Easy Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
Chicken pot pie is an all-American classic. But many never attempt to make it themselves because it seems intimidating. This short-cut recipe solves that dilemma!
The key to the ease of this recipe is to use pre-prepped items. To make it delicious, be sure you’re selecting high-quality ingredients of which you enjoy the taste. For instance, use fresh rotisserie chicken breast meat from your favorite market or perhaps toss in some grilled chicken leftovers from a cookout.
For the frozen peas, don’t just pick whatever’s on sale; choose a brand you trust. If you’re not a fan of peas, try other veggies in this pot pie, like asparagus or a vegetable mixture. For the soup, aim to select an organic brand, if you can. For best results, the thicker the soup, the better.
If the soup you’re using isn’t particularly thick, whisk a mixture of 1 tablespoon each organic cornstarch and water into the soup; it’ll thicken as it cooks.
Be sure to thaw the frozen veggies and puff pastry in advance—and in the fridge. Unlike traditional pie, you’ll just have a crust on top, not top and bottom, to make this extra easy. Luckily, this pot pie will still have that 100% wow factor!
If you like to show off your creative cooking talents, switch up the soup, veggie, and herb combinations.
Other creamy soups to try might be potato-leek soup or corn chowder, for instance. There are endless variations.
And do use your artsy skills by crimping or fluting the edges of the puff pastry for a fancier presentation.
Or cut the pastry dough into strips and arrange it on the chicken mixture in a weaved pattern. But don’t worry if you keep things simple; this pot pie will taste scrumptious any which way!
Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN, is a classically-trained chef, registered dietitian nutritionist, award-winning cookbook author, and media personality. She is author of several cookbooks, including The All‐Natural Diabetes Cookbook, The With or Without Meat Cookbook, 1,000 Low-Calorie Recipes, and Big Green Cookbook. She’s a healthy cooking instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education and a contributing recipe developer and food writer for Livestrong.com. She’s made professional guest appearances on dozens of television news shows, including Good Morning America. Visit her website jackienewgent.com or follow her on Instagram: @jackienewgent.