thyme. It was a little strong for me. I think I will put a little garlic in it next time also. I used store bought pastry and also used canned potatoes and they worked out just fine.(Didn't have any fresh potatoes on hand)"

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