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Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie … three words of yummy comfort. This is my own recipe, its easy to make and contains a minimum of ingredients.  You can substitute other vegetables for the carrots and peas, and you can add in any other seasoning or herb that you like.  We especially like it with fresh thyme.

You will need:

3 cups of cooked, de-boned, whole chicken meat
3 ribs celery chopped finely
1 small onion, chopped finely
3 medium carrots, chopped finely
1/2 cup green peas
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves or other herb to flavor. If using dried herbs only use 1/2 teaspoon

1 Recipe Medium White Sauce
1/4 cup Butter
1/4 cup Flour (whole wheat or other flours are OK to use)
1/2 teaspoon Salt
2 cups Milk (any milk, even soy will work)

8 biscuits – homemade or canned

Preheat oven to 400*F
Spray an 8 inch iron skillet with cooking oil.

Make the Medium White Sauce…..
On the stove top, over medium high heat in a heavy bottomed pan, heat the butter until it bubbles.
Add the flour and salt, stir until the flour is golden brown.
Whisk in the milk until the mixture is thick, lower heat and cook 2 minutes.

To the white sauce add all the other ingredients. Add fresh thyme leaves, salt and pepper to taste.
At this point, if your sauce is too thick, you can add milk to thin. Even though we may all follow the same recipe, ingredients are different, stove temperatures are different, and that’s why recipes turn out differently sometimes…
Heat over low heat, stirring, until it is hot through.
Pour the filling into an 8 inch iron skillet that has been sprayed with cooking oil.
Top with biscuits.
Bake in the 400*F oven until the biscuits are done through and golden on top


  1. Karen

    Yum!! That’s going on my list!!

  2. Diona

    I had chicken pot pie, last night!!! I, however, through the years have discovered that it’s easier to just make the filling on the stove and then, make the biscuits in the oven.

    • Sylvia

      I’ve done it that way too, Diona! What I’ve learned is that if the oven is hot enough, 425* , the biscuits bake well and don’t stay doughy down in the pie filling.

  3. Sylvia

    Its easy to pull together any time you have cooked chicken on hand. You can change up the veggies. Depending on what I have coming in from the garden, its different most every time I make it!

  4. Jen

    This would be the perfect recipe for today, if I had the ingredients on hand. Thanks for posting!

  5. Caryn Westdyk

    Does it have to be made in an iron skillet or could I use something else to put it in the oven? I don’t have an iron skillet… Looks yummy!

    • Sylvia

      Caryn, you could use any kind of pan that is a similar size.

  6. Jen

    We had it in the menu to have this tonight!! I might try this recipe this time 😀

  7. Lawauna

    That looks soooo good! I can’t wait to make it! I love when you post recipes.

    • Sylvia

      If you try it, let me know how it was!