Old Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie

Classic Chicken Pot Pie is made with a whole chicken, mixed vegetables, a homemade white sauce and baked in a blanket of flaky crust.


While my daughter in law, Brandy, was on bed rest awaiting the arrival of our granddaughter, her friend, Rachel, brought over this delicious Chicken Pot Pie.

All I can say is Rachel's recipe for Old Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie is a recipe to be had.  She says, "It is her Mom's famous Chicken Pot Pie! "We LOVE this...it's a must at every holiday."

After our next visit after our granddaughter was born, Brandy made it for us. This Old Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie is not your norm. It is a classic chicken pot pie made with a whole chicken, vegetables, homemade white sauce and blanketed with a flaky crust. You might say it is comfort food at best.


Oh, how we love comfort food at my house.  We consider it to be the perfect food.  There is nothing more comforting than a dish you can make by throwing everything into a pot and letting it bubble into one big old fashioned goodness!

Old Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie
source: Brandy Little
original source: Rachel Brown


  • 1 broiler fryer (look below for substitutes)
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1and 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 stalk celery, cut in 2" pieces (I diced mine)
  • 1 med onion, quartered (I diced mine)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme (my addition)
  • 1 (16oz) pkg frozen vegetables (mixed) (I used peas and carrots)
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled & cubed
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme (I leave this out when using fresh thyme when cooking the chicken)
  • Pie Crust

Combine first 7 ingredients (I added 2 sprigs of fresh thyme) in large Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer one hour or until chicken is tender. Remove chicken, reserving broth in Dutch oven; discard vegetables (kept mine in with the broth) and bay leaf. Let chicken cool; skin, bone, and cut into bite size pieces.

With a large spoon, skim fat (oily liquid) from surface of broth reserved in Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Add frozen vegetables and potatoes; return to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 8 min. or till tender. 

Remove vegetables from broth; set aside. Measure 3 cups broth, set aside. Reserve remaining broth for other uses (I always need all the broth - there's never enough to save/discard).

Melt butter (1/2 cup) in Dutch oven over low heat. Add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. 

Gradually add 3 cups broth & milk; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly (I like to use a wire whisk) until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Stir in 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper and thyme. Add vegetables and chicken. Stir gently, Spray bottom of 13 x 9 x 2 baking dish with Pam and line with prepared pie crust. 

Spoon mixture over bottom crust. Place another pie crust over chicken mixture; crimp edges, pressing against side of baking dish (I don't do this step - I just cut it up against the sides of the pan). Cut slits in top for steam to escape; bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serves 6-8.


Cook's Note: Boneless chicken breast and chicken thighs can be substituted for a whole chicken if you prefer.  The taste will not be as rich but will definitely be delicious either way.  I use fresh thyme in with cooking the chicken and omit the dried when adding it with the salt and pepper.

I used more salt and pepper than the recipe called for. Just go by your own taste.





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This recipe first published January 2011.  Updated August 2015





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22 comments :

  1. K, this is one great recipe. I love the old fashion ways best, and this pie is right up there. Thanks for sharing, and have a great day.

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  2. That looks like some real good comfort food.

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  3. This is my kind of pie. Very rustic and full of homemade goodness.

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  4. I would simply say" i am loving it"

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  5. I love a good chicken pot pie! Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. This recipe looks amazing! I would love for you to link this or any of your recipes to my blog hop @ It's a Keeper Thursdays. http://www.everydaytastes.com/

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. I am trying this tonight with my family and am SO excited (homemade pie crust though).

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    1. Thanks for stopping by CWK to let me know you are making this wonderful Chicken Pot Pie...Yes homemade pie crust is what I use....it is a keeper recipe for sure!

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  8. I love chicken pot pie. Thanks for the recipe, I will try yours as my recipe has no potatoes.
    Just pinned it too.
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  9. This looks amazing!

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  10. This is a delicious looking dish. I wish it would get cooler so I could get in the mood. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes.

    Wishes for tasty dishes, Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

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  11. One of my very favorite things! I invite you to share at my Thursday blog hop ( you can share until midnight (MST ) on Saturday. Hugs!

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  12. This looks delicious. Chicken pot pie is a favorite here.

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    1. Thank you Micha ~ We are pretty crazy about it too. Thank you for stopping by CWK!

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  13. Chicken Pot Pie is one of my favorite comfort foods! Thanks for sharing at Weekend Potluck and I hope you come and share some more deliciousness with us again this week. Love ya girl!

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    1. Weekend Potluck rocks...love you!

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  14. AAAHHHH..true comfort food. This one grabbed our attention at this week's Weekend Potluck party and is being featured! Thanks so much for sharing your deliciousness with us. http://www.thebetterbaker.blogspot.com/2016/03/slow-cooker-cheesesteak-sandwiches.html

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  15. This looks so delicious- we are big lovers of Chicken Pot Pie in our home- can't wait to make this! Definitely pinning!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and welcome to CWK!

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  16. Hi! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. My girls LOVE chicken pot pie, so we will have to give this one a try. Hope to catch up with you again this week at the blog hop. Nina @ Vintage Mama's Cottage

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  17. I canNOT wait to try this!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing this with us! ~Angela

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  18. That looks delicious but, I am loving that Baked Chicken and Dumplngs! YUM! I pinned them! Thank you for hosting at Home Sweet Home!

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