World's Best Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Updated on March 18, 2016
The world's best chicken pot pie
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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. People over the years 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.

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        JbwBarnes 13 months ago

        Outstanding and easy...perfect combo!

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        Ronda Stang 3 years ago

        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!

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        Thomas Byers 4 years ago from East Coast , United States

        Any and all comments must be approved before they appear here. Mean spirited negative comments will never be approved.

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        Cynthia Stannard 5 years ago

        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.

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        CorrieCat 5 years ago

        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!!!!!!!!

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        john 5 years ago

        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.

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        Thomas Byers 5 years ago from East Coast , United States

        When I make it I do not add water.

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        joe 5 years ago

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

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        ATVMXR165 6 years ago

        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

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        Aynastacia 6 years ago

        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!

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        Tracy 6 years ago

        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. :)

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        sharon 6 years ago

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

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        jon 6 years ago

        yummy when did you come p with this recipe?

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        Kbleathers 6 years ago

        How many does this make for?

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        Tammy 6 years ago

        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. :)

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        Charo 6 years ago

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

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        shirley 6 years ago

        I love cooking. Thank u

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        Leap of Faith 6 years ago from Central Oregon

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

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        nthered 6 years ago

        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!!

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        philipandrews188 6 years ago

        Wow! Such a unique recipe! Thanks for sharing.

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        happypuppy 6 years ago

        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?

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        Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

        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.

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        sexy mama 6 years ago

        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.

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        Sun-Girl 7 years ago from Nigeria

        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.

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        Thomas Byers 7 years ago from East Coast , United States

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

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        Thomas Byers 7 years ago from East Coast , United States

        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.

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        Cookin' in the big smoke 7 years ago

        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!

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        mark  7 years ago

        cream of chicken really

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        kat57 7 years ago

        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.

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        Cherry 7 years ago

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

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        kathy 7 years ago

        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.

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        Nyesha Pagnou MPH 7 years ago from USA

        Thanks. I love chicken pot pie!

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        ss sneh 7 years ago from the Incredible India!

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

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        Janet 7 years ago

        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.

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        Curious 7 years ago

        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.

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        minesgm 7 years ago from Texas

        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.

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        bob 7 years ago


        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 found yours posted and am pre-parring your dish as we speak, i have added carrots, broccoli, and making the pie crust from goes....we'll see...oh, almost forgot adding home made mashed potatoes sage...out, Bob the sunday chef while the wife is at work...surprise...

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        Granny's House 7 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

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

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        Robert D 8 years ago

        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

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        Roger 8 years ago

        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.

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        brenda 8 years ago

        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.

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        Lamme 8 years ago

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

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        Gomet 8 years ago

        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.

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        The Rope 8 years ago from SE US

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

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        Thomas Byers 8 years ago from East Coast , United States

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

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        dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

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

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        Thomas Byers 8 years ago from East Coast , United States

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

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        kappa022 9 years ago from Florida

        Nice, now that looks good!

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        Thomas Byers 9 years ago from East Coast , United States

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

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        Thomas Byers 9 years ago from East Coast , United States

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

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        jim10 9 years ago from ma

        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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