by Texas Homesteader ~
Looking for a fast supper idea? Chicken Pot Pie from scratch is super fast when you use leftover chicken.
I made the pie crusts & cream of chicken soup from scratch too but you can use purchased crust & soup instead if you like. Fast, easy & DELICIOUS!
Leftover Chicken Makes Chicken Pot Pie FAST
When our daughter & grandchildren visited I decided on an inexpensive $5 whole chicken. I wanted to make a delicious Slow-Cooker Chicken, only I’d leave out the spicier spices for the grandchildren’s sake. Our chicken dinner was delicious.
The next day I pulled the meat from the bones & cooked the carcass into healthy chicken broth. (6 pints!)
Then I sectioned the leftover meat into three hefty meal-sized portions for RancherMan & me. That’s a lot of mileage from one $5 chicken!
With one of the three portions of leftover meat I decided to make some homemade chicken pot pie for supper.
Making A Quick Homemade Oil Crust
I have a delicious Flaky Homemade Crust recipe I use for many recipes. But more often than not I whip up a simple oil-based crust for my chicken pot pie.
2⅔ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon regular table salt
¾ cup vegetable oil
5-6 Tablespoons of cold water
The finished dough is soft and pliable. This kind of crust is easiest because I can simply mix it up & press half on the bottom/sides of the casserole dish.
That means I don’t have to roll the crust out and gently transfer to the casserole dish without cracking it. (I suck at that!)
Of course I do still roll out the top crust for ‘pretty’, but at least I cut that chore in half.
So I divided the crust dough in half and pressed half of the dough onto the bottom & sides of my dish.
Then I chopped up about 2 cups of leftover chicken and laid it over the dough.
I opened up two standard-sized cans of mixed vegetables, drained them and poured the drained vegetables on top of the chicken.
Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup
Now I need to add that chicken soupy deliciousness. You can just use a can of cream of chicken soup to make this chicken pot pie fast.
But I typically make my own cream-of-chicken soup. It’s easy to whip up. There are only 3 Ingredients in my homemade cream of chicken soup:
As soon as it was as thick as I wanted I pulled it off the stove and poured it over the chicken & vegetables.
NOTE: I made my cream of chicken soup homemade. But you can just use a can of cream of chicken soup here. If you want to make it homemade instead the recipe for homemade cream of chicken soup is included in the recipe below.
Finally I rolled out the last half of the crust and placed it on top making several slits in the crust to allow steam to escape.
With the leftover pastry trimmings I rolled a rope to edge my chicken pot pie, placing shallow decorative slashes in the dough to make it ‘prettiful’.
Mama always told me that half the meal is in the presentation.
So I always try to make it look nice for my handsome RancherMan.
How Long To Bake Homemade Chicken Pot Pie?
Now all that’s left is to put this dish of homemade deliciousness into the oven.
All but the crust is already cooked, so you’re just baking it until the crust is golden brown.
So bake your chicken pot pie at 425°F for 35-40 minutes, or until the crust is brown to your liking.
When I brought it out from the oven the aroma was so enticing, there were plenty of ooohs and aaaaahhhhs from RancherMan to go around.
I served it up for supper & he raved about the meal. So I thought I’d share the easy recipe with you today:
Did you make this Chicken Pot Pie? Please rate the recipe in your comment below!
Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
A quick and delicious meal. Just use a pre-made pie crust, add chopped leftover chicken, add cream of chicken soup & top with the other pie crust. A delicious comfort-food meal that comes together quickly. #TexasHomesteader
- 2 Cups Leftover Cooked Chicken, cubed
- 2 Cans Mixed Veggies, drained
- 1 10.5 oz can Cream of Chicken Soup (instructions below for homemade Cream of Chicken Soup, if desired)
- 2 9-inch Pie Crust Dough (instructions below for homemade pie crusts, if desired)
- Salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 425°F
Divide pie crust dough in half. (directions below for homemade pie crust option if you'd like to make it yourself) Press half the dough onto the bottom & sides of a deep 8" casserole dish.
Top the crust with the following layers spread evenly: 2 cups chopped cooked chicken topped with the previously-drained cans of mixed vegetables and finally spread the cream of chicken soup evenly on top - do not stir. (directions below for homemade cream of chicken soup option if you'd like to make it homemade instead)
Top Chicken Pot Pie with remaining pie crust and crimp edges. Cut 3-4 slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.
Place casserole dish uncovered in preheated oven and bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until pastry is golden brown.
Directions For Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup Option:
For Homemade Cream-Of Chicken Soup: (Omit if using canned soup) In a saucepan over medium heat, sauté 3 Tablespoons minced onions & 3 Tablespoons chopped celery in 2 Tablespoons butter until translucent.
Stir in 4 Tablespoons flour, and 1/4 teaspoon celery seed. Slowly stir in 2¼ cups chicken broth and ¼ cup milk.
Simmer over medium heat until thick. Remove from heat, salt & pepper to taste.
Directions For Homemade Oil Pie Crust:
For Homemade Pie Crust: (Omit if using purchased pie crusts) In a medium bowl, whisk together 2⅔ cup all-purpose flour and ½ teaspoon regular table salt.
Add ¾ cup vegetable oil and lightly stir with a large spoon until most of the flour is incorporated and pea-sized meal forms.
Add 5-6 Tablespoons of cold water 1 Tablespoon at a time, stirring to incorporate after each addition.
The finished dough should be soft and pliable, not cracking and dry. Add another teaspoon of oil to get there if necessary, but do not add any extra water.
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