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Easy Chicken Pie – Homemade Chicken Pie Recipe

FULL of Chicken and the best light gravy you EVER tasted! This easy Chicken Pie will have your family BEGGING for more so you better make two! Easy Chicken Pie – Homemade Chicken Pie Recipe!

slice of chicken pie on a plate with whole pie in the background

Why This Recipe Works

  • Easy
  • Fast
  • Uses ingredients you probably already have at home. 
  • Makes its own gravy! 
  • Make several in the same time it takes to make one
  • Freezes GREAT!

Here’s How It’s Done

STEP 1. Cook up your chicken (pan fry or boil, your choice) (or use rotisserie chicken!)

A photo of the chicken cooking in the pan

The chicken cooking in the pan

STEP 2. Mix with the other ingredients and pour into a pie shell! 

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I use the pie crust you will find in the refrigerated section of your grocery store – easy to use – and taste great!

STEP 3. Put the top crust on the pie, cut slits and bake! 

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Put it all in the bottom pie shell and cover it with the top pie shell, don’t forget the vents

STEP 4. DIG IN!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Chicken Pie

How Do I Thicken My Chicken Pie Filling? 

This pie thickens its own filling while baking. That is what the two Tbs of flour are for. That said, you will notice that it is still a little runny if you cut it right away after baking. It’s best to let it cool completely to allow the inside of the pie to congeal. 

Can You Cook Chicken Pie From Frozen? 

You sure can! Set the oven on 325 and bake for about an hour to an hour and 20 minutes. If it appears that the crust is becoming too dark, cover with aluminum foil. 

How Do You Seal a Pie Crust? 

Go around the pie and pinch the two crusts together with your finger tips. You’ll want to be sure to cut vent holes in the upper crust so that the steam can escape while cooking. 

How Do You Vent a Pie?

Once the upper crust is on the pie, use a table knife or a sharp kitchen knife and cut some slits in the pie at evenly spaced places around the pie to allow the steam to escape from the pie. 

What Happens If You Don’t Vent a Pie? 

If you don’t vent a pie the upper crust will separate quite a bit from the filling usually. Sometimes, the inside will leak out through the edges and then it will drip into your oven making a mess! ewwwww.

Should I Egg Wash My Pie? 

This is entirely up to you, but it does make for a nice browned top crust that is very appealing. You’ll be proud of how it looks with an egg wash! Alternatively, you can paint the top crust with heavy cream! 

Should I Boil or Fry The Chicken For This Pie? 

You can do either one, but you’ll want to make sure that the chicken is very tender and easy to pull apart. Either way, you don’t want to overcook the chicken.

Can I Freeze Chicken Pie? 

Yes, you sure can! Simply allow the pie to cool all the way, wrap it well in a freezer safe package and freeze for up to 3 months! Do just like you would a chicken pot pie recipe.

How Long Is Chicken Pie Good For? 

This chicken pie will last 5 days if kept in the refrigerator. Do Not allow it to sit out for more than 2 hours. 

What To Serve With Chicken Pie? 

The best thing to serve with chicken pie is something simple! 

We love Asparagus

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Corn

followed by brownies! Yum! 

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Decorate the top with extra pie crust

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR Easy Chicken Pie

  • This is a terrific dish to take for office parties and holiday gatherings! It fits easily inside a gallon zip lock bag if made in an aluminum foil pan. 
  • If you are going to make this as a “take it and toss it” dish – which I recommend for hostess or office party situations – then use the “deep dish aluminum pie pan”  -it does give you a little wiggle room.
  • I recommend tossing any leftovers before leaving the office party – because, I mean, honestly – don’t carry home a dirty disposable pie dish that everyone has had their hands on during cold and flu season. The nurse in me just can’t allow you to do that.
  • Make sure to include reheating instructions for your hostess if you are leaving this with her as a hostess gift. “Allow to thaw and then reheat at 350 for 30-45 minutes until heated through – cover with aluminum foil if the crust appears to be browning too quickly”.
  • This pie could just as easily be a Turkey Pie if that is what you have left over after Thanksgiving – just saying..
  • I like to make several of these at once, keep them in the freezer and then, I am ready to go for either of the aforementioned situations OR on a night when I haven’t planned a single thing for supper. Easy Chicken Pie is terrific with a salad or some roasted veggies
  • This recipe comes from the hand written collection of recipe cards that I found at a recent estate sale. I covered that sale HERE and included photos of an impressive collection of canned goods. I am still thinking about that canned food shelf. 
  • This recipe has been updated with my own instructions and adjustment of the ingredient amounts. 

The Chicken

  • If you are using a rotisserie chicken as your cooked chicken, then just use boxed chicken broth and stir in flour. 
  • Most people enjoy chicken breast for this recipe, but I personally recommend thighs.
  • No need to use melted butter in the recipe, this melts all by itself.

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Easy Chicken Pie - Homemade Chicken Pie Recipe

FULL of Chicken and the best light gravy you EVER tasted!  This easy Chicken Pie will have your family BEGGING for more so you better make two! Easy Chicken Pie - Homemade Chicken Pie Recipe!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken pie, easy chicken pie
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 373kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken breast - cooked and cut into bite sized pieces or shredded
  • 2 refrigerated pie crust
  • 2 tbs flour
  • 1/3 cup chicken stock
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 beaten egg

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450. Press the pie crust into the bottom of a deep pie plate. Pinch along the edges. Scatter the shredded chicken into the pie crust. Whisk together the flour, stock and milk and then pour over the chicken. Salt and pepper the chicken according to taste. Cut the butter into small pea size pieces and place around the dish.
  • Unroll the second pie crust onto the top of the pie. Pinch the edges together to form a seal. Paint the top of the pastry crust with the beaten egg.
  • Bake at 450 x 20 minutes and then 375 for an hour. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving so that the juices will congeal.

Notes

  • Use the type of chicken that you prefer (white or dark meat) for this recipe, but most people seem to prefer the white meat.  
  • This recipe WILL be slightly watery in the crust, that is to be expected.  
  • If you allow the pie to sit in the fridge overnight, it does seem to taste better, but will become more soggy on the bottom crust. 
  • This is a terrific dish to take for office parties and holiday gatherings! It fits easily inside a gallon zip lock bag if made in an aluminum foil pan. 
  • If you are going to make this as a “take it and toss it” dish - which I recommend for hostess or office party situations - then use the “deep dish aluminum pie pan”  -it does give you a little wiggle room.
  • I recommend tossing any leftovers before leaving the office party - because, I mean, honestly - don’t carry home a dirty disposable pie dish that everyone has had their hands on during cold and flu season.  The nurse in me just can’t allow you to do that.  
  • Make sure to include reheating instructions for your hostess if you are leaving this with her as a hostess gift.  “Allow to thaw and then reheat at 350 for 30-45 minutes until heated through - cover with aluminum foil if the crust appears to be browning too quickly”.
  • This pie could just as easily be a Turkey Pie if that is what you have left over after Thanksgiving - just saying..
  • I like to make several of these at once, keep them in the freezer and then, I am ready to go for either of the aforementioned situations OR on a night when I haven’t planned a single thing for supper. Easy Chicken Pie is terrific with a salad or some roasted veggies
  •  

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Pie - Homemade Chicken Pie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 373 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 357mg15%
Potassium 492mg14%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 169IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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***This post originally appeared on the pages of Loaves and Dishes on November 29, 2016 and has been updated with “why this recipe works” “step by step” how it’s done, frequently asked questions, updated recipe card with nutrition information, equipment, video and notes” and the tips and tricks section has been updated. ***

A VERSE TO SHARE

In thinking about the patience that it takes to deal with Pete – I thought about how it probably requires a lot of patience of my family to deal with me. Sometimes I feel that way about them. The glue that holds us all together though is love. Without love, it all means nothing. That reminded me of this verse in 1 Corinthians. I hope this speaks to you today too.

1 Corinthians 13:  

If I speak in the tongues  of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal…

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 

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Marianna C Weldinlini

Friday 6th of December 2019

I was just surfing through recipes and came across your recipe. I was surprise that you did not add any veggies to your chicken pot pie. Why dirty another pan/dish for a veggie side when it is just as easy to pull out a pack of frozen peas and carrots or other veggie and mix this in your pot pie before baking. This is what I do with my chicken pot pie recipe. And once in a while I also will take a small potato and dice up to put in it. It all cooks together. Just a thought to make life so much easier. I have also bought frozen chicken pot pie and it come with peas and carrots. That is how I actually came up with my own recipe. Try it, as it is not only good but nourishing as well. I have also taken the peas and carrots and put them in the blender with the liquid part to hide the veggies from the picky grand kids. It really works well and the best part is they don't know the veggies are in there. They love it this way and of course My Lips are sealed. One grand child does not like onions and celery in homemade chicken noddle soup and of course I through the veggies in the blender and he knows no different. He loves my chicken noodle soup and I allow him to help me to break up the dry spaghetti in little pieces.

Wendi Spraker

Friday 6th of December 2019

Hi Marianna, Thanks for sharing! The reason I don't have veggies in this recipe is because here locally (Winston Salem, NC), the Moravian Churches have a tradition of making "chicken pie" seasonally. It is a REAL treat. I often buy 4-5 to keep in the freezer for cold winter nights. Those chicken pies are simply loaded with chicken. They are DELICIOUS! This is my attempt to recreate those delicious local chicken pies. I DO also LOVE a good chicken pot pie that is chock full of veggies like carrots and peas! What could be better? You are smart to hide veggies with a grinder. That's probably the only way to get veggies into some kids (mine were like that too!).

Wendi Spraker

Friday 8th of November 2019

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