Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie


Chicken pot pie is one of those all time comfort foods, right?  I never liked it much because I always thought of it with canned peas and carrots, bleh!  I can’t stand that stuff.  This chicken pot pie recipe contains NO canned anything and is the BOMB.  It’s easy to make and oh my goodness is it delicious.  The family raved about this dish.  It’s elegant enough to serve dinner guests yet also casual enough for a weeknight meal with the family.

Chicken Pot Pie - This chicken pot pie is to DIE for! It's elegant enough for dinner guests yet also casual enough for a weeknight meal. by Don't Sweat The Recipe

You can use left over chicken, rotisserie chicken or you can saute chicken until browned and cooked through, then remove from pan. Saute veggies until tender, add cognac, flour, stock and cream.  Add chicken, peas and seasonings to the pan, combine.  You can put it in a 9×13 casserole or you can put it in oven safe individual dishes.

Chicken Pot Pie - This chicken pot pie is to DIE for! It's elegant enough for dinner guests yet also casual enough for a weeknight meal. by Don't Sweat The Recipe

Pour pie filling into the desired pan or pans. Cut slits in the pastry. Lay puff pastry over pan and crimp/press pastry down around the edge to seal.   Brush pastry with egg wash and bake.  Be sure you place the baking dish/dishes on a baking sheet.

Chicken Pot Pie - This chicken pot pie is to DIE for! It's elegant enough for dinner guests yet also casual enough for a weeknight meal. by Don't Sweat The Recipe

Let cool for about 15 minutes before serving.

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Chicken Pot Pie
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Chicken pot pie is comfort food at it's best!
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 8 servings
  • 6 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • 2 large shallots, chopped
  • 1½ pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 3 medium russet potatoes)
  • 5 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ⅓ cup cognac
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 5 cups chicken, cooked (roasted or poached)
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 3 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried sage
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pasty, thawed
  • 1 egg yolk + 1 teaspoon water for egg wash
  • additional salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 425-degrees F. (If making ahead skip this step.)
  2. In a stock pot or dutch oven, melt the butter over medium-high heat.
  3. Add shallot, potatoes, carrots, and a few pinches of salt and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender; about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Add cognac, and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Stir in flour and cook for about 1 minute until combined well.
  6. Add chicken stock and heavy cream. Combine well and bring to a simmer for about 2-minutes, stirring until mixture thickens.
  7. Add chicken, peas, parsley, thyme, sage, salt and pepper, and combine well.
  8. Transfer mixture to desired pan or individual dish. (If preparing ahead, let cool and refrigerate to re-heat later.)
  9. When ready to bake, whisk together the egg yolk and 1 teaspoon of water.
  10. Cut thawed puff pasty 1-inch larger in diameter than the individual dish/pan, and cut out a 1 inch slit or hole in center for venting.
  11. Center cut puff pastry over dish and crimp down around edge of dish to seal.
  12. Brush top of pastry with egg wash.
  13. Bake in 425-degrees F oven on baking sheet for 10 minutes, then cover lightly with aluminum foil and continue baking for another 20-25 minutes.
  14. Allow to cool for about 15 minutes before serving.
The filling can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to bake.



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  1. Reply

    My family loves chicken pot pie. I will have to try this recipe soon. Thanks!

  2. Reply

    We have a fairly simple homemade pot pie recipe we use but this looks yummy!

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Dawn!

  3. Reply

    YUM! I love pot pie – thanks for this!

    1. Reply

      Thanks for stopping by, Tianna!

  4. Reply

    This looks so yummy and way easier than the recipe that I have.

    1. Reply

      Thanks for stopping by, Jamie!

  5. Reply

    Yum! I really need to start blogging some of my recipes, but I suppose that would involve taking more photos. Hmmm…

  6. Reply

    I love homemade pot pie and this recipe looks especially amazing!

  7. Reply

    I love pot pies! This recipe looks amazing. I’ve really started puff pastry to top most of our “pie” recipes lately. It’s just so darn yummmy and flaky!

    1. Reply

      I agree! Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Debbie!

  8. Reply

    I am a sucker for home-style comfort food and that is what this looks like! I have to try this! Thank you for sharing this recipe at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!

    1. Reply

      I hope you enjoy it, Echo!

  9. Reply

    Looks like a great recipe! #SmallVictories

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Danita!

  10. Reply

    This is the prettiest pot pie I have seen! Sounds wonderful too! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe at Celebrate It! Hppy New Year!

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Teri!

  11. Reply

    Never realized cognac goes into it but I’ll definitely have to try it. Thanks for the recipe! #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup

    1. Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Minh!

  12. Reply

    I just love Chicken Pot Pie and this looks fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

    1. Reply

      Thank you!

  13. Reply

    I actually had my first ever chicken pot pie not too long ago, and I have to say it was pretty amazing! I will definitely be giving this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing at the Friday Funday Blog Hop! 🙂

  14. Reply

    This looks super yummy. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Tracey!

  15. Reply

    nice recipe but is there something I can used beside cognac I do not drink any alcohol.

    1. Reply

      It only calls for 1/3 cup so you could either replace that with additional stock or just leave it out all together. Thank you for stopping by, Farielle!

  16. Reply

    I love a good chicken pot pie now and then! I make one almost identical, but have never used shallots. I’ll have to try your recipe. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  17. Reply

    That looks so good, I think that will be dinner tomorrow. Thanks for bringing such a delicious looking pie to the Blogger’s Pit Stop.

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Kathleen! I hope you enjoy it!

  18. Reply

    Hi, just hopping by to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC today.

    1. Reply

      Oh thank you so much, Jann!

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  20. Reply

    This looks SO delicious – and | have lots of left over turkey in the freezer – pinning !
    Thanks for sharing !

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Suzan!

  21. Reply

    This looks so good and hearty– perfect for these cold winter nights. Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I hope you can join us again this week.

  22. Reply

    This looks tasty – I will have to surprise my husband with this, he love chicken pot pie.

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Carole! He’s is gonna LOVE it!

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  24. Reply

    Love chicken pot pie. Did you mean just one single sheet of puff pastry? Looks like a few sheets. Can’t wait to make it.

    1. Reply

      Yes, one sheet. Two come in the package. Thank you for stopping by Janett!

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