KFC chicken pot pie is classic American comfort food. These savory little treats are packed with wholesome veggies and succulent chicken swimming in a creamy sauce.
Pot pies originated in Greece and the Romans eventually added the tasty top crust. These savory saucy pies traversed the globe eventually landing in the new world with the earliest American settlers who turned them into chicken pie.
Most of us ate chicken pot pie growing up and it’s still one of the most popular chicken recipes today. Come reminisce over the scrumptious flavor of this KFC chicken pot pie recipe.
I love that this KFC chicken pot pie recipe tastes just like I got it in the drive-thru and it’s so simple to make. Plus, it’s full of yummy creamy goodness.
Here are some other awesome reasons to love it.
- Moist juicy chicken and nutritious veggies
- Savory creamy sauce and flakey buttery crust
- Single-serve portions are just right
- Flexible recipe ready in about an hour
How To Make KFC Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
Crafting this KFC chicken pot pie recipe is fun and easy. After you boil your potatoes and carrots, bring your sauce to a simmer and add your goodies. Fill your pie pans, close up your crusts and toss them in the oven. Easy peasy and delicious!
Cooking up KFC chicken pot pie means you’re eating good tonight! A couple of little tips can help ensure that it comes out its very best for you to enjoy.
For instance, you’ll want to try to chop your potatoes and carrots roughly the same size. This helps ensure even cooking and dispersion through your little pies. Just cook them until they’re almost tender.
It’s also important not to overfill your pot pies. This KFC chicken pot pie recipe is super tasty and it’s tempting but you’ll want to leave room for them to bubble up while they bake. Venting will also help prevent a gap between the filling and the crust caused by the baking process.
This KFC chicken pot pie recipe is full of nutritious veggies and juicy rotisserie chicken swimming in a creamy crave-worthy sauce. Preparing this chicken pot pie with potatoes makes it even more hearty to satisfy the biggest appetites. Here’s watcha’ need to make it happen!
Chicken – Using rotisserie chicken for this recipe makes it convenient and adds that yummy seasoned chicken flavor.
Veggies – Adding frozen peas and onions keeps things easy while including plenty of wholesome nutrition in this copycat recipe.
Roots – Plenty of fresh potatoes and carrots keeps this pot pie hearty and satisfying. It also ensures they don’t get too soft and turn to mush!
Sauce – Your creamy, dreamy sauce is a savory blend of whole milk, heavy cream and cream of chicken soup. Easy peasy!
Seasoning – Season your chicken pot pie with salt, pepper and granulated sugar to make it zesty and addictingly delicious. Adding salt in small concentrations enhances all the yummy flavor, so don’t skip it!
Crust – To keep things super simple, we use ready-made pie crusts. For best results, spring for a high-quality crust you really like. It makes a big difference.
See? It only takes a few kitchen staples and a little creativity to make scrumptious KFC meals at home.
It’s best not to put these delicious pot pies in Ziplocs as the crust will suffer and turn soggy. You’ll want to ensure the filling has cooled completely before preparing them for storage. Simply wrap them tightly in saran wrap or tin foil and slide them in the fridge.
Can You Freeze This?
That’s affirmative! You can freeze your KFC chicken pot pie before or after you bake it. That being said, you definitely get better results when you freeze it first. You’ve got a nutritious homemade meal that can go directly from the freezer to the oven on those crazy busy days.
Make Ahead Tips
Since this KFC chicken pot pie is easy and convenient to throw together, there isn’t a ton you can do to prepare ahead. Boiling up the potatoes and carrots is about the extent of it. Once you throw the filling together, you may as well put it in the pie shells.
The best way to go is to put it all together and toss it in the freezer.
How Long Can You Keep This In The Fridge?
You can keep your KFC chicken pot pies fresh and yummy in the fridge for up to 4 days when stored properly. They reheat well in the microwave or the oven. Just be sure the oven temp isn’t set too high or the crust may burn before the inside is warm.
These yummy copycat KFC chicken pot pies taste just like they came from the restaurant but you can tweak things a bit. Keep in mind that the flavor may change as you add and subtract food items. Here are some popular suggestions.
What Can I Substitute To Pie Crust?
This savory KFC chicken pot pie recipe is oh so satisfying and hard to beat. BUT if pie crust isn’t really your thing you can always make chicken pot pie with puff pastry. You can also save time by throwing together chicken pot pie with biscuits. All you need is a crisp salad and you’ve got a full meal.
Bisquick chicken pot pie is another quick and easy version that’s become pretty popular but it doesn’t quite taste like KFC.
Can I Cook This In An Instant Pot or Crock-Pot?
Totally! Crock pot chicken pot pie is one of my favorite versions of this copycat KFC recipe. When you need to rustle up something quick, instant pot chicken pot pie can be on the table in no time flat. Not only will it stop those hungry tummies from rumbling but you probably won’t have any leftovers.
What Other Ways Can I Tweak This Recipe?
Serving up chicken pot pie casserole is the ideal way to feed a crowd. It is always a hit at get-togethers and friendly potlucks. Of course, chicken pot pie soup will give you all the tasty flavor of KFC chicken pot pie in a dreamy satisfying version you can enjoy with a spoon.
Can I Omit The Pie Crust?
Sure! Your KFC chicken pot pie recipe is so delicious you may just want to eat the filling but then you’d still need something to serve for dinner.
You can go with chicken shepherd’s pie for a hearty oven-baked alternative the family will gobble up. When they’re ready for a new twist, serve them chicken tamale pie. They’ll love it.
KFC Chicken Pot Pie
- 6 5-6 inch foil pie tins
- 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
- 4 medium potatoes, peeled, and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- 2 medium carrots, peeled, and cut into 1/4 inch cubes
- 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
- 2 tablespoons frozen onions, thawed
- 2-3 cans cream of chicken soup
- 1 3/4 cup whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 2 boxes, (4 crusts) ready-made flat pie crust
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Remove the meat from the bones of the rotisserie chicken and cut into bite-size pieces.
- In a small pan cover potatoes and carrots with water and boil until almost tender. Drain.
- Take pie crusts out of the refrigerator to allow to come to room temperature.
- Mix chicken, potatoes, carrots, peas, and onion in a mixing bowl; set aside.
- In a large pot, add soup, milk, salt, black pepper, and sugar. Mix well and simmer. Add chicken and vegetables to the sauce and simmer until warm, stirring often.
- Scoop mixture into individual pie pans, careful not to overfill.
- Roll out individual pie crust until large enough to cut 2-6 1/2 inch pie crusts. Continue until you have 6 pie crusts.
- Moisten edges of the pastry and cover each tin pressing edges to the rim. With a knife gently cut a slit into the pie dough, so steam will escape. Brush tops with heavy cream.
- Bake on the middle oven rack for about 30-40 minutes or until pastry is cooked through and golden brown (if crusts brown too quickly, loosely cover with foil).
You can never have too many wholesome nutritious chicken recipes. They’re delicious, easy and filling. Make a cozy dinner for the fam or be the star of the next potluck. Here are some awesome chicken recipes you may enjoy!
- Chicken and Mushroom Pie – Succulent chicken and juicy mushrooms just bursting with flavor.
- Mini Chicken Pot Pies – Please generational palates and get the kiddos excited about dinner.
KFC chicken pot pie is an awesome copycat version of the original takeout meal. Save some cash and throw together a few kitchen staples in just the right amounts to make a scrumptious family dinner.
This recipe is a favorite at my house and I just know your family is gonna’ love it too. They’ll request it over and over again!