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The Best Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

The Best Homemade Chicken Pot Pie to celebrate National Pie Day! Thank you Nuts.com for sponsoring this post!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings 8 people


For the crust:

  • 2.5 cups All-Purpose Flour from Nuts.com
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar, granulated from Nuts.com
  • 1 tsp. salt from Nuts.com
  • 1 stick (8Tbsp) butter, unsalted, cubed cubed
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk, cold

For the chicken pot pie filling:

  • 2 pounds chicken, cooked (I used breast) directions below on how to cook!
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 6 cups chicken stock, low-sodium
  • 1/2 stick butter, unsalted
  • 1 onion white, finely diced
  • 2 carrots, large, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour from Nuts.com
  • 1 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup parsley, dried
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh chives, chopped
  • 2 tsp. thyme, dried
  • 1 Tbsp. Apple cider vinegar (ACV)
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 Tbsp. water


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Make the crust in a food processor: combine flour, sugar and salt. Add in butter and pulse a few times. Slowly pour in the buttermilk so the dough begins to form. Flour a cutting board and start to knead the dough then begin to form the dough into a ball/disk. Cut this in half, wrap with plastic wrap and cool in fridge for 30 minutes.
  • While the dough is in the fridge, cook your chicken breast. Seasoning generously with salt and pepper. Make sure there is also a little oil in the pan so your chicken doesn't stick. Cook the chicken for ~5 minutes and then add in the chicken stock and bring this to a boil. Simmer until the chicken is fully cooked and reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F for 15 seconds. Using tongs, moved fully cooked chicken to a plate and then reduce the chicken stock down to ~1 cup. 
  • Once the dough is nice and cool, roll out dough using rolling pin on a floured surface. It should be ~1/4 inch thick and wide enough to fit into your desired pie pan (standard 9-inch pie pan works great!). Ease the dough around, cleaning up the edges. Bake crust for 7 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter. Add in 2 tbsp. canola oil, carrots, jalapeños, onions, celery and garlic. Cook over medium heat until veggies become tender. Then add in the cooked & chopped chicken, flour and stir this together until nicely coated. Slowly add in milk and the reduced chicken stock and bring to a boil. Simmer until this mixture thickens up! Then add in chives, parsley, thyme, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper. Set aside and let cool.
  • Roll out the top piece of dough. Once the filling has cooled, place in bottom of pie pan and then seal the pie with the top rolled out dough (top crust). Brush with egg wash, being sure to get the edges so they don't burn. Use your form to decorate the edges. Cut 2 slits, or an X at the top to let steam release while pit pie bakes. Bake for 40 minutes, let sit for 20, then enjoy!