A delicious Creamy Chicken Pot Pie made from scratch with rotisserie chicken, fresh herbs, peas, and a Homemade Flaky, Buttery Pie Crust that will leave you with the most satisfying dinner!
How to Make Homemade Chicken Pot Pie:
Preheat oven to 375F. Generously butter a pie pan.
Roll out either homemade or store bought pie crust to 1/8" thick. Place over the prepared pie pan, tucking into corner where needed.
Press a fork into the center multiple times to prevent rising. Bake for 10 minutes.
In a large pot over medium high heat, add the olive oil.
Add the onion, carrots, celery, and garlic to sauce 4-5 minutes.
Stir in the flour for 1 minute to help absorb all the flavors.
Add the butter and stir until melted.
Add the freshly chopped herbs, salt, black pepper, shredded chicken, and peas. Mix to combine.
Add the chicken broth and heavy cream. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5-6 minutes, until thickened.
Add the the baked pie crust. Cover with another layer of pie crust, pinch the ends together, and adding slits at the top for steam to pass through.
Brush with the egg wash. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until top is golden brown. Enjoy warm!
How to Make Homemade Flaky Pie Crust (in the Food Processor):
Add the flour, salt, and sugar in a food processor. Pulse to combine.
Add the very cold butter and pulse until all the flour has been absorbed by the butter (crumb like texture).
Add the water 1 tbsp. at a time, pulsing just until the dough begins to pull away from the bowl.
Transfer the dough to a floured surface. Separate into 2 equal-sized balls.
Flatten each into round disks and cover tightly with saran wrap.
Place in the fridge while you make the filling (at least 20 minutes to overnight).
The Best Kept Secret for Flaky, Buttery Pie Crusts: COLD.
Temperature is everything in this, and you only have one route to go: The Cold Route. The VERY Cold Route. Freeze your butter for 10 minutes if you're unsure.
My go to pie making tips:
Freeze the butter for 10-20 minutes before making the pie dough.
Place the mixing bowl or food processor bowl in the freezer for 10 minutes prior to making.
Only roll out the dough when ready to bake.
Can Homemade Pie Crust be Made in Advance?
Homemade Pie Crust can be stored in the fridge overnight and up to 3 days. You can also freeze it in a freezer-safe bag for 1 month. Thaw in the fridge overnight when ready to use.
Can Chicken Pot Pies be Made in Advance?
Yes, chicken pot pies are amazing make ahead meals. My grandma does this specifically around the holidays and freezes them for neighbors, friends, and family!
Here are a few storing options:
(Fridge) Fully Baked: Store in the fridge up to 2 days. Reheat in the oven at 375F for 20 minutes covered and 10-15 minutes uncovered.
(Fridge) Fully Prepared but Unbaked: Store in the fridge covered for up to 2 days. Bake in the oven at 375F for 40-50 minutes, until golden brown on top.
How to Freeze Chicken Pot Pies:
Store the unbaked chicken pot pie in a freezer-safe bag for up to 1 month. You can bake an directly from the freezer at 375F for 35-40 minutes covered and 15-20 minutes uncovered, until golden brown on top.
Side Dishes for Chicken Pot Pies:
Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts
How to Store Leftovers? How to Reheat?
Store leftover chicken pot pie in an airtight container or in the original pie pie covered tightly with saran wrap in the firdge for up to 3 days. Reheat at 400F for 8-12 minutes, until warmed though and pie crust is crispy again.
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