Individual Chicken Potpies

Photo: Linda Pugliese
Prep Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs

This mini potpie recipe is homemade comfort food at its best. Prepared with love, it's classic chicken potpie but in individual portions. We use frozen puff pastry for a quick crust that makes a crisp, flaky topping for the chicken breast filling. This recipe makes two potpies; if you want to feed the whole family, just double it.


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for surface

  • 1 package (about 1 pound) frozen puff pastry, preferably all-butter, thawed

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • ½ onion, diced (1 cup)

  • 1 small carrot, peeled and thinly sliced (⅓ cup)

  • 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced (⅓ cup)

  • 1 small Yukon Gold potato, scrubbed and cut into a ½-inch dice

  • 1 ¼ cups low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 cup packed coarsely chopped collard-green leaves (2 ounces)

  • 8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch chunks

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place a 1 1/2-cup ovenproof dish on pastry on a floured surface. Cut circle from pastry, 1/2 inch larger than dish; cut vents. Repeat. Refrigerate on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion. Cook, stirring, until soft, 4 minutes. Add carrot, celery, and potato. Cook, stirring, until soft, 6 minutes. Stir in flour, then broth; bring to a boil. Add greens and chicken. Simmer until thickened, 2 minutes; season.

  3. Divide between dishes. Top with pastry, press edges to seal, and brush with egg. Bake on a baking sheet until golden, 25 minutes.

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