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The BEST Chicken Pot Pie Ever!

By MarthaRayDeen . MarthaRayDeen

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MarthaRayDeen's Story

I get a request from my family to make this dish at LEAST once a month. I typically make two at a time as these are eaten up quickly and they're wonderful to share with a neighbor.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Pot pie has been a comfort food for my family for many years and this one is sure to be in our line up in the future. Delish!


2 lb
chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
2 c
chicken broth (enough to cover breasts)
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
ground black pepper
1 1/2 c
half and half
3 Tbsp
butter (yes, 3 tablespoons!)
1 medium
onion, chopped
1 c
celery, chopped
1/3 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 c
frozen mixed vegetables, thawed (i use green beans, corn, carrots and peas)
2 medium
potatoes, cooked and cubed (or 1 can small white potatoes, cubed)
1 Tbsp
parsley, freshly chopped
1/2 tsp
thyme, dried
pie pastry (for double crust pie)
egg, lightly beaten

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large saucepan over medium high heat, combine the chicken breasts, chicken broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Cover and let simmer for 30 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear.
Remove the chicken and let cool. Pour the remaining chicken broth mixture into a measuring cup. Let stand; spoon off fat. Add enough canned broth to equal 1 cup if needed. Add half and half to the broth mixture to equal 2 1/2 cups. Cut chicken into 1/2 inch pieces.
In the same pan, melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Add the onion and celery. Saute, stirring, for 3 minutes. Stir in flour until well blended. Gradually stir in broth mixture and the herbs. Simmer, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens and boils. (you will think this is TOO MUCH liquid, but it's not). Add the chicken and vegetables to the broth and stir to combine. Line a deep pie dish with one of the pastries and pour mixture in, almost to the top.
Cover mixture with second pastry, making sure to "seal the edges" by pinching together the top and bottom then pressing against the lip of the dish. Cut a few vent holes in the pastry then brush pastry with beaten egg. Use any leftover scraps from the pastries to make a design on top.
Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. Let cool for 10 minutes and serve.
When done, the inside ingredients will be thick and creamy.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom

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Julie Olson JulesNorway
3 Hours Ago
Oh my, was this good! It was a busy night so I used rotisserie chicken to cut down on prep time. I also added a few fresh mushrooms to the saute. I love pot pies and even though there is some cream and butter added, I think this is much healthier than anything frozen or from the deli. I will make again and again. Thanks for sharing!
Dena Holland Dena57
12 Hours Ago
I want to make this too you're right frozen mostly sucks ..Costco's is pretty good but I bet this is better ..Have a question Can I make this with just a top pastry even puff pastry??? ty Dena Calgary Alberta .. can't wait I'm hungry now just thinking about it lol thanks so much
Sharon Colyer Cmom02
18 Hours Ago
Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!
wendy katz wendyrona
19 Hours Ago
The recipe sounds great. I love chicken pot pies but am not always thrilled with ones that are sold already made, but I keep eating them. I want to try this but I never made anything like this and I'm hesitant. I would use store bought pie crust and probably add garlic powder, like someone suggested. I think it is great and amazing that you answer people about your recipe.Two questions, how do you know that the sauce is thick enough without over doing it,or not thickening it enough. Will it fit into a regular deep dish pie pan. I actually not sure if I have one or what it looks like.
Thank you so much. I can't wait to try it, it sounds so yummy.
Mona Greer kentuckylady1717
20 Hours Ago
This looks so delicious....looking forward to making it.....