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Crockpot Chicken Pot Pie

Crockpot chicken pot pie is the perfect meal for a busy day! Comfort food made easy, it’s packed with flavor and sure to be an instant family favorite.

Finished crockpot chicken pot pie on a white plate.

Chicken pot pie is one of our favorite fall and winter comfort foods, but making it from scratch can be time consuming. I transformed my regular version into a flavor-packed crockpot version, I can’t wait for you to try out my slow cooker chicken pot pie!

This recipe actually cooks in two stages. Stage one is the filling mixture – easy and straightforward. Second is the biscuit mixture – also easy and straightforward! Let’s dive in and I’ll show you exactly what to do.

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie!

First off, I like to use chicken thighs in the crockpot because I think they stay more moist. If you prefer to use chicken breasts, don’t hesitate to sub them out! I usually sub two chicken thighs for 1 chicken breast.

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie!

I like to always put the veggies in the bottom of the crockpot. It provides a nice bed for the chicken to rest on and ensures it doesn’t get burned or overcooked. Is there anything more beautiful than chopped veggies??

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie!

Now, I know this picture looks a little gross but it’s just chicken coated in the flour. I lay the chicken in the crockpot, sprinkle the flour over the top, and then move everything around a little to make sure it’s all evenly coated.

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie!

Next is the broth. I loooooove homemade chicken broth but I also don’t always have time to make it – so use whatever you have. But isn’t using homemade so satisfying?

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie!

Add all of the broth to the crockpot and don’t worry about mixing anything. The magic will happen on its own!

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie!

If you have fresh thyme and sage, now is the time to add it! If not, just use dried and it will still be amazing.

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie!

After it’s cooked for about 6 hours, it will look like this! At this point, you will shred the chicken and add the peas before making your biscuit topping. And if you are like me and forget to add the peas, you can just gently lift up the biscuits and add them.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie!

Next is the biscuit dough and it is such a simple recipe. It takes no time at all to throw together AND you can make it ahead when you prep all the other ingredients for the recipe so all you have to do is flatten it and place it on top of the filling.

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie!

The one secret to this dough is to melt the butter and then add cold milk to it. This solidifies the butter into tiny shards, like in the picture above, and makes the biscuits tender and flakey without cutting in cold butter. I can thank America’s Test Kitchen for that amazing tip!

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie!

After the dough is mixed, simply divide it up evenly on top of the filling. You’ll want to flatten and slightly shape it before adding it. I like to fill in all the gaps with small pieces. If your filling seems very liquidy, it’s ok!! The biscuits will soak up some of the moisture as well as the shredded meat.

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie!

Now, if you’re like me and just love to see that brown on top, run it under the broiler for about 10 minutes but that it definitely optional 🙂 .

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie!

How delicious and easy was that slow cooker chicken pot pie?? Try it and let me know what you think!!

Finished crockpot chicken pot pie on a white plate.

Crockpot Chicken Pot Pie

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 510 kcal
Author: Longbourn Farm • Alli Kelley

Crockpot chicken pot pie is the perfect meal for a busy day! Comfort food made easy, it's packed with flavor and sure to be an instant family favorite.

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Ingredients

For the Filling

  • 2 carrots diced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 6 chicken thighs boneless, skinless or chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme or 4 sprigs fresh
  • 1 teaspoon dried Sage or 3 leaves fresh
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley or 2 teaspoons fresh
  • 1 pinch cayenne
  • 1 pinch paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup AP flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 chicken bullion cube
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas

For the Biscuits

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk cold
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted but warm

Instructions

For the Pot Pie

  1. Place the carrots, celery, onion, and garlic in the bottom of the crockpot.

  2. Place chicken over the vegetables.
  3. Combine the herbs, seasonings and 1/4 cup of flour.
  4. Sprinkle over the chicken, turning it a few times to evenly distribute the flour.
  5. Add the chicken broth and bullion cube.
  6. Cook for about 4 hours on high OR about 6 hours on low.
  7. Shred chicken and add peas, stir to combine.
  8. Make and bake biscuits as follows.

For the Biscuits

  1. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Immediately after butter is melted, add the cold milk. Mix until small shards of butter are visible.
  3. Combine wet and dry ingredients, starting with 1 1/2 cups flour and adding more flour as needed. The dough should be slightly wet but you should be able to handle it with floured hands.

  4. Working with a few tablespoons of dough at a time, roll gently into a ball and flatten with your hand.
  5. Gently set on top of the pot pie filling in the slow cooker. Repeat until top is covered and dough is gone.
  6. Cook 1-2 more hours (on low - 30 minutes to 1 hour on high), or until the biscuit dough is cooked through.
  7. Optional: Broil on high for about 5 minutes to get a nice brown on top. Sprinkle with fresh parsley.
Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Chicken Pot Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 510 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 133mg 44%
Sodium 1180mg 49%
Potassium 731mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 78.4%
Vitamin C 16.5%
Calcium 17%
Iron 18.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Slow cooker chicken pot pie is the perfect meal for a busy day! Comfort food made easy, it's packed with flavor and sure to be an instant family favorite.

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Sammi Windley
    December 30, 2017 at 4:27 PM

    Crockpot meals save my butt in the kitchen more than anything else! Happy to add this recipe to my SOS cookbook

  • Reply
    Heather
    October 29, 2017 at 7:35 PM

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! (And I’m looking forward to having the leftovers for lunch tomorrow).

    • Reply
      Alli
      October 30, 2017 at 2:07 PM

      YAY!!! I’m so happy to hear that!! See, pot pie is delicious 🙂

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