A Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Chicken Pot Pie!

This is the 12th recipe that I am sharing on the cooking segment of my blog. I hope you have been enjoying it so far.

Today I want to share my recipe for Chicken Pot Pie. I usually make this recipe when I have leftover chicken from a roasting chicken. I like to have a different kind of meal with the leftover chicken. It can get boring having the leftovers without spicing them up a little.

I make my own pie crust (one crust for top only) and add frozen veggies unless you have fresh. My family love my crust when I make apple pie. This is the same crust for the chicken pot pie. It is delicious! Once you have homemade crust you will not want to eat store bought crust again! I hope you enjoy this recipe. My husband requested it and I always aim to please him. He is a hard worker not only on my books but also around the house, fixing and making improvements all the time. Thanks to John for snapping all these photos of me in action!

Here are the other recipes I have featured in the previous posts: Beef and Broccoli with Wine, Zucchini BreadZucchini Italiano, Grapenut Custard, Spinach Pita PizzaPortuguese Seafood StewMarinated Mushrooms, Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms, Chicken Marsala, and Rice Paper Veggie Shrimp Wraps. In the past I have also shared recipes for Portuguese Bisquits and Drunken Chicken.

This is a quick recipe except for the crust but don’t tell your family how easy it is. It will looked like you slaved over the stove. They will love it too!

Ingredients for Roux

Ingredients: for Roux

  1. Leftover chicken pieces (I use only white meat.)
  2. Chicken stock 2 cups (I make mine by boiling the bones of the leftover chicken.)
  3. Peas and carrots frozen and/or green beans
  4. Salt & pepper
  5. Garlic power and onion power to taste use chopped onions
  6. 1-2 Tbs butter
  7. 1-2 Tbs Arrowroot to thicken roux (the more stock you use you need to adjust this arrowroot to thicken more)
Chicken Stock

Directions: for Roux

  1. Debone chicken and set aside
  2. Boil bones in water in medium saucepan until boiling
  3. Add salt & pepper, garlic powder and onion powder or half an onion to water
  4. Remove bones, fat and skin from saucepan
  5. Melt butter in saucepan
  6. Add 1-2 Tbs arrowroot to butter and mix together
  7. Add two cups of chicken broth to arrowroot and butter and stir together until thickened
  8. Add chopped chicken and peas and carrots and/or green beans and mix together and shut off heat
  9. Keep this roux covered until ready to add to crust
Saute onions
Ingredients combined

Ingredients for Crust

  1. 1 1/2 Cups flour
  2. 1/4 tsp salt
  3. 1/3 Cup shortening (Crisco butter flavor)
  4. 4-5 Tbs cold water

Directions: for Crust

  1. In a medium bowl stir together flour and salt
  2. Using a pastry blender cut shortening until pea-size pieces
  3. Add 1 Tbs of cold water to flour and mix until all dough is moistened
  4. On lightly floured board place dough and slightly flatten dough into round or square shape (depending upon which size container you will use to hold pot pie)
  5. Roll out dough into desired shape
  6. Put chicken and roux into the dish and cover with dough and cut a couple of slits in crust to vent
  7. Trim extra dough on edges or crimp together between your thumb and forefinger.
  8. Bake in 375 degree oven for 35-40 minutes or until crust is golden brown
  9. Or on the grill as I did this time for 20 minutes (it cooks faster on the grill)
Roll out dough
Place dough over dish
Tuck and trim dough
Chicken Pot Pie on grill

I hope you try this recipe with your leftover chicken some night. I’m sure the whole family will love it. Serve with a side salad. Of course if you don’t want to make your own crust you can use store bought frozen crust already in a pie plate. I think the crust is the best part of this recipe!

Finished Dish
Portion of Chicken Pot Pie

Come back again real soon for more tasty recipes from Janice Kitchen Corner! Happy cooking and eating everyone!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I hope you enjoyed it and will come back again real soon. Thank you also for your kind support of me, my books and blog and for all the reviews you may have posted wherever my books are sold. Take care.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!










About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 36 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog http://jemsbooks.blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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8 Responses to A Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Chicken Pot Pie!

  1. This pie looks delicious, Janice. My mother also likes to make chicken pie.

  2. Mary Smith says:

    Sounds good. I used up our cooked chicken last night in a fricasee, which actually sounds similar to your recipe but served with rice rather than under a crust.

  3. tidalscribe says:

    That pastry looks perfect. I like to get several meals out of a chicken!

  4. Oh, a favorite comfort food, Janice. Looks delicious. Hugs!

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