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World's Best Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

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The world's best chicken pot pie.

The world's best chicken pot pie.

Here I am going to tell you how to make the best homemade chicken pot pie you will ever eat. I have prepared and cooked this pie in restaurants all over the South, and almost everyone who eats it wants more. Over the years, people have begged me for the recipe. And now here I have decided to give the recipe to the world.

I like it with the vegetables added to it, and I like it made with just the chicken. Either way, I think you will agree that it truly is the world's best chicken pot pie. If you have questions, suggestions, or comments, feel free to post them below.


  • 2 frozen Pillsbury pie crusts, thawed
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled, cubed, boiled until just barely done, and drained
  • 2/3 cup English peas
  • 2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced sweet purple onion
  • 2 cups cooked cubed chicken breast
  • 1 level teaspoon salt
  • Dash of black pepper
  • 1 level teaspoon sage
  • 1 cup diced or sliced cooked carrots, well drained
  • Margarine

You need a deep-dish pie pan for this.

Take one of the thawed pie crusts and place it in the pie pan, carefully push the crust into the bottom into the pan so it fits, and crimp the edges around the top of the pie shell. If there is any extra pie crust hanging over, trim it away with a sharp knife and discard. With a fork, place several holes around the bottom of the pie crust.

Now, in a large bowl, mix your other ingredients (except the margarine) very well. Pour into your prepared pie crust. Then take your other thawed pie crust, drape it over the top of your pie, and crimp it around the top of the pie pan with a fork. If you have crust hanging over, trim it away with a sharp knife.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Take a fork and poke it through the top crust to make several prong-sized holes around the top. Using a pastry brush, brush melted margarine over the top of your pie. Set your pie pan in a larger pan, and bake your pie 30-35 minutes until golden brown. And I guarantee you that you have just made the world's best chicken pot pie.

The cream of chicken soup is what makes this chicken pie so very good.

I have made this pie now for over 25 years and everyone who eats it says they have never tasted a better tasting chicken pot pie.

I suggest you serve this pie accompanied with whole-berry cranberry sauce. Try it and see what you think.

Make a Chicken-Only Pot Pie

You can, if you wish, add an additional cup of cubed cooked chicken breast and leave out the veggies. I often make it this way. Try it both ways and post a comment to let us know how you like it.

Chicken Thighs vs. Chicken Breast

I quite often make this pie with skinned boneless chicken thighs, because chicken thighs have so much more flavor than chicken breasts.

Mini Chicken Pot Pies

Use a muffin pan, leave out the veggies, and you can make mini chicken pot pies with this recipe that everyone will love.

Post Your Comments, Suggestions and Questions Below. Let Us Know What You Think.

JbwBarnes on May 20, 2017:

Outstanding and easy...perfect combo!

Sunny D on January 23, 2016:

This recipe looks awesome and I want to give it a try. I'm curious about the sage because it's listed twice in the ingredients. Is it one teaspoon fresh sage and one teaspoon dried? Thanks in advance for your help!

Hannah Martin on October 13, 2015:

My husband and I both love to cook so we thought we would tackle this recipe together tonight! It was the best pot pie I have ever eaten. I added celery and instead of sage, we just used Italian seasoning and it turned out incredible!!

Ronda Stang on November 16, 2014:

I have never made a pot pie before and only considered it when I had leftover fried chicken in the fridge. This recipe is absolutely wonderful!! How can something so simple taste so good?? Definitely a family favorite!

Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on January 21, 2014:

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Cynthia Stannard on February 22, 2013:

Yes, the best pot pie I ever made. I added Carrots, shitake mushrooms, and garlic. Really good. Had to bake longer than on here. Temp didn't reach 160 until 45 minutes.

CorrieCat on December 13, 2012:

You have got to try my version folks! Use one can of cream of chicken condensed soup (Do Not Add Water) and a half of a can of cream of mushroom condensed soup. Add fresh mushrooms, I used button mushrooms, however add your favorite. Add, one teaspoon of melted butter or margarine and Frozen Small petite peas and fresh or frozen sliced carrots and fresh sliced celery. Add 1/4 teaspoon of celery seed and 1/8 teaspoon of dried thyme . Now you have the Best Creamy Chicken Mushroom Pot Pie You Will Ever Put In Your Mouth!!!!!!!!

john on November 26, 2012:

I make this pot pie quite often and it is the best I have tried. I usually use 1 can cream of celery and 1 can cream of potato soup, carrots and peas. Once in a while I will make my own sauce using smoked chicken drippings, it gives it just the right amount of smoke flavor.

Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on September 29, 2012:

When I make it I do not add water.

joe on September 29, 2012:

when using cream of chicken soup due you add water to soup mixture or just put can in

ATVMXR165 on May 03, 2012:

I have made this a few times and it is great. I have made it with smoked chicken and it comes out very good also. Thanks for the recipe

Aynastacia on March 29, 2012:

I made this but used pulled chicken instead of cubed, added carrots, and omitted one can of soup and it was absolutely delicious! Thank you for the recipe!

Tracy on February 25, 2012:

I cooked this tonight. While I loved the flavours, I found 2 cans of soup was too much, so I will change that next time. Otherwise, loved it. :)

sharon on February 19, 2012:

Is there ever a problem with the bottom crust not cooking completely?

jon on February 01, 2012:

yummy when did you come p with this recipe?

Kbleathers on November 28, 2011:

How many does this make for?

Tammy on November 13, 2011:

I made a vegetarian version of this deep dish pot pie. For veggies I used 2 cups fresh diced potatoes, celery, and carrots. I added 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup instant mashed potatoes, 1/2 tsp basil, 1/2 tsp oregano, pepper, and 2 tbs. flour to a box of organic low sodium vegetable broth and then added Worthington's diced veggie "chicken." It's my chick-free version. :)

Charo on November 11, 2011:

I made the chicken pie and I will have to say it was the best I ever had.

shirley on November 08, 2011:

I love cooking. Thank u

Leap of Faith from Central Oregon on October 26, 2011:

Looks delicious !! I love trying new recipes..thanks for sharing.

nthered on October 01, 2011:

Looks great! That time of the year when I want to cook and headed to the kitchen right now to make this. Hope it comes out as good as the picture looks!!

philipandrews188 on August 08, 2011:

Wow! Such a unique recipe! Thanks for sharing.

happypuppy on August 05, 2011:

Yummy! I used to order chicken pot pie from KFC. Maybe it's time that I try making it myself. Do you have a recipe for making your own pie crust?

Denise Handlon from North Carolina on August 03, 2011:

Have bookmarked this recipe. I love homemade chicken pie. I have a recipe I use but it's always nice to have a peek at someone elses. thanks for sharing.

sexy mama on July 27, 2011:

saw you on tv with this recipe..been lookin for the best one to make i truly hope i picked the winner.i always like the top of the line when it comes to homemade recipesove the feed backs and it encourages me to cook more and with confidence.thankyou.

Sun-Girl from Nigeria on May 04, 2011:

Am crazily in love with chicken pie and cant easily resist is anywhere i see it but has really e\resisted this particular one because its only the image. Thanks for this great article of yours and will try these recipe you listed in here.

Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on April 03, 2011:



Be sure to check out both for some wonderful chicken pie and chicken recipes.

Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on April 03, 2011:

The photo does indeed show carrots and celery. The recipe is an outline of what to add. If you like something else by all means add it. I often make it with vegetables but I also make it with out any vegetables at all. And if you want the best chicken recipes ever check out the below hub page for many great chicken recipes.


Cookin' in the big smoke on March 30, 2011:

This is my go to chicken pie for those "OMG what's for dinner crazy nights." I always have cooked chicken in the freezer and keep the pie dough ready too. I make my own and freeze it rolled out. Takes all of 10 minutes to prepare for the oven! Thank you for saving us from expensive take out on those nights!

mark on February 17, 2011:

cream of chicken really

kat57 on February 12, 2011:

Excuse me, but I see what looks like carrots and celery in the picture. Which I would absolutely add to the mix. But there was no mention of those ingredients or adding veggies you prefer. Interesting.

Cherry on January 10, 2011:

I'm about to make this pie right now, I hope it's as good as it sounds!

kathy on December 07, 2010:

loved it and was able to cut the calories by 800 by just using one of the Pillsbury pie crusts and rolling it real thin.

Nyesha Pagnou MPH from USA on December 05, 2010:

Thanks. I love chicken pot pie!

ss sneh from the Incredible India! on November 23, 2010:

Hi! Wow! I definitely want try making this dish! -- Thanks

Janet on October 04, 2010:

Just found this recipe and sounds great, been looking for a chicken pot pie recipe for along time. I'm not using pastry will make the filling and cover with mashed sweet potatoes,got to cut the fat content. Just curious if you could freeze just the filling and make individual pies as needed.

Curious on September 29, 2010:

How do restaurants do pot pies? I'd love to know the trick! For individual pies it'd be too fiddly to put the pastry on during service, I guess and I suppose the pastry would dry out if left in the oven to keep warm.

minesgm from Texas on September 26, 2010:

I never have tried chicken pot pie. Hmmm.. i guess this is the time that i should try using the oven when i'm cooking. I'll let you know if my husband love this recipe.. But i really hope i will make it right to give justice to your world best recipe of chicken pot pie.

bob on September 26, 2010:


it's a fall day here, have some left over baked chicken, yook the corgi for a walk around the lake this morning and thought I 'd try to make the best chicken pot pie....so found yours posted and am pre-parring your dish as we speak, i have added carrots, broccoli, and making the pie crust from scratch....here goes....we'll see...oh, almost forgot adding home made mashed potatoes ...no sage...out, Bob the sunday chef while the wife is at work...surprise...

Granny's House from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time on September 15, 2010:

Crazy, this looks great! Can't wait to try it.

Robert D on June 18, 2010:

Made this yesterday and I have to say it was the best Chicken Pot Pie I have ever had. The flavor combinations are just perfect

Roger on April 25, 2010:

Tried this and it sure was great. I added carrots, corn and a bit of celery. It was delicious and I will make this often as I love chickeb pie. I am going to try to freeze a few as see how that turns out later. I did spray in the pie tin and it came so easily.

brenda on February 22, 2010:

The recipe reads well. I make my own crust. Add carrots. I also make my own sauce but will give this a try. Only question I have: why 1 teaspoon of salt when the cream of chicken soup is already loaded? What if I delete the salt? I'll let you know how it turns out. Thanks for your recipe - it is very tempting.

Lamme on February 07, 2010:

This looks delicious! I'll be trying it this week. Thanks.

Gomet on January 25, 2010:

Even before i read this hub that pie picture up there made me hungry..

I think pie is voodooed !

Nice recipe

Just before putting the pie crust on pan put some oil on it, So that pie wont stick.

The Rope from SE US on October 05, 2009:

YMU! It's on the menu for tomorrow - can't wait.

Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on September 27, 2009:

Thanks it really is one of the best chicken pies ever. Try it and let me know how it worked for you.

dohn121 from Hudson Valley, New York on September 27, 2009:

I'll definitely give this a try/am bookmarking this hub. Thanks again!

Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on September 26, 2009:

It is really great. One of the best chicken pot pies ever.

kappa022 from Florida on March 30, 2009:

Nice, now that looks good!

Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on March 24, 2009:

And the combinations of spices and chicken make it oh so good

Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on March 23, 2009:

Mak it and see what you think Jim10. It is one of the best I have ever made.

jim10 from ma on March 23, 2009:

I love chicken pie. I have doubts in believing your statement. I have made chicken pie before and it comes out really good. But, I have been getting chicken pies from Harrows in Reading, MA since I can remember. My grandmother would always go there. They are AMAZING. They specialize in Chicken pies. But, I will give your recipe a try and get back to you.

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