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Classic Chicken Potpie

Recipe photo courtesy of Johnny Miller

A buttery crust is always a winner, but when it comes to potpie, it's what's inside that counts. Try this classic version; then explore these fresh filling ideas: Curried Chicken; Mushroom-Marjoram Chicken; Tomato-Corn Chicken.

Source: Everyday Food, March 2012
Total Time Prep Servings


For the Crust

For the Filling


Cook's Notes

Roll your dough a couple inches larger than your dish: Folding it up and over, pinching as you go, forms a beautiful decorative edge.

To make potpies ahead of time, let the filling cool, then assemble and freeze for up to 4 months. Bake at 425 degrees, 1 1/4 hours (1 hour for small pies).

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  • melissaschuetz2
    14 FEB, 2019
    My go to chicken pot pie recipe! If you are having problems with the flavor being bland, I suggest preparing the chicken first then use the same pot to make the filling, so that you can scrape up the delicious stuck on bits. When you use a rotisserie chicken or left overs, you miss out on so many flavors. Always a winning recipe whenever I serve it. Sometimes i add celery, but not always, and it's still delicious.
    • melissaschuetz2
      14 FEB, 2019
      I also toast my butter and flour a bit longer than suggested.
  • FAW25209595
    28 JAN, 2019
    I liked this recipe, but I'm a little confused by the video. Sarah said it's important to dry the parsley well before adding. I'm assuming the extra water would affect the thickness of the sauce. But then she said the frozen peas could be added partially defrosted.
    • melissaschuetz2
      14 FEB, 2019
      I never dry my fresh Parsley and the consistency always turns out perfect. You'll be fine as long as it isn't soaking wet.
  • lytibayan
    24 APR, 2018
    needs some fresh herbs ...thyme and oregano maybe . i added a stalk of celery. used bacon grease to fry onions and carrots. i do not know what to add for crunch and texture....the dish is like baby food
  • ALR7692263DW
    30 MAR, 2018
    Someone mentioned this pot pie had little flavor and I have to agree. It had such a bland flavor I had to add tons of things to it to make it taste great and I did: I dumped about 1-2 Tble of Leah & Perrins sauce (sp?), lots of chicken base starter, more powdered chicken starter, more salt, chervil, jalapino powder, cayanne powder, and a ton of fresh ground pepper. I am absolutely certain Martha would NEVER eat this nor would most people. TASTELESS. OK so the crust was ok or good and buttery so that was a plus but I didn't appreciate how I had to zing up this recipe. OH I also had to ADD 5 stalks of celery and mini yellow potatoes sliced up because there was simply nothing in this pie !!!!!!!!!!!! I'm sorry I think Martha should taste her product before putting it out there.............! Not happy.
  • mrsandrea2
    24 DEC, 2017
    When you print out the recipe it does not tell you to put in the frozen peas. This has got to be the best chicken pot pie recipe. I added crI mini mushrooms.
    2 DEC, 2017
    There is no other recipe I’ve cooked as many times as this pot pie. It’s been in heavy rotation since it was published — every major holiday, sprinkled throughout the months, and requested regularly. It’s just never not been a hit. Highly recommended.
  • kerryjanedaygm
    14 MAY, 2017
    This is on regular rotation at our house. One time, I left the butter a little too long and it browned. And the improvement in the depth of flavour was AMAZING. Try that! Yes, it is a bit bland as written, but I add some dried tarragon or thyme and it is just fine.
    15 FEB, 2017
    Thank you for the recette. I cooked it last night and it was great. I used potatoes and panne boiled in advance. In spring, I would like to use the green piece.
  • MS11934108
    21 MAR, 2016
    This is a wonderful recipe. The crust is perfect and the sauce is silky. We love this dinner!
    • rambuggy
      2 NOV, 2016
      Great dinner, made it turkey pot pie. Added a few extra ingredients as my adult son's arrived unexpectedly. Added 1 can of veg-al & an extra potato, gravy and thyme. Everyone ate their fill. 8 large servings. Thank you Martha!
    • rambuggy
      2 NOV, 2016
      Great dinner, made it turkey pot pie. Added a few extra ingredients as my adult son's arrived unexpectedly. Added 1 can of veg-al & an extra potato, gravy and thyme. Everyone ate their fill. 8 large servings. Thank you Martha!
  • MS112583616
    6 JAN, 2016
    We just had this for dinner tonight, and it is fantastic! I took the easy road and used frozen mixed vegetables that I thawed and drained. I loved that the recipe has no milk. And my 7-year-old daughter loves that the video has Sarah Carey -- she is a huge fan!

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