Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

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Servings Number 5 - 6 people
Prep Time 00h 30
Cooking Time 02h 30
For truly great tasting Chicken Pot Pie, this recipe is for you. It takes time, but we promise you won't be disappointed.

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Ingredients and Method


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup crisco butter shortnening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons ice water
  • 1 Whole Fresh Chicken
  • 10 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/3 cup celery, diced
  • 1/3 cup carrots, diced
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth


  1. In a large dutch oven on the stove, place the whole chicken in the pot. Cover with water about 3/4 of the way up on the chicken. Add 10 chicken bouillon cubes. Cook until fork tender over medium heat. Approximately 1-1/2 hours. DO NOT OVERCOOK. Remove from heat and allow to cool. When chicken is cool enough; remove from bone.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt 1 stick of butter or margarine. Add 1/3 cup diced celery, 1/3 cup diced carrots, 1/4 cup diced onion and 1 teaspoon seasoning pepper. Stir in 1/4 cup flour, add 2 cups chicken broth. Let come to a boil and cook until it slightly thickens.
  3. "Add 3 heaping cups of chicken pieces. Note: To have a more moist pie you may have to add more chicken broth. "
  4. Make the pie crust. Mix together flour and salt in a bowl. Add 1/2 cup shortening to the bowl and mix with a hand mixer or food processor. Then add the other 1/2 cup of shortening and repeat mixing process until shortening is about the size of peas. Slowly add ice water, mixing just 5 to 10 seconds at a time. Pie Crust is ready when crumbly dough sticks together.
  5. Next, roll out pie crust and line bottom and sides to the lip of a 9 inch round baking dish. Pour in filling. Roll out additional pie crust and cover filling. Pinch edges together to seal the crust. Prick entire top of the crust with a fork.
  6. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 1 hour.
  7. Tip: No time to make a crust? Purchase Pre-Made Pastry Sheets.