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The Best-Ever Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Updated on September 11, 2014

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Is Comfort Food At Its Best

If you love chicken pot pie, you know that there is absolutely nothing as yummy or comforting as a fresh, homemade chicken pot pie.

If you have only ever had the commercial versions, then you really have been missing a treat.

I have been making this suppertime pie as a special occasion treat for twenty years and I can assure you that the recipe is neither easy nor quick.

As a matter of fact, I am ordinarily pastry challenged but the final result of this recipe convinces me to persevere.

If you are looking for a recipe that results in the most amazing chicken pot pie you've ever eaten, then you should definitely try this one.

If pastry is 'easy as pie' for you, then this recipe will not be a challenge.

The best-ever homemade chicken pot pie recipe is from one of my all-time favorite cookbooks from a series of books produced by Time-Life in their American Country series. It is called Country Cooking: Recipes for Traditional Country Fare. It features many of my favorite comfort food recipes and although long since out of production, it is still readily available through Amazon at a very affordable price. You can order a copy for your collection by clicking right here.

Time-Life called this recipe "chicken pot pie in a cheese crust."

Now, won't you settle in to read this page and join me for a slice of chicken pot pie?

Chicken Pot Pie In A Cheese Crust Recipe - Serves 6 to 8 people.

PASTRY

1.5 cups flour

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 tbsps parsley

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1 stick (4 ounces) chilled butter cut into bits

3 to 4 tbsps ice water

FILLING

2 cups chicken broth (I use homemade but you can use canned)

1/4 pound small white onions (I use cut up regular-sized white onions)

2 cups peeled and diced yam or sweet potato

3/4 to 1 tsp crumbled sage

1/4 tsp pepper

2 medium-sized carrots cut into 1/4-inch thick rounds

2 cups broccoli florets

1/2 cup diced celery

1/4 cup flour

4 tbsps butter at room temperature

3 cups cooked chicken cut into bite sized pieces

1 beaten egg

INSTRUCTIONS:

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  1. Pastry:In a large bowl combine the flour, Parmesan, parsley, salt and pepper. Cut in the butter until it looks like coarse meal; perhaps smaller than peas. Add the 3 tablespoons of water and work it in, adding up to another tablespoon of water until you form a dough that you can gather in a ball. Divide it in half, press it into a disc shape, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Filling:In a large pot, bring the chicken broth to a boil and add the onions, yam, sage and pepper. Cook until the yam is just starting to get tender, about 5 minutes, then add the carrots, broccoli and celery and cook for another 5 minutes.In a small bowl, with your fingers, blend the flour with the butter. Increase the heat under the pot to high and pinch off pieces of the flour butter mix, dropping them into the pan and stirring to mix them in. Cook until the sauce has thickened a little bit, about 3 minutes and then remove from the heat and stir in the chicken.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  4. Roll half of the dough into a 12-inch circle which will fit into your 9-inch pie pan. Add the filling and then roll the other half of the dough into a 9-inch circle to place on top. Trim the overhang to about 1/2 an inch all the way around and then fold this extra pastry over the top crust, crimping to seal. Cut steam vents or use a pie bird to vent the pie. Brush the pie with the beaten egg.
  5. Bake the pie for 15 minutes and then lower the temperature to 325 degrees and bake a further 10 to 15 minutes until it is golden.

You Can Use A Glass, Ceramic, Metal or Cast Iron Pie Pan

I prefer my Pyrex glass 9 1/2 inch pie plate with handles, which is like the one shown here. It is from the 'Grip-Rite' series. The handles make taking pies out of the oven much easier. Pyrex has designed it with special attention to consumer comfort, convenience and ease of use.

Pyrex Grip-Rite 9 1/2 Inch Pie Plate, Clear
Pyrex Grip-Rite 9 1/2 Inch Pie Plate, Clear

Amazon customer reviews of this pyrex pie dish include comments like S.C. Sander’s that she really likes the grips on this pie dish, Cristiano Fontes’ that this dish lives up to the reputation of Pyrex and K. Knorr’s that these dishes are not fancy but that that is rather irrelevant when you serve a homemade pie in one!

 

Shortcuts For Making Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Bake a roast chicken one day and save 3 cups of cooked chicken for this recipe. With the carcass of the roast chicken, make chicken broth the same night as you roasted it. Both the chicken and the broth can be frozen so that you can make the pie at a future date. Use canned broth or substitute if you are trying to speed up the process but beware of sodium. The entire pie can be made ahead and cooked from frozen when required.

A Vintage Pie Bird

I do not have a pie bird yet but I would like to own one. They are so cute and they are practical, allowing your pie to vent. There are some amazing new, used and vintage pie birds out there. If you are interested in pie birds, you might enjoy the great selection at A Pie Bird is A Baker's Tool.

Oxo Pie Server

This pie lifter features a brushed stainless-steel handle, flexible rubber fins for comfort, serrated edges for easy of cutting, a strong and flexible head. Dishwasher safe. Amazon customer M. Nicholson writes that this Oxo pie server is sharp and strong and she likes the fact that it is serrated on both sides.

I Use A Basic Wooden Rolling Pin

Danesco 2-3/4 by 10-Inch Beechwood Rolling Pin
Danesco 2-3/4 by 10-Inch Beechwood Rolling Pin

I use a simple wooden rolling pin with a cylinder which turns. This one is made of Danish hardwood and cleans up with warm soap and water.

 

Pot Pies By Beatrice A. Ojakangas

Pot Pies By Beatrice A. Ojakangas

Doesn't this book, Pot Pies, look delicious? With more than 40 recipes for pot pies, you know there is going to be one or two there to please everyone. Included are recipes for Finnish Country Vegetable Pie, Herbed Leek and Chevre Tart, Seafood Gumbo Pie and more.

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© 2009 Treasures By Brenda

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      @shellys-space: Me, too. I need to have one soon!

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      Shelly Sellers 3 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      Love chicken pot pies!

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      @smine27: Me, too!

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      @PromptWriter: Me, too. I'm hungry for chicken pot pie right now. I don't make it very often but I'll have to consider making one soon.

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      @Jogalog: I agree. I could have a piece right now.

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      KathyZ1 4 years ago

      Delicious, will try it. Thanks for your sharing.

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      Jogalog 4 years ago

      I love chicken pie - It's real comfort food!

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      Moe Wood 4 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I would love a piece. I miss my grandmother's pot pie.

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Oh, I would love me some chicken pot pie right now.

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      Frischy 4 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      One of my favorites! Sounds yummy!

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      RoadMonkey 4 years ago

      I have cooked chicken and ham pie before but never chicken pot pie. It sounds tasty and I must try it.

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      yomikelaw 4 years ago

      So good!!Thank you got a great twist on a classic recipe!!

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      Stanley Green 4 years ago from Czech Republic

      Well...looks yummy. I think I'm ready to give it a try :) Following all your instructions it should be no problem to cook it :)

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      Never met a chicken pot pie I didn't love.

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      Meganhere 4 years ago

      Yes please! Bring it!

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      gin001 4 years ago

      Chicken pot pie is a favorite of mine. The recipe looks looks great. Thanks for sharing.

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      whats4dinner 4 years ago

      Chicken Pot Pie is indeed a comfort food. It is just delicious!

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      NickOct 4 years ago

      I don't make many pastry dishes as they always go wrong but now you've got me in the mood for trying again. Thanks and great lens.

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      Research_Analyst 4 years ago

      I love this Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Recipe, it is one of those great comfort foods.

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      ChefWilliam 4 years ago

      I like your recipe, the only thing I would change is the chicken and replace it with turkey. Putting Parmesan cheese in the pastry will really make this pie something special. Nice lens

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      PinkstonePictures 4 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

      Really fancy chicken pot pie now :-) Thanks for a great lens

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      'Vikk Simmons 4 years ago from Houston

      I love chicken pot pie. One of my favorite food groups. :) Great lens and I'm bookmarking it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I found this lens because i was on a Squid Quest. It was the first lens on the lens to show up in the search results for "pie". I'm so glad. Because to me there's no such thing as a bad chicken pot pie. You can only make a good chicken pot pie better! I think the addition of parmesan to the pastry is genius! YUM! As Sandra Lee would say. :)

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I roasted a chicken a couple of days ago. I was going to make chicken noodle soup, but maybe I'll go the even-more-comfortable-comfort-food way and try your recipe. Off to add to my grocery list! (Happy pi day, by the way!)

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      AshleysCorner 4 years ago

      Yumm! I love chicken pot pie. Can't wait to try your recipe!

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      ohcaroline 4 years ago

      This is a very interesting chicken pot pie recipe. I will have to give it a try to taste test.

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      DebMartin 4 years ago

      I think I make a pretty darn good Chicken Pot Pie so I'm eager to try your Best Ever Chicken Pot Pie. Can't wait, in fact as it's one of my favorite foods. I'm not sure about the broccoli, I'm more of a traditional pea girl. But I LOVE your idea of a little Parmesan cheese in the crust. I'm all over that! Thanks, d

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      Susan Caplan McCarthy 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I wish I could make my husband love chicken pot pie as much as I do so I could make it for dinner more often!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      One of my favorites. Sounds Yummy!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      nice lens

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      pies are so fun

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      pies are so fun

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      emilysmaids 4 years ago

      Yummy!! It's been ages since I made the homemade kind. The microwave ones are like eating a beef jerky when you're in the mood for steak.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great recipe! Sounds yummy in every way. Thanks for sharing. Need to order one of your pan reccomondations. Thanks!

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      MissKeenReviewer 4 years ago

      Always ready and craving to have one...love it!

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      Allison Whitehead 4 years ago

      Wonderful recipe (and lens) - blessed!

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      TheJewelryStore 4 years ago

      I love Chicken Pot pie! Your chicken pot pie recipe sounds delicious!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Returning to sprinkle a little fresh angel dust over this chicken pot pie delight...everyone is delighted except the chicken!

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      DeeHayes 5 years ago

      I'm hungry for chicken pot pie now! The recipe sounds great! Guess what's for dinner tonight!

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      eightieschild 5 years ago

      i love chicken pie, and the cheesy pastry gives this recipe the edge I think.

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      tfsherman lm 5 years ago

      I love chicken and turkey pot pie. I'm adding a link to your excellent site from my lens about roux. Thanks!

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      wecomparebooks 5 years ago

      Thank you for this recipe, it looks tasty!

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      dressygirlkouture 5 years ago

      awesome recipe, will have to try it! thanks :)

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      Tony Bonura 5 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      You bet I'm ready! It's lunch time right now and I'm hungry and your lens made me even hungrier. Guess I'll have to settle for Swanson's though.TonyB

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      coolmon2009 lm 5 years ago

      With the fall weather here, I like to eat chicken pot pie, nice lens.

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      Ison 5 years ago

      Love to make chicken pot pie. Always double up the recipe for the filling so I can put some in the freezer. The dough doesn't take long, the filling is a bit more labor intensive.

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      Margaret Schindel 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Homemade chicken pot pie is absolutely delicious "comfort food", and your recipe looks scrumptious! Thanks for sharing. Blessed!

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 5 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      Yes, I am totally ready for a piece of chicken pot pie. I love it!

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      lewisgirl 5 years ago

      Can't wait to try this. Great lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I just baked my very first one today with no recipe, just going on what I thought might be good... and it turned out pretty well, but I think I'll look at a recipe first next time!

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      Stacy Birch 5 years ago

      This looks great.

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      CottageHomestead 5 years ago

      Can't wait to try this!

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      I love homemade chicken pot pie, but I hardly ever get to eat it.

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      Mandy Stradley 5 years ago

      What a neat idea to put cheese in the crust! I will bookmark this to try later! Thank you!

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      eccles1 5 years ago

      My God I miss potpies I never met one I didn't like a lot but now days I can't have anything with flour :( great job on the purple star

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      Treasures By Brenda 5 years ago from Canada

      @OhMe: Thanks for letting us know about KFC's chicken pot pie. I've seen them advertised and wondered if they were good. Sometimes easy is good.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      My hubby loves Chicken Pot Pie and we recently discovered KFC's Chicken Pot Pie which we thought were very good. I have made it before but not this recipe so will have to try this one day. Sounds delicious.

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      Dickstucki1 5 years ago

      Thanks for this! Great lens.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Hey! I just made a chicken pot pie lens! Mine was a lower-fat version for dad. It also was the 5 module challenge, which was hard. We will definitely have a bake-off sometime. BTW - I challenged you to a bake-off, but the button didn't work - so just know you're on. I had to bless this lens because it was so thorough and because this is the first time I ever saw pie birds. I would have got one for my mother for her blackberry pies - they always ran over.

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      Dickstucki1 5 years ago

      Going to have some tonight...Thanks

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      IMKZRNU2 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      You have made me hungry! I have to try this recipe now...thanks for sharing!

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      Chicken Pot Pie is so good, I tried making a homemade one earlier on this year and it turned out great... thanks for your recipe (I think the crust would be fabulous).

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      yayas 5 years ago

      This Homemade Chicken Pot Pie looks absolutely scrumptious. I've been looking for a good homemade chicken pot pie recipe. Thank you so much for sharing yours.I also appreciate your recent visit, Squid Like an' comment on 'The Purple Bench' page. Your support means so much to me. Thank you.

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      biminibahamas 5 years ago

      I love this lens, think I'll go put together a pot pie right now!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'd love some of this particular chicken pot pie!

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      I can't wait to try your chicken pot pie! Easter Blessings to you.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yes, chicken pot pies are a favorite. Thank you for the recipe. When we come by again we'll pick it up.

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      Oh my oh my - love chicken pot pie! I love it. And I am going to try this recipe. I may just put in vegetables... chicken isn't my favorite, but it will be just as lovely.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      yummy, great lens

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      Cold0911 5 years ago

      Definitely! I love all types of crusts as well.

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      teristazko 5 years ago

      It sounds delish...I can't wait to try it! I love the chicken-pot-pie t-shirt.

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      This is one of my all-time favorite comfort foods. Great lens!

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      Chuck Nelson 5 years ago from California

      Sounds good!

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      This is definitely something to try. Thanks for recipe.Regards

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      YUMMY.. we are going to have to try this! I have never thought of putting parmesan cheese in the crust! YUM! Blessed!

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      LeCordonDude 5 years ago

      Homemade chicken pot pie is the quickest way to a man's heart! Love your recipe! Cook On! Have a fantastic day!

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      Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      According to Punxsutawney Phil, we'll have six more weeks to enjoy comfort food such as chicken pot pie. He sends his blessings!

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      tebor79 5 years ago

      chicken pot pie isa favorite of mine and now another recipe.

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      Oh, man - cheese cruit - sounds wonderful!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      We just made this from scratch on Sunday, had company over and it was awesome to eat!

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I would love a piece,thanks for all the info.Great lens.I like this recipe.

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      girlfriendfactory 5 years ago

      Oh hon, just finished having this for dinner and it turned out so yummy! Thanks again for sharing! :)

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      This sounds really good.

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      Linda Pogue 5 years ago from Missouri

      Sounds delicious. Chicken pot pie is one of my favorite dishes. I really like that you have instructions to make broth from the carcass. This is a process so many people ignore, but makes your food taste so much better.

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      girlfriendfactory 5 years ago

      Oh my goodness! This sounds so yummy and I'm so hungry right now! (No wonder I'm looking at food lenses! lol) I am so going to make this as soon as I get to the store! I rarely do this, but you reminded me of a binder I made on Zazzle (it has a matching apron, too)...I'm putting in the link, but you can remove it if you want. I think you might find it funny though. :) http://www.zazzle.com/recipes_for_chicken_binder-1... this lens!

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      ourmarket 5 years ago

      Thanks for the visit to my site. Yes I love chicken pot pie my daughter makes a great one.

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      Kathryn Grace 5 years ago from San Francisco

      You know, I've been making pies for years, but never made a chicken pot pie. I think I'll use some of my frozen turkey stock (from the Thanksgiving turkey) and make one up very soon. I love the idea of adding grated Parmesan to the crust. That has to make it extra delicious!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yummy and delicious recipe, nicely done - great for a get-together and family.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love chicken pot pie ... also beef. I don't think I've ever had any homemade though. It sounds really good!! Great lens!

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      sarahrk lm 5 years ago

      Looks like a winner of a recipe, I have added it to my file.

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      MintySea 5 years ago

      looks yummy

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      SofiaMann 6 years ago

      Thanks for the recipe.

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      InSearchOf LM 6 years ago

      Great lens. I love how you put all the interesting accompaniments to each topic on your lenses.

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      Susan Deppner 6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Congratulations on the purple star! It is definitely chicken pot pie time of the year!

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      seashell2 6 years ago

      Fabulous recipe, I've featured it on my blog, you can view it here! http://www.shellszazzlejournal.blogspot.com/

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      TravelingRae 6 years ago

      I LOVE chicken pot pie, but being single making the dish from scratch doesn't make sense. :( I love the idea of adding Parmesan to the crust.

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      jopalei 6 years ago

      Great Lens. Please visit mine at squidoo.com/easy-recipes-and-cooking-tips for an interesting article on Chicken Pot Pie.

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      PocketfulofParis 6 years ago

      i JUST made this.....YUM!

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      RecipePublishing 6 years ago

      These looked good!

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      manfield3 6 years ago

      I just made a turkey pot pie, was yummy!