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Friday, January 11, 2019

MiMi's Creamy Chicken Pot Pie

Two layers of flaky pie crust hold a creamy filling loaded with chicken and vegetables. This creamy chicken pot pie is a perfect comfort food meal and is a perfect way to use up some leftover chicken or turkey.

slice of creamy chicken pot pie with vegetable and potato filling served on plate


The filling of this fabulous pie is perfectly savory and loaded with flavor and texture. Chunks of chicken, bits of potato and lots of veggies in a perfect sauce all between two layers of buttery pie crust. It is one of our absolute favorites because it is an all in one meal that is filling and delicious. If your family and friends are anything like ours, they will start requesting it again after the first bite!


If the only pot pies you have ever had come in a little red box... just wait... your mind is going to be blown if you try this one.

   We had those pot pies as kids sometimes too. A few chunks of meat and veggies floating in a crust full of gravy.

The best part was getting to carve our initials in the frozen crust of the pot pie that was ours before it went into the oven. That way we could be sure we were getting the right one when it came out!

whole creamy chicken pot pie fresh from the oven and ready to serve


This is something completely different. It is plumb full of veggies, chicken and potatoes. There is a creamy sauce with notes of garlic and thyme that covers it all, making it warm and delicious and flavorful.


It is comfort food at it's finest. Eating mixed vegetables is a lot more palatable when they are covered in a sour cream and cream of chicken sauce with just enough garlic and herbs.

What a great way to use up leftover chicken or turkey. It is like a warm hug on a cold day!

We often eat it on its own as a full meal, but it would be great with a side salad or a roasted veggie.  You could roast some squash or brussels sprouts while the pie cooks.



mimi crimping the edges of the pie crust on a pot pie
MiMi crimping the pot pie crust


What if I don't like cream of chicken soup?


That's ok! I have a recipe for homemade cream of chicken soup. I have made it both with the canned soup and homemade and both taste amazing.

Just make sure to get your soup relatively thick to keep the filling from having too much moisture in it. You don't want a soggy bottom on your pie!

Make one for dinner for yourself and one to bring to a friend!


In fact, this pot pie has quickly become one of my husband's favorite meals. He has a friend who is sooooooo jealous every time I make one. Of course it doesn't hurt that my husband has to rub it in!

That friend has suggested I should retire and just start selling these pot pies!

This has also become one of my go to dinners to deliver to friends who have just had a baby or somebody who needs a meal. It can be stored in the refrigerator and just popped in the oven whenever they are ready for dinner.

They will likely have leftovers as well, so you can feed them for a couple of days. Having no effort meals on hand when you have a new baby is such a godsend!

fork scooping up a bite of creamy chicken pot pie


Make ahead instructions



This is great as a make ahead meal. Just assemble up to the point where you brush it with milk. Cover it with plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator until dinner time.

Place it on the counter and let it start coming to room temperature as you preheat the oven. Brush with milk and add 5-10 minutes to the bake time to make sure it is cooked through.

You may want to keep an eye on the crust to make sure it doesn't over brown. If it starts looking too dark, cover with foil or a pie shield.


Ham Broccoli and Cheese Pot Pie is another one of my husband's favorites. He thinks it is a very close second to the chicken recipe!


If you like the flavors in this pot pie, but don't want to have to make the pie, then you will love my creamy chicken pot pie soup. It is based on this recipe but in soup form. I like to crumble up bits of pie crust or bake biscuits to put on top. 



Or make this pot pie into a one pot pasta dish. My creamy one pot chicken and noodles is another fun twist on these flavors!


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Yield: 12 servings
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MiMi

MiMi's Creamy Chicken Pot Pie

Two layers of flaky pie crust hold a creamy filling loaded with chicken and vegetables. This creamy chicken pot pie is a perfect comfort food meal and is a perfect way to use up some leftover chicken or turkey.
Prep time: 15 MCook time: 50 MTotal time: 65 M

Ingredients:

  • 2 pie crusts
  • 1 (12-16 oz) frozen vegetables - thawed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, cubed
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 (10.5 oz) cans cream of chicken soup (or 1 recipe homemade cream of chicken soup)
  • 2-3 potatoes, cooked and diced
  • 1 Tablespoon of milk

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2. Mix vegetables, chicken, potatoes, spices, sour cream and soup in a large bowl.
  3. Place a pie crust in the bottom of a 9" deep dish pie plate.
  4. Spoon filling into crust and top with second pie crust. Crimp the edges together and cut vents in the top crust.
  5. Brush the top crust with milk.
  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until top is golden and filling is bubbling. Allow to rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes:

This is great as a make ahead meal. Just assemble up to the point where you brush it with milk. Cover it with plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator until dinner time.
Place it on the counter and let it start coming to room temperature as you preheat the oven. Brush with milk and add 5-10 minutes to the bake time to make sure it is cooked through. You may want to keep an eye on the crust to make sure it doesn't over brown. If it starts looking too dark, cover with foil or a pie shield.
Calories
328.34
Fat (grams)
18.48
Sat. Fat (grams)
6.45
Carbs (grams)
27.86
Fiber (grams)
2.02
Net carbs
25.84
Sugar (grams)
2.69
Protein (grams)
12.63
Sodium (milligrams)
513.72
Cholesterol (grams)
47.20
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Two layers of flaky pie crust hold a creamy filling loaded with chicken and vegetables. This creamy chicken pot pie is a perfect comfort food meal and is a perfect way to use up some leftover chicken or turkey.


15 comments:

  1. It's cooler out this week so I plan to make this again for family dinner Saturday. I'm planning to make a cheddar broccoli chicken pot pie too. If it's a keeper maybe you'll let me do another guest post. I plan to make another flavor of homemade ice cream too since it's technically still summer.

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    1. Good, because I need better pictures! This was on my list to make in early fall so I could get some more photos to choose from. ;-)

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  2. Another perfect comforting food from MiMi. I’m going to try this when the boys are all home as each one will love it. Happy Friday Friend xo

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    1. They are going to love it, my brothers and husband do. One brother has requested it for his birthday dinner multiple times!

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  3. I've always been the WORST at making pie crusts, so pot pies have always deterred me, but dang, this looks delicious! I'm definitely going to be trying this for all my boys! Happy Friday!

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    1. You can always get the refrigerated ones, nobody will know or care!

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  4. I could eat several helpings of this creamy chicken pot pie. It looks amazing!

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  5. Mercy me, this sure looks amazing! I love pot pie.

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    1. It really is good, I hope you give it a go. Pot pie is so delicious, isn't it?

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  6. Chicken pot pie is one of my favorite meals ever! I'm pinning this recipe! I want to make it really soon!!! Thanks for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party!

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    1. I hope you give it a go and love it, this is one of our favorite recipes!

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  7. What size pan did you use? It sounds like it would need a deep dish pie pan judging from the amount of yummy ingredients in the recipe.

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    1. A 9 inch deep dish is definitely the way to go! This pot pie is loaded with goodness. I hope you enjoy it!

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  8. This is the perfect dinner idea for the winter we are having! As I was reading your post, I was wondering if MiMi had any posts for making crust.... thank you for linking to it!

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