Easy Chicken Pot Pie


This Chicken Pot Pie is a new dinner staple! All the rich and creamy flavors of a chicken pot pie from scratch without all the hassle! It’s an homemade chicken pot pie with a few shortcuts to make this a dinner that’s doable any day of the week. And no one would guess how easy it was for you to make it.

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

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, this recipe is all about the shortcuts!


How to Make this Easy Chicken Pot Pie

  • Here you start with a store-bought pie crust. This will save tons of time but a homemade would be great here as well.
  • Then you’ll cook onions in a skillet and make a roux with butter and flour.
  • Next you’ll add in milk and gravy to make it a thick and creamy sauce.
  • Add in some frozen pre-cut veggies and shredded rotisserie chicken.
  • Pour the filling into the crust, cover with filling with a second crust and bake to golden brown, flaky perfection!

Shortcut Chicken Pot Pie

What Gives it that Homemade From Scratch Flavor?

The McCormick Simply Better Turkey or Chicken Gravy used in this recipe 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 gravy comes 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. Now that’s a product I can feel good about.

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

The Chicken Pot Pie Filling

This Chicken Pot Pie filling has such a delicious made-from scratch flavor even though we take a few shortcuts to simplify it (like the pre-cooked rotisserie chicken and pre-cut frozen veggies).

It’s rich and creamy and easy to prepare and it perfectly compliments that flaky pie crust. I want another slice just thinking about it!

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Easiest Chicken Pot Pie

I hope you guys make this Pot Pie soon. I really love it and it’s hands down the easiest Chicken Pot Pie I’ve made, it only takes about 15 minutes prep yet the finished product is 100% satisfying.

To find McCormick Simply Better gravy in your city click here.


Chicken Pot Pie {Easy Shortcut Recipe}

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!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Pot Pie
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 7
Calories: 498 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


  • 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) shredded rotisserie chicken or leftover 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 (tent edges with foil to prevent excessive browning if needed. 

  7. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
  8. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Pot Pie {Easy Shortcut Recipe}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 498 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 634mg 26%
Potassium 378mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 1g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 85.4%
Vitamin C 11.7%
Calcium 6.6%
Iron 8.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Mindy: I’m making this tonight! Can’t wait to try it. September 30, 2018 at 4:04pm Reply

  • Sylvia: Hi! I’m going to make this for dinner tonight. Just 1 question, do you thaw the vegetables before cooking them? March 21, 2018 at 11:49am 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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