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One-Pot Crustless Chicken Pot Pie

This one-pot crustless chicken pot pie brings together simple kitchen ingredients into one pot and creates a cozy meal that is the epitome of comfort food. It is packed with healthy mixed vegetables and delicious flavor that is a great way to fill hungry bellies without much effort.

chicken pot pie in a cast iron skillet

As a larger family, I’m always on the lookout for a budget and time family friendly meal.

It’s important to me that I use natural ingredients that provide flavor and nutrients for my family.

Chicken is a staple ingredient in our evening dishes and this healthy chicken pot pie is a family favorite.

It is simple to make and the creamy filling doesn’t use any yucky ingredients that most chicken pot pie recipes call for.

You will have supper made ahead of time, on the table, and your house smelling like a dream in no time!

Let’s get cooking!

chicken pot pie in a cast iron skillet

Why you’ll love this crustless chicken pot pie

  • Having easy dinner recipes for your family is important when you run a busy household and this easy chicken pot pie recipe is just that!
  • You can customize this recipe to fit your family’s preferences making it a great kid friendly recipe
  • This recipe calls for basic ingredients most home cook kitchens have, such as chicken breast, chicken broth, green beans, melted butter, and celery!
  • Not only do kids love this recipe (meaning you get a plethora of mixed veggies in their growing bodies), but you can spice it up by adding spices and black pepper to the flavorful sauce to create an enticing meal for adults, too.
chicken pot pie in a cast iron skillet being scooped out

Tell me about this chicken pot pie recipe

  • Texture– You get the rich, creamy texture from the chicken pot pie filling paired with the slight crunch of the veggies creating the best chicken pot pie ever.
  • Taste– This is one of our favorite recipes for a reason… it tastes like comfort in a dutch oven. There is a sweetness from the carrots paired with the creamy broth and tender rotisserie chicken that makes for a delicious meal, indeed.
  • Ease– From start to finish, this meal is done in one pot and in four easy steps. It doesn’t get much easier than that! I love that I can have supper ready without much fuss.
  • Time– Most of the time required for this recipe is hands off time. You will chop a few veggies, if you decide to use fresh instead of frozen vegetables. Otherwise, most of the time is spent with the dutch oven simmering in the oven.
vegetables and chicken broth laid out on a white counter

Ingredients for Crustless Chicken Pot Pie

  • Chicken breast or Rotisserie Chicken- Dice up your cooked chicken into bite sized pieces.
  • Carrots– Slice up some fresh carrots to add color and crunch to this timeless recipe.
  • Green Peas- I prefer to grab a bag from the freezer section. Using frozen peas prevents the mushy texture that comes when you use canned peas.
  • Celery– This recipe needs a bit of sliced celery to give it the earthy flavor it needs.
  • Onion– I like to use a sweet yellow onion, but any onion will do.
  • Chicken Stock- This creates the liquid for this pot pie and will thicken up as it is simmered. Any chicken broth will do. I use a homemade stock to make it a tad healthier.
  • Butter– Every good recipe needs butter. Do not substitute for margarine or olive oil. You need the richness that comes from butter to make your delicious roux for the sauce.
  • Flour– You will need a tad of flour to make the roux and thicken the final pot pie sauce.
  • Milk– The milk and chicken stock will come together to make a rich and creamy filling. If you don’t have milk heavy cream or half and half will work.
veggies sautéing in a cast iron skillet

Simple Steps for making Chicken Pot Pie

  1. Chop– Veggies and chicken into bite sized pieces that can be easily enjoyed in this pot pie.
  2. Sauté– Add everything to one large pot or large skillet and sauté them until they are fragrant and tender. Don’t overcook because they will also be simmered with the sauce.
  3. Simmer– You will simmer on medium-low heat for several minutes as everything thickens up before you bake.
  4. Bake– Pop the dish into the oven to finish up baking.
chicken pot pie filling simmering in a cast iron skillet

Topping Ideas for Crustless Chicken Pot Pie

While you might not want a traditional pie crust on your pot pie, there are lots of other options.

  • Naked Pot Pie– You can leave the topping off altogether and have a pot pie stew of sorts which gives you that delicious flavor with fewer calories.
  • Bread Crumbs– Bread crumbs mixed with a couple tablespoons of melted butter make a crispy topping that browns nicely, adds flavor, but keeps the carb count down.
  • Biscuits– Our family loves pot pie with my homemade biscuits. You can form biscuits or do them as drop biscuits. I like to bake mine on a baking sheet and places them on the pot pie filling after the filling has baked. This keeps the biscuits from getting soggy.
  • Puff pastry- A sheet of puff pastry laid over the top of the pie filing will puff up during the last bake and create an ultra flaky topping.
  • Mashed potatoes- This will be more like a chicken shepherd’s pie and taste incredible.
chicken stock in a mason jar on a counter

Add ins for Pot Pie

  • Sautéd mushrooms
  • Cooked rice
  • Egg noodles
  • Spinach
a scoop of flour and butter cooking on a stove

How to thicken chicken pot pie

This recipe uses a flour, milk, butter roux that helps to thicken up the pot pie filling.

If you find your filling to be too runny for your liking, create a cornstarch slurry using 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water and add it to your pot pie filling on the stove.

Be sure to whisk your cornstarch and water in a bowl before adding it to the filling to prevent lumps.

Heating this slurry with your filling will help to thicken it up.

chicken pot pie in a cast iron skillet

How to store leftover chicken pot pie

If you have leftover pot pie, let it cool completely.

Add it to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

To reheat, add it to an oven safe container and warm it in a 300°F oven for 30 minutes.

chicken pot pie in a cast iron skillet being scooped out

Can you freeze chicken pot pie?

Yes! You can freeze chicken pot pie filling.

The best way to freeze filling for later is to let it cool completely.

Put the filling in freezer bags and seal them well.

Lay the bags flat in the freezer so they are easy to store until you need them later.

Crustless Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

chicken pot pie in a cast iron skillet

One-Pot Crustless Chicken Pot Pie

Liz Quick
This one-pot crustless chicken pot pie brings together simple kitchen ingredients into one pot and creates a cozy meal that is the epitome of comfort food. It is packed with healthy mixed vegetables and delicious flavor that is a great way to fill hungry bellies without much effort.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
0 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 100 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 large pot or dutch oven

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups cubed chicken
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • cup diced onion
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • cup whole milk
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Chop your veggies and add everything (minus the peas) to one large pot or large skillet and sauté them until they are fragrant and tender. Don’t overcook because they will also be simmered with the sauce.
  • Add the chicken broth, diced chicken, and peas to the veggies.
  • While that simmers, make your roux. Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add the flour and whisk until bubbly.
  • Slowly add in the milk until I creates a thick roux.
  • Add the roux to the filling mixture and allow to simmer for 5 minutes or until thick.
  • Bake the mixture in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Notes

Topping Ideas for Crustless Chicken Pot Pie

While you might not want a traditional pie crust on your pot pie, there are lots of other options.
  • Naked Pot Pie– You can leave the topping off altogether and have a pot pie stew of sorts which gives you that delicious flavor with fewer calories.
  • Bread Crumbs– 3/4 cup bread crumbs or panko mixed with 2 tablespoons of melted butter make a crispy topping that browns nicely, adds flavor, but keeps the carb count down. Add to the pot pie for the last 5 minutes of bake time.
  • Biscuits– Our family loves pot pie with my homemade biscuits. You can form biscuits or do them as drop biscuits. I like to bake mine on a baking sheet and places them on the pot pie filling after the filling has baked. This keeps the biscuits from getting soggy.
  • Puff pastry- A sheet of puff pastry laid over the top of the pie filing will puff up during the last bake and create an ultra flaky topping.
  • Mashed potatoes- This will be more like a chicken shepherd’s pie and taste incredible.
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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This was perfect. I don’t know why I’ve never thought to use a bread crumb topping but we all preferred it over a pie crust. Thanks!

    1. Yay! My kids love the crumb topping best, too! I was so shocked when they raved about it and knew I wanted to share. Thank you for commenting.

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