Easy Cheap Chicken Pot Pie

I have never met anyone who does not like to eat chicken pot pie. Just saying chicken pot pie conjures up great memories of childhood for most people. This, to me, is the ultimate comfort food. This recipe is soooooooo easy and cheap. It makes about 4 to 8 servings depending on how hungry you and your family are. This meal is great when it is cool outside but if you are like me, it is always time for chicken pot pie. If it's summer time or just hot outside, bake this in the late night or early morning when it's a little cooler so you don't smother with the oven on.

Ingredients

  • 1 can white breast meat chicken, drained
  • 4 cups (approximately) chicken broth
  • 1 can mixed vegetables, drained
  • 2 refrigerator pie crusts
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  1. Melt butter on stovetop in large pot. When the butter is melted, stir in the flour making it paste consistency. After you have made a paste of the flour and butter, start adding in your chicken broth slowly, remembering to stir constantly. When your broth mixture has reached gravy consistency, add in the can of chicken and the can of vegetables.
  2. Unroll the pie crusts. Use one to line a 8" square cake apan on the bottom. Dump in the filling. Cover with the second pie crust. Remember to poke vents in the top crusts with a fork so your pie won't explode.
  3. Cook in a preheated 350 degree oven for appoximately 30 minutes or until the top crust is golden brown.

My husband is not a huge fan of veggies. So I cook frozen green beans or broccoli separately in the microwave and mix these in with my serving of pot pie. Frozen vegetables work great cooked in the filling.

The whole pot pie costs around $8.00 to make. Even if you only make four servings for your hearty appetites, the cost is still cheap for a meal. The canned chicken I used is $2.99 a can. The vegetables are 79 cents per can. I usually have flour and butter on hand. The chicken broth I buy is $1.59 for the four cups. If you have homemade chicken broth in the freezer then the cost for that part of this meal can be considered free. The pie crusts are $1.89 for the two.

Not only is this pie cheap, it is quick. I like that on a night when I come home from work drained and too tired to spend much time in the kitchen to feed us our evening meal, I don't even have to think much when putting this together. No, it's not really a healthy meal for us but occasionally a splurge is okay. A splurge is even more okay when company is coming for dinner.


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rjsadowski 4 years ago

Your recipe sounds simple and tasty.


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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, RJ. Hope you enjoy your chicken pot pie.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

This would make a great evening supper on a busy night. And, as you mentioned, reasonable costs are involved. Thanks for posting... can't wait to taste this one!


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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Teaches, thanks for reading. I hope you enjoy this. I guess when you get home from dealing with children all day in the classroom, you're wiped and don't want to spend much time in the kitchen for supper.


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lucybell21 4 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

Wow I would not have thought to use canned chicken, that really helps make it simple.


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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi, Lucy. Sometimes in the kitchen, I am all about making it easy. You can buy all white meat canned chicken. It does cut down on the time you have to spend preparing your meal. I hope you enjoy this. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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Marla Neogra 4 years ago from Parkersburg, West Virginia

Hi Icbenefield, I have been absent for awhile, glad to be back and find this treasure. I always have a left over chicken breast to use for something else so this will be awesome! I have made some chicken and biscuits or noodles, but rarely a pot pie. Can't wait to give it a try! I liked it on Facebook for my friends to check out!


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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Marla for the compliment. I hope you and your friends enjoy making this recipe. Welcome back!


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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

You are absolutely right -- I have never met anyone who didn't love chicken pot pie. This is wonderfully easy and looks delicious. And with a big green salad, or simple fruit salad, it isn't necessary all that unhealthy for us. Nice hub. :)


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lcbenefield 3 years ago from Georgia Author

phdast, Thanks for stopping by. Chicken pot pie is so good with anything next to it or by itself.


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lcbenefield 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, johnb. Enjoy your chicken pot pie.

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