When you’re craving consolation meals, heat do-it-yourself rooster pot pie at all times hits the spot. This fully from-scratch recipe contains a double buttery, flaky pie crust encasing tender rooster and greens in a wealthy and creamy sauce. Watch the video tutorial to see the way it comes collectively!

One reader, Amy, commented: “That is the brand new celebration meal, favourite meal, go-to meal & just-because meal in my home. Everybody loves this!! I make it precisely as written. The crust is known and I’ve used it for all crust-requiring recipes. I’ve additionally handed this recipe to my buddies, and equally glowing opinions from them. ★★★★★”

chicken pot pie in glass dish with slice removed.

Initially printed in 2014, that is my very favourite rooster pot pie recipe. When you haven’t tried it prior to now a number of years, I wager will probably be your new favourite, too!

The reader-loved recipe makes use of my do-it-yourself pie crust (it’s not only for Thanksgiving pies, in spite of everything!) for a sturdy base on the underside and a golden, flaky cloak on high. In between the pie crust layers is a combination of rooster and veggies in a creamy, wealthy white gravy that is stuffed with taste. It goes with out saying that this double-crust rooster pot pie is the last word in consolation meals.

Right here’s Why You’ll Love This Hen Pot Pie:

  • Satisfying, comforting all-in-one meal
  • 100% do-it-yourself
  • Gravy-like sauce is wealthy, creamy, and so flavorful
  • Double the buttery, flaky pie crust for double the deliciousness
  • Customizable—use your favourite meats and greens
  • An exquisite make-ahead recipe

One reader, Emily, commented: “That is SO extremely good. I adopted the recipe to the T (together with the pie crust recipe, which was my first time making pie crust ever) and it got here out completely good. As at all times, your directions are so clear and your recipe is ideal!… ★★★★★

Begin by Making the Pie Dough

Earlier than you begin on the filling, have your pie crust ready, chilled, and able to go. I like utilizing this do-it-yourself pie crust, a dough produced from each butter AND shortening to yield the flakiest, most tender crust. It wants to sit back for no less than 2 hours (and as much as 5 days) earlier than rolling out, so I at all times make it prematurely. You can additionally use this all butter pie crust should you’d desire a shortening-free choice.

Seize These Substances for the Pot Pie Filling:

  • Hen: The recipe requires raw boneless, skinless rooster breast, however you may completely make this with rooster thighs as an alternative. You may also use pre-cooked rooster—see recipe Notes.
  • Carrots & Celery: You’ll begin by cooking these along with the rooster in a pot of boiling water, then drain.
  • Butter, Onion, & Garlic: The fragrant taste base for a lot of sauces and soups, together with creamy rooster noodle soup.
  • Flour: Flour thickens the sauce.
  • Seasonings: We’re flavoring this pot pie filling with salt, pepper, and thyme.
  • Hen Inventory/Broth: Be at liberty to make use of vegetable broth/inventory as an alternative.
  • Half-and-half: That is the magic ingredient for a wealthy, creamy sauce that coats the meat and greens within the pot pie filling.
  • Frozen Peas: Right here’s the place you may combine issues up and add the greens you like most or just have readily available. I normally use frozen peas. No have to thaw or cook dinner them, simply add them straight into the pot pie. Add them on the finish—should you cook dinner them with the opposite greens and rooster, they’ll lose their vibrant inexperienced coloration and style just a little mushy.

These Step-by-Step Pictures Will Assist

Cook dinner the rooster, carrots, and celery in a pot of boiling water, then drain. (See recipe Notes if utilizing pre-cooked rooster.)

chicken, celery, and carrots in water and shown again cooked in pink bowl.

In a skillet or separate pan, cook dinner down the onion and garlic in butter. Whisk within the flour, salt, pepper, and thyme. (Main taste constructing is occurring right here!)

onion and butter mixture and shown again thickened with herbs.

After the flour soaks up the moisture from the cooked greens, add the broth and half-and-half. Let every thing simmer and thicken on the range, stirring often, till the sauce is a thick, gravy-like consistency.

thick white gravy with black pepper specks in skillet with red spatula.

Roll out the primary half of pie dough right into a 12-inch circle, and match it into your pie dish.

Add the cooked rooster and veggies, adopted by the frozen peas, and pour/unfold the gravy on high.

pie dough rolled out and fit into pie dough and shown again with peas, chicken, and other vegetables.
white gravy with peas and vegetables underneath in pie dough.

Roll out the second half of pie dough right into a 12-inch circle, and lay it over the filling. Seal and crimp or flute the pie crust edges, then slice just a few small slits within the high crust, to permit steam to flee.

Don’t overlook the egg wash! The egg wash is what offers the crust its golden, glistening sheen. With out it, your pot pie will look just a little boring. To make it, merely whisk 1 egg with 1 Tablespoon of milk (I simply use a fork to whisk). You should utilize a pastry brush to brush the highest crust and edges.

pot pie with pie crust before and after baking.

Bake in a sizzling oven (425°F (218°C)) till golden brown. The pot pie doesn’t take too lengthy, as a result of the filling is already cooked; you’re actually simply baking the pie crust and letting the filling elements and flavors mingle collectively.

What’s the sauce manufactured from in rooster pot pie?

The sauce in rooster pot pie is usually a gravy. I take advantage of a seasoned white gravy produced from scratch with flavor-building elements, rooster broth, and half-and-half.

How do you stop the underside pie crust in rooster pot pie from getting soggy?

I’ve a trick for this! I add the filling elements together with the rooster and greens first, after which pour the gravy on high. You’re not pouring the gravy straight on the underside pie crust this manner. The gravy seeps down slowly because the pot pie bakes, which supplies the underside crust a while to crisp up. Moreover, I like to recommend utilizing a glass or metallic pie dish for the very best crust. Pies cooked at such a excessive temperature can bake erratically in ceramic pie dishes.

Can I make rooster pot pie with only one high crust?

Sure, completely. Skip including the underside pie dough to the pie dish and when the gravy is finished and comes off warmth, combine it with the rooster/carrot combination, after which spoon into ungreased pie dish. I like to recommend decreasing the oven temperature to 375°F (191°C) as a result of there’s simply 1 crust to bake. Bake time is 35–40 minutes or till the highest of the crust is golden brown. See my turkey pot pie recipe directions—that recipe makes use of simply 1 high crust.

overhead close-up photo of double crust pot pie with 1st slice cut.
slice of double crust chicken pot pie with golden flaky pie crust on white plate with fork that has a wooden handle.

Hen Pot Pie Variations

  • Pie Crust: I like utilizing my do-it-yourself pie crust recipe for at this time’s rooster pot pie. Utilizing a mix of butter and shortening yields the flakiest, most tender and buttery crust. For a pie crust made with out shortening, attempt my all butter pie crust. Retailer-bought pie crust and even puff pastry additionally work!
  • Meats: Turkey works splendidly as an alternative of rooster. If utilizing pre-cooked meat, you may skip the boiling step, and cook dinner the carrots and celery with the butter and onion. See recipe Notice.
  • Greens: Attempt including corn once you add the peas. Be at liberty so as to add 1 diced Yukon gold potato; cook dinner till comfortable with the onion. You may also throw in a cup of sliced mushrooms or chopped zucchini—add them once you cook dinner the onion. I wouldn’t add ALL of those veggies, although, as there isn’t sufficient gravy for all of it. Keep on with 2 cups of veggies + 1 potato or much less. (Onion doesn’t depend.)
  • Seasonings: Style and season this pot pie nevertheless you want! Attempt including contemporary chopped parsley, rosemary, or sage. So long as there’s thyme, salt, and pepper, the additional seasoning within the pot pie is as much as you.

Craving a biscuit variation? This biscuit vegetable pot pie isn’t your typical basic pot pie recipe, but it surely’s faster and simpler.