Chicken pie with no vegetables, just shredded chicken and an easy buttery crust. This is an old-fashioned chicken pie recipe that’s easy to make and tastes great. It’s also good for potluck dinner or transporting to someone in need.




Closeup spoon full of chicken pie made with no vegetables.

If you’ve ever been to a church potluck in the South then you’ve probably seen this chicken pie. It’s not chicken pot pie. My Double Crust Chicken Pot Pie is full of vegetables, sherry, cream, and a delicious, flaky crust.

This chicken pie is different…it’s simple, quick, easy, and classic comfort food.

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You’ll need these ingredients

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  • cooked chicken
  • hard-boiled eggs (optional)
  • cream of celery or chicken soup
  • chicken broth
  • self-rising flour
  • butter
  • buttermilk or whole milk
  • dried thyme
  • salt and pepper

How to make chicken pie

This recipe is so easy that you can make it for a weeknight dinner. It will take about 10 minutes to put together if you use a rotisserie chicken, longer if you cook your own.

  1. Spray baking dish and spread chopped chicken over the bottom of the dish. Add sliced, hard-boiled eggs if using.
  2. Combine cream of celery or chicken soup with broth and seasonings and bring to a boil, then pour over the chicken.
  3. Stir together melted butter, flour, and milk and pour over the top without stirring.
  4. Bake at 350° for one hour.

Quick tips

  • you can use whole milk or buttermilk
  • store leftovers in the refrigerator
  • cover dish tightly with foil or use these containers to freeze for up to 6 months
  • add 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced if desired
  • make your own cream of chicken soup
Closeup photo of a serving of chicken pie on a white plate.

Why we love this chicken pie recipe

  • easy enough for weeknight
  • kids love it because there are no vegetables
  • make ahead and freezer friendly

Serve your chicken pie with a green salad or some green beans or butter beans and you’re good to go. Enjoy!

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4.77 from 13 votes

Chicken Pie

A classic Southern pie filled with chicken and a buttery crust. It’s quick and easy comfort food.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
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  • 3-4 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and sliced (optional)
  • 1 can cream of celery or cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup whole milk or buttermilk
  • 1 cup self-rising flour


  • Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish. Spread chicken pieces over bottom of casserole. Add sliced hard-boiled egg over the chicken if using.
  • Combine cream of celery or chicken soup, broth, thyme, salt and pepper in a saucepan and heat to a boil then pour over chicken.
  • Combine melted butter, milk, and flour and pour over chicken mixture. Do not stir.
  • Bake at 350 for one hour until top is golden brown.


  • Use cream of celery or cream of chicken soup.
  • Use whole milk or buttermilk.


Serving: 1.5 cups, Calories: 949kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 75g, Fat: 59g, Saturated Fat: 22g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 31g, Cholesterol: 370mg, Sodium: 1383mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g
Course: Casseroles
Cuisine: American
Calories: 949
Keyword: chicken pie makes own crust, easy chicken pie, southern chicken pie
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UPDATE NOTES: This post was originally published October 23, 2014, and on March 18, 2022, was updated with one or more of the following: step-by-step photos, video, updated recipe, new tips.

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  1. 5 stars
    Well,I made the recipe again. It tasted delicious, and my husband loved it, but it DID NOT look like the posted picture. The top crust was kind of in spots over the filling, definitely not the nice crust as seen in the picture. We certainly enjoyed eating it (I added peas), and it won’t go to waste.