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How to Make Easy Chicken Pot Pie {Recipe}

This is a very easy chicken pot pie recipe full of tender chicken, vegetables, cream of chicken soup, and flaky crust. Make this a quick meal to serve your family during the week.

Maybe you have been doing yard clean up all day and you're looking for a cozy weekend meal to enjoy with a salad and glass of wine. This recipe is for you.

Easy Chicken Pot Pie is comfort food at its finest. Full of roasted chicken and mixed veggies, this pot pie is ready in 30 minutes but tastes like you spent hours making it!

The Best Fall Comfort Foods

When the air turns crisp, it's time to break out all the stops and load up the pantry for comfort food recipes like Crockpot Mac and Cheese or delicious French Onion Soup.

This easy chicken pot pie recipe is one I keep handy for days where time seems to pass faster than I realize and need to get dinner started quickly.

Easiest Chicken Pot Pie Crust

Maybe you have been doing yard clean up all day and you're looking for a cozy weekend meal to enjoy with a salad and glass of wine

When the clock says  3 o'clock, and dinner plans are not finalized, a run to the grocery store is a must.

Quick tips for this easy recipe if you are pressed for time:

Person placing crust on top of potpie filling

I know- you are probably going to ask “Kelly, why don't I make everything from scratch?!” and I will say because your family is going to be hungry in an hour!  

I can be a purist when it comes to pie crust, but when pressed for time, store-bought pie crust is the way to go.

Other Chicken Pot Pie Crusts to Consider:

Crust choices for pot pies are truly a personal one. If you don't care for a traditional pie crust, try these options instead:

Easy Chicken Pot Pie starts with using Pillsbury Pie Crust and is filled with fresh rotisserie chicken and frozen vegetables. Perfect cozy fall meal.

Can You Make Chicken Pot Pie From Scratch?

Can you make chicken pot pie from scratch? Of course! You can't beat using the perfect roasted chicken with homemade crust and creamy gravy filling.

But, sometimes it's okay to use soup in chicken pot pie.

When it comes to crunching time, throwing together the essential ingredients, even if they are store-bought, still has a very tasty outcome.

Have turkey leftovers? Try our Turkey Pot Pie recipe for a great way to use up all the big meal leftovers! 

Ingredient Tips for How to Make Easy Chicken Pot Pie

What makes this recipe so easy? When in a time crunch, using store-bought ingredients not only saves a lot of time, but it also tastes delicious. 

  1. Use a store-bought pie crust to save time. All you have to do is let it sit for 15 minutes before placing in a pie dish and that's it! I like to use Pillsbury Pie Crust for best results. 
  2. Canned soup is also a time-saver when making this recipe. Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup is a great choice! Add extra flavor using broth instead of water. 
  3. And you can't forget to include frozen vegetables in your chicken pot pie! Just add straight to your soup mixture before pouring into the pie crust. 

Such an easy recipe! And I know you will add it to your weekly meal plan rotation!

Be sure to scroll down for your printable shopping list so you will have all the ingredients for this classic chicken pot pie with cream of chicken soup!

Pot pie in cast iron skillet

Can You Freeze Chicken Pot Pie

This question comes up a lot and the answer is yes! The best way to achieve this is to prepare your chicken pot pie up to the point before baking.

Cover with plastic wrap and then aluminum foil and place in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Freezing Tip: On top of the foil, write baking time and temperature in sharpie marker and the date you froze your dish.

Remove foil and plastic wrap before baking. Place frozen pie on a sheet pan and bake for 20-30 minutes longer than fresh bake.

Be sure the center is bubbling and crust is baked before removing.

Chicken Pot Pie Ingredients

Directions:

To ensure your potpie cooks evenly, be sure to preheat your oven to 425 degrees. This will make this dish cook thoroughly and create that golden flaky crust! 

Next, you will place 1 pie crust sheet that has been defrosted for 15 minutes in the bottom of the 9-inch pie plate. Set this aside so it is ready to pour your filling. 

Now, over medium heat, melt butter in a medium saucepan.

bowl of frozen mixed vegetables for chicken potpie

Add onions and cook uncovered until soft and translucent. This should take about 5 minutes or so. 

Add soup and water (or broth), and stir until hot and a little bubbly. I like to use a wooden spoon for this cooking step because it is better for the pan and also makes me feel like I am cooking a homemade meal!

Wooden spoons in hutch

A healthy way to get your daily servings of vegetables is by having frozen vegetables on hand for cooking quick meals like our pot pie recipe, soup, or pasta dishes

This recipe uses one bag of frozen mixed vegetables and now is the step to add them to your saucepan.  Stir to incorporate into the soup mixture until nice hot.

There is nothing easier or quicker for a hearty meal than grabbing a rotisserie chicken at the store. I throw one of these in my shopping cart at least once a week to save time.

cooked chicken on grill grates for chicken pot pie

In this instance, I just shred up the meat and add it to the pot with spices and simmer it until it starts to bubble.

Pour mixture into the pie shell you set aside and drape the second pastry shell over the top. 

Seal the crust with your fingers or with the tines of a fork to keep all the gravy goodness inside! 

Slice 4 small slits in the top crust with a paring knife to allow the steam to vent while baking. 

Best Kitchen Cooking Tip!!

Place your pie plate on a sheet pan to catch any spillover and keep your oven clean! If you forget, no worries- you can use oven cleaner to get rid of spillover! 

easy chicken pot pie is a go-to fall comfort food dinner. Made with Pillsbury Pie Crust, Campbell's soup and frozen vegetables, this hearty dish will be on your meal plan rotation.

Cook pot pie 30-35 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbling.

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Easy Chicken Pot Pie

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Yield: 8

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Easy Chicken Pot Pie is comfort food at its finest. Full of roasted chicken and mixed veggies, this pot pie is ready in 30 minutes but tastes like you spent hours making it!

An easy chicken pot pie recipe that is full of tender chicken, cream of chicken soup, pre-made pie crust, and frozen veggies! It will save you time in the kitchen and provide a delicious, cozy meal for your family.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package Pillsbury Pie Crust, brought to room temperature
  • 1 10 oz can Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded roasted chicken, or rotisserie chicken
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 16 oz. bag frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1/2 cup water
  • garlic powder, salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. In 9-inch pie plate place one pie crust shell in bottom of dish.
  3. Over medium heat, melt butter. Add onions and cook until soft and translucent.
  4. Add soup and water and stir until hot.
  5. Add frozen vegetables, stir.
  6. Add chicken and spices, stir until all ingredients are combined and simmer until just starting to bubble.
  7. Pour chicken and vegetable mixture into pie shell.
  8. Place second pie crust over the top.
  9. Seal together and slice 4 slits into top crust to vent.
  10. Place on a sheet pan (to catch any drips) and cook 30-35min or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 598Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 144mgSodium: 831mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 42g

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