chicken pot pie

November 9, 2011 |  Category:   recipes we ate this

I’ve been meaning to post this recipe for awhile…and yes, judging from the clothes that we are wearing in the photos, I made these pot pies a few months ago when it was still warm, but made them recently again, perfect for a Fall meal.

Chicken Pot Pie (makes 4 individual pies)


Ingredients for Dough:

8 ounces butter, cut into small pieces

8 ounces cream cheese, cut into small pieces

4 cups flour


Ingredients for filling:

2 Tablespoons butter

1/2 cup diced onion

1/3 cup diced celery

1/3 cup diced carrots

2 teaspoons finely chopped rosemary

1/2 teaspoon sage

2 Tablespoons flour

2 cups chicken stock

1 pound chicken, diced and cut into bite sized pieces

1/2 cup potato, cut into 1/4-inch cubes

Salt and black pepper to taste


First, make the dough.  Combine all the ingredients for the dough in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.  Mix on low speed until just combined, there should still be visible streaks of butter and cream cheese.  Form the dough into a ball and refrigerate for 15 minutes.  When ready to roll the dough, divide it into 8 equal pieces.  Roll each piece to about 1/8-inch thickness, large enough to fit the inside of your individual pot pie dishes (a standard crème brûlée dish is the perfect size).  There may be extra dough, in which case freeze the scraps for another use.  Press four of the dough circles into your dishes, taking care to push it completely into the corners, and leaving about 1-inch of dough overhanging.  Keep those, and the other four dough circles, in the refrigerator while you prepare the filling.


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  For the filling, melt the butter in a medium saucepan.  Add the onion, celery and carrots, and stir for several minuter over medium-high heat.  Add the herbs and flour, and continue to cook and stir for one more minute.  Add the chicken stock, stir well, then add the chicken and potato cubes.  Season with salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil, and let it simmer for a few minutes.  Turn off the heat and allow to cool for a few minutes before filling the dishes.


Fill each dish to the top with the filling mixture, making sure to have enough of both the chunks and the liquid.  Place a reserved dough circle over the top, and seal it together with the overhanging dough from the bottom.  Moisten the dough on either side with a little water if it has trouble sticking together.  Crimp the dough with your fingers or a fork, and trim any extra overhanging dough.  Cut a small slit in the top of the top crust to allow steam to escape while cooking.  Put the pot pies on a baking sheet, place in the preheated oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbling underneath.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool for just a few minutes before serving.

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  • Linn Maria November 9, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Ah, this looks absolutely delicious! Making me very hungry….

  • Cynthia November 9, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Wow! That looks delish! We’ll be making that at our house for sure after this silly snowstorm we had today! Thanks for the recipe.

  • Denny November 9, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    AWWWWW Claudine has the smaller version of chicken pot pie! Cute!

  • Susan November 9, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    My absolute favorite comfort food, YUM!

  • PInk Ronnie November 9, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    These look amaaaaaaazing.
    Please release a recipe book some day!
    Ronnie xo

  • Debbie November 9, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Me- mmm chicken pot pie… I’m going to make it…
    Husband- Whith pot?

    Very funny :-/

  • Kristi Estes November 9, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    yum. and yum.

  • cath w November 10, 2011 at 2:44 am

    Um…probably a stupid question but was your pound of chicken already cooked before you chopped it? The ‘cubes’ look pretty even.
    Looks fab :)

  • Mary November 10, 2011 at 4:08 am

    Seeing as summer is coming here, I don’t think chicken pot pie is going to be on our dinner menu anytime soon – ask me again in six months though – it looks absolutely delicious. Love Claudine’s bed head as well – very cute.

  • caroline November 10, 2011 at 7:11 am

    mmm. I’ve always been hesitate to make chicken pot pie, but seeing it made in a little ramekin makes it less intimidating and worth trying!

  • Susie November 10, 2011 at 9:26 am

    I usually don’t eat chicken pot pie and especially for breakfast – but I want it now! Beautiful pics too. :)


  • Sue November 10, 2011 at 9:31 am

    My mouth is watering! You have such a beautiful family.

  • Cecilia Madden November 10, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Yum! Might be a new way to use up the upcoming leftover turkey too…

  • Sharon @ Currently Coveting November 10, 2011 at 10:06 am

    The littlest pot pie in the wee ramekin is killing me. Thanks for sharing!

  • Donna November 10, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Mmm, delicious, same question was the chicken cooked beforehand?

  • Seema November 10, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Very tempted to try this without the chicken as I’m veg – they look very hearty and wholesome, perfect for the colder days that are now here. Beautiful pictures with the children as always.

  • diamondkelt November 10, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    I’ve always used the “cream cheese” pie dough for nearly all my baking crusts. It’s so savory and rich and is perfect with the chicken pot pie ^_^

  • Marie Hansen November 10, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Dear Mark:
    Is there any way you can put that recipe for the chicken pies in a form that I can copy from the computer and not have to write it down? Sounds wonderful and I would like to make it but am lazy. Great pictures of them, Jenna. Mahalo, Marie :-)

  • Keshia Williams November 11, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    This was delicious, and wonderfully easy! Thank so, so very much.

  • paula November 11, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    yes! a chick pot pie recipe without a can of soup involved… I’m doing this this weekend! thx!

  • paula November 11, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    oops by ‘can of soup’ I meant some kind of cream of soup variety…

  • Katherines Corner November 12, 2011 at 10:02 am

    one of my favorite comfort foods.Yummmmmmmmmm Hugs!

  • Nicole Franzen November 13, 2011 at 8:48 am

    yum! that flaky crust look divine, perfect Autumn comfort dish

  • Jen Laceda November 13, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Awesome looking chicken pot pies!!! You have a great eye for food styling :)

  • The Hungry Wife, Err...Husband Rather :) November 14, 2011 at 12:13 am

    This looks absolutely amazing, and fun for your whole family.

    I’m going to try to get my wife Brooke (The Hungry Wife) to make this if she’s up for it!! Can’t wait!

    Also, check the link which is hers…once you’re ready for Chicken Pot Pies again, I highly recommend it! It is a more southern, classic style of pot pie, but its amazingly good!

  • Lucy November 14, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Looks delicious and I recognize all the ingredients, always a plus. Though my mom saw the last picture and gasped because you had a utensil standing upwards in food. I thought it was only chopsticks because they look like incense for the dead but she said it was any type of utensil. It doesn’t bother me but just wanted you to know for all the gasping Asian grandmas that read your blog.

  • deebo November 15, 2011 at 10:18 am

    i made this last night, but my crust didnt look as flakey and “poufy” as yours. mine came out looking almost exactly the same as it looked when i stuck it in the oven. it was crisp but sad looking. i told myself that obviously it was because i dont make dough for a living. also, i used half white wheat flour and half plain white. i mixed the dough until it was just combined, but perhaps it was still too long? maybe i didnt let the stew cool enough? im just looking for a few tips to get that delicious looking crust youve got showing in your pictures. oh, and, regardless of my mishap, it still tasted amazing. :)

  • elizabeth November 16, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    just made this pie and it is amazing. i have to admit, i have never made a pie crust before, but it came out perfect and it was so easy. thanks for sharing

  • Ashley - Baker by Nature November 18, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    So happy I found my way over here! These pot pies look like essential cold weather comfort food; I can’t wait to try them! Also, very happy to find out everyman espresso carries your products: I love that place, and a good pastry is always welcome with my cup of joe.