Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie – Homemade chicken pot pie made right in a skillet! This meal is the perfect comfort food and it’s a great way to feed a crowd!

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

This chicken pot pie has been a recipe in the making for weeks now.  I had a strange hankering for chicken pot pie one day before I went to the grocery store and decided to make one for dinner.  Now that is very out of character for me, usually I’m not one to go for a chicken pot pie or super comforting foods.  Normally I would be trying to make some ambitious Japanese meal or pasta but instead, I was dead set on making an easy chicken pot pie but alas, I got busy and by the time I went to make it, almost all of the ingredients had gone bad.  So back to the store I went to get what I needed, making it immediately after so I didn’t make the same mistake!

It really ended up worth the struggle because dang, this is one awesome meal! Everything about this chicken pot pie recipe screams comfort food and it has just the right amount of flavor.  I know this easy chicken pot pie will be a regular addition to my dinner plans!

Now if this is your first time making a chicken pot pie, don’t be intimidated! It’s surprisingly easy to make and it’s fantastic to heat up as leftovers the next day or two!

Common questions about making chicken pot pie

Why do they call it chicken pot pie?

It is called a chicken pot pie because of the use of pie crusts in modern pot pies.  The pot pie has been around since the times of the ancient Greeks and the Romans added on the top crust to it.  There are many different varieties but the most popular one in America is the chicken version.

How do you make a chicken pot pie?

To make a homemade chicken pot pie, you line a pan with pie crust, make the gravy, place the vegetables and chicken into the pie crust, pour the gravy over the pie fillings, and top with the other pie crust.  Then, you place the chicken pot pie in the oven and bake until the pie is golden brown.

Can you freeze homemade chicken pot pie?

Yes, one of the great things about chicken pot pie is how well it freezes and reheats.  You can either freeze it cooked or uncooked, if it has already been cooked, then make sure it has completely cooled before wrapping and freezing it.

How do you reheat chicken pot pie?

To reheat a chicken pot pie, simply follow the same instructions as you used to bake it.  For this recipe, cook it for about 30-35 minutes at 425 degrees.  Make sure to keep an eye on it and if the top starts to brown too much, place aluminum foil over it.

How do you make turkey pot pie?

To make a turkey pot pie instead of a chicken pot pie, simply substitute in shredded turkey instead of chicken.  The rest of the recipe will remain exactly the same as the chicken version.

How long can you keep chicken pot pie in the fridge?

You can keep a chicken pot pie in the fridge for about 2-4 days and in the freezer about 6 months.

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Tips on skillet chicken pot pie recipe

  • Don’t have a skillet? A pie pan or a similarly sized circular pan works too!
  • Instead of doing a lattice on top, another option is to place the second crust on top with slits.
  • Want to make this recipe vegetarian friendly? Skip the chicken in the recipe and replace it with more vegetables instead.

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Yield: 8 servings

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie - The ultimate comfort food made right in a skillet! This recipe for chicken pot pie is made with chicken, carrots, celery, potatoes, peas and topped with a thick and creamy homemade gravy. Easy and so delicious!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 2 pie crusts, 9"
  • 2 cups shredded chicken, cooked
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced
  • 3/4 cup potatoes
  • 1/2 cup celery, sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup half and half
  • 1 cup peas
  • Egg wash


  1. In a large skillet, combine olive oil, potatoes, carrots, and celery over medium heat.  Cook for 10 minutes, occasionally stirring.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine butter, garlic and onions.  Cook until garlic is fragrant and onions are translucent.  Ad in flour, salt, black pepper, thyme, chicken broth, and half and half.  Cook for about 10-12 minutes, occasionally stirring.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line skillet with one of the pie crusts.  Place the cooked carrots and celery in, then the chicken, then the frozen peas, and then finally the gravy.  Make sure everything is spread evenly before placing the second pie crust on top.  Cut a few small slits in the pie crust before covering it with egg wash.  Place in oven and bake for 35-37 minutes.  If the crust starts to brown too much, cover with aluminum foil.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 430

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  • Reply
    Carol Goodson
    December 18, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Is that supposed to be a 1/4 CUP of peas? I know it’s not 1/4 teaspoon, LOL… or 1/4 bag of frozen peas? Please let me know, would like to make this for Christmas.

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      December 18, 2017 at 8:33 pm

      Thank you so much for catching that, it was supposed to be 1 cup! Let me know how it turns out, I hope you enjoy! 🙂

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        Carol Goodson
        December 18, 2017 at 9:16 pm

        Thank you so much for the fast reply! It sounds like something my Dad will love… totally doing it!

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    December 19, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    We always have frozen chicken pot pies but I think my husband would appreciate this homemade version. Need to make soon!

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    December 20, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Homemade pot pie is one of my favorite comfort foods! I love that you made this in a skillet–I have to try it this way .

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    Chef Smell
    January 1, 2018 at 9:29 am

    I swapped out the pie crusts for puffed pastry sheets! Deeeeeelicous!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Reply
      January 9, 2018 at 8:42 pm

      Glad you enjoyed!

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    Monica Le
    February 19, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    oh this Skillet Chicken Pot Pie looks so delicious… wish I had some right now!

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    Patti @Patty Cake's Pantry
    February 20, 2018 at 2:01 am

    You’re recommendation about not doing a lattice top sounds like some of my kitchen experiences. In spite of the sinking lattice, this pie looks amazing, and I’m sure that it will taste that way, too. I love anything that I can make in my cast iron skillet, too.

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    Veena Azmanov
    February 23, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    My kids favorite is chicken pot pie and we make it all the time. Love the idea of making it in the skillet. Looks so delish. The pastry is so beautifully done

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    February 23, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    Pot pie really is one of my ultimate favorite comfort foods. Except I totally grew up on those frozen individual pot pies! Lol. This is SO. MUCH. BETTER.

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    Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen
    February 24, 2018 at 10:11 am

    I love any meal in a cast iron skillet! This looks so comforting and delicious… too bad about the lattice crust because it sure looks beautiful!

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    February 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    I just love cast iron dinners! This recipe for chicken pot pie looks like it would blow the frozen version out of the water!

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    Karyl | Karyl's Kulinary Krusade
    February 25, 2018 at 9:09 am

    Oh my gosh I totally do the same thing…buy food with the intention of making a specific recipe, and then never get around to making it before something goes bad! Sadly, I do it way too often. I was just thinking about chicken pot pie yesterday too. I’m definitely going to try to make this version

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    Monica | Nourish & Fete
    February 25, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    I love that this is a simpler way to make one of my family’s favorite comfort food meals – maybe now we can have it more than once in a blue moon! 🙂

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    February 25, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Too bad the lattice didn’t work – it’s so pretty! LOL But yes, sometimes we just need classic creamy comfort food – and this is a good choice. Sounds delicious.

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    Marissa Zurfluh
    February 26, 2018 at 1:39 am

    Now this is one I would love to try! Pot pies have so much flavor.

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    February 26, 2018 at 2:05 am

    I’m yet to make a pot pie and your recipe is totally inspiring me to do so! Being a vegetarian, I would swap the chicken with many more veggies. I am thinking broccoli. Which vegetables would you suggest?

    Thanks for sharing!

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      March 2, 2018 at 7:08 pm

      I think broccoli would be super tasty! I would just bump up the amount of carrots and potatoes too!

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    February 26, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    This recipe sounds so easy but looks so impressive! Love the lattice top and so sorry it didn’t work out!

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