Make a Wonderful Chicken Pot Pie in Your Crockpot

As the busy mom of two young boys, I certainly don’t always have the time to cook dinner. I don’t really like to eat out. It’s expensive, and in most cases a nutritional bust. Then one wonderful Christmas, I was given a Crockpot. I have to say the Crockpot is a massively underrated kitchen gadget.

It makes meals that taste like you slaved all day, that really only require a few moments prep-time. However, this article is not about Crockpot or slow cookers. No, this article is about something far better birthed by Crockpots — chicken pot pie.

My crockpot gift led me to explore many recipes, but none so belly-busting as the one I have worked out for chicken pot pie. You’ll get that recipe too, but first, here’s some chicken pot pie history and nutritional information to fill-up on.

A hot chicken pot pie broken open with a fork

Who is the genius behind pot pie?

You’d easier answer whether the chicken or the egg came first. The idea of stuffing pie with meat dates as far back–and possibly further, to 5th century Rome. In fact, the savory pie out dates the dessert version by a long shot. Originally, the purpose was to keep meat moist, later Europeans turned the dish into one fit for a king. Literally, potpies were considered an art form often served to royalty. The peasants did eventually begin eating the dish, but only because the addition of breading caused the soup to feed more mouths. Since nearly every civilization in existence has adapted, improved and tweaked pot pies. Dessert pies resulted when these cultures melted together in North America.

Is pot pie good for you?

Pot pie does a pretty good job of covering all the food groups with the exception of fruit, though the health-factor really depends on your chosen recipe. If you load it with salt and mostly meat, it’s not so healthy, no. Your average chicken pot pie recipe has about 300-400 calories per serving, and offers around 20-30% of your daily protein needs, along with plenty of Vitamin A, fiber and Potassium.

Give me the recipe already!

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Chicken Pot Pie in the Crockpot


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Ingredients

  • chicken
  • garlic powder
  • black pepper
  • salt
  • parsley
  • 2 can creamed soup
  • chicken stock

Instructions

  1. First you need some chicken. It doesn’t really matter what cut, you’re going to cook it to bits anyway. I’ve used boneless breasts, and it tasted the same as times I used chicken thighs. Just drop it thawed and whole into your Crockpot. Sprinkle garlic powder, black pepper, salt, a pinch of parsley on top.
  2. Next, add two cans of creamed soup. I’ve tried cream of chicken, mushroom, broccoli and celery. All of the above were delicious, so it’s really up to your personal preference. Personally, my favorite is to use mushroom. You can also mix and match soups, for example try one can mushroom, one can chicken. Then, add water or a can of chicken stock.
  3. Turn your Crockpot on high, and leave it sit for, oh, as long as you want. I usually do 5-8 hours. You will want to periodically stir the pot. When it’s “done” the chicken will have fallen apart, creating a thick gooey soup with shredded chicken. If you used boned or skinned chicken, now you’ll need to take two forks and remove any skin, bones and cartridge, unless you don’t care about picking it out while eating.
  4. Once you’ve finished, add diced potatoes. You can peel them if you wish, but didn’t your mother tell you the nutrition is in the skins? Potatoes cook slowly in Crockpots, so chances are your mixture will need to cook for around another hour.
  5. When you can poke through the potatoes with a fork, add in carrots, celery, peas, beans, and sweet corn. You can add other veggies if you like as well, such as turnip or rutabaga. If you’re lazy, you can opt for frozen petite mix. If you use fresh, you may prefer frozen peas, as they hold up better. Now let that cook until the veggies are softened, or cooked if you used frozen. In the meantime, fill two 9-inch pie tins with crust, and bake until golden.
  6. Once the veggies are cooked, your base is complete. I should note you can turn this into Sheppard’s pie by topping with mash potatoes, or dumplings by moving the mixture to a pot, and dropping biscuit mix on top. In the later case be careful, it can scorch easily.
  7. For pot pie, pour the mixture into the prepared crusts, and add a layer of cheese on top. My favorite to use is Muenster, however, I have used many kinds of cheese. Cheddar works just as well. Now, top the pies with croissant dough. You can make your own, (I have a guide for that) but store-made works just as well, and is much easier.
  8. Bake as instructed on the croissant packaging until golden on top. Let cool, and enjoy.

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About Lynne Jaques

Lynne is a stay-at-home mother of two boys. As a former US military officer and the spouse of an active duty US military member, Lynne enjoys traveling the world (although not the moving part!) and finding new cuisine and methods of preparing food. She also has the habit of using parenthesis way too much!

31 thoughts on “Make a Wonderful Chicken Pot Pie in Your Crockpot”

  1. This chicken pot pie recipe looks so tasty. I have always made it in a casserole dish. I think this looks a lot easier. I like the fact that it has your vegetables and your protein in it. There is really no reason for a side. It is always great to find recipes life this especially on busy week nights.

    • Kelly, that’s how I’ve always made it too! And it just creates a mountain of dirty dishes with the recipe I’ve always used. I can’t wait to try this!

  2. Chicken pot pie is hearty meal that we enjoy on chilly Sunday mornings for breakfast. I over load my pie with chunky salsa or cheese. The recipe is definitely a good option for me because I have never used exact measurements.

  3. Am definitely making time to make this delicious dish…first and foremost though, i need to buy a crockpot…the picture above is tempting enough…to put me to work and write down a budget/to do list. 🙂

  4. Oh. My. Gosh. Look. I love me some chicken pot pie and so does my family, but I hate making it. It never even crossed my mind to make it in the crockpot and your recipe looks divine. I’m going to have to hang out here like everyday because every new link I click on is some wondrous thing that I feel I must make ASAP.

    Note to self: do not read this blog before bed because you will get very hungry, self! 😉

  5. I love chicken pot pie– it was one of my favorite foods when I was a kid. I think I’ll try making this tonight. I’ve got all of the ingredients in my kitchen already so that’s a plus! I love making meals entirely in my slow cooker. It saves on clean up and is so easy. Coming home to a mostly done dinner is great 😀

  6. Now this looks amazing! I’ve been a fan of Chicken Pot Pie since I was a child. It’s one of those foods that I will always love. I’ve never though to make the base in a crockpot. I’ve usually just followed my mothers recipe where everything was prepared together. I’ll have to give this a try and see how it turns out. I just have to grab a few ingredients and it looks like I can make this in a few days. Thanks!

  7. The pictures on this blog are Fabulous, ugh!! Love it! I like this recipe, easy to make and you can use a crock pot. I adore my crock pot.
    I was just looking at a recipe on TV today about easy to make chicken pot pies, but they were done individually in a large muffin tin. I like the crock pot idea better.

  8. I have thought about a crockpot or equivalent but haven’t tried one yet. I didn’t realise you could effectively add a pie top within it – just expected to cook casseroles/stews/curries/soups in it.

    Croissant dough – I didn’t know this was commercially available! Is it sweet for putting on top if chicken though?

  9. I have been looking for a tasty chicken pot pie recipes, but I can never find one that is quite right. This one looks delicious! I can’t wait to try this out on my family. My husband absolutely loves chicken pot pie and he always tries to buy the frozen ones in the store but they are loaded with salt. I think this version sounds very healthy and I can’t wait to give it a try.

  10. Aww man! Chicken pot pie is my favorite comfort food. We make our chicken pot pie at home, but it can be a hassle in the summer because we don’t want to turn on the oven and heat up the house. I have never made chicken pot pie in a crock pot, but it might be a great energy saver in the summer. Thanks for the idea.

  11. I’ve never made a chicken pot pie, but my mum makes them in her crockpot all the time. I keep meaning to get some lesson, now this looks so good I think I might try this instead. Not saying my mums recipe isn’t good but If I can make yours and take it round she might get impressed. It looks lovely! I will definitely be trying this.

  12. This looks delicious! I think I found out what we are having for dinner tomorrow night LOL!

    I am always looking for new crock-pot recipes! Thank you! I will be sure to share this with my crock-pot cooking group.

  13. I have only made Chicken Pot Pie in a casserole dish, but this looks like the more effective way to cook this culinary craft. Definitely will clean my old crockpot and give this a try. Might add more chicken to it, just cause I need some more protein!

  14. I like the idea of cooking whatever I end up putting into a pie crust in a slow cooker. It’s the best way to be uninvolved in that aspect of the cooking process. It frees you to work on the rest of everything in your life. Also, I like the eclectic mix of veggies.

  15. Man, Chicken Pot Pie brings back the memories! My mother used to cook it for us when I was little. I always ate a lot more than I could handle and got sick afterward. It really is the complete meal; fruits excluded of course. I wonder if I could make it as well as my mom using a crockpot. Baking pies isn’t exactly my forte, but this seems easy enough.

  16. I just recently got my first crockpot and have been scouring the web for interesting recipes for the past 3 days. I love chicken pot pie, so this recipe sounds like a keeper! And it looks really simple. I’ve found other chicken pot pie recipes that call for making the sauce yourself and I don’t always feel up to doing all that work. Also, I think I’d be happy to eat the filling without any potatoes or pasty crust at all.

  17. I love my crock pot. I agree it is an important tool when you have a busy family. I have three active kids. Some nights we eat in shifts. Chicken Pot Pie is a favorite. I like the idea of the prepared pies and the cheese. Two things I have never tried. I often make home made biscuits and we spoon the warn mixture on them instead of the pie shell.

  18. I have a chicken pot pie recipe that I have been making about once a month for a while. It makes a good amount of food, which is great for my family. However, it doesn’t taste any better than what you can buy in the frozen food section of the local grocery store. This may be the recipe I’ve been waiting for. I’ll let you know how it turns out!!

  19. I absolutely love my crock pot so when I saw this article I had to take a look. I love Chicken Pot Pie, I eat it at least once a week but I have never thought about making it in my crockpot! I cant wait to try out this recipe

  20. This is a favorite dish in this house, and I’d never considered making it in the crock pot, but I tend to use canned chicken, since I’m always in a rush, so this could be the solution I’ve been looking for. I could use the slow cooker and fresh poultry instead, which I’m sure would be healthier. I tend to mix up white and dark meat, since we love both, so I’ll probably do that with this recipe. I’ve never used cheese in a pot pie, but I’m sure that will be well received around here!

  21. Well this one is something. I loved these when I was a kid even though I would burn my tongue on them every time. I couldn’t wait for it to cool down. Making it in the crockpot now that is different. I’m going to say that this is going to be fantastic compared to the Swanson’s boxed mom gave us, Lol.

  22. I ate chicken pot pie all the time while growing up, but my mom always bought the premade ones that you just throw in the oven for a bit. I thought it’d be really complicated to make so I never even bothered to look up a recipe. Your recipe doesn’t sound difficult, and it looks absolutely delicious in the picture. I’m actually pretty excited to make this sometime this week.

  23. Chicken pot pie has always been one of my favorite things ever, but I never realized how simple it was to make. Unfortunately, I don’t have a slow cooker, but I do have a rice maker that would probably work just as well if I cook the chicken beforehand just to be safe. I’m definitely super excited to try this and see how it turns out!

  24. A super recipe for those cold winter nights and the best bit about it is that you could actually tip all the ingredients into the crock pot and pop it on low – go to work – and when you get home in the evening the dish will be ready to decant into the pie crusts and finish off in the oven. Perfect.

  25. This brings back childhood memories. As a kid I just loved chicken pot pie. We would eat it often.
    It has been so many years now that I had it and looking at how easy the recipe is I am really inspired to make it myself and to find out if my kids like it, too.

  26. This definitely reminds me of the chicken salads my mom used to make back then when buying food was not a problem in my country, I would love to eat some of that right now, it really looks delicious. Thank you for sharing it!

  27. This is pretty cool! I can see this working as a veggie pot pie, too. I’d never have thought of using a crock pot in this way. If you add some broth, it can also make a nice soup or stew to serve with crackers or crumbled pieces of pie crust for those cold winter days. Crock pot recipes are nice because you can let them simmer during the day and serve them later. Thank you for sharing this!

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