Phyllo Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

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Comfort Foods: Chicken Pot Pie

There is just something about a meat and potatoes kind of meal that just seems to sooth the soul. Add a little bit of gravy to the meal and you have a winning dish! Pot pies are just that sort of meal for me. They are great anytime, but seem to be the best during the fall and winter months.

Once the weather begins to cool off, I love to make chicken pot pie. It is an easy and satisfying dish that will win rave reviews with your family. Typically I make pot pie with a flaky pie crust, but this version creates a little lighter version as Phyllo dough is used instead of a heavier pie crust.

What is phyllo dough?

Phyllo (or sometimes called Filo) dough is an unleavened, paper thin sheets of raw dough. You will often find its use in Middle Eastern or Greek cuisine. Their use ranges from savory to sweet dishes. One of the most well known dishes that is made from Phyllo dough is baklava.

Phyllo dough can be found in the freezer section of most grocery stores. When cooking with this delicate dough, it is important to remember that because of its thinness, it dries out very quickly. Be sure to keep the dough that you are not working with at the moment covered so that it stays moist and fresh.

Ingredients for Phyllo Chicken Pot Pie

  • 2 cups of chopped, cooked chicken (I love using leftover chicken breasts or rotisserie chicken for this recipe. This is even great for that leftover Thanksgiving turkey.)
  • 3 cups of chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup of milk (You can omit this if you cannot have dairy products.)
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of chopped carrots
  • 1 cup of diced potatoes (Be sure to cut these into small cubes to that they cook quickly in the pot and finish off in the oven.)
  • 1/2 cup of thawed (previously frozen) corn
  • 1/2 cup of thawed (previously frozen) peas

*Any vegetables that you enjoy would work in this dish.

Other Recipes Using Phyllo Dough

Beef Stuffed Pastry Triangles This savory dish uses Phyllo dough to create a delicious Middle Eastern style appetizer for your family or a gathering.

Baklava Recipe: How to Make Chocolate Baklava-Quick and Easy If your mouth is watering just reading this title, then don't waste any time in making this tasty treat. Traditional baklava does not include chocolate, but this dessert will help to satisfy every sweet tooth, even the chocolate lovers!

Instructions for Making Phyllo Chicken Pot Pie

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Put three cups of chicken broth and milk in a medium pot on medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon of poultry seasoning, salt, 1/4 cup of flour and whisk together. Bring to a rolling boil, stirring regularly. Allow broth to boil for about 1 minute and reduce heat.
  3. Add the chicken and vegetables to the thickened broth and simmer for about five minutes.
  4. Layer 10-12 sheets of dough in the bottom of a non-stick sprayed 9x9 inch baking dish. Brush melted butter in between each layer of the dough. I allowed the sheets to go up the sides of the dish so that it completely closed the pot pie.
  5. Pour the chicken and vegetable mixture on top of the bottom layer of the Phyllo dough.
  6. Layer the remaining 10 sheets of Phyllo dough on top in the same manner, butter each sheet as you layer them. I tucked the sides down and sealed it with some additional melted butter to keep it closed.
  7. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the Phyllo dough is golden and crisp.

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Heat all of the vegetables and chicken in a pot.  Brush the melted butter onto each sheet.Layer the buttered sheets into the pan.Carefully pour the vegetable and chicken mixture into the pan.Fold in the sides that are hanging over the edge.Layer the remaining sheets over the top and seal the edges together with butter.These are the layers from the side after they have been cooked.A delicious golden, flaky crust forms on top.
Heat all of the vegetables and chicken in a pot.
Heat all of the vegetables and chicken in a pot. | Source
Brush the melted butter onto each sheet.
Brush the melted butter onto each sheet. | Source
Layer the buttered sheets into the pan.
Layer the buttered sheets into the pan. | Source
Carefully pour the vegetable and chicken mixture into the pan.
Carefully pour the vegetable and chicken mixture into the pan. | Source
Fold in the sides that are hanging over the edge.
Fold in the sides that are hanging over the edge. | Source
Layer the remaining sheets over the top and seal the edges together with butter.
Layer the remaining sheets over the top and seal the edges together with butter. | Source
These are the layers from the side after they have been cooked.
These are the layers from the side after they have been cooked. | Source
A delicious golden, flaky crust forms on top.
A delicious golden, flaky crust forms on top. | Source

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chrisnstar 4 years ago

Great idea. I am Greek and grew up with Greek cooking. There's no end to the ways you can use phyllo dough.


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Christine Miranda 4 years ago from My office.

Ooh this sounds yummy. Voted up and book marked for fall!


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kittyjj 4 years ago from San Jose, California

My kids love chicken pot pies but I don't know how to make one. So I buy chicken pot pies from Costco and they're too salty. I don't like my kids eating food that are too salty so I only allow them to eat about three time a year. Your recipe looks yummy and simple to make. I think I'll give it a try. Thank you for sharing! Voted up!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

My hubby has been craving chicken pot pie lately. I hate the frozen kind, so I am glad you listed this yummy looking recipe. I will have to print and save for later this month. Thanks for the share. Voted up.


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I love using Phyllo dough but have never tried it for chicken pot pie. I'm intrigued now! Thanks for another great recipe.


MundaneMondays 4 years ago

Can i eat that pic ?


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theclevercat 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Oh Cara, this looks soo good! I'm definitely going to try this this winter. Thanks so much! Voted up and useful.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

LOL I love MundaneMondays comment. I never thought to use Phyllo dough for the crust. I really like your version here--ready to rate it 5 STARS...where's your 'star' column? Well, it looks yummy-rated up/u/i and Awesome.


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leahlefler 4 years ago from Western New York

This is a fantastic recipe for fall and winter - I'm pinning this one to my fall recipes so that I can remember to make it! What a great idea, Cara!


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Mama Kim 8 4 years ago

Oooohh... that flaky phyllo crust looks sooo yummy ^_^ mmm... I'm bookmarking this one for sure! Thank you. Voted and shared as well.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

I love Greek cooking and I agree, phyllo dough is just about limitless in its possibilities! Thanks so much for your visit chrisnstar!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks Christine! Hope you enjoy it!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

I agree with you kitty. Those pre-made pot pies are so salty! Pot pies are so easy to make and even if your kids prefer the flaky pie crust, you can use the recipe for the filling and just substitute pie crust instead. Enjoy!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

So glad to hear it teaches! It had such a nice crunchy crust to it. Definitely different than the traditional kind, but it was a nice change!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks Rose, glad you found something else that you liked! Hope you get a chance to try it sometime. :)


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

I don't think so MundaneMondays and I'm pretty sure that the actual recipe would taste much better! :) Thanks for your visit.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks clevercat. It was very tasty! :)


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

It gave it a really nice crunch and it wasn't too hard to put together. So glad you pointed out that I didn't have the ratings capsule, I've added it!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks Leah! Glad you liked the recipe and I hope you and your family enjoy it.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks Mama Kim. It was as tasty to eat as it looks! Thanks for the share. :)


Ghaelach 4 years ago

Hi cardelean

What a great hub.

I am a fan of any recipe that includes chicken. I've had chicken pies before but never with Phyllo dough, so this is a must try recipe for me.

Thanks for sharing.

LOL Ghaelach


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mts1098 4 years ago from InsideTheManCave

Mmmm...I just got warmed thinking of this dish...Yes Phyllo is great with the Greek dish Spanakopita (spinach pie)...cheers and happy eating...


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

So glad that you stopped by Ghaelach. I hope that you get a chance to give it a try, it really is delicious!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

We are very big fans of Greek food in my house so we are familiar with Spanakopita. I actually make it myself sometimes and sometimes without the spinach to make it just the cheese pie. Thanks for visiting mts.


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ktrapp 3 years ago from Illinois

What a great idea to use the phyllo for the chicken pot pie crust. How good that would be this time of year too. I'm going to have to make this!


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cardelean 3 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks ktrapp. Hope that you get a chance to make this if you haven't already. It gave a different taste, but one that we really enjoyed.

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