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Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

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Homemade chicken pot pie is my go-to comfort food recipe to throw together with leftover chicken. I often make double batches of this classic chicken pot pie filling and freeze a batch for later.

Years ago, when I first started making this recipe, a bag of frozen peas and carrots was 16 ounces. Nowadays they’re often just 10 or 12 ounces. It’s the case of the shrinking packages, and it gets worse every year.

In all, you’ll want to use about two cups of veggies, whether you use peas and carrots, corn, green beans or any other leftover veggies that you want to use up.

How to Make Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Melt the butter in a medium size, heavy saucepan.  I’m using Carl Schmid Sohn pans here because they heat evenly and the nonstick surface ensures cleanup is a breeze.

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Add the onions, cooking until they’re translucent and soft. Then add the flour.

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The heavy gauge pot sides create an even/quick heat distribution.

Cook, stirring until it forms a soft ball, about one minute. Don’t “undercook” the flour or the sauce will taste like flour.

While whisking constantly, add the chicken broth, slowly.

Once the broth is incorporated and mixed in completely, add the milk, salt, pepper and poultry seasoning, whisking over medium heat. Continue stirring until the roux thickens.

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Remove it from the heat and add the vegetables and chopped cooked chicken pieces.

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Line a pie plate with a traditional raw pie crust. Add the chicken pot pie filling to the crust.

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Top with the remaining crust, seal and flute the edges. Add a couple of small slits to the top (I just poked the tip of a knife in the top crust). This keeps the top from blowing up while baking. I wish I had the photos of the first pot pie I ever baked…before I new that little tidbit.

chicken pot pie ready for oven

Bake it at 375F for about 45-55 minutes, or until it’s golden brown, like so:

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Let it rest about 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

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What to serve with Chicken Pot Pie?

If you’re wondering what goes well with chicken pot pie, we recommend that you serve it with some cranberry sauce. Luckily, pot pie is complete meal in itself and doesn’t really require any additional side

If you’d like to stretch the meal a bit, any type of green salad works well, or a side of steamed veggies (preferably one that isn’t already in the pot pie itself).

Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

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If you’d rather, you can make a batch of your favorite biscuits and place them on the top of the hot chicken pot pie filling. Bake for 18-24 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown.

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