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How to Make Chicken Pot Pies

Updated on January 10, 2013
Chicken pot pie
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Chicken pot pie is a delicious homemade dinner. It is one of my husband's favorite comfort foods and under his direction over the years, I have come up with this simple, tasty recipe. It is also a great way to get vegetables into my children. It is fun for the kids to get their own pot pie in a crock. It makes the meal more appealing for them. They also love that the pot pies are topped with crescent rolls, they love dipping the pieces into the filling as they break them off.

I never really made pot pies until I married my husband. He used to be a baker at a great restaurant/bakery that was located in Madison, WI called Ovens Of Brittany. He learned many good recipes working there and baking tips. I based my pot pie recipe off of the one he used to make from the Ovens restaurant. Mine does not have quite as many ingredients or spices, but I believe it is simpler to make and just as tasty as the original recipe. My husband loves it, too, and he is the real judge since he used to eat there all the time. He says mine is just as good as the restaurant's was! One thing that the restaurant used to do was brush a little egg white on top of the crescent roll before baking. I try to remember to do that also as it makes the pot pie a little more fancy.

These individual pot pies also freeze and reheat well. You can make a lot of these up at once ahead of time and freeze them for future use. Then, just pull them out one at a time when you're in the mood for a pot pie and reheat it in a 300° oven. This should take about 15 - 20 minutes, but possibly could be a bit longer. I hope if you get a chance to try my recipe for pot pies you enjoy them!

making the rue mixture, butter and flour
making the rue mixture, butter and flour | Source
chicken broth and veggies added
chicken broth and veggies added | Source
chicken and cream of potato soup added to the filling
chicken and cream of potato soup added to the filling | Source
dishes filled
dishes filled | Source
cover with crescent rolls, mine were butter crescent rolls but you could use any kind of refrigerator biscuit
cover with crescent rolls, mine were butter crescent rolls but you could use any kind of refrigerator biscuit | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
Yields: serves four

Ingredients

  • 2-3 cups chicken, pre-cooked and diced
  • 5 Tbsp butter
  • 5 Tbsp flour, I use unbleached
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 1 can cream of potato soup
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 tsp salt, I use freshly ground sea salt
  • 1 tsp pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 can crescent rolls, I use butter crescents

Instructions

  1. Melt 5 Tbsp butter in large skillet, I used my favorite large cast iron skillet. Heat on a low to medium heat. Add the 5 Tbsp of flour to make a rue.
  2. Slowly add the chicken broth to the rue, stir until well blended and there are no lumps in the broth. Add the vegetables, I used frozen so I put the peas and corn in first. I sliced the carrots thin and added them after allowing the frozen veggie to cook about 5 minutes.
  3. Allow the veggies to cook for about 10 minutes and then add the cream of potato soup and pre-cooked chicken. Add the salt and pepper. Let it cook for another 20 minutes or so on the stove top.
  4. Dish out your pot pie filling into individual baking dishes. Top each one with two crescent rolls. I brushed an egg white on top of each individual pot pie to make it shiny. Place the dishes on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake in the oven at 300° for 25 - 30 minutes. The crescent roll top will become a beautiful golden brown in color. These are very simple, tasty homemade pot pies. I hope you like my recipe!

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      Amber Dahnke 4 years ago from New Glarus, WI

      This indeed puts off the most pleasant smell! It is one of our family favorites. Thank you for checking out my recipe!

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      dikedykewilliams 4 years ago from Nigeria

      Almost caught the aroma...

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      Amber Dahnke 4 years ago from New Glarus, WI

      I hope you enjoy these, they are a favorite in my home. And so easy to do!!

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      This is simply mouth watering. Need to try this out. Thanks for sharing.

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      Amber Dahnke 4 years ago from New Glarus, WI

      Thank you so much for the suggestion, Virginia! I will try the alfredo sauce addition sometime in the future. Thank you so much for checking out my hub!

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      Virginia Kearney 4 years ago from United States

      I make a full sized chicken pot pie pretty often but I had not thought to do it in those brown bowls. I have some just like it--great idea to use those and the cresent roll is a good time saver too. One trick I have is to sometimes use Alfredo sauce with a splash of wine/herbs instead of making my own sauce. It tastes great and if you use the light kind isn't too bad on calories. Thanks!

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      I have never made chicken pot pies from scratch, but now I want to make them! Thanks for the great recipe.

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      Amber Dahnke 4 years ago from New Glarus, WI

      Thank you so much for reading over my recipe, it is very easy to make and so delicious. Enjoy!

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      Amber Dahnke 4 years ago from New Glarus, WI

      It is one of my favorites too! I love eating just the filling, but the crescent roll on top is to die for as the crust! thank you for checking out my recipe!

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      Amber Dahnke 4 years ago from New Glarus, WI

      Take out the cream of potato soup to lower the calories! I think that is the unhealthiest part of the recipe. I normally would just use a little more flour to thicken, but I had a can of it in the cupboard and I thought it would go well -which it did. It would be more healthy without it. You could just dice a potato to get some chunks in there without all the salt and preservatives in the condensed soup. Thank you for checking out my recipe and sharing it! I will forever be grateful to my husband for teaching me how to make this the first time a few years back. It's one of my favorites, too.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      My husband would go wild for this. I will have to bookmark and make it one day...I know it is a little high in calories, but so what. Voting UP and pinning.

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      Gypsy48 4 years ago

      Chicken pot pie is one of my favorite dishes. Thanks for sharing this easy recipe. Voted up and useful.

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Wow...I found delicious recipe here. I love chicken and I get another option for lunch. As usual, I'll show this hub with mom. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up and YUMMY!

      Prasetio