Chicken Potato Pot Pie (Or How To Use Leftover Turkey!)

This chicken potato pot pie is perfect for people who love a good pot pie, but aren't a fan of mixed vegetables... corn, potatoes, and carrots star in this chicken pie! Oh, and if you have leftover turkey from thanksgiving, this is the perfect leftover turkey recipe, too!

It’s been a few years since I made my very first homemade chicken pot pie. I had been tackling pie crust using my great-grandmother’s no-fail pie crust recipe, and wanted to branch out from apple and peach. My first few attempts came out pretty similarly to store-bought, but then I noticed a crazy trend. I’d make the chicken pot pie, everyone would rave about it, and then there’d be a smattering of peas, green beans, and lima beans on everyone’s plate at the end… I needed an alternate plan to make sure half of our filling wasn’t going uneaten, which meant asking my family about the produce they preferred… and that’s how my chicken potato pot pie was born!

A variety of potatoes, ready to go into chicken potato pot pie!

My chicken potato pot pie starts with a delicious variety of potatoes in bright colors– golden, red, and even purple potatoes are great for filling inside of the pot pie! I found these packaged together as a variety mix in my local store’s produce section– keep in mind, these are mini potatoes. While any size of potatoes will work just fine, I like the minis because it feels like a little less dicing. I leave mine peels-on, but you can skin them if you choose!

Chicken potato pot pie-- make one for now and freeze the other for later!

To make your chicken potato pot pie, you’ll need the ingredients pictured above, plus your favorite homemade or storebought pie crust. I recommend enough crust for 2 two-crust pies. Why two? Because pot pies freeze remarkably well, so you can make one and bake it tonight, then freeze another unbaked for later. When you’re ready for the second, thaw it out and bake it! Many stores also sell mini pie pans, so you can make individual pot pies for freezing, too!

Oh, and by the way, with Thanksgiving coming up, don’t forget that you can easily substitute the chicken in this recipe for shredded leftover turkey! What better way to use up the leftover turkey (and corn) than with a delicious pot pie?!

How to make homemade chicken pot pie!

Prepare your crust and place the bottom crust in your pie plates. In a saucepan, melt butter and add in your seasonings. Once melted, slowly add flour, stirring constantly until thickened. Add in chicken broth and milk, again, stirring constantly, then allowing it to come to a simmer and thicken as you stir often.

Chicken potato pot pie recipe-- great for using up leftover turkey in place of the chicken!

Once you’ve got a nice thick gravy, add in your chicken (or turkey!), your potatoes, carrots, and corn, as well as any other veggies your family likes. Spoon the filling into the pie pans and top with the second crust. Bake in a preheated oven at 425 for about 20-30 minutes until the crust is golden and the potatoes are tender, and enjoy!

Chicken potato pot pie-- this is awesome for using leftover turkey after Thanksgiving!


Chicken Potato Pot Pie

Yield: 12 servings-- if freezing one pie, serves 6 now and 6 later.


  • Crusts for (2) 2-crust pies
  • 2/3 C butter or margarine
  • 1 Tablespoon minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 C flour
  • 32 ounce carton chicken broth
  • 1 C milk
  • 5 C shredded chicken or turkey
  • 5 C potatoes, diced small
  • 2 C shredded carrots
  • 1 package frozen sweet corn


  1. Place crusts in pie plates and preheat oven to 425.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter with seasonings.
  3. Add in flour, stirring until thick.
  4. Slowly add chicken broth and milk, stirring often until bubbly and thickened.
  5. Stir in chicken, potatoes, carrots, and corn, then spoon filling into crust.
  6. Place top crust over filling, cutting a vent in the crust.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until crust is golden and potatoes are tender.
  8. If saving one pie for freezer, do not bake-- place it in airtight storage and store for up to 1 month. Thaw, then bake according to the above directions.

What do you do with your turkey leftovers? Let me know in the comments below!

Love potatoes? Check out my Mississippi Mud Cheesy Potatoes recipe!

2 thoughts on “Chicken Potato Pot Pie (Or How To Use Leftover Turkey!)

    1. It is a GREAT way to use up leftover turkey! I think we all get tired of having yet another turkey sandwich after the holidays, so this is a great way to use it without it being so obviously leftover turkey! Enjoy!

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