This easy recipe for mashed potato chicken pot pie is a whole new level of comfort food. Make it ahead for easy weeknight cooking!
Why we love this recipe
I do love a good pot pie, and I love it even more when the pot pie crust is made out of creamy, dreamy mashed potatoes.
And I also love dishes that I can make ahead and then just bake up later when things are busy.
I get all of this and more with this easy recipe for chicken pot pie with mashed potato crust…the more is the delicious taste of tender chicken with carrots and celery in a light herbed sauce, and did I mention the mashed potato topping?
Ingredients you need
Ingredients notes and substitutions
- Chicken: You can use leftover chicken, buy a rotisserie chicken at your supermarket, or poach a chicken breast specially for this recipe.
- Mashed Potatoes: The recipe below includes how to make mashed potatoes from scratch, but you can also pick up a pre-made container of mashed potatoes (look in the dairy section of your supermarket, heat them up according to the package directions, and they will work just fine.
- Poultry Seasoning: This is a combo of spices including dried sage, thyme and a few others, and you can find it in the spice aisle of your supermarket. If you want to try making your own, here is a great poultry seasoning recipe for you to check out!
How to make this recipe
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STEP 1: Start by making a batch of mashed potatoes – the recipe below has directions for making them from scratch but if you’d rather pick up a pre-made container of them, I WON’T TELL. (I may or may not have done this myself. Don’t tell my mama.)
STEP 2: Once you have your mashies done, melt some butter in a large pot and saute up some chopped sweet onion.
STEP 3: Add some flour, followed by some chicken broth, whisk it up until it’s nice and smooth, and then add in some chopped carrots and celery, along with some salt and a little dried sage. Let it bubble away until things start to thicken up a little.
STEP 4: Stir in some shredded cooked chicken and a little milk, and then pour it into a casserole (or if you have used an oven-safe pot like a Dutch oven you can leave it right in there!). You can also divide it among four individual little casseroles if you like.
Now spread those mashed potatoes on top and pop it into a 375 oven for a half hour or so. Lounge on the sofa with a glass of wine while someone else sets the table.
30 minutes later…voila! Comfort food happiness!
You can! Bring it to room temperature before you pop it in the oven.
If you have the time, my favorite way to get myself a pile of cooked chicken is to pop a few chicken breasts in the slow cooker with about 2 cups of chicken broth and let it cook for 8 hours on low. It will be amazingly tender.
Or, you can put the chicken in a pot of water, bring it to a boil and turn off the heat. Cover the pot and let the chicken cool completely. This is called poaching the chicken and again…so tender.
OR, you can buy a rotisserie chicken at your supermarket, or use leftover chicken.
They are usually in the dairy section, somewhere near the tubes of biscuits. I don’t recommend using the instant potatoes in the box but hey, if you love them go for it!
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Want to round out your meal?
And for dessert? I’m thinking banana brownies!
Other easy chicken comfort food recipes we love
Want more casserole recipes? Check out our complete collection of casserole recipes…it’s a comfort food treasure trove! There’s even some dessert casseroles in there.
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