Keto chicken pot pie is the best kind of comfort food! This low-carb chicken pot pie recipe has a creamy chicken filling in between buttery crust layers.
Chicken Pot Pie Recipe by Natasha’s Kitchen
Homemade Chicken Pot Pie is way better than store-bought or frozen pot pie. From the buttery homemade crust to the saucy, satisfying center, it’s no wonder the Pot Pie is so famous!
What is a Chicken Pot Pie?
A pot pie is a savory pie filled with meat (usually chicken) and vegetables in a gravy-like sauce. Classic pot pies are made with a top and bottom pie crust. Pot Pies are an excellent way to re-purpose leftover cooked chicken, turkey, or even ham.
Ingredients for Chicken Pot Pie:
A chicken pot pie is a meal in itself – loaded with vegetables and protein. The high-quality ingredients and generous filling really differentiate this from the ones you’ll find in the freezer section. Once you try homemade, there’s no going back. This also requires simple ingredients:
- Double Pie Crust – You’ll need two pie disks for the top and bottom.
- Chicken – Use shredded cooked chicken from a rotisserie chicken or cook your own chicken breasts.
- Butter & Flour – These make the roux or base for the gravy sauce
- Onion, Carrots, Mushrooms, & Peas – this is loaded with vegetables
- Garlic and Parsley – These aromatics and simple salt and pepper balance this savory pie.
- Chicken Stock & Cream – form the creamy gravy sauce
The Best Crust for Chicken Pot Pie:
In a pinch, this recipe will work with a store-bought double pie crust, but we highly recommend using a homemade all-butter Pie Crust. It is 5 ingredients (including water and salt) and takes just minutes to make. You can also make it a couple of days ahead.
Our homemade crust rolls out easily and it never gets soggy when baked. The bottom stays crisp without needing to be pre-bake. We use this same pie crust for savory and sweet pies like Apple Pie, our juicy Cherry Pie, and Blueberry Pie.
How to Make Chicken Pot Pie:
A homemade Chicken Pot Pie is easier and takes less time than you think! We use a deep 9″ pie dish for this recipe.
- Sautee vegetables in 6 Tbsp of butter until soft.
- Add mushrooms and garlic and saute 5 min.
- Add cream and broth and simmer until thickened.
- Stir in chicken, peas, and parsley and remove from heat.
- Roll out pie crust to 12″ and transfer to a pie pan.
- Add Filling into the crust and cover with the second crust.
- Crimp edges, cut slits, brush with egg wash and bake.
Can I substitute the chicken?
You can use a different protein like leftover roast turkey for a turkey pot pie or even diced baked ham for ham pot pie!
Can I use a store-bought crust?
To save time, you can substitute a store-bought crust, just be sure to get a double pie crust for the top and bottom and thaw according to package instructions.
Can I make this in a different dish?
You can use a 9″ diameter cast iron skillet, or even a 9″ round cake pan or springform pan.
Can I freeze chicken pot pie?
To freeze a pot pie, cover with foil and freeze up to 2 months. Remove from the freezer 30 minutes before baking (do not thaw). Bake covered with foil for an extra 25-30 minutes at 425˚F then remove foil and bake as directed in the recipe.
How to tell when a pie is done?
Use an instant-read thermometer to test for doneness. The internal temperature of your pie should reach 165˚F.
How to prevent pie from browning?
It helps to Pat down the edges so they don’t rise above the center of the pie. If your pie is browning too quickly, cover it with a pie shield. You can make one by cutting a 4″ circle from the center of a square sheet of foil. Place the pie shield loosely over the pie.
What to serve with Chicken Pot Pie:
Because pot pies are so hearty and full of protein, we love to serve this as a main course paired with Mashed Potatoes, soft Dinner Rolls, and simple vegetable sides:
- Caesar Salad – so fresh, simple, and made from scratch
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts – with crispy bacon
- Baked Asparagus – our go-to asparagus recipe
- Beet Salad – with the best dressing
Tasty Keto Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
- 1 homemade pie crust, (2 disks)
- 4 cups cooked chicken, shredded*
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 medium yellow onion, (1 cup chopped)
- 2 medium carrots, (1 cup) thinly sliced
- 8 oz white or brown mushrooms, (stems discarded), sliced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups chicken stock
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 2 tsp fine sea salt, or to taste, plus kosher salt to garnish
- ¼ tsp black pepper, plus more to garnish
- 1 cup frozen peas, do not thaw
- ¼ cup parsley, finely chopped, plus more to garnish
- 1 egg beaten for egg wash
- In a dutch oven or pot, melt 6 Tbsp butter. Add diced onions and carrots and saute 8 minutes over medium heat until soft.
- Add sliced mushrooms and minced garlic and saute another 5 minutes until mushrooms are softened.
- Add 1/3 cup flour and stir constantly for 2 minutes. Add chicken stock, and 1/2 cup heavy cream then bring to a simmer and cook 1 minute or until mixture is a thick gravy consistency. Add 2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, or season to taste. It should be well-seasoned.
- Add shredded cooked chicken, frozen peas, and 1/4 cup parsley. Stir to combine then remove from heat and cool slightly while you roll out the crusts. Roll 1 chilled pie crust disk into a 12” diameter circle. Carefully transfer it into a 9” pie dish. Spoon the pie filling over the bottom crust.
- Roll the second disk of pie dough into a 10” diameter circle and place over the pie filling. Fold the excess dough behind the bottom crust then crimp the pie crusts together to seal. Use a sharp paring knife to cut 5 small slits in the top to allow steam to escape. Brush the top of the crust with the beaten egg and sprinkle lightly with coarse salt and pepper.
- Bake at 425˚F for 30-35 minutes or until top crust is golden brown. If edges are browning too fast, cover with a pie shield or make a shield by cutting a 4” diameter circle from the center of a sheet of foil and placing that over the pie. Once out of the oven, rest for 15 minutes to cool slightly before slicing.