Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

As the cold winter months have set in, I find that I am constantly looking for a warm, savory, “stick to your ribs” meal, and my homemade chicken pot pie certainly does just that. 

My mama, a born and breed true southern lady, would always use the terminology, “stick to your ribs” when describing a meal. Especially for breakfast, growing up I undoubtedly always needed a breakfast that would “stick to my ribs” in order to make through an entire school day. It is funny how growing up you roll your eyes at these funny mom-isums and then later in life find yourself quoting them. I now completely understand what she meant by “stick to your ribs”. If I only have one meal for that day lets make sure it will stay with me and keep me full and satisfied. 


1 box pre made Pie Crusts (2 crust inside)  

1 Rotisserie Chicken 

1 can Cream of Chicken with Herbs

1 can Cream of Mushroom with Garlic

1 can Mushrooms sliced

1 bag frozen Mirepoix vegetable mix

1 Tablespoon Butter

1/4 cup half and half

1 teaspoon of thyme

salt & pepper

splash of white wine-optional


Remove pie crusts from box and roll out on top cutting board to get to room temp.

Melt the butter in a large pot over medium-high heat, then add the frozen mirepoix mix of onion, carrots, and celery. Stir until the onions start to turn translucent, about 8 minutes.
Remove meat from the Rotisserie chicken and shred. Add to vegetables then stir in both Cream of Chicken and Mushroom soups, let it cook and thicken. Once it starts to thicken add salt, pepper, and thyme.
Stir in 1/4 cup half in half  and splash of white wine, then stir the mixture and let it bubble up and thicken, about 3 minutes. If it seems overly thick, splash in a little more wine, water or broth. Turn off heat. 

Press one pie curst into a glass or tin pie pan, press into edges on to the sides. Add filling. Place send place crust on top and slit for venting.  Bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees. 

For a lattice top crust take second curst and cut into strips. Then place every other other strip across the top, turn 45 degrees and weave the remaining strips into the the ones already on top. Fell free to follow the lattice top tutorial available here, in my Apple Pie post. It makes a pretty crust that is impressive for dinner guest post it allows the pie to steam with out cutting vents holes. 







  1. Greetings! Very helpful advice within this article! It is the little changes to a basic recipe that make the most significant changes. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Nicole, I promise it is really easy, even the lattice top crust was easy. I am trying to create super easy recipes, that are in the semi homemade realm of cooking, but taste like something your grandma would have working so hard to make all day.

  3. Chicken pot pie is one of my favourite things to order at a restaurant! But, I’ve never attempted to make one myself. Your recipe looks so straight forward though, not much different than making a chicken stew. I think I could manage it – and if it tastes anywhere near as good as your pictures look, then it will be to die for!

  4. Chicken pot pie is absolutely delicious! I would love to attempt to make this. I especially love it during the winter months!

  5. The pastry and the pie looks so tempting. Surely a must do on my recipe list so pinned it! Will post the pic when I make it!

  6. Wow! This looks fantastic! My son loves chicken pot pie, but I’ve never made it. I am giving this one a go! I’ve not worked with those pie shells either, so I welcome your thoughts on it from a beginners vantage point.

    Thanks again! Its cold here and will be for a few months!This recipe will ease that pain!

  7. I love pies and your description of it is soo tempting. I must give this recipe a try! Thanks for posting it out!

  8. I am glad you liked it recipe and I just had to use that old timey term, it when you hear the words of your mother ring in your ears, LOL and you swear you will never talk like that, but some how you do, LOL

  9. This made me hungry just reading it! I’ll definitely have to give it a go! I’ve never heard the term ‘stick to your ribs’ but I totally get what you mean! Great post 🙂

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