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Easy Chicken Pot Pie

This easy Chicken Pot Pie recipe tastes like homemade but it's with premade pie crusts, frozen vegetables and rotisserie chicken. The homemade savory sauce is gourmet and brings it all together. Freeze one for later

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Are you looking for an Easy Chicken Pot Pie?

One that tastes like the old fashioned home cooked kind, but without the hours of work?

Well, this one fits that description perfectly. 

Beginning with a pre-made crust, using a roisterre chicken and frozen vegetables, you  save lots of time, but keep the taste.

Now for the sauce. It’s simple to make, velvety smooth and has just the right amount of richness to bring it all together.

This Easy Chicken Pot Pie is a perfect comfort meal to take when you wondering: What You Need To Know About Taking In A Meal They Will Want To Eat [1]

I also have a FREE Printable for you of the baking instructions to include with the Pot Pie

Easy Hearty Chicken Pot Pie


16 oz. package frozen mixed vegetables

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

1/4 cup flour

1 medium onion, chopped

1 Tbl. minced or chopped garlic

 1/2 tsp. Emerill’s original seasoning

Pinch of smoked paprika

1 tsp. balsamic vinegar

1/2 tsp. Montreal chicken seasoning

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1 Tbl. dried parsley

1 chicken bouillon cube (Knorr, or 2 tsp. granules)

1  1/2 cup water

12 oz. can evaporated milk

 2 – 2 ½ cups cooked chicken, cut into small bite sized pieces (rotisserie is very convenient here and it is easy to make 2 pot pies from 1 chicken)

 *2 pie crusts, uncooked (refrigerated works very well; 1 box holds 2 crusts) *If using premade frozen crusts, use 4 crusts and make TWO pies so they are not over-filled; because they are smaller pans. 

2 tsp. flour

9-10” pie plate (disposable tin if you’re giving it away)


If cooking after right after preparation, heat the oven to 400 degrees.

Line a cookie sheet, preferably one with sides (like a jelly roll pan) with tin foil to catch any spills.


To make the creamy sauce:

In a large pot melt the butter on medium heat.

Then stir in onions and cook until almost transparent.

Add in the garlic and cook 3 more minutes.

Add in the flour and cook more 2 minutes; turn to low heat.   

The reason you are doing this, is to cook out the ‘floury’ taste.

But stir constantly or it will burn.

Hearty Homemade Chicken Pot Pie to freeze or take to a friend in need

Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the water, canned milk, Emerills seasoning, paprika, pepper, balsamic, chicken seasoning and bouillon, parsley.

Put the pan back on heat and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until bubbly.

Hearty Homemade Chicken Pot Pie to freeze or take to a friend in need

Again, remove the pan from the heat to avoid any burning,; add in the vegetables and chicken.

Hearty Homemade Chicken Pot Pie to freeze or take to a friend in need

Into the pie plate sprinkle evenly the 2 tsp. flour. *You can put the flour under the pie crust or on top, I have done it both ways….

This step prevents a soggy crust whether cooking immediately or freezing for later use.

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Take one of the pie crusts and place it in the pie plate on top of the flour.

Arrange evenly and press down into the sides and bottom of the plate.

Pour the chicken mixture into the pie plate and place the other crust on top, centering over  the pie.

Tuck under the crust and pinch to seal edges.

Hearty Homemade Chicken Pot Pie to freeze or take to a friend in need

Cut slits in the top to allow for steam to escape when baking.

Hearty Homemade Chicken Pot Pie to freeze or take to a friend in need

To bake immediately, place on a foil lined cookie sheet that has sides (such as a jelly roll pan to catch any spills) and bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

When baking, if the crust edges become too dark, cover them with strips of tin foil.


For later use:

Cover the pot pie with saran wrap.

Place the instructions in the link below on top of the layer of saran wrap.

Cover with another piece of saran wrap to hold in it in place, and it also prevents the paper from absorbing any moisture from the pie.

Hearty Homemade Chicken Pot Pie to freeze or take to a friend in need

Place the Easy Chicken Pot Pie in a freezer bag if desired for better freezer storage.

Make sure to add the date and be sure to use within 2 months.


Here is a printable download with the instructions for the Chicken Pot Pie to attach to the top with the directions of how to bake when ready. I have a heart border and a solid line border for you to choose from:)

Easy Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Carrie Groneman’s recipe

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013, 2018

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