Shortcut Chicken (or Turkey) Pot Pie


This Shortcut Chicken (or Turkey) Pot Pie is a new fall dinner staple! All the rich flavors of a chicken pot pie from scratch without all the hassle!

Shortcut Creamy Chicken Pot Pie

My family absolutely loved this chicken pot pie and I loved how simple it was to throw together. Normally I am all about making things from scratch but we all know a chicken pot pie from scratch takes hours.

You have to make the crust, chill the crust, cook the chicken, chop lots of veggies then finally bake it. But not here!

Here we start with a store-bought pie crust, which bakes up so perfectly flaky. Then the filling consists mostly pre-cut vegetables, the only one you have to chop is the onion. For another shortcut it uses rotisserie chicken. And the creamy filling consists of a roux, half and half and the new McCormick Simply Turkey Gravy.

Shortcut Chicken Pot Pie

The gravy adds such a delicious depth of flavor making this pie taste like it took hours of preparation yet it only took a fraction of that!

The McCormick Simply Better Gravies come in 3 varieties: Turkey, chicken, and beef. I love that these ready-to-serve gravies are made with REAL ingredients, including stock, vegetables and McCormick herbs and spices.

They come with an easy-to-pour, re-sealable spout, AND are gluten-free, and have no artificial flavors and no added MSG.

Plus, these gravies are also only 20 calories per serving! While gravy is never “healthy” they are definitely more health conscious than other options on the market (here I chose to splurge using the gravy, this obviously isn’t a totally healthy recipe but it is a great way to incorporate that homestyle gravy flavor!).

Shortcut Creamy Chicken Pot Pie

I hope you guys make this Pot Pie soon. I really love it! It tastes just like the one I get at a local restaurant on their Monday night special. I’m already planning on making it again this coming week and again with the Thanksgiving turkey leftovers!

Trust me, this one is practically guaranteed to be a family dinner hit all around! To find McCormick Simply Better gravy in your city click here.

Shortcut Chicken Pot Pie


Shortcut Chicken (or Turkey) Pot Pie

5 from 5 votes

This Chicken Pot Pie is super easy to make yet oh so delicious! This could easily become a fall staple in your home! It's so comforting and hearty and the whole family loves it!

Servings: 7


  • 1 (14.1 oz) pkg. refrigerated pie crusts (2 crusts)
  • 3 Tbsp butter, diced into 1-Tbsp pieces
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 (12 oz) container McCormick® Simply Better Turkey Gravy (or Chicken Gravy)
  • 3 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 cups (heaping) leftover cooked, shredded chicken or turkey
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary crushed
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place a baking sheet in oven and preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare pie crusts as directed on package for two-crust pie using a 9-inch pie plate.

  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-heat. Add onion and saute until softened, about 5 minutes. 

  3. Stir in flour and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. While whisking pour in half and half then pour in turkey gravy. 

  4. Add in vegetables, chicken, rosemary, thyme, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Warm through. 

  5. Pour mixture in to prepared pie crust in pie plate. Top with second pie crust. Seal edges and flute if desired. Cut several slits in top of pie for steam to escape. 

  6. Bake in preheated oven 30 to 35 minutes, or until crust is golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

  7. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

This post was sponsored by McCormick, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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  • Gloria: Did I miss this or did you mention which store-bought pie crust you used? I never know which one is good, so I end up making it. I’d love a recommendation of a good one! November 5, 2017 at 7:01am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I just bought an organic Kroger pie crust I’m going to make this again with this week, before I’ve just used Pillsbury’s. November 5, 2017 at 3:04pm Reply

    • Crystal: Pillsbury is soooo good. November 6, 2017 at 9:45am Reply

  • Marilou: I love chicken pot pie :) This looks so good! November 5, 2017 at 9:47am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you get a chance to try it! November 5, 2017 at 3:04pm Reply

  • Becky: I made this last night, and it was so good! I’m actually looking forward to leftovers. I’ve tried other short cut pot pie recipes that had a “cream of _” soup as a base, but the gravy×half and half makes a big difference. Yum! Thank you!! November 6, 2017 at 6:24am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you enjoyed this easy Pot Pie recipe Becky! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! November 6, 2017 at 10:06am Reply

  • Deb Webb: Could I substitute evaporated milk for the half and half to lower fat and calorie content and still taste good? November 10, 2017 at 8:20am Reply

    • Jaclyn: That probably would work as well the flavor just won’t be quite as good :). November 16, 2017 at 6:07pm Reply

  • Linda: Great recipe! Tastes like homemade turkey and stuffing. My husband loved it, which is saying something since he isn’t a big fan of pot pies. November 13, 2017 at 10:17am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad to hear it Linda! November 13, 2017 at 11:46am Reply

  • Maureen: Sorry, ‘prepare’ the pie crust at the beginningof the recipe….cook it? or just lay it in the pie plate? November 22, 2017 at 6:13am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Just lay it on the pie plate, sorry for the confusion. Hope you love it Maureen! November 23, 2017 at 12:41am Reply

  • Vicki Skonieczny: This was soooooo delicious. Super quick and easy with all the short cuts. I am making a beef one for dinner tonight. Thanks for sharing such an amazing recipe. December 1, 2017 at 4:50am Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re welcome! So glad you enjoyed it Vicki! December 4, 2017 at 1:21pm Reply

  • Karen: Hi, I made this recipe the other night & it was delicious. Great recipe & so easy. Can’t wait to make it sgain. Thanks December 5, 2017 at 2:42pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked this Chicken Pot Pie Karen! Thanks for your review! December 5, 2017 at 4:26pm Reply

  • Stephanie Buice: I’m so excited to try making this, thanks for the recipe! I do have a question though… the plate you use in the photo is gorgeous, could you by any chance tell me who makes them? Thank you! January 1, 2018 at 5:45pm Reply

  • Jacque: This was so quick and easy. It was delicios! I wouldn’t change a thing!! January 2, 2018 at 5:46pm Reply

  • Erin: This recipe was absolutely delicious. I’ve made other pot pie recipes before and none of them were this good. I really think the gravy added to the half and half as well as the rosemary and thyme really make a difference. I will DEF. make this again. January 2, 2018 at 8:39pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad to hear it Erin! January 4, 2018 at 12:53pm Reply

  • Abby: Hi there! I have made this 3 times in the past 3 weeks! It’s the best pot pie I have ever had. The first time I added more gravy and vegetables and it made enough for two pies. I froze half and it tasted just as amazing as it does fresh! Thank you so much! January 4, 2018 at 2:36pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you like it Abby! January 8, 2018 at 12:19pm Reply

  • Lori Van Nuys: It’s in the oven as I post! I have never used half n half and am a little leary…lol…but after reading all the comments, I’m giving it a try,I’ll let you know. Thanks for the recipe! Happy New Year!

    Lori January 4, 2018 at 8:19pm Reply

  • Lizzy: Awesome! Made turkey pot pie tonight with leftover turkey. Used a pillsbury pie crust. Added some frozen Okra 1/2 cup as well and increased the turkey to 3 cups. Love the McCormick turkey gravy. Great recipe!
    Thanks much! January 13, 2018 at 5:51pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you liked this Chicken Pot Pie, it’s a go-to for me, and happy to hear you like the product too Lizzy! Thanks for leaving a review! January 13, 2018 at 7:56pm Reply

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