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Semi-Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Oh, how my family loves chicken pot pie! It was snowing most of the day today, so we needed a meal to warm us up.

I call this a semi-homemade recipe because:
1. Sandra Lee is my idol.
2. 30% store bought ingredients and 70% fresh ingredients. (Well, you could do it this way, but this time the percentages were reversed. Most of it is store bought.)


The recipe starts with Cream of Chicken soup. I made a double recipe, which is why I have two cans.

I make the filling first:
1 can of soup
Sprinkle in a little all purpose seasoning.
Add a touch of salt.
Open up a bag of mixed vegetable and heat ’em up.
Chop up some chicken. (Or you could use Thanksgiving turkey leftovers.)
If you like a thin pot pie filling, add a little chicken broth.

That’s it for the filling. You’ll notice that I don’t have exact measurements. I usually just throw in whatever I have on hand. It always turns out.



I love homemade pie crust. I use the recipe that comes on the Crisco can. If you are not a fan of making pie crust, the store bought pie crust works well too. I’ve tried that, but don’t really like the texture. Make enough pie dough for the crust and top. Like I said, I made two pies. One was for dinner and one was for the freezer.




I like to use a pie shield when I make chicken pot pie. It bakes for 40 minutes in a 400 degree oven. Without the pie shield,the edges get overly brown.


If you don’t have a pie shield, use some tin foil to cover the egdes.


And all I have to say is… yum.




Happy cooking and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  • Farah Muzaffar
    November 25, 2010

    It looks yummy Becca I saved it in my favourites and soon try … wish I can make tasty like yours…thanks for sharing… And wish you a very happy day with your family at Thanksgiving..

  • Rebecca@This Present Life
    November 25, 2010

    Yum! I'll have to give that a try. And I LOVE the idea of making it with leftover turkey!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Anonymous
    January 14, 2011

    My pot pie is very similar to this one except my pie calls for Cream of Potato, we love potatoes so lately I have added a small can of potatoes as well. YUMMY on a cold evening and EASY!!

  • ec4519d2-1ad0-11e1-ae9b-000bcdca4d7a
    November 29, 2011

    Thank you for the recipe. I first sauted some onion and celery then added the mixed veggies so they were heated up that way. I used leftover Turkey. I added the cream of chicken but it was not enough so I also added a can of cream of potato and a bit of milk cause the potato soup was very thick, bout 1/2 a can. Perhaps my pie pan (9") was bigger. My family loved it and gobbled it up.