How To Make A Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Using your favorite pie crust recipe, line your favorite pie plate with dough.

Combine your chicken, bacon, corn and new potatoes in a large bowl.

Place the chicken filling into the dough lined pie plate and slowly add seasoned gravy.

Cover with a pie crust.

Trim your pot pie with leaf cutouts.


3-4 chicken breasts
2 cups corn
2 cups new potatoes
6 slices of bacon
6 cups of water
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Turn your crock pot on high, add 6 cups of water, 3-4 chicken breasts, salt, pepper and thyme and let cook for 6 hours (or until chicken is thoroughly cooked).Β  Remove chicken, reserving 3 cups of broth in a saucepan. Let chicken cool, then shred into bit size pieces.
Meanwhile cook bacon in a cast iron skillet until crisp, drain on paper towels and crumble into bits.
Boil new potatoes until slightly under cooked, cool and cut into bite sized chunks.
In a large bowl combine chicken, potatoes, corn and bacon. Spoon chicken mixture into a homemade single layer pie crust.

Make a simple gravy mixture on the stove top using 3 cups of reserved broth and 1/2 cup of flour. Season to taste.
Slowly pour gravy over chicken and top with a pie crust sealing the crust to the edge of the pie plate.Β  Add additional pie crust leaf cut-outs to the top and brush with a simple egg wash (1 egg mixed with 2 tablespoon of water). Cut 4 slits into the top of the crust.
Bake at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until your pie crust is golden brown and the gravy is bubbling inside your pie.
Let chicken pot pie cool before serving.

Serves 6-8.

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Comments & Reviews

  • Anyone know if this can be made ahead of time and frozen?

  • Would you please post your favorite pie crust recipe that you used for this chicken pot pie. Thanks.

    • Hi Helen, you are you? πŸ™‚ If you get the chance will you tell me your cranberry relish recipe again? I would like to make it for Thanksgiving (if that gift card ever comes in). πŸ™‚

      Here is my favorite pie crust recipe:

      1 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
      1/2 teaspoon salt
      1/3 + 1 tablespoon shortening
      3-4 tablespoons of water

      mix together. Roll into a ball and flatten a bit. Wrap in Saran Wrap. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours. Roll out on to a floured surface and MAKE YOUR PIE! πŸ™‚

      This recipe makes 1 9 inch pie crust. So if you were making this chicken pot pie you would need to make this recipe 3 times. πŸ™‚

      • Mavis, are you a lard-ite, crisco girl or what? I am determined to learn to make a good pie crust. I used my $10 off, plus 30% off plus sale price at Kohls and got one of those electric mini pie bakers. I refuse to pay big bucks for pie dough…ha ha save my dough.

        My cranberry relish is 1 pkg of cranberries (put in freezer for an hr or so to freeze), 2 whole oranges, washed, and 2 cups of sugar. Run the frozen cranberries and wedges of oranges, peel and all thru your food grinder. Let it all drop into your mixing bowl. Stir in the sugar and let it age. It can last over a month in the fridge. I suppose you can do the same in a food processor or immersion blender if you don’t have the grinder attachment for your Kitchenaid. I think I saw the cranberries for $1.99 at Albertsons. Oranges seem high right now.

  • I’ve made mini pot pies in those oval personal size ramekins and frozen them and they worked out ok, I’ve never done a monster one though, I think it would take awhile to defrost first. I also let it all get to room temp before I assembled and put in the freezer…I used less liquid because the veg will release water along with the ice crystals…I’m sure someone here has had success.

    When I make pot pie filling I always end up with a gallon of stuff so I thin it down a bit and make a “pot pie soup” and bake the extra crust on a cookie sheet and but some on the bottom of the bowl. I’ve been lazy and used Pillsbury pie crust and they were fine, and there are always coupons for it.

  • Wow!!!!!! Thank you soooo much for this recipe, it was beyond delicious. I had some broth that I made a coupe nights before that I simmered overnight in crockpot, so it made gravy just that much better! Will be adding to my main recipe book =)

  • Yum-o! I made a pot pie years ago for my dad when he got out of the hospital(surfing accident-died, brought back to life an all that) when I was like 17.

    I used bΓ©chamel sauce instead of gravy, it was delish!

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