This homemade chicken pot pie is creamy, delicious and inexpensive! Plus, it will make your whole house smell so good!
The list of ingredients might look long but there’s not really that much work to it and most of the ingredients are probably already in your kitchen.
This is one of those recipes that you can substitute ingredients easily, depending on what you like and what you have on hand. If you don’t like peas, use lima beans or green beans. Or if you don’t like corn, use extra carrots or add celery.
I bought my pie crusts because they were on sale for $2.00 (for 2) at Safeway. I would have saved money if I had made them myself but even buying them, I was able to keep this under $10. You have the crust, the meat, and veggies so this is literally a one dish meal. You could add a small salad or fruit to round out the meal if you want. My chicken was on sale for $1.99 lb (chicken breast). You can also use a whole chicken if you want or mix white and dark meat. If you keep the measurements of the liquids and vegetables as I’ve written, you can substitute to your heart’s content.
You can also prepare these and bake them a day or two before serving and simply reheat in a low oven until ready to serve. This is one of those meals you want to prep ahead of time or cook on the weekend because it does take about an hour to cook the chicken and another hour to cook the potpie…..but it’s totally worth it! When I make this, I usually go ahead and make two, and then freeze one for a later date.
I based this recipe on one of Emeril Lagasse’s recipes from his Emeril’s Potluck Cookbook…I just changed up some of the ingredients to fit my budget. Again, this looks long and complicated but it is totally worth some of the extra time, and it’s really not a lot of hands-on time.
CHICKEN POT PIE
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: about 2 1/2 hours
Serves: 4 for approx $7.50