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This Dutch oven chicken pot pie is your shortcut to the classic comfort food. It’s an easy one-pot dish with rich chicken stew underneath a flaky crust.

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This easy and hearty Dutch oven chicken pot pie comes together in a single pot!

Perfect for the days you don’t feel like washing up, this meal is a realistic weeknight dinner.

The recipe uses rotisserie chicken, frozen vegetables, and puff pastry dough, so it’s ready with minimal prep work. Do you know what this means?

This one-pot chicken pot pie is also perfect for feeding a hungry crowd! No one will guess how quickly you put this dreamy comfort food together.

What is Chicken Pot Pie?

Chicken pot pie is a chicken stew baked with a flaky crust on top. Without getting too deep into the long history of the classic comfort food, it’s essentially a dish that started out as a way to use leftover meat. 

And in this Dutch oven chicken pot pie, we’ll shortcut our way to the hearty meal using rotisserie chicken (or you can use leftover cooked chicken!) and frozen puff pastry dough. 

Even the vegetables that’ll make our filling more wholesome and nourishing won’t take much of your time because you can just use frozen mixed veggies!

What is Chicken Pot Pie

This reliable pot pie is also a one-pot wonder because everything is cooked in the Dutch oven. 

Minimal preparation and clean-up? Sign me up!

Sweet pies like our peach mango pie will always be delightful, but I highly recommend trying more savory pies like this chicken pot pie.

If you want something handheld, you’ll love our sloppy Joe air fryer hand pies and flaky Ghanaian meat pie.

Why You’ll Love This Chicken Pot Pie Dutch Oven Recipe

  • Great Use of Leftovers: Jazz up those unwanted chicken breasts from last night by turning them into a chicken pot pie in a Dutch oven! You can also use rotisserie chicken. 
  • One-Pot Meal: The chicken pot pie filling is cooked in the Dutch oven, and you’ll also assemble the pie directly in the Dutch oven. Then, pop that bad boy in the oven and watch out for the brown crust to know if it’s ready. 🤤
  • Minimal Effort: This one-pot savory pie is easy to prepare because it uses already-cooked chicken and frozen vegetables. You can even eliminate the potatoes if you’re short on time since they cook the longest.

What Does Dutch Oven Chicken Pot Pie Taste Like?

Chicken pot pie proves that pies are not just for desserts.

The savory dish is super satisfying with its thick, creamy sauce, tender shredded chicken and veggies, and flaky pastry on top that especially complements the warm filling. 

This pot pie is flaky on top, but if you want the crust to be flaky throughout, just press the dough over the edge of the Dutch oven. Think of it like assembling in a pie dish. 

What Does Dutch Oven Chicken Pot Pie Taste Like

This wholesome meal is also made richer by milk and cream of chicken soup. The flavors of every slice are like a hug on a gloomy day! 😋

Feel free also to add your favorite herbs, spices, and seasonings to take your pot pie to the next level.

Next time, I might try this recipe with dried thyme, poultry seasoning, and garlic powder.

What’s in Chicken Pot Pie?

  • Olive oil – For cooking the chopped onion and garlic. 
  • Onion – Together with garlic, onion creates a savory base for the chicken pot pie filling. I recommend yellow onions because they have a bit of sweetness to them. 
  • Garlic – The aromatic foundation of our flavorful chicken stew underneath the flaky crust.
  • Flour – To thicken our chicken pot pie filling quickly. 
  • Milk – Adds richness to the chicken pot pie. 
  • Condensed cream of chicken soup – Another key ingredient for deliciously rich and creamy chicken pot pie filling. You can also use any CONDENSED soup. I want to emphasize “condensed” to keep the chicken pot pie from getting too watery. 
  • Potato – I love the heartiness that potatoes add to this chicken pot pie Dutch oven recipe!
  • Frozen mixed vegetables – You can’t go wrong with peas, carrots, and corn. Oh, and you don’t need to thaw them separately! Just add them to the Dutch oven.  
  • Salt – Season your creamy, hearty chicken pot pie filling as you go! 
  • Pepper – We kept this chicken pot pie Dutch oven recipe simple with salt and pepper.
  • Rotisserie chicken – For shortcut chicken pot pie. 😉
  • Frozen puff pastry dough – Another “hack” to enjoy the classic comfort food with minimal effort.

Tools Needed For Making Chicken Pot Pie in a Dutch Oven

Ingredient Additions & Substitutions For Dutch Oven Chicken Pot Pie

What if I don’t have rotisserie chicken?

Rotisserie chicken makes this a shortcut chicken pot pie recipe. You can also shred leftover chicken!

But if you don’t have either, you can quickly season, cook, and dice some boneless chicken breasts for the chicken pot pie filling.

Cook the seasoned chicken breasts in the Dutch oven for 6 to 8 minutes over medium-high heat, then proceed with the rest of the recipe. 

Puff pastry substitute

Don’t have puff pastry? This Dutch oven chicken pot pie recipe also works with frozen rolled pie crusts

Just unroll the store-bought pie crust and cut slits on top so steam can escape as the pot pie bakes. Without these vent slits, the crust on top of the chicken pot pie can get soggy. 

Then, prepare an egg wash and brush it over the crust before baking the chicken pot pie for 40 to 45 minutes. Mmmm, flaky pie crust and creamy chicken stew…😋

Add-ins for the pot pie

Make the most satisfying chicken pot pie in a Dutch oven and add more hearty ingredients to the chicken mixture.

Mushrooms add a meaty texture to the filling, and bell peppers provide a mild sweetness that tastes amazing with the rich and creamy sauce.

How to Make Chicken Pot Pie in a Dutch Oven

Ingredients:

Tools you need:

Instructions:

STEP 1: Gather the ingredients for your Dutch Oven chicken pot pie, and preheat the oven to 350°F.

dutch oven chicken pot pie ingredients

STEP 2: Heat the olive oil in your Dutch oven over medium heat. Thaw the puff pastry to room temperature.

STEP 3: Cook the onions and garlic in the Dutch oven for about 5 minutes or until softened.

step 3 dutch oven chicken pot pie

STEP 4: Whisk flour and milk until smooth. Add the mixture to the Dutch oven.

step 4 dutch oven chicken pot pie

STEP 5: Next, add the condensed cream of chicken soup, potatoes, frozen veggies, and seasonings. Simmer until the potatoes are cooked through.

step 5 dutch oven chicken pot pie

STEP 6: Stir in the shredded chicken.

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step 6b dutch oven chicken pot pie

STEP 7: Remove the Dutch oven from heat.

STEP 8: Unroll the puff pastry and trim the dough to fit inside the Dutch oven. You can use the Dutch oven lid as a guide.

STEP 9: Put the puff pastry on top of the creamy chicken filling, ensuring the edges are sealed. Then, bake the chicken pot pie uncovered for 35 to 40 minutes.

step 9 dutch oven chicken pot pie

STEP 10: Remove and cool the Dutch oven chicken pot pie for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

step 10a dutch oven chicken pot pie
step 10b dutch oven chicken pot pie

What to Serve with Chicken Pot Pie

How do you enjoy your chicken pot pie? It’s already delicious and filling on its own, but you can also serve your shortcut pot pie with light sides like salads and crusty bread slices. 

For example, our prosciutto mascarpone honeyed arugula bruschetta (Whew, that’s a mouthful!) makes a fantastic appetizer for this comforting dish. Roasted asparagus and caramelized parsnips are other vegetable dishes you can serve with a slice of warm pot pie. 😋

You can also have the Dutch oven chicken pot pie with something crunchy.

What to Serve with Chicken Pot Pie

Check out our cheesy air fryer tortellini and air fryer corn ribs for effortless dishes to pair with your homemade chicken pot pie.

After all the savory goodness, wouldn’t you want something sweet and a bit tart, like a strawberry dessert?

How about a strawberry spoon cake?

Tips About Making Chicken Pot Pie Dutch Oven Recipe

  • You want to thaw your frozen puff pastry first, so it’ll be easier to handle. And if you’re worried that it won’t stay on top of the chicken pot pie filling, you can take out a few tablespoons of the sauce underneath.
  • Add more milk to the mixture if you prefer a thinner consistency for your chicken pot pie filling.
  • This Dutch oven chicken pot pie is ready once you notice the soup bubbling around the edges and the top crust is golden brown.
  • Allow the chicken pot pie to rest for at least 5 minutes before serving. This will give the filling time to set, so it won’t spill out of the crust.

How To Store Dutch Oven Chicken Pot Pie

While this Dutch oven chicken pot pie is best enjoyed freshly baked, it’s a dish that stores amazingly well. Here are what you can do for make-ahead and leftovers:

  • Fridge: Transfer the leftover chicken pot pie to a covered container and refrigerate for up to 5 days.
  • Freezer: For longer storage, freeze your chicken pot pie in an airtight container for up to a month. You can defrost the pie in the fridge overnight and reheat it the next day. 
  • Reheating: Ready to enjoy the leftovers? Just place your Dutch oven pot pie in the oven at 250°F until warmed through. 

If you want to make the pot pie in advance (perfect for hosting gatherings this holiday season!), the filling can be stored in the fridge 5 days before the occasion.

Then, revive it in the Dutch oven over medium heat and proceed with the assembly and baking.  

How To Store Dutch Oven Chicken Pot Pie

Do You Place the Lid on While Cooking Chicken Pot Pie in Dutch Oven?

You don’t need to put the lid on your Dutch oven when baking the chicken pot pie in the oven! You also don’t need to cover the top with foil because the Dutch oven is deep enough to keep the crust from burning. 

If you cover the chicken pot pie while baking in the oven, you might not get that beautiful, flaky, brown crust on top.

But when cooking the pie filling on the stove, you can cover it with the lid to hasten the process. 

chicken pot pie in dutch oven

Why is My Chicken Pot Pie So Watery?

Why is my pot pie not thickening?

The best chicken pot pie is thick and creamy for the crust on top to soak up. If the sauce is watery, it might be the excess moisture from the veggies and chicken. 

So, how do you fix a runny pot pie? Cook the filling long enough until it thickens!

What can I use to thicken chicken pot pie?

You can add flour whisked in milk like we did in this chicken pot pie Dutch oven recipe.

A slurry from a tablespoon of water and cornstarch also works!

And finally, allow the pie to cool before slicing so the filling can set. 

chicken pot pie dutch oven recipe

Can I Make This Chicken Pot Pie Recipe Without a Dutch Oven?

No Dutch oven? No problem!

Just use a saucepan to cook the creamy chicken pot pie filling. Then, assemble the pot pie in a casserole dish for baking. 

If you bought yourself a Dutch oven, make the most of it and use it for various dishes!

It’s a worthy investment because you can bring it when camping and make everything from savory dishes to even desserts like this Dutch oven apple cobbler.

FAQ About Chicken Pot Pie

How long to cook chicken pot pie?

Typically, you’ll bake the Dutch oven chicken pot pie in the oven for 35 to 45 minutes or until the crust on top is brown. 

What is the internal temperature of chicken pot pie?

Following USDA’s food safety guidelines, the minimum internal temperature of this poultry dish should be 165°F.

What vegetables go in chicken pot pie?

Classic chicken pot pies are typically loaded with carrots, peas, onion, and celery. You can also add green beans, asparagus, and broccoli to the dish. 

Can you use canned peas in chicken pot pie?

Absolutely! Feel free to use canned peas in this chicken pot pie Dutch oven recipe. Just pick those brands with less sodium for better control over the dish’s saltiness.

How many calories is a chicken pot pie?

It varies per recipe, but this Dutch oven chicken pot pie has around 195 calories per serving.

Easy Dutch Oven Chicken Pot Pie

Dutch Oven Chicken Pot Pie

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This Dutch oven chicken pot pie is your shortcut to the classic comfort food. It's an easy one-pot dish with rich chicken stew underneath a flaky crust.

Instructions

  1. Gather the ingredients for your Dutch Oven chicken pot pie, and preheat the oven to 350°F. 
  2. Heat the olive oil in your Dutch oven over medium heat. Thaw the puff pastry to room temperature.
  3. Cook the onions and garlic in the Dutch oven for about 5 minutes or until softened.
  4. Whisk flour and milk until smooth. Add the mixture to the Dutch oven.
  5. Next, add the condensed cream of chicken soup, potatoes, frozen veggies, and seasonings. Simmer until the potatoes are cooked through. 
  6. Stir in the shredded chicken. 
  7. Remove the Dutch oven from heat.
  8. Unroll the puff pastry and trim the dough to fit inside the Dutch oven. You can use the Dutch oven lid as a guide.
  9. Put the puff pastry on top of the creamy chicken filling, ensuring the edges are sealed. Then, bake the chicken pot pie uncovered for 35 to 40 minutes. 
  10. Remove and cool the Dutch oven chicken pot pie for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Thaw the puff pastry to room temperature so it softens for easier handling. And if you're worried that the crust will fall in when you place it on top of the pot pie filling, take out a few tablespoons of the sauce underneath. 
  • You can add more milk to the mixture if you prefer a thinner consistency for your chicken pot pie filling. 
  • The baking time for this Dutch oven chicken pot pie can vary. The pot pie is ready once you notice the soup bubbling around the edges, and the top crust is golden brown. 
  • Allow the chicken pot pie to rest for a few minutes before serving. This will give the filling time to set, so it won't spill out of the crust. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 195Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 530mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 13g

* Please note that all nutrition information are just estimates. Values will vary among brands, so we encourage you to calculate these on your own for the most accurate results.

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Conclusion

Shortcut your way to comforting and delicious food with this Dutch oven chicken pot pie recipe!

Just grab a rotisserie chicken, puff pastry dough, and frozen veggies next time you go grocery shopping to whip up this one-pot wonder in no time.

Both prep work and clean-up for this chicken pot pie dish are a breeze. You can even use leftover tender chicken from last night! 

dutch oven chicken pot pie recipe

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