How to Make Chicken Pot Pie

A bowl of comforting chicken pot pie with a flaky pastry crust. Generative AI
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Alright, mates, let’s dive into the wonderful world of chicken pot pie culture! Chicken pot pie, it’s a classic, heartwarming dish that’s been bringing families together for generations. It’s like a warm hug in a pie dish, and it’s one of those recipes that just oozes comfort and tradition.

Now, the culture of the chicken pot pie, well, it’s a testament to the beauty of simple, hearty, and delicious food. It’s the kind of dish that tells a story, each family having their own unique twist. Whether you’re in the bustling heart of New York City or tucked away in a cozy cottage in the English countryside, you’ll find a variation of this dish, cherished and savored by all.

One of the most beautiful things about chicken pot pie culture is its adaptability. You can find regional variations across the globe. In America, it’s a favorite at family gatherings and potlucks, with each region putting its spin on the ingredients. In Britain, it’s a cherished part of the Sunday roast tradition, made with leftover roast chicken, and a rich, savory gravy.

But at the heart of it all is the universal concept of comfort. There’s something truly magical about that golden, flaky crust that envelops a creamy, flavorful filling. It’s a dish that welcomes creativity – from the choice of vegetables to the herbs and spices you use. It’s a canvas for self-expression in the kitchen, just like a great artist’s palette.

And let’s not forget the communal aspect of chicken pot pie. It’s the kind of dish that’s made for sharing. It’s served in a big dish, and everyone can dig in together. It’s about passing down recipes from one generation to the next, teaching your children or grandchildren the secrets of that perfect crust or that special family twist.

So, there you have it, my friends, the culture of the chicken pot pie is a celebration of simplicity, tradition, and the love that goes into making a dish that warms your heart and your belly. It’s a culinary journey that brings people together, and that, my friends, is the true essence of food culture. Cheers!


For the Pie Crust:

  • 4 prepared pie crusts (you can use store-bought or make your own)

For the Filling:

  • 4 cups cooked chicken, diced or shredded
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until translucent.
  3. Stir in the flour, salt, pepper, thyme, and rosemary, creating a roux. Cook for a few minutes until the mixture is golden and has a nutty aroma.
  4. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth, milk, and heavy cream. Continue to cook and stir until the mixture thickens and becomes smooth. This should take about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add the cooked chicken, carrots, peas, and celery to the pot. Stir well to combine and let it simmer for a few more minutes until the vegetables are slightly tender.
  6. Remove the pot from heat and let the filling cool for a few minutes.
  7. Place one pie crust into the bottom of each of the four pie dishes.
  8. Divide the chicken and vegetable mixture evenly between the four pie dishes, spreading it out.
  9. Cover each pie with the remaining pie crusts. You can crimp the edges with a fork to seal them together, and make a few small slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.
  10. Place the pot pies on a baking sheet to catch any potential spills.
  11. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30-35 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
  12. Allow the pot pies to cool for a few minutes before serving.
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