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Freezer-friendly chicken pot pie

This is my family’s absolute favorite recipe for chicken pot pie.  Even my picky three-year-old and baby eat it!  In fact, it’s so delicious that I always prep two at a time – one for dinner and one for the freezer.

Freezer-Friendly Chicken Pot Pie

I’ve been making this chicken pot pie for years.  I first shared it back on my blog last year, but this updated version calls for a bit less chicken broth and milk, so it’s easier to thicken the sauce.

Whenever I prep recipes that require more than 15 minutes to cook, I like to double the recipe and freeze a second for a busy day.  I freeze my second chicken pot pie crust raw so it tastes delicious out of the freezer, not like leftovers at all.

What you’ll love about this chicken pot pie is that it’s a complete meal with meat and vegetables.  No need for side dishes.  Oh, and it’s absolutely delicious.  Good old fashioned comfort food, friends.

Freezer-Friendly Chicken Pot Pie

Yields: 2 chicken pot pies

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 pound bag of frozen mixed vegetables (corn, carrots, peas, green beans, and lima beans)
  • 3 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups 2% milk (or whatever you have on-hand)
  • 2 deep-dish double pie crusts (I buy the frozen kind)

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large pot, combine chicken, vegetables, and potatoes. Add water to cover and boil for 12-15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Remove from heat, drain, and set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, prepare sauce: Cook onions in butter until soft and translucent. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, celery seed, and poultry seasoning to form a paste. Add chicken broth and milk. Stir and bring to boil for one minute or until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Prepare the pie crusts according to directions on wrapper.  (For example, you may need to thaw for a few minutes).
  5. Combine cooked chicken and vegetables with sauce.

For chicken pot pie going in the oven:

  • Pour half of the chicken/sauce mixture into crust.
  • Cover with top crust, seal edges, and cut away excess. Make 2-3 small slits in the top to allow steam to escape.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

For chicken pot pie going in the freezer:

  • Cool remaining chicken/sauce mixture to room temperature.
  • Pour into crust.
  • Cover with top crust, seal edges, and cut away excess. Make 2-3 small slits in the top to allow steam to escape.
  • Wrap in wax paper and foil, and freeze up to 3 months.
  • When ready to eat, bake at 350 degrees F for 75 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly.

Enjoy!

P.S.  If you love pot pies, check out my crockpot chicken pot pie with tater tots (delicious!) and turkey pot pie (perfect to make after Thanksgiving) too!

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