Chicken Pot Pies W/Cream Cheese Crust

This is the best chicken pot pie, filled with potatoes, vegetables a homemade sauce and cream cheese crust.
One of my favorite comfort foods is Chicken Pot Pie. There is just something about it, the aroma and the feeling of satisfaction that it gives you in every bite. I've had a hard time trying to recreate a homemade pie that taste as good as the Marie Callender ones that we love so much.  

For me it is usually the the filling, trying trying to perfect it was always so difficult for me. I was piddling around one of my favorite sites the Sunday Baker. I saw that Tanya had posted a recipe for these cute little individual chicken pot pies.

Three things about this recipe caught my eye. One, the crust was made from scratch with cream cheese, two the filling and sauce looked so smooth and flavorful just like what I have been searching for, and three Tanya stated that the recipe was adapted from Taste of Home! I love Taste of Home recipes, so you see I just knew this recipe had to be great.

My husband loves Chicken Pot Pie, so I knew he would be in for a treat. I was so excited to
make this recipe and get his thoughts.  The crust was so easy to prepare and smelled wonderful. And the filling..... well it was DIVINE!!! I could of sat and ate that filling right out of the pot LOL. This pot pie baked up beautifully and my husband loved it.

I'm so excited that to have found in my opinion to be the perfect Chicken Pot Pie Recipe. The crust turned out so flaky and the addition of the cream cheese was very flaky and rich. The only thing I did differently from the original recipe was make one large pie instead of individual ones. time locating the individual pie pans. I also added diced potatoes along with the frozen veggies in the filling. This recipe is definitely a keeper. 

Let's get started. To make the crust, combine the flour, cream cheese and butter to a large bowl. Cut in the cold cream cheese and butter until you have a crumbly mixture. Transfer to a floured counter top and knead the mixture until a dough forms. 

While I prepare the pie crust I start cooking the chicken. If you have some leftover roasted chicken or have a rotisserie chicken you can you that as well. I did not, so I just add some olive oil to my stove top grill and brown some seasoned chicken breasts. Then cut into bite size pieces.

Roll two-thirds of the dough into a 12 inch circle and transfer dough to a 9 inch pie plate. Trim the over hang of the dough and set aside.  Place pie crust in the refrigerator until ready to fill. Do not roll the remaining dough until you are ready to fill the pot pie and add the top crust to place over the filling.

To make the sauce in a saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in the flour, garlic, and spices till blended. Slowly stir in the warm water and milk. 

Add the chicken bouillon powder or cubes and whisk to combine. Slowly bring a soft boil and stir constantly for about 2 minutes or until thickened. The consistency is correct when the sauce can coat the back of a spoon.

Remove from heat and add the diced potato, frozen vegetables (peas, carrots, celery, whichever you prefer!) and the chicken. Lightly mix to combine.

Remove the bottom crust from the refrigerator and pour filling into crust. Roll out the second pie crust.

Add the top crust over the filling, trim, seal and crimp using a fork. Cut a couple of slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.

Bake at 425 degrees for about 30 - 40 minutes, or until the filling is bubbly and the crust is golden brown. If the edges of the crust brown to quickly use a pie guard.

To make this a Freezer Meal: Wrap the uncooked pot pie with plastic wrap and then with foil. Label, date and add directions using a sharpie. To bake just remove from the freezer thaw a bit and bake. 


Amber said…
This is so impressive! I will have to put on list of recipes to try on the weekend. Thanks!
Sherri Murphy said…
Looks fantastic! And yes, this is comfort food at its best!
I love chicken pot pie. Looks like that'll be going on the to make list. Just one question- can you taste the cream cheese in the crust? I am surrounded by cream cheese haters and I know they won't eat it if it tastes like cream cheese.
Stephanie said…
That looks so delicious! I agree, chicken pot pie is one of the best comfort foods out there. I love the look of that sauce, very creamy. Mmmm!!!
Tina Butler said…
Micha I couldnt really tell the cream cheese was in the crust. I did make it so good though you gotta add it. With all the other flavors of the pie you can even tell. I think the cream cheese makes the crust so much richer tasting.
Sonya said…
That looks really good..I put it on my must try list when the weather cools down.
Krystal said…
ack! I need that. RIGHT NOW!

I wish it wasn't so hot here, I'd be making that for dinner. Come fall and winter though. . .mmmmm
Denise said…
I love the sounds of that crust with cream cheese, and the filling looks delicious. I will have to give this a try once we get cooler weather. It's a yummy 'fall' meal in my eyes.
Jennifer said…
Gorgeous, I am always on the lookout for a good Chicken Pot Pie, so far I havent found one, but I will try this!
Sounds way yummy! Cream cheese in the crust is a great idea! I'll have to put this on my list for thie comming Fall, I love a good chicken pot pie when the weather starts to cool a little! Thanks for asking to be my friend on Tasty Kitchen!
I'll be trying this one! Looks so delicious!
Thanks for sharing.
Susie Jefferson said…
I've printed this one off - my DH is determined to try it (although I'll be making the pastry). As there's only the two of us, it's always a pain trying to think of something different to do with a chicken the 2nd day - it usually ends up being curry. This is great! Thanks so much. (I've also put your link on my blog under Gracious Living, Gracious Dining in the l/hand sidebar).
Unknown said…
This looks so yummy! I'll have to add this one to my menu plan soon!
Oh my...that looks great! I've always wanted to make a homemade chicken pot pie but have been to scared to do so. You may just inspire to do it :)
Live.Love.Eat said…
No wonder I love coming here. Taste of Home is some of my favorites too. This pot pie looks outrageous and with a cream cheese crust? Holy cow.
Fine Life Folk said…
We don't have pot pies here in Manila or at least they're not popular here. For comfort food, though, we have other pies that serve as comfort food.
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Kristin T. said…
I baked this is a cast iron frying pan with no bottom crust. Since I didn't have any cream cheese, I made a regular pie crust instead. This was a fabulous meal!
Nanci N. said…
Amazing!! I was worried about making the dough for the crusts, but it only took a few minutes and was super super easy!!! followed the recipe and they turned out perfect!! Thank you! This is definitely a keeper!! and next time i'm making more just so I can freeze them!
Natalie K said…
This is absolutely THE BEST pot pie recipe EVER! I made it one night for dinner, had everything on hand and my husband couldn't stop talking about it! We love pot pie! By the way, Walmart has the mini disposable pans...they're in the home section with the real baking sheets and pans.
Anonymous said…
This is the best pot pie recipe I have ever made! The kids and I gobbled it up and I am planning on making another one tonight. The only thing I changed was I added leftover turkey instead of chicken; have to get rid of those Thanksgiving leftovers somehow. Thanks again!
Anonymous said…
Hi, I have been bouncing around your site like ping pong ball.
You have so many awesome looking recipe's, and they say we eat with our eyes before our mouth's.
About you chicken pot pie. I have tried and was not happy with past recipe's.
Here's maybe a couple of ideas for containers. We have a $1.00 store and they carry alot of different size aluminum pans. And (not sure) but if you have Corell ware ceral bowls I think they can go in the oven. I am raising my Grandson and I know he will he will proably inhale 2-3 of these for dinner.
One more thing. Don't wait for cooler weather to try something so good.We cook dinner even in the summer don't we? Please keep up your good work. Thanks Shawnie